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  1. Jester

    Hello!!

    I made this character based on an old drawing I did some time ago.




    I worked closely with AshuraDX to fix some bugs and got help with the shader setup and an introduction
    to how to mask the TC_environment which gave a pretty interesting result.
    Ashura also retopologized the torso of the character due to some issues with the 
    topology.
    The reason being that Einar and I tried a different workflow, to cut up the character before
    weight painting it, which actually proved to create more problems than it solved.
    There were visible seams all around that Ashura fixed.
    I would therefore like to credit:
    - Einar who spent a lot of time trying to problemsolve something that was wrong with our workflow
    - AshuraDX for the mentioned help and for being a huge support to my work.
    The model is rather lowpoly so I decided there was no need for LODs.
     
    If you want to follow the progress of the model then I have made a post you can check out for a more detailed breakdown of my process.

    This model is rather old now since it was made earlier this year and I have been meaning to upload it for a while, but never got around to it.
    Either way I hope you like it 🙂

    Bot: No.
    NPC: (not to my knowledge)
    LODs: No
    Team Skins: Yes
    SP: No.

    Installation
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    Simply extract the pk3(s) to the gamedata/base folder of your Jedi Academy directory.

    31 downloads

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  2. Guardian Shell

    Hello again

    I have made another model based on drawings I made years ago. This has been a passion project for a while and I finally felt ready to pick up this challenge.



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    - Background

    I started drawing this character on and off in 2016, before I knew anything about Zbrush or how to model anything like that. I have since become acquainted with Zbrush and other programs and finally felt ready to dive into this one.
    The extra challenge was to make this for jka which has some obvious limitations.
    These games back then didn't use PBR material, so I had to bake down the texture from the curvature, thickness, AO, Normal map, roughness etc. into Diffuse, Specular and Emission this was all possible with the help of AshuraDX(Rend2 does, but not everybody is using that).
    I have made 3 LODs in addition to the original mesh, 100%, 50%, 25%, 12%. The lowest LOD was 1600 tris, made to improve on performance for the other players.
    What's most important for these old games is actually the vert count. If it's anything above 10 000 then it's likely to crash whoever has the model. This is around 8700 verts, but I made LODs anyway just to be sure.

    This is not the first model I've made with these limitations, but by far the most complicated.
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    - A short description of the character
     
    So to further explain the model. I was thinking that it's a kind of shell that is being driven by a man on its back. The man is long dead, but has some kind of transference of his soul or whatever to the shell of the being to prolong his life.

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    - Design choice

    As for the design of the character. It may appeal to some and some it may not, but I think it's important to remember what the aim is for the character.
    I think what contributes to the busy-ness of the design may be the empty space or lack thereof. Like some spaces for the eye to rest and this character definitely doesn't give the viewer much of that.
    It's generally a good exercise to think of how your character would look if you couldn't express them with so many details, even after removing them you should be left with a discernible shape.

    Like pyramid head, even without details you would still recognize the character.

    It's a good point to strive toward, to be able to see what it is without the details only going by the silhouette or the negative space.
    Some of my previous works have been easier to tell, but this is a bit different. If I wanted to make it different, I would make certain aspects of the character more prominent so it's easier to recognise and it would be easier to understand the model.
    My goal with this design was to make details so complicated that they kind of disappear in the background. So that the character becomes one with the environment which is also a valid aim I would say.

    It's a fine line of when you have too little or too much, which probably depends on the style you're going for. Some characters are very maximalistic on purpose.

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    If you want to see more progress you can follow my thread here: 
    Bot: No.
    NPC: (not to my knowledge)
    LODs: Yes
    Team Skins: Yes
    SP: No.

    Installation
    ____________________________________________
    Simply extract the pk3(s) to the gamedata/base folder of your Jedi Academy directory.

    Credit goes to Einar who helped with the creation of this model and AshuraDX and mjt who are a constant support to my work.

    63 downloads

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    5 comments

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  3. Vader Redesign 001

    Hello

    I have worked on a model based off of Chenthooran Nambiarooran's many concepts. He participated in an art challenge to redesign Darth Vader where he posted a different concept every day. I was very impressed at the time by the quantity of his work and I simply chose the first of his many concepts to try and bring into this game.





    Like with my other submissions this has been sculpted in ZBrush, retopologized in Maya, weighted in both Maya and Blender and textured in Substance Painter.

    Here are some images:



    If you want to see more progress you can follow my thread here: 
    Bot: No.
    NPC: (not to my knowledge)
    LODs: No
    Team Skins: Yes
    SP: No.

    Installation
    ____________________________________________
    Simply extract the pk3(s) to the gamedata/base folder of your Jedi Academy directory.

    Credit goes to AshuraDX, mjt and Einar, who helped with the creation of this model and Hartsinck for the sounds. I couldn't get in touch with Hartsinck, I hope he's fine with me using this. If not I will simply change the sounds for future updates.

    129 downloads

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    7 comments

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  4. Otso - Buff Reelo Baruk

    Hello again

    This was a one day project to see how quickly we could pump out a model done from scratch. The model was a gift, I tried to capture a signature done by a member of JoF called Otso (hence the name of the file).
    The character is a sort of parody of Reelo Baruk, what he is in fact hiding under all those clothes and yes he is indeed muscular but also with a gut.
    I hope you like it 🙂 

    This was the signature that it was based off:
    It has been sculpted in zbrush, retopologized in Maya, weighted in both maya and blender and textured in substance painter.

    Here are some images:



    I'm hiding the rest.

    Bot: No.
    NPC: (not to my knowledge)
    LODs: No
    Team Skins: Yes
    SP: No.

    Installation
    ____________________________________________
    Simply extract the pk3(s) to the gamedata/base folder of your Jedi Academy directory.

    Credits go to
    - Otso for the very inspiring signature
    - Einar who helped immensely in creating the caps, setting up the shader, writing the skin and troubleshooting various problems.
    - AshuraDX for his continued support.
    - mjt for his help in teaching me to setup the shader

    129 downloads

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    14 comments

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  5. Knight

    Hello

    This is my second time uploading something here, so I'll try and be as concise as I can.
    If you were looking for a dark souls/elden ring inspired character then this might be for you. This character was requested of me with a reference image attached that I tried to capture with some of my own adjustments along the way. The person requesting this is called Rain, a fellow member of JoF and he also wanted a scrolling emissive texture in the cavities of the model which I tried to accommodate.

    The original concept(not made by me):
    Images front:

    Back


    The following programs were used:
    Zbrush
    Autodesk Maya
    Blender
    Substance Painter

    Bot: No.
    NPC: (not to my knowledge)
    LODs: No
    Team Skins: Yes
    SP: No.

    Installation
    ____________________________________________
    Simply extract the pk3(s) to the gamedata/base folder of your Jedi Academy directory.

    Credits go to
    - the original concept artist whom I do not know the name of unfortunately
    - Einar who helped immensely in creating the caps, setting up the shader, writing the skin and troubleshooting various problems.
    - AshuraDX for his continued support.

    185 downloads

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    2 comments

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  6. Jester Knight

    Hello

    I'm rather new here

    I previously made these models for jka (though I haven't uploaded any of them yet):

     


    Through these projects I've worked closely with AshuraDX and Einar whose accounts I have linked (not entirely sure if that's the right way)
    Anyway they deserve a lot of credit. Both have helped me a ton with the Hierarchy, caps, various fixes and shader work.

    I mainly used Zbrush to sculpt and model the lowpoly version and used the highpoly for texture baking in substance painter later on.
    With this particular character I was inspired by Elden Ring and I also really wanted to make some kind of ethereal hair and I was very much inspired by the Spawn character on jkhub with the vertex deformation on the cape. I wanted a similar look for this and it worked really well in the end.
    Anyway here are some progress pictures.
     
    (I hid the images so that it should be easier to load 🙂 )


    I tried my best to stay true to the concepts I've made, but I decided to take a different turn regarding the cape and few other details.
    I hope you like it and if you have questions about the process then I'd gladly answer to the best of my ability

    Also as a final reminder, my name here is Willemoes but my ingame name is much more err thrust worthy. I go by the name Dr.Thundercock and I'm a Member of JoF 🙂

    (Edit: I uploaded some of the sketches that I made prior to making the model and I included more models I've worked on for the game.)

    176 downloads

       (3 reviews)

    9 comments

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