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    MODEL Knuckles Chaotix Pack [beta4], Sonic Freedom Fighters [beta1]

    long time Knuckles fan here, since he was first introduced in 1994. i realized that Ashura Dark Reign would likely never release their UT2004 models (weren't polished/completed, no more weapon placement? & moved on to UDK). God knows, i stared at their Knuckles model screenshots for years. So i did what any modder would say, figure out how to do it yourself!

    so i decided to modify their shortly circulated Sonic beta model that i downloaded a number of years ago linked from a certain YouTube video. i am extremely noob to modeling, texturing, etc. this is the first time i'm trying anything like this! I must say, it is awesome to bring my favorite video game character to this game. at first, i was simply stretching out vertices from the Sonic beta model, but quickly decided it would be much more optimal to use an actual Knuckles model (from Sonic the Hedgehog 2006). after numerous versions, tinkering, learning & understanding how the Sonic beta model works, i finally put together this Knuckles model utilizing Sonic's skeleton & animations.

    Much love & kudos to the original Ashura Dark Reign/Sonic Xtreme Fighters team:
    Dekrayzis, 112Triple_XKX, & Oshtoby for their work on the Sonic beta model.







    ::UPDATE 8/4/2012::
    uploaded beta4!
    added Espio, Mighty, Charmy, & Vector! now a Chaotix model pack!
    included Knuckles Voicepack by wantwon
    got rid of Team Colors for Knuckles, personally i don't want to see him blue-skinned, if you still want Team Colors for Knuckles, overwrite with beta3 files.
    ::UPDATE 6/2/2012::
    uploaded beta3!
    now a stand-alone independent model so it doesn't conflict with previous Sonic related files/custom skins.
    also added Team Colors (Red-normal, Blue-dark blue-skinned).
    ::UPDATE 5/31/2012::
    update beta2.1!
    realized the weapons were pointed a bit downward, so i restored the original weapon position and only modified the X-coordinate.
    uploaded beta2!
    learned about bone weights, so i rearranged and reassigned Knuckles' knees, elbows, & shoulders for better animation consistency.
    learned how to testmesh weapons in UEditor, so fixed Knuckles' righthand weapon positions, not sure about "Flaghand"
    it's difficult for non-standard sized models. the only weapon that looks really off is the shock rifle.

    Name: Knuckles Chaotix model Pack

    Version: beta 4

    Compatibility: Unreal Tournament 2004

    Description: Knuckles the Echidna & the Chaotix from the popular SEGA Sonic franchise

    Comments:
    Knuckles - Sonic 2006 model, with a SADX tail & foot texture.
    Originally the model was ~7144 triangles, after realizing that was an issue, i reduced the model down to around 2971 triangles
    but, i was upset with the look of his eyebrows after the reduction. fixing that took him up to 3073 triangles.
    Espio - Shadow the Hedgehog model, ripped by agrs700, 1690 triangles.
    Mighty - modeled by Jeck Jims of the Sonic Robo Blast 2 community, 3157 triangles.
    Charmy - Sonic Generations model, ripped by Random Talking Bush, 3916 triangles.
    Vector - Mario & Sonic London 2012 low-poly model, ripped by LittleBoygos, 1193 triangles.

    Screenshots:



    Credits:
    SEGA
    Sonic Team
    Sega Studio USA
    Sega Sports Japan
    Dekrayzis & 112Triple_XKX (Sonic Model base for skeleton & animations)
    Jeck Jims (Mighty Model)
    MistaED (Shadow Karma)
    wantwon (Knuckles Voicepack)
    Sonic Wiki & Mobius Encyclopaedia (character bio)

    Tools: Milkshape, UModel, Upaint, UEditor, Photoshop, Blender

    Download:
    beta4 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?syakx7d5if704s4
    beta3 - http://www.mediafire.com/?9tdd532tz7xstcz (for Team Colors Knuckles only)

    Future Plans:
    include arbee's Charmy Bee Voicepack
    wantwon's Vector VoicePack
    Julie-Su[WIP]
    Knuckles - dreadlock animation
    Charmy - wing animation
    Vector - chain 3D replacement, tail & lower extremity animation
    Tikal








    Name: Sonic the Hedgehog & the Knothole Freedom Fighters

    Version: beta 1

    Compatibility: Unreal Tournament 2004

    Description: Sonic the Hedgehog & the Freedom Fighters from the popular SEGA Sonic/Archie franchise

    Comments:

    because the number of triangles/polygons is so high for this set of models,
    *set "Dynamic Mesh LOD" to "Highest" in the Display Settings*

    Sonic - Sonic Heroes model, ripped by Nemesis, textured by Oshtoby, rigged/animated by Dekrayzis & 112Triple_XKX, 2396 triangles.
    remapped texture for a mis-colored triangle behind upper right spike, welded mesh for a smoother look, adjusted weapon placement
    ::WARNING:: will replace original Sonic files: Sega.utx, SegaSonic.ukx, Sonic.upl, Sonic.ka
    included alexpre888's Sonic Voicepack
    Tails - Sonic Heroes model, ripped and T-posed by agrs700, 2572 triangles.
    Amy - Sonic 2006 model, ripped by thegameexplorer/enigma, retextured by me using Photoshop, 6590 triangles.
    Sally - modeled by Shin-Kitaro/Demon_of_Elru for Brawl, 6276 triangles.
    Bunnie - model compiled/textured by me, using a modified/resized Sally Acorn head, bent Babs Bunny ears, custom Jill torso&arm, & UMVC3 Zero Alternate arm&legs, 11993 triangles. shiny & metal shaders.

    Screenshots:



    Credits:
    SEGA
    Archie Comics
    Sonic Team USA/Sega Studio USA
    Sonic Team Japan
    Capcom, Eighting, Capcom Production Studio 4
    Nemesis (Sonic Rip), Oshtoby (Sonic Texture), Dekrayzis & 112Triple_XKX (Skeleton & Animations)
    agrs700 (Tails Rip)
    thegameexplorer/enigma (Amy Rip)
    Shin-Kitaro/Demon_of_Elru (Sally Model)
    DemonBoy (Zero Rip), wonrz (Babs Bunny Model), NoGutsNoGravys(custom Jill Model)
    MistaED (Shadow Karma)
    alexpre888 (Sonic VoicePack)
    Chadthecartoonnut (Sally portrait)
    Sonic Wiki & Mobius Encyclopaedia (character bio)

    Tools: Milkshape, Photoshop, UEditor, UModel

    Download:
    beta1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?41qz7uv58wruvvm

    Future Plans:
    Readjust Sally height
    Reduce Bunnie triangles, third-texture invisibility
    Antoine
    Rotor
    Tails tail animation
    hoping the community puts together some voice packs using SatAM/Sonic Heroes






    Future Plans:
    Sonic Villains model Pack - fix existing Dr. Robotnic model (no weapon placement), fix existing Shadow (crashes), Metal Sonic is already made, gonna remake Metal Knuckles, Silver Sonic SADX
    Resident Evil model Pack - Jill RE1GC, Chris RE5, Leon RE4, Claire CV
    Mario updated model Pack - Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, Peach & Daisy?
    Brawl model Pack - Solid Snake, Zero-suit Samus
    Megaman updated models - UMVC3 Zero, X
    some maps

    Video of the Sonic & Knuckles models in action:


    another video in DM-Dust2k5, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0-1V55jUWE

    more screenshots in this post

    also! a picture of my 40" Knuckles plush toy in my man cave & the bobble-head my best friend got me a couple of months ago = )


    thanks for reading!
    i appreciate any feedback.

    take kare. -tidel.

    #2
    Downloading and feedback later for Knuckles. Played the Sonic model first from earlier time (downloaded through L4Y as the site is no longer) and no UT2004 crashing; and not bad for your modeling/rigging/texturing for Knuckles (in that case).

    Originally posted by tidel View Post
    PS. I can't seem to select the Model Thread Prefix/Icon?
    Custom thread icons disappeared after forum upgrade since early April 2012, eventually, they forgot to appearing the icons for now.

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      #3
      Finally! New Sonic models!

      I'm partial to Charmy Bee myself. I think I have that voicepack somewhere...

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        #4
        Originally posted by arbee View Post
        Finally! New Sonic models!

        I'm partial to Charmy Bee myself. I think I have that voicepack somewhere...
        werd, have you seen this charmy bee mod for Sonic Generations?
        that looks like a great model! maybe it could be ported to UT2004 as well..

        i remember going to toys''r''us looking for Knuckles' Chaotix as a kid, and the yellow ticket was never there..
        what am i doing? i should check on ebay!

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          #5
          You should also use differing filenames. I had to resolve a conflict between the old SegaSonic.ukx which had Sonic only wondering why Knuckles didn't work.

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            #6
            Originally posted by arbee View Post
            You should also use differing filenames.
            kk, as of beta3 he's now a stand-alone/independent mod with different filesnames.

            can you say, Knuckles Chaotix Character Pack?

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              #7
              YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                #8

                Charmy Bee UT2004 model progress (Sonic Generations model)

                needs some custom animations for legs and wings.
                right now they don't move at all, as if he's hovering.

                Espio & Mighty should be fairly simple.
                Vector's walking animation is pretty awkward (from what i saw in Sonic Heroes).

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                  #9
                  Looks very nice. By the way, if anyone wants a copy of that map, it's my mod of Knuckle's (ironic, right?) old port of Bob-bomb Battlefield. You can get it off my redirect here: http://www.vgmp3.org/2k4/

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                    #10
                    Haha, I feel there is a dream coming true for arbee, huh?

                    But back to topic: As a fan of reptiles, I'd like to see more of that croc!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jefe View Post
                      Looks very nice. By the way, if anyone wants a copy of that map, it's my mod of Knuckle's (ironic, right?) old port of Bob-bomb Battlefield. You can get it off my redirect here: http://www.vgmp3.org/2k4/
                      thanks! yeah, i wanted to know who modded the Knuckles map, thanks for the info! the screenshots always look great there!

                      in other news, i've been really busy with huge exams.
                      haven't updated Knuckles model much (currently beta3). i'm concerned if his head is too high, but that should be an easy fix.
                      lately i've been working on these models: Mario, Luigi, Snake, & Metal Sonic. here's a preview pic:

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by tidel View Post
                        in other news, i've been really busy with huge exams.
                        haven't updated Knuckles model much (currently beta3). i'm concerned if his head is too high, but that should be an easy fix.
                        lately i've been working on these models: Mario, Luigi, Snake, & Metal Sonic. here's a preview pic:
                        Those guys with new and optimized styles look epic.
                        PS: I would prefer both these and Knuckles' Chaotix Model Pack TBR, for as long as I remembered.

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                          #13
                          Impressive work - but seriously who likes to frag his fellow game identities?
                          Right - nobody! If you however were diligent and converted all the funny evil
                          characters your standing could increase abit more.

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                            #14
                            Sometimes one likes to impersonate the evil - and frag all the heroes! :P

                            But back to topic: I like these models very much - especially snake looks good. I recall there was a snake model somewhere already, but yours looks better.

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                              #15
                              I'm currently designing a voicepack for your Knuckles model, good job by the way! I wish you good luck on your work because I don't know anything about modeling :\. If there are any specific voice lines that anybody wants in this voicepack (it can be any Knuckles VA, even from Underground), let me know and I'll get it in .

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