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Old 05-06-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default [WIP] White Blade Reskin

I'm sure most people were quite confused at seeing Blade's skin tone inexplicably changed to black in SiN Episodes (I'm not aware of him possessing any chameleon-like powers, at least none that have been revealed yet), so I'm working on a reskin to make him white again like he was in the original SiN. It's not perfect, mainly because I hate dealing with all the subtleties of the human look (Damn complex organisms!) but I think this is still somewhat decent so far. Actually, I think all that's really left to do is the view hands skin.

I based the skin on the original Blade texture. It was kind of hard to make an actual comparison since the SiN 1 texture wasn't all that high-res, but that was the reference I used anyway. I also compared my reskin to the skin tones of the new JC, Jessica, and Elexis SiN Episodes models to keep things consistent. Also, I made Blade's eyes blue because that was the color of Blade's eyes in the original game.

Here's a preview pic of the skin. I would have taken a preview picture of the skin on the actual Blade model in Source's model viewer, but the Blade model is still encrypted. Also, I was going to take in ingame picture, but I forgot why I didn't. Something must have prevented me from doing that. Anyways, since I forgot to label the picture, try and guess which one is the black Blade and which is the white one!:


I'm also planning on a reskin to remove Jessica's nose ring, as per early concept art picture things.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

the thing is he was black at heart. I was actually surprised that his skin was white when I first saw him.

Anyway, really impressive redone skin.
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:01 PM   #3
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To me, it doesn't matter if he is black or white. He is still a badass.
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:32 PM   #4
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http://blackorwhitepsp.ytmnd.com/

sorry I couldn't resist.
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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Blade is black, he was never white.
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

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Blade is black, he was never white.
QFT

What I find ironic is that the skin color of his arm in SiN Eps is white and not black like in SiN.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:01 AM   #7
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What is QFT?
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:04 AM   #8
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Quoted For Truth.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:19 AM   #9
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

In the first game, Blade was evidently mulatto. In Episodes he looks a little more tanned, but still seems mulatto to me.

In short: half black, half white.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:30 AM   #10
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Blade is black, he was never white.
http://www.ritualistic.com/screens.p...bladefight.jpg
http://www.ritualistic.com/screens.p...bladeboom2.jpg
http://www.ritualistic.com/screens.p..._box_front.jpg

Always appeared to be white to me.

I can understand Blade being of mixed race, but I don't think a tan could change someone's skin color to this degree.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:55 AM   #11
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I'm just going to assume its a residual side effect of the mutagen he was injected with in SiN 1, probably not the case but not entirely impossible
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:27 AM   #12
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He is black, its part of the story. Have you listened to the way he speaks? I know he is black for a fact because it says he is in the SiN Anime and a couple other places.
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:30 AM   #13
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

And if I remember right, in the SiN anime even the DEVS say he's black in one of the interviews.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:10 AM   #14
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He pulled a michael jackson!

It really doesn't matter what he looks like, as long as he's a badass.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:57 AM   #15
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

i dont care hugely what his skin colour ends up as in episodes, i would kinda prefer him to be white as he was in the original SiN... but who gives a damn in the end? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:31 PM   #16
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He is black, its part of the story. Have you listened to the way he speaks? I know he is black for a fact because it says he is in the SiN Anime and a couple other places.
But that doesn't change the fact that, up until now, Blade has always been portrayed as being rather caucasian. He might be 1/8th black or whatever, he certainly has the facial features, but that doesn't explain his mysterious skin color change. And there is a very significant change that cannot simply be explained by a heavy tan. I'll let you judge for yourself:


Blade even appears quite caucasian in that wacky American-made-but-trying-to-emulate-Japanese-animation Sin: The Movie anime movie.


Simply judging by the way he talks isn't a very reliable way to determine his ethnicity, especially since he's a fictional character. If we did that, we could easily assume that, say, Darth Vader is black, even though he's supposed to be an old bald white dude.

Also, I don't see how you can count the Sin anime as being cannon. Seeing as one of the main characters is instantly killed off within minutes of the movie, that might cause it to lose some of its credibility.

And again, Blade's ethnicity is most likely part black, but he certainly never looked it that much judging by the skin color he always had.
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:58 PM   #17
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

he was like light skined black in the first sin but in episodes his skin is darker etc with hl 2 gordon freemen looked diffent plus his hev suit was diffent(doesnt have to do with skin colors but the creators somtimes change how the chareter looks in games)
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Default Re: [WIP] White Blade Reskin

In SiN1, in-game, Blade IS black. Those SiN 1 pre-renders don't reflect his true color in-game. Take a look at my screenshots...



Black arm skin color



If that isn't black, call me color blind.



And now, a caucasian woman - Elexis. Note the BIG difference in skin color between her and Blade.

Even in the anime movie you showed, dunno about you, but he strikes me as black, not caucasian. You can see the big difference in skin color between him and Elexis in that very poster.
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:33 PM   #19
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He always looked mixed to me.
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:55 PM   #20
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You are right Omega, what in the hell does Robert Atkins know about John Blade. Mr. Atkins can say he is black but that doesn't make Blade black.

EDIT:
How could you think Darth Vader was black?
AND another edit:
I took the smallest possible audio clip from the interview:
www.bspmaps.com/ANDREW/black guy.wav
Note: he says black.
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:30 PM   #21
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How could you think Darth Vader was black?
He was saying that if you were going to say that Blade is black because he "sounds" black, then so is Darth Vader since this guy voices him: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000469/
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:49 AM   #22
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Maybe they just kept him indoors a lot more prior to SiN 1? You know, all the indoor training ranges.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:22 AM   #23
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Great, I make a reskin for Blade and find out that he nevers appears in third person, quite unlike the original SiN. He doesn't even talk aside from the few words he says when he answers his comm link or whatver.

What is this? Did Gordon transport into the SiN universe and make the game more like HL2? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:21 PM   #24
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I just want to post to say... you ppl are making me lose IQ points just by reading your posts... thanks alot
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I just want to post to say... you ppl are making me lose IQ points just by reading your posts... thanks alot
I am going to agree here, I just wasted 2 min that never should have been wasted.
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