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Western-style Hat (with a troublesome Leather Duster)
Category: Clothing
File Size:
26.958 MB
Jun 21, 2012 @ 6:49pm
Sep 15, 2012 @ 12:51pm
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This was an experiment to see if I could make a 3d model of an object I own. In this case, it was my hat (I don't remember the style's name). So, here it is. 2048x2048 texture and 5.3k tris. The actual hat uses buffalo coins (replicas most likely), so I thought Septims would be a nice touch. Made with 3ds Max 2011 and Photoshop CS4.

You can craft it at a tanning rack (listed under leather) for a couple pieces of leather, leather strips, and 8 gold. The hat comes in light armor (very little protection) and clothes (no protection) variants. The light armor one was just because I wanted to get that armor bonus for wearing all light armor.

The hat can be worn by Humans, Khajit, Orcs, Elves, and Argonians both male and female.

Credit to Bethesda for the Septim textures I cannibalized for the hat.

Known issues:
- The hat will clip with long hair. A prime example is default human male hair. Covering long hair makes your character bald, so I decided not to do that.

- The duster doesn't have a first person model (Attempts to assign one have failed. No idea why.)


- As the title states, this is a beta. The ground object (what you see when you drop something) is rather ridiculous and, needless to say, collision doesn't match up. The duster uses body slot 57, so it should wrap around most clothing/armor, but expect clipping.

- I'm hoping having multiple people use it will show whether or not I've eliminated the random polygon stretching bug. I've only scaled polys and reassigned bone weights, but last time it still produced that bug. If it does occur, taking it off and putting it back on should fix it. That, or installing graphics drivers (I kid you not, but the fix didn't last long).

- I think weight sliding works. http://steamcommunity.com/id/Rand0mNumbers/screenshot/939251352002030423 Nailed It.

- I've uploaded the duster only to have a backup of known working copies of the esp and nifs. I need to clean up my working directories.

- There are no 1st person models. I tried plugging in the 3rd person view, but that didn't seem to work.


^Release 1.1:
- Leather Duster is in beta. Females only.

^Release 1.1.1
- Changed the duster's shader properties.

^Release 1.2
- Added Male Duster

^Release 1.2.1
- Added Duster Recipes (Craft and Temper; Under Leather at Tanning Rack)
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andrewshooter15 Aug 23 @ 5:24pm 
i need more hat mods i will be adding this to the many more to come.
NoldoCelu Jun 27 @ 3:50pm 
I am a fan of hats and really love this one, haven't been able to find anything to wear with the duster yet though, maybe make it like clothing instead of an accessory?
hobomonster33 the irish cat Jun 27 @ 5:11am 
i noticed u can wear a item of clothing for torso from radient raaiment under the duster but bits of the clothing clip tru the duster could u fix dat pls
ying_ko13 May 24 @ 1:52pm 
The style is called a broad brim slouch hat, favored by many in the late 1800s, and by The Shadow in the 30s and 40s. I have one as well.
omoonie18 May 14 @ 9:22pm 
it looks like the undertakers hat from wm30
Jamma77 May 10 @ 1:38am 
Ok. Any idea when you'll be able to update this?
Rand0mNumbers  [author] May 10 @ 1:18am 
I've seen some cloth physics in Skyrim, but they seem to be restricted to skirts/capes (based on official DLC content). The effect looks like it is tied to bones and that won't cut it for form-fitting (Especially for ridiculously big armor; the stretching would be atrocious).

I think I'd have to make it so you can't wear armor (take up all slots) to keep it from clipping. I haven't looked much into it, but I don't believe Skyrim would support any system like that (cloth meshes that deform and stretch according to what's beneath them). I've only seen that when messing around in UDK.
Jamma77 May 9 @ 1:32pm 
Will the duster be fixed so it doesn't clip with armour when you eventually update the mod?
Rand0mNumbers  [author] May 4 @ 1:02pm 
Jamma, Indeed.

Cat, I explained why I'm not going to change the type in my replies to you. If you wish to have a custom fit tailored specifically to you, you will need to make some modifications yourself. I am reluctant to make your specific change and push it to all other subscribers as they probably won't need/want it. Also, I'm confident you have a hairstyle that'll accomodate the hat.
Cat Daddy May 4 @ 6:48am 
thats my point exactly. It wouldnt take you more than an hour to change this into a circlet item so hairs dont vanish