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Deceit by malmida Deceit by malmida
Deceit is a new weapon im working on and slowly getting it transferred into a skyrim mod. it is relatively low poly (around 1800 tris at this point) i may lower it later. who knows. but as of now, that'll do just fine.

also being low poly this is a bit off the beaten path for me. its not very very detailed. but i like the IDEA of it. which i have animated (the strings are a bit hard to see so bare with me)

ANIMATION: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

also to explain a little. the bow is one handed (inspired by diablo 3) and i figured the hardest part about animating a crossbow was playing with the character rig. so ill just have the crossbow reload itself (also looks way cooler)

the crossbow conjures the arrows into place after firing (if u can summon a fire stripper, than a crossbow can summon arrows damnit) and the reloading mechanism is run by the crossbows enchantment as well. so the crossbow can fire about twice as fast as a regular bow and will only do a little less damage, but it cannot be enchanted, becuase its current enchantment is what makes it WORK. but will still, in the long run, do more damage than a bow (and im sure ill post the crossbow without mechanism enchantment in the cheat category of nexus mods)

so thats that. tell me what yuh think.
(made in autocad as usual)
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AJtheartmelder Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adanzo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
When making a low-poly model, make up for detail with TEXTURES :D

I posted my comments about the functionality of the weapon on the animation page, so I won't repeat myself :P

Magic makes things easier when crafting a weapon and explaining how it can function, and I do like how you've rationalized it thus far. However, take that a step further: your designs are really cool and sweeping, and convey a sense of flourished grace, so try to emphasize that further with heavily grained ornamentation and swirling patterns across it's surface. Take a look at ornamental pistols from the hands of a Duke or overly wealthy Baron; every inch of metal is covered in a filigree of patterns, from simple vines and plants to detailed images of a triumphant hunt. These are not painted on, they are embossed, but the difference between the two blurs when making an object for a game world.

Skyrim has some great texture, bump, and normal maps, and you're only cheating yourself if you don't take advantage of them. ;)

Hope this helps, and keep up the great work!
malmida Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
that is one thing i forgot to mention! i do very much plan to do so. it will take much practice though. since ive had no experience with it thus far. id love to use a bump map, but no clue how lol. thank god for youtube

and thank you!
Adanzo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no problem, anytime ;)

Good luck!
Skavenloft Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome ide, but luuks like theres not enought polys...
austin57 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
and its a great concept about summoning the arrows
austin57 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
that is epic
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