A tale of souls and swords, eternally retold...

VILARCANE

[14] Master
UPDATE FOR REFERENCE !

My CAS thread here :
http://8wayrun.com/threads/a-tale-of-souls-and-swords-eternally-retold.11292/

Slideshows :
Vil's world of CAS : http://snack.to/pz9f6f83
Tale of souls and swords 2.0 (CAS compendium) : http://snack.to/pu3s7fa5
CAS-ppy new year : 2013 slideshow http://snack.to/pztiecu1
Beauty and the beast : http://snack.to/pzulv5l3
Online Symphony 1 (online with friends) : http://snack.to/pujq7fa5 / OS 2 : http://snack.to/pum2102a
Hilde-motion (Hilde 3Ps) : http://snack.to/pu501wgy
Project Soul (SoulCalibur 4 creations) : http://snack.to/pum8y389
Skulls and Crossbones (messing with the skely) : http://snack.to/pzpi2k9c
Space Opera (Sci-Fi themed CAS) : http://snack.to/pzui2k9c
Online Symphony 3 : http://snack.to/pzujl1k1 / OS 4 : http://snack.to/pzciwcux
End of souls (thumbnail art) : http://www.photosnack.com/my-slideshows/details/pzu96mnu

My CAS in action over there (HD and 480p vids, AI or against Le Bello)
The channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/vilarcane
A playlist with CAS (no browsing needed, HD) : http://snack.to/tz9e7l03

Hi There,

Well, once upon a time, i started playing soulblade on psone, a great game with an astonishing CGI intro, then i played Soulcalibur on dreamcast which swept me off my feet with its incredible "kata" attract mode...then later on, Soulcalibur IV got me tricked into spending countless hours creating original stuff with an already amazing character creator...i could share some of my stuff, i'd be proud to, but now it is SoulCalibur V's era, with its piss-poor intro, forgettable musics, and kind of "rich but clunky" CAS Editor...
Still, i dig doing CAS and playing with them (IA vs IA vs mode and random character choice now allows CAS a bit more showtime this time around).
I thought of sharing a few of them with you...as with Soul4, i will stop when i reach the 50 counter, and maybe start again with another 50 on a usb drive ;o)

BTW, i have seen a lot of nice stuff in this forum and other threads, but what i do is a mix of original and "celebrities", and because i do a lot of comic drawing IRL, i figured i could give it a shot to see what you guys think of my own souls :sc5ezi1: ...

War (Darksiders)





Executioner





Kratos (GoW / in-game)



Leonidas (Original) :



Ivy (P3 ;o)



Launcelot (Original)





Jester (Original)



Mitsurugi (P3) :



Mephisto (Original)



Conan (Undead)





Witch (Original)



Savage Opress :



Obelix (joke character with heavy stone axe, asta-style)

Princess of Persia (Original) :



Nighty (P3) :



 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
well i miss your comments, but what you miss is the limited edition armor set...which i modified a bit (added a few horns here and there)
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
Thx ! i am working on a second batch, which i'll post in a few days.
I put a lot of details in textures and colors, and do a bit of assembly as well.
What really limits my free drawing are the size limit for objects (meaning not being able to do tiny elements), the unability to overlap some elements, the 3 special elements only...other than that, there is a lot of free room for creativity, especially as i have everything unlocked (still unlocking patterns and stickers using my CaS in arcade along the way)

If you have any suggestions of CAS to do, i would gladly look into it...i have a few ideas of my own

I usually make a sketch of my CAS before for inspiration, like this one for my soon to be made public Amazon :
 

REPROBEAN_CHILD

[14] Master
Thx ! i am working on a second batch, which i'll post in a few days.
I put a lot of details in textures and colors, and do a bit of assembly as well.
What really limits my free drawing are the size limit for objects (meaning not being able to do tiny elements), the unability to overlap some elements, the 3 special elements only...other than that, there is a lot of free room for creativity, especially as i have everything unlocked (still unlocking patterns and stickers using my CaS in arcade along the way)

If you have any suggestions of CAS to do, i would gladly look into it...i have a few ideas of my own

I usually make a sketch of my CAS before for inspiration, like this one for my soon to be made public Amazon :
One thing I want to ask though: how about making some original characters? You got the talent to do it. Originals are much preferred over recreations
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
Thanks, i did not know originals were preferred and that pleases me.
About half of those are posted are originals, and i prefer doing originals of course, so you are gonna see more of them coming ;o)
but maybe you could precise the exact definition of original on this forum, so i am not mistakingly assuming what i do is original stuff !?
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
my god, this forum is a sea of creations...so many i need to bump myself up again hoping for comments on the last 3 customs ;o)
 

Tanegashima

[09] Warrior
Hey Vilarcane, the original creations all look really good. King Maya and MayAssassin are both really detailed and have a lot of unique character to them. Sorry I can't be really glowing on recreations. It is not that yours are bad its just that its easy to get worn out on them. When they impress me nowadays it tends to be because the person used parts in unique ways in order to get around the creation modes limitations.
 

brucege

[14] Master
I see we have an attention whore lol. Contrary to the posts above, recreations actually garner more the attention than originals do. Which thread would you click first? "Sexy Morrigan CaS!" or "My Original CaS!" However, your CaS's are quite good. I'm especially fond of that Mayan king for its patterns and textures. The better recreations of Batman I've seen use stickers and accessories rather than equipment to approximate the cowl.
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
Attention whore, lol...anyways, thanks for the comments, recreations i do mostly for my kids, but originals are my thing for sure, but i'd still like to do an original recreation, if you see what i mean...and yeah my batman is not the best, but i am quite satisfied with my war and link for instance...i think the more you create, the more you find workarounds for the editor's limitations. I like doing blood and arrows on my souls, that must be my 200+ hours on skyrim for sure ;o)
 

Murasame

[10] Knight
I usually like originals better, but I won't put down recreations just because they are what they are, unless of course, it's very poorly done or uninspiring.

Both your recreations and originals are quite appealing to me. I must admit you caught me off-guard with that Nightmare 3P. I never found the use of the helm, but I actually feel he looks threatening.
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
Thanks, appreciate it, i will try to keep this thread alive with new ones, i have just made a Conan alternate i will share, and i still need some work on some others as well.

We had a nice round of offline versus today with a bunch of friends, seeing the CAS i made "in fight" is really rewarding, especially when people new to the game can't tell if it is built-in costumes or self made characters (the "random / question mark" box in the lower right corner comes in handy for that ;o)...
I now have around 30 CAS, so im a getting my own characters pretty often in the mix...

This game is fun, i just don't share some of the design choices and the new souls and sometimes costumes seem rather bland to me...yet there are some amazing "project soul CAS", like Nighty P2, Cervy P1 and Yoshi P2 for instance...and of course all-time classics like Ivy's. But Siegfried costumes are pretty dull for instance...

Well, back to the drawing board then, see you