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We present City of Titans, a spiritual successor for the superhero MMORPG City of Heroes, being developed by Missing Worlds Media.
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Developer's Workshop: Animations Between Male and Female

Posted by Missing Worlds Media (Creator)

 This internal video was a dev first testing, then demonstrating to the team, the viability of using the same animation on the male and female models.  

What to Look For: Playing the same animation, the dev swaps from female to male and back with no issues. Since the male and female models are not the same, it was not a given that animations would be able to do this. Also the female's hair has physics. Somewhat unpolished, but it's there.  

What to Ignore: If the hair seems oddly springy, remember the physics are relatively unpolished. The female face may look odd - the dev in question did not have the properly detailed female skin, where all the detail that make the facial features look normal are. He slapped on a skin texture at the time (and has acquired the skin since). 

Also, the retargeting wasn't quite finished at the time - animations may look a bit off (someday, perhaps, we'll make an update on the wonderful world of pose, skeleton, and animation retargeting, and how much of your development cycle the little buggers can eat).


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      Joseph Angelucci on

      �������� gather for recovery auras !!! Can't wait !!

    2. Judgement Dave

      The animation looks great (and I'm sure that the female's very slim calf is just WIP) but the most impressive part was the end: I'm not 100% up-to-date with CoT development and didn't realise that 2018 was being touted for release :)
      I know things change (and I see 2018 and already think that's either alpha or a typo for 2020) but is that looking pretty realistic? Is there an update/post saying that that I should go and read? Links?

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      Joseph Angelucci on

      Nice animation love the hair movement looking great !!!