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Andre The Giant (by B7) **UPLOADED to XBL!! Dec. 21,2012**

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#1 ANTI-

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

UPDATE: December 20,2012

This has been UPLOADED!!!

Search Tag(s): ANDRE WLF NCO WWF NWA

-video coming soon- :cool:

Hope you like and/or enjoy it! :corino:

Some HUGE thanks are in order:

Certainly first and foremost, the most thanks have to go out to BHANGRA_MAN for being amazing and helping me through every step of the way toward making textures possible for this (and future) CAWs of mine. It had be a bit of a headache bringing me up to speed on things, but he stuck by me and went to bat for some things I needed and I'll never forget that.

Many thanks to Miztah Raza for 'fixing' some stuff up real nice and pretty for me. Without him, this wouldn't have happened and I'd just have a bunch of custom textures for nothing. I am eternally grateful and if you need anything or want anyone made or something, give me a holla holla holla.

And last but not least, thanks to Acid6D94 for lending me the Rick Rude face texture he'd uploaded onto CC last year, so that I could get the hair from it and use it on this [and perhaps future] CAWs. It is and will be a great help.

As for Andre's face texture, that was my work via Facegen, with some slight brightness alterations from BHANGRA_MAN, from what I understand. :cool:

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UPDATE: December 10, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9AtCS0jVEI

^ How he's looking thus far. Attire 1 is complete enough to go to attire 2. The face is complete enough to where I can move on to other attires and still make little facial tweeks here and there. I also threw my Superstar Billy Graham in there, just to get him some exposure since I haven't started a topic about him anywhere yet. A bit too early. I might scrap that attire now that I might be able to get some proper tie-dye attire in the game. ;)

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UPDATE: December 7, 2012

He's comin' along...

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Not quite. But closer and closer. Something about the lips and nose need to be done yet. Minor tweeks. And some custom eyebrow thickening. Stuff like that. Atleast we're somewhere that appears to be in the right direction. lol. Thanks for all the feedback, dudes! :cool: I'll get back to you in a bit; just need to get some sleep. lol

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In early stages, but here's what I've got thus far. Last year, I didn't use a face texture and it took up 64 layers, so this year's gonna be a nail-biter. lol

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^ Don't mind the baldness. lol. Using the Doink hairstyle and then Rude hair textures to piece together Andre's hairline and style of afro better than the Samoan-esque afro that's available. ;)


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^If the baldness irks you too much to ignore for now, here is the initial hairstyle I'll use for the '87 heel era.

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^ ...And a couple looks at that sexy body. lol

Couple in-game shots...though, I warn you, I haven't found the right custom eyebrows for him via designs so he has none for the time being. lol.

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My obsolete digital camera throws colors off a teensy bit, but you get the picture. Still toying around a bit with blending. Went through 2 different attempts at custom eyebrows, but have been unsuccessful as of yet. Third time's the charm? lol. Lip coloring still needs work. Besides that, hey, looks to me like we've got ourselves an Andre, maybe? ;)

I'm actually quite nervous and focused on the final product of this being as good as, if not better, than what I'd been doing without the help of textures. I feel like I'm getting there, but I'm getting myself back up to practice again after what...3 years? lol

Edited by ☠, 21 December 2012 - 04:02 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

You know I like it so far what you need now is constructive feedback for tweaking ;)

Edited by BHANGRA_MAN, 05 December 2012 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

Sorry, but I don't like any part of this I'm afraid. The body morphing looks really weird and the face texture looks weird. Your regular non-textured CAWs look better to be honest, man.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

this looks pretty good,nice job

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

You know I like it so far what you need now is constructive feedback for tweaking ;)


For sure, man. I know the eyebrows are gonna bring things together quite a bit, as they often do, but after that, some feedback on whatever can be brought up or down or left or right a little would be cool. lol. Not going for a 2nd attire until I get exactly what I want out of the face. Might even change his attire to the dark blue trunks/ light blue boots attire I gave him last year. Something about this attire just continues striking me as odd, for some reason. I'm thinking it's that it's something I'm not used to seeing him wrestle in? :fedup:

Thanks a ton for everything, dude. :cool:


Edited by ☠, 05 December 2012 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Sorry, but I don't like any part of this I'm afraid. The body morphing looks really weird and the face texture looks weird.

Have you seen Andre the Giant before?

I don't use CAWs, but this is actually one of the better ones I've seen this year. Nice job.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

I think this looks fantastic!!!


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

Not sure if this will be any use to you as i dont see much andre in the texture myself, eyebrows may be useful though? The only other one i could find was even worse (Showdown LOW 2) -

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Sorry, but I don't like any part of this I'm afraid. The body morphing looks really weird and the face texture looks weird. Your regular non-textured CAWs look better to be honest, man.


It's all good, man. I appreciate the honesty. I've been second-guessing it quite a bit, myself, as it was easier last year when I made without the face texture. But I see how great it looks in CAW mode, and then I went back last night to WWE 12 to see what eye makeup I used on that Andre, and it was like "Wow, the face I have now instantly makes my 12 face obsolete!" :lol: It's an issue finding room for texture blending without getting rid of important attire detailing, but I'm gonna keep trying, and if I can't get it, oh well. Plenty more textures where that came from. :cool:

Oh, as for the body morphing, it's always an issue with people, but I'm shooting for accuracy, wheras someone like Paul Wight in the game has these big, thick dinosaur legs that aren't realistic at all. lol. I find it f*cking annoying how hard it was to capture his 'tall, chubby guy with relatively skinny legs'-kind of frame, but I think I'm close. Most people just make him big and thick and huge all over, and it annoys the shit outta me. lol

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Not sure if this will be any use to you as i dont see much andre in the texture myself, eyebrows may be useful though? The only other one i could find was even worse (Showdown LOW 2) -

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Meh, not really a fan of actual full textures. And besides, that looks like more Colt Cabana in the face. Probably wouldn't serve my style of CAW-making much, to be honest. This is what's being used on the face, before I fixed it up and made it texturable:

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

B7 an obvious question have you tried to tweak the skin color to match the texture..its not far off you know you just have to tweak the colors and blend

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

B7 an obvious question have you tried to tweak the skin color to match the texture..its not far off you know you just have to tweak the colors and blend


I have some, here and there. But it's clear I have to do just a tiny bit more in some direction. I'm trying to learn from my experience making a textured Brian Pillman in SvR2010, where I made the skim match the texture, which was a fairly tanned light brown-ish color, and then catching shit because people didn't know Pillman had ever tanned in his life, apparently. :rolleyes: lol Trying to experiment and seek middle ground now, but I do need to make some corrections there still. :cool:

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

I would also read your PM..in addition to the PM make a copy of the texture in a different slot and cut the edges of the cheeks sometimes they are difficult to blend

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

"he's alive" :laugh: looks like andre, body seems weird though, but body morphing for big guys is crap at best in these games.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:56 PM


Sorry, but I don't like any part of this I'm afraid. The body morphing looks really weird and the face texture looks weird.

Have you seen Andre the Giant before?

I don't use CAWs, but this is actually one of the better ones I've seen this year. Nice job.


Yeah, once or twice... It's not that the morphing is off but the texture isn't sitting right in places. The detail on the texture also looks really dark, and the eyes look TINY. Have you tried adding a face paint on top of the texture to blend it some more?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

:P yep thats what I said already D..the face paint he will get there B7 am sure

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

Know what my favorite part is? I'm getting kind of a rep for posting early previews that are always kind of "Meeeh....umm...I don't...know how to feel about this CAW." from people. And then the update comes.

Stay tuned. :)

More work will be done on this sometime tonight. But for now, off to live life for a few hours. lol

ps- if the nonexistant eyebrows are too annoying for the time being, place your index finger across the area above the eyes where the eyebrows should go, and "Hey look, it's Andre! Sup dude?" lol

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

Know what my favorite part is? I'm getting kind of a rep for posting early previews that are always kind of "Meeeh....umm...I don't...know how to feel about this CAW." from people. And then the update comes.

Stay tuned. :)

More work will be done on this sometime tonight. But for now, off to live life for a few hours. lol

ps- if the nonexistant eyebrows are too annoying for the time being, place your index finger across the area above the eyes where the eyebrows should go, and "Hey look, it's Andre! Sup dude?" lol

so sharp lol.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

Know what my favorite part is? I'm getting kind of a rep for posting early previews that are always kind of "Meeeh....umm...I don't...know how to feel about this CAW." from people. And then the update comes.

Stay tuned. :)

More work will be done on this sometime tonight. But for now, off to live life for a few hours. lol

ps- if the nonexistant eyebrows are too annoying for the time being, place your index finger across the area above the eyes where the eyebrows should go, and "Hey look, it's Andre! Sup dude?" lol


I guess, but your CAWs always have potential at the start and that's why people post in the topics. Besides, it always takes a good few updates to get it right, especially if you're not talking to people and getting suggestions off of the board.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:11 AM

looks amazing. cool to hear you may do Rude in the future too. always a big fan

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:27 AM

This is looking pretty sweet dude!





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