2.3 Particles and Facial Animations

CrazytalkCrazytalk TerminatorPVKII Team
Hey everyone,

This weekend we're bringing you some awesome media of 2.3 effects.
In our first video, we have a demonstration of some of the new particle effects in 2.3. Included in the video are:

    pvk_arena Sudden Deathpvk_cathedral Sudden DeathBerserker Special


In our second video, we take a quick look at the facial animation system, including lip syncing for player taunts. Included are:

    Pirate Captain lip syncing and facial expressionsViking Berserker lip syncing and facial expressions


And last, we get a sneak peak at next week's article on pvk_forgotten.

pvk_arena Sudden Death

For starters, pvk_arena has seen some really cool changes. Most of you are familiar with the current Sudden Death in pvk_arena, which includes lava and crows. Well, 2.3 Arena has received some awesome additions for Sudden Death. There's a brand new atmosphere to the arena, which now includes a nearby Volcano. When sudden death kicks in, the Volcano becomes active and the eruption changes the entire atmosphere of the map. The sky turns a bloody red, ashes and embers encase the players and fire rains from the sky.

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pvk_cathedral Sudden Death

Another map that's taken full advantage of the particle system in 2.3 is pvk_cathedral. The new particles add a much better destructive feeling to the map as the supports and ceiling crashes down upon the players. Dust explodes into the air and small pieces of rubble can be seen falling to the ground.

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Berserker Special

As we've discussed previously, the Berserker Special will be using color correction to turn the player's vision a bloody red. In the video you will get to see a quick demonstration of this, as well as some other effects like the blood that shows up on the Berserker's axe after use.

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Check out these great effects in action!

Also available in HD!



Facial Expressions

In our second video, we demonstrate some of the lip syncing added to the taunt system. You'll get a look at a few of the Captain taunts, as well as a few of the Berserker taunts. Take a look at the new fire effect for the powder keg while you're at it!

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Check them out in action:

Also available in HD!


That's all for this week, be sure to check out our Forums and join us next week when we take a look at some of the changes to pvk_forgotten, which have improved both gameplay and aesthetics!

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Comments

  • Niko112112Niko112112 Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Nice icon_agapirate.gif
  • Scurvy BobScurvy Bob senior
    edited 8:44PM
    you guys are awesome
    that looks so great icon_yay.gif

    cant wait anymore icon_grog.gif
  • SkoxzSkoxz Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Realy Cool , the arena sudden death rocks , keep going guys
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  • J-coJ-co Tramp Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    2.3 is so awesome
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    I have an aristocratic smile and like to punch people
  • ZinuXZinuX Mutated Walrus Hamster Members, Beta Tester
    edited 8:44PM
    This is so bad ass!
    And we only had colourcorrection/bloodyweapons/cointrail & Effects/Facial animations.
    Still things like Blocksystem change, pvk_forgotten, new maps (pinegrove) and last but not least
    THE GESTIR!
    And probably even more awesome things!
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  • JanrokJanrok Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome!
  • E_net4E_net4 Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    You sure were fast to bring us more news. But when are we getting the actual game? XD
  • ZinuXZinuX Mutated Walrus Hamster Members, Beta Tester
    edited March 2009
    When they're 130% percent sure that it's done
    It wil probably be after Mapping cometition wink.gif
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  • .sverek.sverek PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 8:44PM
    so many updates biggrin.gif and vids bringing life to it!!!!

    Really nice vids, so much new stuff and awesomeness. And It's moving!!!!
  • pleasefpleasef Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Has forgotten been changed to more of an egyptian themed map? Awesome news post!
    REAL POLL THIS TIME
  • LhorkanLhorkan PVKII Team, Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Egyptian theme? Not really, there aren't any typical Egyptian props or textures. The map has been enhanced in its own style I'd say.
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  • Sir StalwartSir Stalwart Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    This is exciting! I can't wait for next week.
    A real warrior isn't unafraid, he is afraid to show it.
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  • smokeythebearsmokeythebear Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Wow nice update happy.gif


    Lol that's the theme from 'last of the mohicans', I was just listening to it for some reason.
  • wILLI wONKAwILLI wONKA Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    This is simply.. too.. freaking.. AWESOME!

    Good job there developing, I see you got out of Left 4 Dead? biggrin.gif

    I hope the frostbite is as good as it is hyped. smile.gif

    -willi
    Wonka chocolate is better than secks.

    QUOTE (Rock'N Roll Jesus @ Mar 21 2009, 01:43 AM) »
    The archer either gets cut into peices by the zerk, or picked off by the skirmishers. The Archer needs something more than a Toy's R Us butterknife.

  • shorty.shorty. Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    That's Awesome, Look pvk_arena THAT'S SWEET! rolleyes.gif mellow.gif
    yarr.
  • shorty.shorty. Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Can't wait icon_yarrpirate.gif

    Volcano in the arena is one of the many REALLY good updates in 2.3 icon_catapult.gif
    yarr.
  • MaydayMayday Engineering Supreme Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    So there's slow-motion for when you die? If there is that's awesome
  • wILLI wONKAwILLI wONKA Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Is there gonna be a SLOW-MOTION when you die? When did the game turn The Specialists or Matrix?

    Get that out, NAU! sad.gif

    It's plain stupid, or make it a ConVar, so that server admins can turn it on or off, and people could vote like "Enable/Disable cvar sv_slowmo 1. Yes 2. No"

    And I agree with shorty, that Volcano is friggin' awesome and those particle effects anyways, like the little small rocks that fall at catherdal. Secksy.
    Wonka chocolate is better than secks.

    QUOTE (Rock'N Roll Jesus @ Mar 21 2009, 01:43 AM) »
    The archer either gets cut into peices by the zerk, or picked off by the skirmishers. The Archer needs something more than a Toy's R Us butterknife.

  • CrackaPollyCrackaPolly PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 8:44PM
    There is no slow-mo that was just video effects, and Mayday meant for slow-mo for the person who died only I think in the same way that TF2 FreezeCam work.
  • wILLI wONKAwILLI wONKA Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Aah, hell yeah, keep it normal and simple, that's the way to achieve another MOTY. =)
    I'm not saying there couldn't be any eyecandy. rolleyes.gif

    But even the freezecam in PVKII ruins the game, atleast I'll stop playing it, or the same ConVar idea. ohmy.gif

    But if theres not going to be ANY STYLE of Slow-motion then, bravo, keep it up. :>
    Wonka chocolate is better than secks.

    QUOTE (Rock'N Roll Jesus @ Mar 21 2009, 01:43 AM) »
    The archer either gets cut into peices by the zerk, or picked off by the skirmishers. The Archer needs something more than a Toy's R Us butterknife.

  • PeepeewilsonPeepeewilson PVKII Team
    edited March 2009
    QUOTE (wILLI wONKA @ Mar 7 2009, 06:51 PM) »
    Aah, hell yeah, keep it normal and simple, that's the way to achieve another MOTY. =)
    I'm not saying there couldn't be any eyecandy. rolleyes.gif

    But even the freezecam in PVKII ruins the game, atleast I'll stop playing it, or the same ConVar idea. ohmy.gif


    This guy means business... What a horrible way to communicate your opinions to the devs Willy.

    EDIT: I was so wrapped up in what he said that I forgot to voice my own opinion. I think the particle system looks fantastic. I am a bit curious about the lip syncing though. I think the animations could use a bit more exaggeration. When the berseker says "you are no man" he comes off looking bored when he should look somewhat angry and be yelling it.
  • CrackaPollyCrackaPolly PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited 8:44PM
    Facial Stuff is WIP. It takes me a while to do the lip syncing because I must manually do it. I only have Vista.
  • BrigandSkunkBrigandSkunk Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    PVKII Dev Team is doing a great job implementing the OB features

    Let's drink 1 down for 2.3 news! icon_grog.gificon_yarrpirate.gif
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  • Slayer9112Slayer9112 Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    *Jaws drop all the way to China* blink.gif O_O Now that was sweet! And those vids really gave the new features some justice.. Damn nice trailers I say. It really makes me look forward to 2.3!

    I noticed the flags have changed. Cool. But honestly, I never found it difficult to figure out who was an enemy or not. On the other hand, colored will make things a bit more team-themed so to speak and that's cool. biggrin.gif
  • SanderSander Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Oh mah god ohmy.gif

    Freaking awesome, even if I prefered new classes, those features look unbeatable!
  • niknakniknak Authorized Creator, Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    QUOTE (CrackaPolly @ Mar 7 2009, 08:11 PM) »
    Facial Stuff is WIP. It takes me a while to do the lip syncing because I must manually do it. I only have Vista.


    lip sync is a bit disappointing at the moment. the berserker should open his mouth wide and scream out his insides, now he is only moving his lips a bit. at first i didnt eve notice the animations.

    for berserker special i would like to see the enemies glowing red, similar to holy grail.

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  • Scurvy BobScurvy Bob senior
    edited 8:44PM
    QUOTE (niknak @ Mar 7 2009, 10:41 PM) »
    lip sync is a bit disappointing at the moment. the berserker should open his mouth wide and scream out his insides, now he is only moving his lips a bit. at first i didnt eve notice the animations.

    for berserker special i would like to see the enemies glowing red, similar to holy grail.


    yeah i think so too
    the captain looks awesome
    but the zerker needs to shout more it looks like hes mumling now.

    enemies glowing red for the zerker special would be awesome too.
  • -AOD- Bruce Campbell-AOD- Bruce Campbell Authorized Creator, Senior
    edited 8:44PM
    Arena made me have to change my pants.
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  • Squeebo2435Squeebo2435 Senior
    edited March 2009
    Great job implementing the new features, the Sudden Death events looks amazing(If I wanted to be -very- picky I'd say that the sky turning from blue to black in the arena event looks rather sloppy... But it really doesn't matter too much.) Great stuff, keep up the good work.
  • ZinuXZinuX Mutated Walrus Hamster Members, Beta Tester
    edited March 2009
    QUOTE (CrackaPolly @ Mar 7 2009, 08:11 PM) »
    Facial Stuff is WIP. It takes me a while to do the lip syncing because I must manually do it. I only have Vista.


    I'll hope it will be awesome at the release.
    If it isn't giving the omgwtfawesome-effect. Wait and polish untill its done
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