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#1 Nazenn

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 12:54 AM

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Dragonbone Mastery - Weapons Retexture by Nazenn
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Usually I'm not big on submitting my mods here, as I don't really conciser any of them 'STEP worthy' as it were, but as STEP doesn't actually appear to have a texture that covers these yet, I thought I may as well make a topic and at the very least get some feedback and thoughts if you guys wanted.
 
The description is pretty detailed, I have a bad habit of liking my walls of text, but most of the info is also found in the images, including additional installation recommendations
 
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There's a few of the pictures from the mod page showing some of the textures and details.
 
Most diffuse textures are 2K except for the dagger, arrows and Quiver, and scabbard, with all other textures being 1K.
Recommended to be used with Better Shaped Weapons, and the optional mesh installations also use them as a base too.
There's sill a few visual inconsistencies that I'm not totally happy with, mostly on the blades where Bethesda's unwrapping was horrible, which I may get around to fixing if enough people want me too.
 
Not sure there's anything else to say other then I hope you like them and enjoy.
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#2 afonik

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:30 AM

Beautifully done.

I dream with a Tamriel full of BoneArmors/Weapons and the DragonBone it's only the super upper tier.

Maybe someday I get the time (and proper knowledge) to set the leveled list with Bear, Horker, Mammoth and Dragon armors just to name a few

It's really a shame such an awesome armors and weapons been seen so few times without Lore clashing


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#3 TechAngel85

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:22 AM

Marked for Testing.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:44 AM

So Dragonbone armour has not been done at all yet? Or has it just not been done decently Afonic?

 

 

Looks good Nazenn. The only very small problem I have is the size of and/or the style of the leather on the sheath looks too fabricated. On your quiver though, I think that looks perfectly fine.


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#5 Nazenn

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 07:10 PM

Yeah, I had to rip the leather from the sheath from the quiver and redo it all from scratch so it doesn't look perfect, but I'll have a look and seeing if scaling it down a bit and tiling it more makes it work better, thanks for the suggestion.

 

Wow, marked for testing already, I'm really quite honored.


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 07:40 PM

Maybe just rough it up a bit? Worn things tend to look much more realistic. I can't find much wrong at all though, so I had to choose that.  :;):

 

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions for anything that needs badly retexturing for Skyrim, I'd love to have a bash. I have always stayed away from it actually, but my new painting tools need use. 

 

Sorry Nazenn, I'm not trying to take away from your great mod, it is just that you have inspired me.  ::):


Edited by SparrowPrince, 24 April 2016 - 09:16 AM.

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#7 Nazenn

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:18 PM

Well I tried making the leather pattern smaller but I found that it looked blurry on the greatsword sheath now compared to the bigger leather. As far as roughing it up, I actually took the leather directly from the arrow quiver leather, so its no more rough then that is :P

 

And nah that's fine, I like these discussions myself, yay for inspiration. While there are some statue textures out there, the only one that's high quality, Stunning Statues, also has some subjective things like turning Mara white, and making the nocturnal statue look a bit odd, and the bronze falmer one having a purple orb that looks like a texture error, so you could look at doing that? I was also planning on doing some enhanced models for those at some stage (without the huge breasts from stunning statues), so some nicer textures to point at for people would be cool.


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:37 AM

So there isn't enough room on the UVs to make it look decent scaled down I guess. Shame. Eh, it is no Biggie Smalls.

 

Now with statues, are the vanilla normals a decent size? I have said this somehwere before, but the statues were outsourced to skilled character artists. You would need some nice anatomy knowledge to actually get the form right and then you'd need to do a high detail mesh for every statue. This is most likely a reason for the statues not ever being done properly. I could use the normals that already exist and paint the base diffuse, whilst adding to the normals without scaling. If anyone could send me the vanilla NIFS and textures, I'll look into it if I can. I just re-installed Windows again, so I'm slowly getting going. Send me a PM, so we don't derail again.


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#9 baronaatista

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:01 AM

Shrines as well haven't really been touched, and while Ren's HD Shrines http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/50327/? is decent, it has the same problems as Stunning Statues in that in makes some subjective changes (though fairly minor).  It also honestly appears like only a small upgrade in quality (to me) from vanilla.

 

As for these Dragonbone weapons textures, they look great and are added to my game!


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#10 Nazenn

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:50 AM

I do have an update planned for this I just haven't had the motivation to work on it compared to my other projects which are actually still in WIP.

I was considering a version that has a totally new design for the scabbard so that its not mimicing the original Dwemer scabbard template but wasn't sure what I should include in it. Any ideas anyone?


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:56 PM

Here are some screenshots of the weapons for comparison. Note that the engravings are small and subtle on some of the weapons, but I included the engraved versions for completeness. The editor does not allow including all images so I'm breaking this up by weapon.

Vanilla | Better Shaped Weapons | Dragonbone Mastery | Better Shaped Weapons+Dragonbone Mastery | Better Shaped Weapons+Dragonbone Mastery Engraved

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EDIT: I have one more set for the war hammer but the editor won't allow me to include this many pictures in one post. I tried to post this set separately but it tries to merge the new post into the original post and fails without warning or error.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:14 PM

Vanilla | Better Shaped Weapons | Dragonbone Mastery | Better Shaped Weapons+Dragonbone Mastery | Better Shaped Weapons+Dragonbone Mastery Engraved

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:27 PM

I like these combined with Better Shaped Weapons.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:42 PM

Agreed.. and I think Nazenn recommends this combination in the mod description.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:34 PM

I agree. I also like the engraved versions since they suggest that more effort was used to create the weapon and the smith felt it was worth adding engraving.





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