You Look Like You've Seen A Ghost

CrackaPollyCrackaPolly PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
edited 3:09PM in Dev Journal
Been a while since any dev journal so here is a new one. This is about the expression system that will be in 2.3

The system works by monitoring the player state by measuring things such as health, time since combat, if they were hit recently, etc. and generates a player state similar in ways to how an AI works. This state is then used to chose a particular facial animation to apply as the base facial layer. Next the game also has an additional layer for very quick facial scenes such as when you are hit, or when you pickup food, etc. Finally on top of that are the vocal scenes. These scenes are to be authored with mainly mouth movements with only minor expressions baked into them since our system will already be supplying the majority of the facial animation already. This will make the characters feel more alive as they duel and enter all sorts of mayhem.

Here are some samples:

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Comments

  • HarliefHarlief Baby get Shakey after school Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    That's damned cool, looks like we're in for a treat with 2.3. I love the expression the captain has in the fourth. A sort of devious smug satisfaction.
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  • niknakniknak Authorized Creator, Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    this looks really great, cant wait for 2.3.

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  • ZinuXZinuX Mutated Walrus Hamster Members, Beta Tester
    edited 3:09PM
    THATS FREAKING AWESOME!!
    PVK 2.3 will certainly be real game worthy (like CSS or HL:D, but better) icon_yay.gif
    If evreything is finished you guys should put this as a game on steam. I would buy it.
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  • schatzmeisterschatzmeister PVKII Team, Beta Tester
    edited 3:09PM
    Hehe, that's cool, but in the heat of the battle I won't look at the others face so often.... oh wait, staring contest.


    Btw, what do the numbers indicate?

    Will Turner: You didn't beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you.
    Jack Sparrow: That's not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?

  • Trojan•CliniqueTrojan•Clinique Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous. Senior
    edited February 2009
    grogbot(1) joins Pirates

    grogbot(2) joins Vikings

    grogbot(3) joins Knights


    Player names are identical so source renames them automatically.
  • schatzmeisterschatzmeister PVKII Team, Beta Tester
    edited 3:09PM
    Ah, why din't i figure that out myself...

    Will Turner: You didn't beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you.
    Jack Sparrow: That's not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?

  • SkuzzlebuttSkuzzlebutt Buttskuzzle Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    The Berserker needs the 300 Expression (J-Co sig)
    THIS IS SPARTA!

    otherwise pretty cool biggrin.gif
    although i wont look at the faces in a battle ^^
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  • gubbegubbe Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    What can I say.
    I cannot wait to see this game on steam. I hope you'll get thousands of players; you deserve it if anyone does.
    The facial expressions are awesome. Looking the same as in tf2 wink.gif
  • Trojan•CliniqueTrojan•Clinique Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous. Senior
    edited February 2009
    Looking forward to it.
  • BanokBanok Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    awesome thanks for the update
  • LhorkanLhorkan PVKII Team, Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    To those saying you don't notice expressions in battle - you'd be surprised. tongue.gif
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  • BladeBlade PVKII Team
    edited 3:09PM
    QUOTE (Schatzmeister @ Feb 18 2009, 12:07 PM) »
    Hehe, that's cool, but in the heat of the battle I won't look at the others face so often.... oh wait, staring contest.


    You shouldn't have "staring contests" in 2.3.
  • schatzmeisterschatzmeister PVKII Team, Beta Tester
    edited 3:09PM
    QUOTE (Blade @ Feb 18 2009, 09:41 AM) »
    You shouldn't have "staring contests" in 2.3.



    That's what I wanted to hear.

    Will Turner: You didn't beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you.
    Jack Sparrow: That's not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?

  • Scurvy BobScurvy Bob senior
    edited 3:09PM
    wooow

    that looks awesome
    captain is perfect

    2 litte suggestions:

    1. dont change the scripture on the upper right, its good how it is
    2. give the berserker a more cruel look, he looks so friendy on the pictures^^

    im really impressed, this will be great


    btw, the axe of the berserker looks like it have been improved, i like that wink.gif


    icon_agapirate.gifs icon_viking2.gifs and icon_knight3.gifs ftw^^
  • HarHar Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!
  • J-coJ-co Tramp Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    :-)
    @Skuzzle: I have made even a skin for it but i dont know if i still have it...
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    I have an aristocratic smile and like to punch people
  • gubbegubbe Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    Yeah.. if I was to improve something, I'd make the berserker look more.. berserk tongue.gif. like b0b said.
  • mrmongmrmong Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    have you added phong/rimlighting to the playermodels, the textures look great.
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    The Zerker needs a RAGE face for when he shouts "YOU ARE NO MAN!"
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  • PeepeewilsonPeepeewilson PVKII Team
    edited February 2009
    That is fantastic! WOW! icon_agapirate.gif

    You know what would be really funny. If you made the wolf skin on the berserkers head have expressions as well. Like if the eyes followed you like his do and if he was angry the wolf skin's brows would come down to a more angry position etc. Just a thought, probably a stupid one. icon_yay.gif

    Edit: Also what if the parrot had its own expressions too while it was on the captains shoulder! That would be hilarious.
  • Teh_SuxTeh_Sux Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    The third picture made me lol.
    I have learned my lesson at last and may have a real forum signature thanks to the kind mercy of Bingo Bango
  • Slayer9112Slayer9112 Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    Amazing! Allowing emotion and facial features into a mod like this, now that's unique in my book! Highly unique actually. I dont know of any other mod that do this, not even Day of Defeat as far as I know.
  • DamnstraightDamnstraight Banned
    edited 3:09PM
    The new viking face looks pretty awesome.
    HARASSEMENT GOES HURR
  • Sir StalwartSir Stalwart Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    Nice to see something here it's been a little while. The facial expressions are pretty cool, especially the pirate look it really brings out personality. I hope everything is going smooth for the devs?
    A real warrior isn't unafraid, he is afraid to show it.
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  • Trojan•CliniqueTrojan•Clinique Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous. Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    The Wolfs eyes should glow RED when in berserker mode.
  • gubbegubbe Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    Yeah and he should grow long, spiky teeth. smile.gif
  • CrackaPollyCrackaPolly PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 3:09PM
    QUOTE (mrmong @ Feb 18 2009, 11:54 AM) »
    have you added phong/rimlighting to the playermodels, the textures look great.


    Yes, we are using just about all the new OB features plus the Berserker was actually redone for a lot of his skin with a redone normal map for his muscles and a new face as well as his cuffs.
  • gubbegubbe Senior
    edited 3:09PM
    I noticed that his muscles had, so to say, enhanced quite a bit. :>
  • Scurvy BobScurvy Bob senior
    edited 3:09PM
    show us the gestir model ^^

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  • gubbegubbe Senior
    edited 3:09PM
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