Floating Freeloader (Resubmit)
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Dylamb Nov 11, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
yes just yes!
NammerGamer Sep 8, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
Can you lighten the colors?
Rolled Sep 3, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
Can you actually use this now?
Statyk  [author] Sep 3, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
yeah, showcasing all colors takes a lot of time, so creators usually only showcase the obvious paints.
Literally Kebab Sep 3, 2013 @ 2:20pm 
Oh. My mistake. I just never use the colours so I don't know how it works.
Statyk  [author] Sep 3, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
Lil Buzzer has a pretty good model and on top of mine, is certified somehow with animations. And what do you mean "as paintable"? When something's paintable, it works for all colors, he just didn't showcase every one like I did.
Literally Kebab Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Lil buzzer copied this. It isn't even as paintable.
Desert Fox Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:55am 
Alt fire, it attacts Heavies.
MOOSHMASH Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:05am 
:)
Servitus the Walking Campfire Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:00am 
If you died, I wouldn't be surprised if the bird plops off and ragdolls somewhere like your gun.
white rabbit Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:32am 
need this
FlashPony <5 Days> Aug 8, 2013 @ 3:00am 
The design seems a bit much for TF2.
Codename: Riesenlaster Aug 6, 2013 @ 11:50am 
This is definitely a much better hummingbird than the one that's currently at the top. The model is smoother and has better quality than the other one and the colors work better here, though they still need some work. Not only that, but this hummingbird actually flies, which most do rather than standing on a shoulder.

What I want to see now is a seal of approval on this and some more work on the colors. Then I'm definitely going to love it!~
Excitement.mov Aug 1, 2013 @ 1:08am 
awesome! the caffeine cooler will fit with this can-opening bird
Hevvy180 {ŦĐ/G4C/CD} Jul 29, 2013 @ 10:34am 
Hopefully Valve actually reads the text wall there and the comments here and adds this in.
Tiki_Jay Jul 27, 2013 @ 3:02pm 
ah, I haven't tried...
Statyk  [author] Jul 26, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
I know, but the importer can't do that yet.
Tiki_Jay Jul 26, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
Good to see you are trying to improve it, would be great addition.

You know you can add a normal map (just flat, no actual texture) and use the alpha from that for the paint.
|LiG| frostmourne [M3PAF-CO] Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
not if, WHEN! be positive!
Statyk  [author] Jul 25, 2013 @ 11:36pm 
Lol, thanks, but that's even if it gets added in!
|LiG| frostmourne [M3PAF-CO] Jul 25, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
good. i will pay a lot of good money for this!!!!
Statyk  [author] Jul 25, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
Exactly why I'm sacrificing it =P
|LiG| frostmourne [M3PAF-CO] Jul 25, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
paint is not important. the only thing that is is that it is in the game
Statyk  [author] Jul 25, 2013 @ 6:01pm 
Well, upon looking things up, in order to make him not require animations, he will have to be non-paintable, as I need to use the alpha channel in the texture to make the wings look like a blur, which will take away the paintability. But he should be able to import into the importer and be certified.
Statyk  [author] Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
You have a point... I'll see what I can do about that
Tiki_Jay Jul 21, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
Well, I wasn't meaning you should put jiggle bones on the wings. Just float him on a jiggle bone so he hovers a bit. Should be pretty easy to make that look good.

The wings could go several routes, but like I said, their wings are always a blur anyway.

Either:
make 3 or 4 wings (different positions) and alpha them to like 25% so they can barely be seen.

or

make one big alpha plane thingy and has blurred wing texture.. would have to mess around to see what looks best.

But then he'd be floating and look like his wings were moving.

Goodluck anyway.
|LiG| frostmourne [M3PAF-CO] Jul 21, 2013 @ 5:28pm 
i have confidence in you statyk. i believe you can do it. just keep at it. :)
Statyk  [author] Jul 21, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
I saw, it's kinda cute, I must say =] It's a shame it doesn't fly next to him. Hummingbirds have to move a lot, and I know the TF2 world isn't exactly realistic, but come on, that's what hummingbirds are known for. And I experimented with setting the wings to flap from jigglebones and it's just not reliable. He can easily halt the flapping, one wing can go higher/faster than the other, one may not even flap at all... It's just not workable without the animation. If the other gets accepted, I understand what I did wrong, but I don't plan to half-ass my work JUST to get it accepted. I'll have to wait until animation support is implemented, which it probably won't, since that'd be extra work for Valve. But hey... Reskin mods are available. =\
Tiki_Jay Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:51am 
Good idea, better flying than the new one that is sitting.

Why not just make an alpha channel for the wings and put it on jiggle. Thier wings flap so fast all you see is blur anway. And valve won't put animated files in game so you're just shooting yourself in the foot.
|LiG| frostmourne [M3PAF-CO] Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:03pm 
ADD THIS VALVE!!! i wanna see a animal for the scout, and this is perfect!!
=[pG]=™ Ice_Note Jul 19, 2013 @ 9:15pm 
Nice!
-=|CT|=- Plunderwondr Jul 17, 2013 @ 8:01pm 
Hope they will let this one in somehow because it is an actually well done workshop piece
Chet Ubertcha Jul 17, 2013 @ 7:15pm 
I freaking love it. Hope it gets in next update.
Dawn [♣F2] Jul 17, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
I like the orange one
Glaceon Jul 4, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
Don't need to give it red bull, it already has wings.
Ƭoasty Jul 4, 2013 @ 11:37am 
Cool. Lets hope Bonk! Atomic Punch is good for birds.
Scarfy Scout Jul 4, 2013 @ 7:12am 
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Pootisborn #broker Jul 2, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
DOPE ADD IT UP F**KING SWaG
KANE Jul 2, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
Very nice. I hope that it can be made to trail behind the player when they move.
The Schlong Slapper Jul 1, 2013 @ 7:16pm 
I love this so much I hope Valve gives it a chance in the upcoming update
Ozzyrockin Jun 30, 2013 @ 5:58am 
It looks cool
Statyk  [author] Jun 28, 2013 @ 9:49pm 
y u do this... That's so sad.
♥festive pie Jun 28, 2013 @ 8:51pm 
Yeah, energy drinks don't seem to be very good for them.

Means nothing though, haha. I'm lovin' this item you made :3
Statyk  [author] Jun 28, 2013 @ 8:09pm 
Is it dead?
QQ
Sky Jun 27, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
Added you to discuss a technical solution to get your item fully import certified.
Fuyu_Seishin12 Jun 27, 2013 @ 8:07pm 
awww it's cute that scout finally get's a pet :D i want it on tf2 now
Crimson Heat Jun 27, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
scout finally gets a pet
✭Coop✭ Jun 27, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
Awesomeness right here
happy kwanzaa Jun 27, 2013 @ 3:10pm 
Great idea! I love it. But I'm not going to do that.
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