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Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:15 pm
by loboLoco
A few weeks ago I wrote about how the WolfQuest codebase is ten years old now — and not coincidentally, so is our 3D wolf model. So we’ve been putting some work into it. We stripped it down, improved the mesh, and then rebuilt it with much better rig for higher fidelity animations. We also created a set of blendshapes, which allow better facial expressions, including snarling, sniffing, and even panting!

And along the way, we made the eyes customizable, so players will be able to choose from 6-8 accurate colors for their wolf’s eyes!
Wolf Eyes
Wolf Eyes
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Excited!

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:21 pm
by Kitas
Oml!!!1 The panting, bigger nose, fur on the crest, longer ears, EVERYTHING!! Will you add this to 2.7 before 3.0 ? Like when you get done ? Im ssooO EXCITED! :D :D :D :D

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:34 pm
by Lebron BMT
Great. Please keep updating us Dave. The long periods of no information is resulting in fewer people hanging around the forum.

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:54 pm
by loboLoco
Lebron BMT wrote:Great. Please keep updating us Dave. The long periods of no information is resulting in fewer people hanging around the forum.
I know, and I'm gonna try.

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:19 pm
by Kamaal
Looks great! I'm glad o see that progress is being made for the game~
The idea of choosing your character's eyes is simply amazing; I'd love to get my hands on that model and fiddle around with it, now.

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:23 pm
by Kipcha28
Ooh, looking good! The panting especially makes the wolf look more lively than before.

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 5:27 pm
by Neamara
Woah. You guys never cease to impress. :) A very welcome improvement for sure! Keep up the awesome work and thank you for finally revising the wolf model. ^^

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:03 pm
by windy_wolf
Wow, this is great! I can't wait until the updated wolf is added to the game - I'm sure it's going to look amazing! :D

Re: Excited!

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:05 pm
by TacticianLyra
ortravis wrote:Will you add this to 2.7 before 3.0 ?
Also wondering this! It looks SO GOOD!

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:49 pm
by Sunfrost23
This is awesome! Honestly I was a little scared it was going to look way different (I am very fond of the WolfQuest wolf model) but I'm glad to see that at the core it is still the same, just more fresh and updated. Keep up the good work!

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:57 pm
by loboLoco
All levels and maps will get the new wolf (though not soon).

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:12 pm
by Shiverdam
This is so awesome! The new wolf looks so cute and I can't wait to see more of it! I asked about a new wolf model some time ago and I'm glad to see it being done! :D

EDIT: oh gosh I just noticed that his little tongue is moving, too. This is so exciting! Please do show more of this new model whenever you can!

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:45 pm
by CapriciousCeilican
Oh. My. Gosh. It's beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Edit: I noticed there were claws on this one; will those be customizable as well?

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:55 pm
by 7KodaWolf7
Wow, this is stellar! I love the way this whole thing is shaping, quite literally at that! The model looks really nice, Dave, and I like the customizable eyes thing! :D

Re: Wolf 3.0

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:01 pm
by valkea
The new model looks great! It's also very nice to see customizable eye colors, people have been suggesting that for as long as I can remember so I'm sure this will be a well received addition. Thanks for sharing!