Modding Help Mod Request: Vashti Race

Discussion in 'Starbound Modding' started by Dolphinbirdie, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Dolphinbirdie

    Dolphinbirdie Void-Bound Voyager

    After several failed attempts to try and make this myself, I've decided that I'm just gonna post this here, and see if anybody is interested.

    A race of quadrupedal, semi-aquatic, giant salamanders, which have no real society, and instead are more like... intelligent animals. I imagine usually be kept as pets and servants by the other, more civilized races. In particular, I feel like the Florans would value them as good hunting companions.
    The Vashti might be neighbors of the Hylotl--perhaps everyone's favorite Japanese frogs would see a vashti as being a common housepet, something akin to how we see dogs or cats?

    Being a bunch of fish-amphibian things, the Vashti have chromatophores in their skin--the whole thing that gives octopi their ability to change colors. I imagine this could be used somewhat creatively, maybe incorporating the color-changing attributes into emotes.
    You could always just give them a bunch of rainbow-y color options. That's fine, too.

    I imagine that the Vashti would move and act like cats or dogs. This could make animating them a bit easier, as you can just base the animation cycles off of those for the cats and dogs in-game... probably?

    Lastly, psionic powers have become relatively common as of late, a la Playable Cats... because trying to animate and/or code a quadrupedal race that rears up on its hind legs to interact with things would be a veritable pain in the ass, I can imagine. So... telekinesis. 'Nuff said.

    That's everything. Hope this interests you guys.
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  2. IHart

    IHart Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    im into it. what kind of progress do you have on them?
  3. Dolphinbirdie

    Dolphinbirdie Void-Bound Voyager

    None that's usable... As I said, I wasn't really able to wrap my head around the whole process.
  4. Dolphinbirdie

    Dolphinbirdie Void-Bound Voyager

    Oh, do you mean on the race themselves, or the mod?
  5. IHart

    IHart Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    anything really
  6. Dolphinbirdie

    Dolphinbirdie Void-Bound Voyager

    Well, I've got this image of one. Not a sprite, so I dunno how helpful it'll be.

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