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Offline Ghanima_Atreides

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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2019, 06:32:23 PM »
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2019, 08:43:38 AM »
For my second project, I decided to tackle something a bit strange...hands. I never liked the originals, first of all the nails didn't suit my character, and second of all they look..bluish and greenish and half-rotten. She's a vampire, not a zombie, so...



I know, the French manicure may not be everyone's taste, plus different clans have different nail colours, so I will try to give those options too.  :smile:
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Offline The Shadow Man

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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2019, 01:57:12 PM »
Are you planning to do anything for male characters?

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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2019, 03:19:27 PM »
Well, there is a retexture for male hands already, but I may try my hand at making one as well. I've never been fond of black nail polish on guys, particularly Gangrel and Brujah (who wouldn't care about such things) and Ventrue? Clear nail polish, maaaybe.  :razz:
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2019, 09:39:14 PM »
Leave French manicure to LaCroix. Myself, fine with a black nail polish for Ventrue guys, they're supposed to look goth after all. Besides, why wouldn't Brujah and Gangrel care, if we aren't talking stereotypes?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 09:43:46 PM by deicide »
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2019, 10:24:24 PM »
Well, I was pretty much talking stereotypically here, since a mod like this is supposed to fit as many characters as possible...and personally I just don't see many Brujah and Gangrel guys preoccupied with painting their nails, regardless of colour. But of course that's not to say individual Brujah and Gangrel guys might not care. I also see Ventrue as prim and proper corporate and/or aristocrat types (again, speaking stereotypically) who probably prefer clean nails, but like I said, if I release this I will make two versions, one that matches the game defaults and one for my personal taste, for people to choose. :)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 10:29:40 PM by Ghanima_Atreides »
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2019, 11:29:51 PM »
I thought ventrues are more kickass goth corps stereotypes than lame yuppies stereotypes
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2019, 11:47:54 PM »
Sure, "corporate goth" is not a style, but a movement, it's all about slipping goth elements into business style without violating a dress code. High-ranking people could allow themselves to dress more kitschy, since goth style seems to be in vogue here, in Bloodlines.

For example, female Ventrue looks almost like a Maila Nurmy in the first set, though that outfit seems to be unfinished, and it's one of the most buggy. I'm sure that they were originally supposed to look the most close to a classic vampire image, with a modern twist.
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2019, 09:10:36 AM »
Sure, I like the corporate goth style, it fits the modern Ventrue. For example, this guy could totally be a Ventrue portrayal in the game:




I guess I was thinking more in general terms about the V:tM setting (I used to roleplay it, and perhaps my views are influenced by those years and how we portrayed it), the game's art department seems to have gone for a pronounced goth/revealing vibe for the player characters, at times stretching plausibility IMO. Not sure if someone could walk around in that infamous Malkavian cowgirl outfit without attracting unwanted attention....  :razz: But it's a game and all that, and I get they wanted to give it that dark, gritty, WoD atmosphere.
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2019, 10:10:36 AM »
Exactly what I've meant, even mortals in Bloodlines look so goth (from the skin tone to clothes) they will pass for vampires in more realistic setting. Therefore, vampires ought to be more openly undead relative to them.
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2019, 01:19:09 PM »
Well I meant for males in generally, not necerasily hands. I don't look at the hands much while lockpicking anyway. It often bug zooms off into the distance while lockpicking anyway so often more distracted by that.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 01:20:49 PM by The Shadow Man »

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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2019, 03:36:57 PM »
Ah, well before I got sidetracked by this hands project, I was planning to retexture Mercurio, who is using some REALLY low-res textures, and Nines whose jacket I feel needs some improvement.

No plans for male PCs at this point but now I am half tempted to make an elegant corporate goth Ventrue pack, though other modders got there before me.
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2019, 05:49:29 PM »
If you want to reskin Nines may I offer an idea? Since he was born in the twenties and he grew up in the great depression he should have a retro look (like this):
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2019, 05:55:12 PM »
I was thinking of something along those lines too, but I am constrained by the shape of the model which I cannot modify...I was definitely envisioning a denim texture for the jacket though.
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Re: Ghanima's Mods
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2019, 02:20:30 AM »
Try to not make the suspenders too hipsterish (it would be out of place since this movement started way after 2004 :P)

If some modeller can add this hat to his model it will be the greatest thing
« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 02:23:46 AM by Barabbah »
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