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===[COMMITTED]=== Carthaginian Unit Textures

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@stanislas69 Very cool indeed! @wowgetoffyourcellphone

 

I think it's important to emphasize the fact that these towers are very lightweight. Some of the artists' reference images of a Carthaginian war-elephant shows towers made of stitched leather, (probably hardened, and spun over a light wooden frame). I think that would do good to add to the authenticity of the look. Also, maybe the tower is still a little too tall?

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I made a stitched leather texture that I think would be more appropriate for the tower?

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Secondly, I think there needs to be a thick blanket (3D) underneath the tower, to cushion the tower for the elephant and evenly distribute the weight.

This image shows very beautifully, how the tower is cushioned by a thick blanket:

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If you look at all the references, the towers are usually fastened to the elephant with three straps: one across it's chest, one across it's belly, and one across it's butt. Most appropriate IMO would be a thick leather strap in the middle across it's belly, and metal chains across it's chest and butt. The leather strap in the middle holds the tower down (anchors it) and the the two metal chains across it's front and back prevent it from moving back and forth. Maybe @Alexandermb could help us here?

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Ooooh, cool, I think that looks way better!

I like the way the blanket makes the tower look less large, but maybe the blanket itself is a tad too large/wide? 

By the way, here's an idea for the Ptolemaic tower (wood frame), although this one seems to be used for parades. I can still imagine some leather spun over it for actual battle:

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@stanislas69 to me it looks perfect now...

So this would be ideal for the Carthaginian war elephant, but I think it could also be used for the Ptolemies and even for that one Kushite hero-elephant, with their respective props, of course.

 

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Textures look good, but I think they would look better with some used look on them. It is no pilitary parade, the metal looks like fresh polished. :P

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27 minutes ago, LordGood said:

Where did this leg armor come from? I don't think it works too well with the contours of the elephant's legs as is

Enrique :) It's not supposed to be used with that elephant anyways

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1 hour ago, Widerstreit said:

Textures look good, but I think they would look better with some used look on them. It is no pilitary parade, the metal looks like fresh polished. :P

Nah, should look nice IMHO. They only live for all of about 100 seconds before they die anyway. ;)

 

 

25 minutes ago, LordGood said:

Where did this leg armor come from? I don't think it works too well with the contours of the elephant's legs as is

Right, perhaps a prop or modified elephant model for this.

 

6 hours ago, stanislas69 said:

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I think the tower and pillow should be positioned forward slightly on the eles' back. Right now it looks like it rests on the animals back hip. 

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1 hour ago, stanislas69 said:

As for the legs as I said the texture is not fit for those elephants :)

Yeah my bad, I missed that. Do you also mean another skin will be used? Or just edit the armor?

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1 hour ago, Prodigal Son said:

Yeah my bad, I missed that. Do you also mean another skin will be used? Or just edit the armor?

Yeah the skins on the first page, so no leg armor :)

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