Teutonic and Knights Hospitaller may follow
This basically started as a personal project to match up the heavy knight with the new archer, but it went a bit further and I was quite happy with how it came out, so I thought I'd put it out here to see if there's any interest for it. Note that this has nothing whatsoever to do with those Templar people out there (if they still exist, I've only just started playing PVKII again), I did it simply for fun. If there's any interest, I may give the knights similar treatment for the Teutonic Order and the Knights Hospitaller, and possibly a good old Medieval English theme as well.
Anyway, some screenies. Remember that none of this is too complex: I'm not a skinner by nature - ie I didn't make the textures, I've merely modified them from their original sources (mainly photographs) and implemented them into the game. Nothing is final yet, a lot still needs fine tuning. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Firstly, some banners:
The knights' flag, using same emblem as the banner. I plan to see if I can use this for the timer sprite flag as well. And if I can work out how VTF's manage animation, the team select icon too:
The shield, made from reference pictures of a Knights Templar shield. A little squished, but nothing major. Includes new normal maps so it appears quite well in-game. I'll probably do another version with just the regular red cross as an alternative:
And lastly, the heavy knight. Its a fairly simplisitic - but in my view very effective for its purpose - adaptation of the archer's textures. The archer in the first picture provides a reasonable comparison:UPDATE:
Here's an early shot of the other shield, with the red Knights Templar cross. Still a lot to do, but it shows the basics. The reference I'm using uses a brass outline, I'll see if I can't improve it, but if it doesn't work it looks neat enough with the standard metal: