I have been working on a game project using the NWN2(Neverwinter Nights 2) toolset for quite some time. While perhaps not as ambitious or laudable as other endeavors here, it has become quite an expansive project and I’m looking for some assistance on a relatively small matter. Hopefully someone can help.
There are two creatures I need done for this project. A deer(I have images of what needs to be done) and a fox(again, images can be provided). This, on the surface, might seem to be a somewhat simple problem. The difficulty arises due to the NWN2 engine and some hard coded difficulties. It can be somewhat difficult to actually import models into the game.
However, due to some diligent work done by some members of the NWN2 community, there is a blender plugin available(link below). This allows individuals to import models from the game into blender and then modify them and, of course, export them out again. I would suggest looking at the tutorials included with the blender info below if you’re interested in helping. For all I know, this is much more complicated than I think(though I’m not sure).
It should be noted that I am not asking for ANY new animations to be done. This is something–if I understand modelling correctly–which is more along the lines of you would import the model into blender, alter it and re-skin, and then export it. As far as modelling goes, I believe this is relatively simple.
This is a fan project and, as such, there is no money involved at any stage. Sorry, but them’s the breaks. I have other folks working with me–2d art, music, etc–so it’s not as though I’m alone on this. You need not worry that your work, should you agree to help me, would be lost to the annals of the internet. This is not a doomed project.
I have portraits for the characters, fox and deer, and I have very specific ideas as to what they ought to look like. I won’t be yanking you around.
Also, keep in mind that if you agree to help the model/texture must be up the standard of the other NWN2 models. I don’t want these characters standing out like a sore thumb.
Blender Plugin: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2Tools.Detail&id=61
Blender Scripts: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2Tools.Detail&id=74
Thank you for reading. If I have not covered something, feel free to ask or inquire.
I realize now it was only alluded to before. I will be providing you with the base models and animations for the blender plugin. For that matter, the original textures will be given to you as well–so it’s not as though you’re making any of the textures, normal or otherwise, from scratch. Think of this as an obtuse modification of certain in game files.