11.03.2013

BY ODIN'S BEARD ! ... Another Thor 2.0 preview

"Waves are but water. Wind but air. 
And though lightning be fire...yet it must answer thunder's call."



 Hello guys !  Asgardian feelings are in the air with the new Thor Movie around so let's talk about the  2.0 update for the mugen char I've been cooking so far. He changed a lot since the last preview I did here ok.

First to note it's the new color separation that I've been cooking since April of this year. I noticed after the release of the AVX project in the beginning of this year that some people liked to use the classic look more than the other that uses Arkady's color separation... and afterall I wanted this 2.0 update to retain the classic Jack Kirby look in the same char, among a few others. So I created a different smart palette approuch that will allow all the new details I wanted so far and resemble at same time older palettes with minor differences... So Thor 2.0 will not be only the Coipel (armored)  look anymore.

Thor has been redraw like this now: 
( this new "smart texture" i'm doing is crazyness I know :P ) 




This allows many costumes and here's a few examples of that:
(CLICK FOR THE FULL SIZE)






"Marvel Now " // Kirby (Classic)







Coipel ( Modern) // Movie //  Simonson ( RuneKing)


I also put here the remixed version of the HYPER PORTRAIT, where I redid it entirely to fit this new look...so the single sprites receiving color separation and also a new helmet and Mjolnir design, a Rune logo smart paletted that can turn into a "T" on his belt and a lot more of new details, like beard etc...The only detail that will be added later it's the extension of his tunic, and that will be a "explod" only appearing on his armored palettes. So this is one of the reasons the update taking so long to conclude.

Thor's also receiving new animations to replace old ones that I'm not entirely satisfied...  as a example below there's the new walk animation. This one is based on his MvC3 appearance.





And he's gonna have new stuff too... this intro in particular I made it inspired by that scene from the Avengers movie... when he gets Mjolnir back and shards of the hammer build up his armor.

It's the one in  the screenshot movie at the beginning of this post ;)



Will trigger only in armor costumes of course.

Well there's also new specials and remixed versions of old moves.... but this is for another post.  
Hope you guys liked this small preview!

And about the new Thor movie... I'm gonna watch it later today. The movie released earlier here in Brazil this weekend. Who knows... maybe I get inspired to finish Thor 2.0 sooner than expected ! :)

Seeya!

37 comments:

  1. wow, the new work is looking killer man.. keep up the good work my friend...

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    1. I'm glad you liking him.Thx buddy ! Btw check your emails, i sent one to you yesterday ;)

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    2. yeah i got it, check yours now... hope you liked the movie and that it will inspire you to finish thor soon, i cant wait to give a test drive lol!!!!! he sure looks like a total new character.. are you changing his hyper bgs? you know like the ones we got on our cyclops?

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    3. Movie was amazing, IMO it's way better than the first one in every aspect.... I'm just a bit uncomfortable with the amount of jokes. The comics uses more of a serious tone... but I understand this is a Marvel formula for movies to broadcast audiences, just like what they did with Tony Stark. I also think that in the next movie they should explore the full extent of Thor's powers... in Dark World he's more physical than anything else. Anyway I liked the movie a lot!

      And it's rigth buddy... you'll test drive him in the proper time and yes there's new FX and BG's. Actually I'm using the ones I created for Cyclops... so less work converting to MSH2 later, of course ;)

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  2. I thought Thor was already perfect, but all these details... :O Looking incredible, i dont even have an idea how you managed to do this. Will you change the asgardian hyper too? That's my favorite move ever made for a mugen char!

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    1. Hello DrHellSpawn! The Asgardians hyper it's remixed now... I mean they appear yet but a bit more fast and they are just part of a big hyper with 3 sections that you can choose to trigger or not. Think about something like the Wonder Woman lv3. hyper. Thanks for your comment man!

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  3. The work that you're putting into Thor is epic Loganir the smart palette and especially the new moves! Keep up the good work and i wish you the best!!

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    1. I want make something special for him, it's almost 9 years since I first release Thor and he deserves a proper update to look fresh and new. Thxs for the comment!

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    2. Incrível, não tenho palavras pra descrever seu trabalho com o Thor, ele tá muito loko... Parabéns!

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    3. Valeu cara! Legal que vc tá gostando...Tive que fazer jus à aquela runa Uruz que ele carrega no cinto ;)

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  4. Wow......simply wow. That is crazy good! Must take ages for each sprite though. Hope those sounds proved useful

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    1. You get it... and even doing batch processing to cut a few steps on photoshop this yet takes some time for each sprite.

      Btw I like also to thank you here for all those electric sound fx you rip it for me some time ago... so far they being very useful for Electro and Thor. Thx man! :)



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    2. You've already thanked me once, no need to do it again! That new intro is gorgeous looking, you're making the rest of us look bad here! :P

      Look forward to seeing more! And if you need any more voices or sounds let me know and I'll see what I can do

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  5. I was kind of hoping for the Full Copiel armor that was in before Marvel Now and like MvC3! Oh well, good luck with this, Loganir.

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    1. Thx Uche! And no need to worry if you mean the lack of his waist "tunic". Coipel/MvC3 design it's alredy there and will be fully represented.... if you read my post you'll notice I mentioned a explod with this detail that will always appear over his armored pals when the player choose them. ;)

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  6. Dude, you are my hero! Just when I thought your work couldn't possible get more impressive or detailed, you knock it out of the park. I'm especially impressed with the smart palette you applied without losing detail to the sprites. That's always a good thing. :)
    That stage behind Thor and WW, is that one of yours or no? Just wondering. Doesn't look familiar to me.

    - Twinimage

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    1. I'm glad you liking the new Thor in the works. Actually that stage is not mine... IIRC it's a gouki stage (SFIII:2nd impact) that was picked at random in that particular mugen. Besides my normal "big" mugen I have this extra mugen folder using 320x240 resolution just to make gifs... with a few stages there for screenshots. Thanks for the words Twinimage! :)

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  7. Awesome! Nice work so far Loganir, I really like all these updates you're giving us on the new Thor. You're doing once again, another great job pal :)
    - Nestor

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    1. Hi Néstor! I'm glad you liked this preview and I hope finish him with all new things soon. Thx for the words man. :)

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  8. Cara eu não tenho palavras, não é só um personagem mugen, é uma obra de arte, quem jogar com ele vai se sentir no filme, não posso esperar pra adicionar a coleção parabéns.

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    1. Opa...valeu Beto! Legal você ter mencionado o filme já que tô pensando em colocar mais coisa de lá... na verdade mudar aquela winpose antiga do Odin aparecendo em espírito pra uma com o Odin na armadura do filme + o Sleipner (cavalo de 8 patas dele)... talvez fique bem legal.

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  9. ficaria ótimo, a proposito eu assisti o filme com um pé atrás sem muitas expectativas mas foi muito melhor do que eu esperava porque o primeiro filme parecia uma comédia romântica e como você falou falta uma luta boa pra thor mostrar sua força e ficou estranho ele apanhar feio de um lacaio e travar um combate mano a mano com o chefão.

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    1. Realmente o primeiro deixou muito a desejar... o 2 foi muito melhor em tudo. Então oque eu gostaria mesmo é de ver ele usando todo o poder elemental dele nas batalhas... invocando tormentas, furacões e muito mais raios...fora que o Mjolnir não serve só pra ser jogado, absorve e dispara outros tipos de energia e também quebra as barreiras do tempo e espaço criando portais ... mas se eles colocassem isso ia furar todo o roteiro dessa história em particular. Mas vamos ver se tem no próximo... com aquele final certeza que vai ter um Thor 3. :)

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  10. Grande trabalho loganir, quando agente acha que seus trabalhos não podem melhorar, eis que você aparece pra deixa-lós mais perfeitos, ficou otimo as novas palhetas.
    E o Hyper dos argadianos bem que poderia ter uma participação da Lady Sif também pra mostrar a força das mulheres de Argard ou da Valkyria.

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    1. Valeu pelo comentário cara!
      A idéia é incluir na parte do hyper dos asgardianos uma versão atualizada da Sif + o Heimdall também. O hyper acontece bem mais rápido mas é um pouco diferente no script... já que se continuar apertando os botões vai poder ativar "Thor Corps" ou "Vingadores". Quanto a Valkyria já venho tentando fazer uma participação dela.. mas é no char da Mulher-Hulk por causa das Lady Liberators ;)

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  11. Caraca Loganir vlw cara eu ja to mo cota no Mugen kkkk e seu char do Thor foi o 1 que eu coloquei kkkk qdo lanço kkkkkk e eu sempre achei ele Foda e sempre esperei uma atualização mais do mesmo jeito que eu estou Feliz fico triste porque antes voce colocava seus char para winmugen também eu sei que é chato está bem desatualizado mais é que eu gosto muito do Winmugen sabe o 1.0 eo 1.1 aqui ficam ruins mesmo bem configurados eu qria saber cara da uma chance aew coloca ele pro Winmugen também ou um pacth pra ele pegar obrigado e vlw

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    1. Poxa vlw Wendell... mas fico triste então. É mais fácil eu te ajudar a descobrir o problema do seu mugen 1.0 de não rodar direito no seu PC do que recodificar e tirar um monte de coisa do Thor que só é compatível com o novo mugen. Lançamentos pra Winmugen estão ficando cada vez mais raros, quando tem não usa nenhum recurso novo que o 1.0 oferece. Ou os "patchs" liman eles..........

      Se quiser eu posso te ajudar, me manda por e-mail ( loganir@gmail.com ) a configuração do seu mugen 1.0 ai rodando... com qual screenpack e qual o problema exato que vem impedindo você de rodar chars nele... tentarei achar uma solução e te ajudar pra vc curtir não só o Thor mas também chars novos de outros criadores ok. :)

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  12. Valeu manow eu vou grava um video aki do meu winmugen pra vc ver qdo eu termina de fazer umas coisa e vc consehue fazer meu screenapck do win pegar no 1.0 ou 1.1 eu não gosto dakelas linhas no seu não aparece no meu sim vlw

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  13. Not sure if you like this idea, but i have a suggestion... Remember Buyog's Hal Jordan? He has a green aura, when the energy bar is full. How about adding something similar to Thor? Some lightning sparks on the Mjolnir would look badass if energy reaches full bar.

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    1. Hey man, sounds cool... and alredy in the works. Actually I've been trying implementing something like i did for WW lasso fx or his MvC3 version, where Mjolnir have small sparks everytime. I can also make it different sparks when he gets a full power bar. ;)

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  14. Happy holidays Loganir....your sprite work is inspiring..I can't even imagine the work and the long hours you put into these. so much detail. Have you ever thought about doing another DC character I think Superman would be crazy in your style

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  15. @Blagoy
    and
    @Elvis Mukoko

    Thanks guys! it's a bit late now... I was away from computer these last days.
    but i hope you all had Happy Holidays too !!! :)

    @jefferyv1992
    Thx man! Actually I want do a few more dc chars before retiring for good, Superman it's a char I've noticed becoming a wip of many different mugen creators in these last months. Maybe it's a reflection of the recent movie released, I dunno. Anyway after finishing the current wips I want try someone else from DC comics, just didn't decided yet. ;)

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    1. no problem dude ^^

      beautiful sprite wonder woman ( *___*)
      I hope it will soon be released with she-hulk

      see you later!

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