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EVE charactor creator never ceases to amaze me

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Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#81 - 2012-07-02 11:09:27 UTC
Mr Kidd wrote:
Would prefer sliders, tbh. The hands on sculpting in some situations is too sensitive and the angles at which the sculpting can be made are not exactly clear so it's easy to go from "not just right" to completely fubar whereas getting a sculpt "just right" can be illusive.

On that topic, one thing that would really be nice is the ability to save your progress to XML so you can really get into the experimentation and be sure to have solid and known save states along the way (not to mention some really geeky notepad copy-pasting between different experimentation sessions, each focusing on a single feature). Blink

…but other than that, maybe just the ability to say “ok, screw this — just pop up the box with the sliders so I can fine-tune this”.
Odelya d'Hanguest
Order of St. Severian
#82 - 2012-07-14 06:16:29 UTC
CCP karkur wrote:
Odelya d'Hanguest wrote:
Hey CCP karkur,
CCP karkur wrote:
I modeled my character after myself and I think it almost looks more like me than some pictures of me P
Me too!!! P

Since you’re here, I have some questions regarding your work in Team Avatar!


  • Are you planning/discussing to bring back some of the “classic” items? I know that there are a lot of request from every bloodline, I especially liked my “samurai costume”: http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Character/1352058648_256.jpg
  • Are there plans for more liberal clothing?
  • Will there be school uniforms?
  • Are you designing new items? Or has this process been halted?
  • Why were only a few of the already exitsing items added?

Thank you! Looking forward to the new dev blog!


No, I don't think there are any plans to bring back those items. The military line that has been made was only supposed to be the first line of themed clothing (I believe cyber punk was another theme), but that has pretty much been put on hold for now. I doubt there will be any school uniforms.
We are not really designing new items, but we do have an awesome catsuit that was made last year and our character artists have been playing with making some new spacesuits (all female suits), and we are hoping we can add them sometime soon. They were on Sisi for a short time the other day, and people seemed to like them a lot Big smile

We wanted to see what happened with the NeX store when we lowered the prices, and see if people were actually interested in the clothes, and it's better to start it off with only a few items. Originally the NeX store was never really supposed to have everything available at all times. Stuff was supposed to be offered for some time, and then taken out of the NeX, and then probably added later. I don't really know how we will handle the NeX and the offers in the future.
I'm glad you guys seem to want those clothesSmile, so I hope we can add some more soonish (although I don't make any decision on that).
Thank you for your reply!
Torneach
Doomheim
#83 - 2012-07-14 06:20:52 UTC
Holy 12 day necroposting, Batman!
Adalynne Rohks
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#84 - 2012-07-14 06:58:27 UTC
Well... since it's already been necro'd, I might as well chime in. This avatar creator really is amazing, especially since it's just an extra little side feature. It's provided me hours of amusement while I wait for my skill to level up. So many subtle nuances of a character just waiting to be unlocked by a well timed click/photo.
Quora Fields
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#85 - 2012-07-14 07:47:18 UTC
While for the most part I agree with you here, I think APB has a much wider selection of hair styles and clothing options. You can customize your own tattoos, hair length and so many other features. You can make fat people, skinny people and as always you can make ridiculously big breasted women.

The main gripes I have with the EVE character creator is just the selection of clothing and hair styles; even if you bought every item from the AUR store, you'd still only have a handful of real choices. They've given you an illusion of choice here really; there are many clothing models which are essentially the same with a slight change in colour.

I do however love the character creation; you can make a very personal character in next to no time. I only wish I had a wider selection of hair styles!
Scatim Helicon
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#86 - 2012-07-14 08:19:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Scatim Helicon
One thing I feel the new character creators misses is the racial distinctiveness of the old method. With the old portraits, you could look at a character and instantly tell which of the 4 factions they belonged to, and often which bloodline too. Now our characters have all pretty much merged into the middle and, amarrian monk robes aside, there's very little in the way of obvious visual cues to distinguish one race from another, instead we have mostly generic human faces and a plethora of vaguely sci-fi/military themed or conventional 21st century clothing for all races. It would be good to get some of that back, even if it meant taking away some of the design options from some of the races.

I'd also like to see the option of switching between the current 'pinch and drag' method and the more traditional sliders for those times when you can't quite get that face to do what you want it to.

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cpt Kelmon
Khanid Intelligence Office
#87 - 2012-07-14 09:33:24 UTC
It's a shame I really miss the style of Old Khanid outfit. Cry
But yeah the CC is good enough to please me for now.

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Celeste Taylor
Ruby Dynasty
#88 - 2012-07-17 11:46:24 UTC


I notice that the default in the forums is still the 512 versions, but thanks to your informative post it is easy to bring up the 1024 version especially during DT. If you compare the two images in full screen mode the differences become very apparent. The 512 images look very blurry when blown up to fill a 60" television!

How hard would it be to have the 3D model viewer installed into EVE gate? It would be nice to also see these full body avatars accessible without having to type the characters name in the in game search. It would make things convenient and also put the NEX items to a little more use,
Sarah Schneider
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#89 - 2012-07-17 12:13:37 UTC
Posting in a necro'ed thread : when will you fix the eye squint bug CCP?

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CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#90 - 2012-07-17 12:30:17 UTC
Celeste Taylor wrote:
I notice that the default in the forums is still the 512 versions, but thanks to your informative post it is easy to bring up the 1024 version especially during DT. If you compare the two images in full screen mode the differences become very apparent. The 512 images look very blurry when blown up to fill a 60" television!

How hard would it be to have the 3D model viewer installed into EVE gate? It would be nice to also see these full body avatars accessible without having to type the characters name in the in game search. It would make things convenient and also put the NEX items to a little more use,
I know that CCP t0rfifrans was going to contact one of the web dev teams and ask them to change the default to 1024; I'll follow up on that.

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Jim Roebuck
Perkone
Caldari State
#91 - 2012-07-18 06:01:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Jim Roebuck
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Seriously.

If there is a single feature that puts EVE ahead of everything else in the videogame industry, it's the character creator.

Just look at what 20 minutes and some experimentation can achieve:

Before and after

Same character, same pose, only changed make up, hairdo and put a coat on her. And yet she looks a different person, expressing a different emotion.

i just love this stuff. I wish it to be developed further, more options, more power, to achieve greater goals. I am not an artist in no way (neither education nor hobby nor talent), and yet being able to create this sort of stuff just makes me feel proud in a personal, amateur way.

I just wish the avatars were somehing else than portraits...




Your char looks even more ugly than before.

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Ila Gant
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#92 - 2012-07-18 14:44:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Ila Gant
Sarah Schneider wrote:
Posting in a necro'ed thread : when will you fix the eye squint bug CCP?

...and the hair diving through the shoulder or cheek issue (only on the server renders, doesn't happen in the CC)?