Source Filmmaker

Source Filmmaker

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Shantae [Rafaknight]
Models: Character
Tags: Sfm
File Size
96.738 MB
Sep 13, 2017 @ 8:09pm
Oct 4, 2017 @ 8:04pm
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Shantae [Rafaknight]


Rafaknight's custom Shantae model, ported specially for Source.

The model has gone through extensive modification to work as well as possible in the engine.
A huge range of features are available to be utilized.


IK Rig:

Control Groups:

All of my models now use the same control groups file, just use the one from whatever my latest release is.


Main features:

-Extensive range of HWM-ish (limited dominators) facial flexes, and optional tongue/eyebrow bones
-Completely reworked rigging, fine-tuned for Source Engine
-Extensive amounts of jigglebones that react naturally to gravity and mostly respect collision
-Jiggle manipulator bones for many jigglebones to manually assist the pose without baking procedural bones
-Many bodygroups to toggle various pieces of her outfit on and off
-Procedural bones set for the wrist helper to automatically twist the wrist when the hand twists
-Premade poses for the eyes, hands, and hair, phoneme presets are also included

Extra Features:
-Her Bikini outfit can be enabled with the bikini_toggle bodygroup, disable the pants when using
-Bikini is fully paintable, can be colored with the color script
-Use the hair_flip bodygroup to flip the direction of her hair to mimic her 2D appearence from any angle
-Bodygroups for her vest and tiara jewel, created just for this submission
-2 included idle animations that can be loaded

Subdivisible Ponytail Model: (subd_shantae_ponytail.mdl)

Use the ponytail bodygroup on the main model to disable it, then lock the ponytail_root bone of the subd model to the main model. Jiggles will still work normally as long as you only lock the root bone.

mat_tessellationlevel 2 should be set by default, anything higher than 3 is overkill.

Skin Groups:
1 - Default, Translucent Pants
2 - Default, Opaque Pants
3 - Gold cuffs, Translucent Pants
4 - Gold cuffs, Opaque Pants

-------------NOTE FROM RAFA:-------------------------------------------------------------------------

This model can be used freely on the internet, so no need to ask for permission if you want to use it in something.

The only thing that I ask, if possible, is for you to put my name / patreon link in the description if you port or upload it somewhere else. Because with more support, I can make more models to be used freely.


~ RafaKnight


If you like this model, please check out Rafa's other fantastic works, you can follow her on her tumblr blog for updates, and she offers exclusive artwork and model downloads for her patreon supporters.



Rafaknight: Model/Textures/Rig
Taco: Source Conversion
JBoehmGames: Bikini and Vest Models, Additional Help

Special thanks to Dilly for the last promo pic, Hyperchaotix for the Softsilver cubemap, and Rantis for helping me with $subd


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Awozzy Nov 15 @ 2:55pm 
@Taco Thank you
Taco  [author] Nov 14 @ 8:14pm 
Sliders in the animation set editor, in a tab to the right of the default ones
Awozzy Nov 11 @ 1:46pm 
How do I get use her preset poses? (i.e. smile, eye movements and hand/hair positions)
Taco  [author] Oct 21 @ 6:56am 
IK rigs only hide controls that arent primary joint bones, you can right click in the animation set editor to unhide stuff like face bones
SoupCanMafia Oct 20 @ 10:34pm 
What's the advantage of using the IK Rigs if I can't manipulate some of Shantae's characteristics? Like her emotion or her mouth flaps?
SPACEMAN20290 Sep 8 @ 1:49pm 
@Taco, could you please make some of Shantae's transformation forms please? At least just the Monkey if you do not want to make all of them.
Taco  [author] Aug 24 @ 11:49am 
It will be added in an eventual update but yes it exists already
[AwesomeSuperSonic] Aug 24 @ 10:53am 
I've noticed when you type "Nega Shantae" in the search box this model is one of the results, but we know that this model doesn't contain a Nega Shantae model/skin. (Must be because of "Shantae") So I have to ask, is it possible that we can get a Nega Shantae skin for this model? I know it's a bit late to ask this question, but better then never I guess?
Littlefoot Jun 5 @ 6:21am 
This is without doubt the best Shantae model i've seen so far. It looks fairly accurate to heir appearance in the games and doesn't have that "uncanny valley" feeling that many of the earlier models.

Rafaknight has shown he's more than capable if you ask me.
Nuum Jun 1 @ 12:32am 
What map was the bikini pic taken on? :0