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This is a simple recreation of the scientists as they looked in their final beta version, a model which was much more detailed, but for obvious reasons it had a big downgrade.

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Pre-Relase Beta Scientists
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HEVScientist
HEVScientist

Nice work.

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Super1Hawk
Super1Hawk

Well, they compressed the textures because in 1998 graphics weren't that advanced at the time. And the technology was still primitive too.

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

Actually, from what I read (I don't know if it will be true), HL was going to have an option for advanced textures that was withdrawn, I suppose that because of the same thing you say

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Super1Hawk
Super1Hawk

Whoa really? I didn't knew about that before.

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

I mean, it was going to be those graphics originally, then they were going to be a graphics option and then they just removed them. I don't know if it would be true but if it was, I would have loved to see it.

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran

Those black gloves weren't the intended look, they simply couldn't figure out how to make bodygroups work at the time. I wouldn't call it an upgrade compared to what we got. The only downgrades of the models we got were low res textures, slightly lower polygons and some scaling problems.

Nice work nevertheless.

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

I always found those gloves the most curious. They have a certain charisma

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran

Personality that comes from limitation.

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

Indeed

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LeonelC
LeonelC

"Those black gloves weren't the intended look, they simply couldn't figure out how to make bodygroups work at the time."

Nope, there is concept art of the scientists wearing gloves.

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

Ah in the end it was how I thought. It's funny that they chose black instead of ... I don't know, the typical cyan of medical gloves

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PsyWarVeteran
PsyWarVeteran

Yep.

And while your link is broken I know what image you are referring to: Scientist looking at a needle with a rat beside him?

Doesn't mean a thing. Concept arts are just idea dumps and the gloves coincidentally matched here. They gave them black gloves because of the Luther variant of the scientists. Because he had black skin the white hands clashed with the model. The gloves were almost like a placeholder while they were finishing the different hand groups.

Something similar happened with the Gearbox hgrunt models. They covered their entire necks because the skin was keep changing to the wrong color.

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Blue199
Blue199

this is the face of a man who hates his job

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

The face of a man with hepatitis B

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NOVλ
NOVλ

Nice

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Nin10doGMod
Nin10doGMod

Fit with the Ted Backman Barney

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BrussTrigger Author
BrussTrigger

The "Late Beta Team"

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