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Astrum
09-27-2014, 09:37 PM
a few days ago i went on a binge video watching of little kiwi birds, i thought they were so adorable i'd try to make a hat / companion thing for them for trove. Thought i'd just post this here, i doubt i'll ever really put it on the reddit. The original idea was to make a hat of a Kiwi Bird but sadly i got a little TOO into it and i made it far too big, width and height wise. maybe it can make a nice cornerstone prop! :C too bad you can't carry him with you. Anyway, heres some images of both in-editor and in-game shots.

http://imgur.com/a/UOwQF#lXe7Xdn

Ignore the Red, Blue and Cyan colors those were just somthing i used to mark where the Eyes, Legs and beak is to seperate it from the White from which the general feather color would be, i dunno if i'll finish it.. i might it took me nearly two to three hours to get it right..the first few attempts it looked more like a chicken.. still does look like a baby chick but its as close as i could get to an actual kiwi bird. :V lemme know what you people think if i should finish it or not. Also curse you forums and not allowing Columns to be made! makes it ugly to read through.

Uniquisher
09-27-2014, 11:09 PM
I love the shape of it! :)

Astrum
09-28-2014, 12:38 AM
Thank you, it took so many tries to try to get the correct shape of it.. or atleast as close as i could manage, all that is really left to do is to Color/Shade it and think about if i remake it smaller so it could work as a hat or just keep it as it is with a few modifications to make it work as a Cornerstone prop or something.

Kiwibird
10-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Quite a delayed response here, but I must say... I love this. :o

http://i.imgur.com/kcWT3bF.gif

likalaruku
10-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Yeah, I guess the little guy could stand to lose a few pounds. Kiwi's eyes tend to be pretty close to eachother. The body could also be a little more pear shaped. But we would all totally still wear it.

Nalukai
10-08-2014, 05:29 PM
I need this in my life.

Astrum
10-20-2014, 04:15 AM
Quite a delayed response here, but I must say... I love this. :o

Oh my, wasn't aware there was a dev named Kiwibird.

Anyways i've decided i would continue working on it, trying to get it just right and i believe i'm just about there there are only a few problems that have come up.

http://imgur.com/a/KXTLg

Its almost picture perfect aside from the depth of it being 1 pixel.. 1! pixel over 20, it isn't the biggest deal i will only have to chip a pixel off his beak to make it 20.. poor fella.

Its also off center slightly, the right side is too wide and i might have to re-create the entire thing again to get it centered correctly but i doubt it'll turn out for the better so i might as well just keep it like that and make his toe go abit down as if its grasping on to the side of the players head, its kinda hard to tell since my dudes cut-off horns are getting in the dang way! this is why we need a bald hairstyle! so here is a turnstyle of what i mean.

http://imgur.com/8E4ipzu

Other than that i think i pretty much got it i think i might experiment with a different color palette though.


EDIT: Also is there anyway to edit the title of the thread, i'd like to name it somthing like "Astrum's item bin" so i can just put discontinued creations up for people to see.

Travis
10-28-2014, 09:37 AM
A kiwi for a kiwi. I'll definitely be working for this if it ends up for a hat, cornerstone,ect. I like it +1 Great work.

Atronos
10-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Coming along pretty well. In case you didn't tune in to the Trove Creations stream, I got a request for something that might go well with this project: http://imgur.com/k6FMfwi

Nra
10-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Coming along pretty well. In case you didn't tune in to the Trove Creations stream, I got a request for something that might go well with this project: http://imgur.com/k6FMfwi

Best stream I have ever watched.
Can't wait to go out and help my Kiwi look for a job!

Travis
10-29-2014, 06:36 AM
Coming along pretty well. In case you didn't tune in to the Trove Creations stream, I got a request for something that might go well with this project:http://imgur.com/k6FMfwi
This guy. I like it.
http://img.pandawhale.com/61316-Walrus-interesting-gif-Oe8i.gif

Astrum
10-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Coming along pretty well. In case you didn't tune in to the Trove Creations stream, I got a request for something that might go well with this project: http://imgur.com/k6FMfwi


Oh my, that certainly looks amazing. I wish i showed up for the stream but sadly i was pretty much bedridden but with the little time i could stand i managed to get some progress done on alot of Animal-Themed hats :P ( I have FAR to many projects going on ) but every time i get an idea i gotta do it before i forget.

Anyway heres what i'm talking about -

http://imgur.com/o8X3XXC Not really finished, trying to figure out how i'll do its "Horned" ears / Tail aswell as what kind of color palette i'll go with.

And as for the kiwi-hat thing itself, idk if it'll ever get accepted as a hat seeing as how his right toe goes off the side of the head and anything i try todo to make it seem like its kinda "grabbing" the side of the head just makes it look awful.

But..i re-did him slightly, and by that i mean i split him in half pretty much. but the way i had to do the beak makes it look little strange. Looks alot like a duck now! (IMO).

http://imgur.com/31rTyX0

Hiloka
10-30-2014, 10:44 AM
One of the art guys for trove made a kiwi bird pet on the 24hour stream. You could use that as a reference for you hat.

Astrum
10-30-2014, 07:33 PM
One of the art guys for trove made a kiwi bird pet on the 24hour stream. You could use that as a reference for you hat.

I've used alot of references and such to get it where it is now which i'm currently happy with for the most part, but i'm restricted with the dimensions i can use for a submission, unless i just make it a mod or some such as that i can't really use much more pixels before it goes over the model size limit. its Depth is currently 20 of the 20 limit, its height and width how ever is 13 and 14 but i have no idea how i could make it work if i use the rest of the height/width without it making look much more silly.

kinda hit a barrier with it on what i can do to improve its look.

Uhg, this thing is starting to give me a headache. :P

TeeKayM
10-31-2014, 02:16 AM
Looks really really good! Great Job!

Astrum
11-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Looks really really good! Great Job!

Heh, appreciate it. i ended up putting the Thing (http://www.reddit.com/r/TroveCreations/comments/2ltwlb/hat_the_earthbound_helper/) up on the Reddit.. like 4 days ago :V only like 1 comment on it, so many submissions going in and all the otheres getting pushed back 2 - 4 pages getting hard to get any feed back on the things.