The Caws of Death
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Gentleman Cat Oct 26, 2013 @ 6:03am 
You got me there on "That's So Raven"
Fifth Oct 6, 2013 @ 11:34am 
Medic needs alot more pets and Spy hardly has any :3
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Vannex Sep 20, 2013 @ 9:56pm 
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heinous  [author] Sep 15, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
i'm already working on it. i found an easier system. if i can get it to work well enough, i'll be resubmitting the crow with a halloween theme icon, it'll be part of the flying pets set just like this submission. maybe subscribe and stay tuned? or just keep watching the new submissions in the workshop? idk. we'll see.
Agent of Fortune Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:57am 
I really like the idea and where you're going with it, but the flapping is way too stiff. I know having perfectly natural wingbeats is probably unrealistic, but I think you might be able to tweak them a little bit without compromising too much.
heinous  [author] Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:04am 
archimedes is valve's work, i wouldn't want to "steal it" as the workshop voters would be prone to accuse.
Wilhelm Sep 14, 2013 @ 9:17am 
This should not be for medic, you should make a flying version of archamedes for medic.
Kbrin Sep 13, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
love the idea
harbl Sep 10, 2013 @ 7:51pm 
Nevermore.
ѦϗαѺиḯ Sep 8, 2013 @ 9:11am 
Valve, ADD THIS NOA
Jeff Is A Robot Sep 8, 2013 @ 2:33am 
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CJ Sep 8, 2013 @ 1:13am 
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Danny Sep 7, 2013 @ 11:02pm 
nice stuff though
The Final Beelzboss Sep 7, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
quoth the raven: I'ma fuck you up.
Mr.Poopsy Sep 7, 2013 @ 3:11am 
XD THATS SO RAVEN
It's Lightish Red Sep 6, 2013 @ 7:16pm 
Spy doesn't really have a bird pet that fits, so this might fill in the gap.
Hmmty Sep 6, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
Archimedes? :O SPY WAT DID U DO.
[Y.A]The Teletrap Sep 6, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
archamedes?
Doom Anvil Sep 6, 2013 @ 3:12pm 
i'd very much want this
StormHarbinger Sep 6, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
i want this raven so bad
shotspike3 Sep 5, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
does anyone know how to get the mod
shotspike3 Sep 5, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
any one there
shotspike3 Sep 5, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
how do you get the mod
Potat.Co Sep 4, 2013 @ 7:14pm 
Can let the Crow ride on the players shoulder so it's like the evil death version of Archimedes and that's also what the other birds do like Archimedes.
Bandicoot Sep 4, 2013 @ 6:49pm 
@ Irbynx, I think the Sniper has enough animals on him. Plus it wouldn't suit him in my opinion. :)
trollninjagamer Sep 4, 2013 @ 6:13am 
who i get it?
Kathinzal Sep 4, 2013 @ 3:17am 
I feel like this is to much. It doesn't really belong in TF2.
sitting duck Sep 3, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
first i thouht it used to go on da shoulder
now valve needs to add
Noobz Sep 3, 2013 @ 11:48am 
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Irbynx Sep 3, 2013 @ 10:29am 
It needs to be for sniper too.
Terry Crews Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
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MysticalMustache Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
the last pic made me die of laughter
Knusperfrosch Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
@heineous: Ah, I see. Interesting. I didn't know the importer tool limitations. Thanks for the reply.
Zaxer2 - Spook central! Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:15pm 
meh, the hummingbird is good, but the bat and the crow have really static wing animations. The spy doesn't go good with pets, as he's a man of concealment and pets poop, and the crows bounce so much when they walk.
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zorms Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
all of th miscs you've created look amazing
and at the risk of sounding unoriginal
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heinous  [author] Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
the items disappear while disguised, and go invisible along with the spy when cloaked. at least that's what happened in the itemtest map, only valve can test it further. animation is completely done in jigglebones, the only method the compatible with the importer at the time.
Knusperfrosch Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:48am 
Q: Is the flight animation based on the flying doves in the Meet the Medic taunt? The animal still look rather stiff because the wings are entirely flat like a board (normal bird wings are curved downwards, esp on the upswing), they beat relatively slowly, and the body of the raven goes up and down between them while the wing tips stay level, like a fake bird on a string bobbing up and down. Relistically, the body should stay level while the wings move.
Knusperfrosch Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:32am 
Raven for Medic:
CON: Medic already has his dove.
PRO: Medic seems to like birds, and a raven fits in with the various "plague doctor" loadouts.
Q: Why do the demo pictures show two ravens when there's only one? That's a bit of a mis-information.

Raven for Spy:
PRO: Fits the character. Looks cool.
CON #1: You need to make sure the pet becomes invisible alongside the Spy. I remember the problems with other floating all-class buddies (Balloonicorn, Monkeynaut) which had to be patched because they often stayed visible early on, giving the Spy away.
CON #2: T he raven is restricted to Medic or Spy. What happens if Spy is visible but disguises as a non-Medic/non-Spy class, or as a Medic who doesn't have a raven? Logically, the raven would need to be made invisible whenever the Spy disguises, or it would tip people off.
CON #3: The problem with all Spy cosmetics: most of the time people won't be able to see your awesome outfit, because you're either disguised or invisible.
Knusperfrosch Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:28am 
Interesting concept, looks like the design is functional, and the bird looks nice (if a bit stiff). Maybe make the wings beat faster and add some random variable to the frequency of the wing beats, so that they alternate between faster wing beats (when going around corners) and phases of brief motionless gliding (when the character runs forward in a straight line longer than 2 seconds). But that's probably awfully complicated to implement. :-/
Knusperfrosch Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:11am 
If you see a vulture following your team's Medic, be afraid, be very afraid. ;-)

Picture 3: Well-done homage to Agent Smith from the Matrix Reloaded.
Chainsaw Joe's discount surgery Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
i just like crows and ravens, they need to add one as a class pet already. preferbly for spy
heinous  [author] Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
it's an allusion to the same scene in one of the matrix movies
Chainsaw Joe's discount surgery Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
pic 3 is so badass.
The Modern Egg Artist Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:27am 
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heinous  [author] Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
i could make a flying owl, but it would probably get voted down by people saying i "copied" hootsalot.
Defalt Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:01pm 
Make a other version ,where the whole bird is paintable! :P