Movie Battles is a class-based, team-orientated Multiplayer Total Conversion for Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
Check out the addition of an animated minigun, the Z-6 Rotary Blaster Cannon in action! On top of that, find out how to make your own version compatible with the future release of Movie Battles II for your own replacements and even Full Authentic!
Posted by MaceMadunusus on Feb 11th, 2010
In my time on the MBII team as a trial coder, most of what I've done has been bugfixing and the like. But now...I present to you...a new visual feature!
The Z-6 rotary blaster cannon model is now available if you purchase Clone Rifle 3 with no blobs. It was modeled and textured by =Someone=, and "animated" and put in-game by me. Frost created the player animation. Check out the screenshots and video below!
Here is a little how to courtesy of =Someone= about how you would go making your own version of this for replacements or your own Full Authentic creation.
For any aspiring modeler or those who are just wondering, it works like this:
For first person:
You need to split the gun model up into 3 parts. You need a _hand model that holds all the important tags and takes care of the positioning of everything, a _barrel model for the animated part and the normal gun .md3 for the rest.
For third person:
For the animation to work in world view, the gun needs to be compiled like a vehicle. With a static bone for the static parts and bone_barrel for the animation and everything weighted to it accordingly.
-Subaru and =Someone=