New Upgrades is mod for Heroes 3 VCMI game. Ongoing project of making VCMI mod to introduce third upgrades in every H3 town. The aim of this mod is to make high quality 3D models from scratch and introduce new defs as creatures' third upgrate. For know this is one-man project. Any help will be... helpfull - comments, ideas, graphics etc. Mod is designed for VCMI platform, because under VCMI engine it's easy to implement these features. But, if someone will have magic skills to rewrite this mod (if only will be finished) at other platforms (ERA2, HotA), pleasure will be much bigger! So, take a seats and go for a ride
Doesn't look like the one from Blender, that one looked much better with blue color and long hair. Anyway, may I ask why archangel, which is, imo, one of the best looking creatures in the game? I mean this model doesn't seem to me better at all, not even close.
Great mod! I really hope you guys succeed in this.
I also browsed your polish site for a while and according to me:
I think that for Swordsman 3rd Upgrade this or this are better since are more distinguishable from the Crusader.
The 3rd monk certainly needs something better. I would propose a version of the War Zealot - with red clothes but with a breastplate and a mail coif / helmet instead of the hood. And reddish/orange glow.
I also liked the 3rd Lich and the 3rd Elf(though I believe that the 3rd Elf upgrade needs a helmet or a headwear of some sort since the Grand Elf does). As for the 3rd mage, I my favorite is this.
Finally 3rd Titan is lovely and I would propose the name of "Olympian" for the creature.
Hmm... that would be useful since you can exchange ideas even with the players/modders on this forum.
For example, I have this idea that not all new units must be 3rd upgrade. Take the Pikeman->Halberdier line? I can't think of a more advanced weapon than the halberd to but I can think of the bill as a weapon stronger than the pike but weaker than the halberd. So, the new line could be Pikeman->Billman->Halberdier.
Or, regarding the Crusader, as I stated previously, the 3rd upgrade needs to be distinguished more easily than the Crusader.
This mod is one-man project (so far). Kuririn knows english poorly, so me and Drwal must channel his thoughts at this forum
The main goal is to make third upgrades of every standard H3 creature. But, remember - it's one-man project so it's rather impossible to achieve that. Kuririn is perfectionist, he learns every month something new in Blender and 'cancel' his previous works. He likes very much to create models, he hates to rig models and animate them :/ So works are rather slowly. And random/chaotic. One week we can see Archangel's third upgrade, the next - Sharpshooter's reworks. Or Titan's upgrade proposal. Or something new... Artists
So any help with animate models are needed. And any advises and comments. We'll try to translate them to Kuririn!