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Loot-Dropping Bookshelf by LaithArkham Loot-Dropping Bookshelf by LaithArkham
An animated bookshelf prop made for a Torchlight mod. Made with Maya and Photoshop.

As the breakdown explains, it essentially functions like a treasure chest -- it's default state is a one-frame "closed" or unactivated animation played on a loop.
When the player activates it, the "opening" animation plays (the bookshelf wobbles a little while the books and scroll get shifted about, as if the player is rummaging around for treasure) and some appropriate loot is then dropped (in the case of this game, some spell scrolls) for the player to pick up.
Then, the prop plays its one-frame-long opened/activated animation on a loop from that point forth.

It's also worth mentioning that the in-game texture is half of the size of the one used here, since a) that fits more with the existing textures in the game, and b) the prop will never be seen quite as close as it is being seen here anyway. From the distances props in the game are normally seen at, the resolution difference is negligible.

I'm collaborating with someone else on the mod (I'm doing the art, they're doing the scripting) so I will post a link to the mod once it's fully finished.
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smurfbizkit Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Nice painting, I like your color choice and style.

I do have to say that you could've EASILY fit it into a 512x512. For something that size ingame there is 0 need to have 2 sides + 1 back taking up uvmap space when you just need 1 for all 3. I'd suggest you rip textures from say; WoW or Diablo 3 to see how they get extremely efficient. With a bit more of focus on that your textures will end up being smaller + look higher res than they actually are.
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude...this is cute
rjfire1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
You are amazing! I love your style. My team and i are making this really amazing game! how would you like to be a part of it as texture artist and modeler? :) we really need someone like you!
PixelNoob Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great work on the texture! It looks so... whimsical :meow:
emaciate Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
very great !!!!
samsite-X Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It looks great! :D
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March 20, 2012
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