ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

[WIP] More Saddle Options 6
 
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"This is a WIP shot of one of my Trike saddles for my upcoming mod the Saddle Emporium. Its a simple "Explorer Saddle" and I think it turned out pretty nice, the weighing/rigging is finished but the textures are not done (the black spots are texture shadows I need to fix). I also need to tweak the reins a touch.

Now you will notice somthing alittle odd about the bridle and bit area, in that there is no bit now. I dislike bits on creatures with a beak mouth and when I looked inside the trike's mouth I was unhappy with the bit even more. You see bits go behind the last molars in a hourses mouth, this way the horse can never bite on the bit and hurt its teeth. The tike actually has teeth in its beak and the bit was right in front/on top of them.

Check here: Trike Mouth [steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net]

So I decided to treat the Trike like I would a bull (I actually see them more as a bull then a horse in game) and give it a nose ring, this is how people control bulls and oxen and it fits well with the Trike. Nose rings do not have to be a real piercing if your conerned about the poor Trike's nose, infact alot of bull nose rings are not piercings anymore, simply a ring of metal with a gap to slide into the nose.

Not sure how people will like/dislike it but I am kinda werid when it comes to horse tack and if it looks like it is working correctly or not... Let me know."
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4 Comments
Nivea  [author] Oct 31 @ 3:25pm 
melwalters87: I WC was trying to imply you used the neck straps on alot of the dino to streer and control them, sadly it does not come off well imo. That and my character can not even reach that far down to take hold of the straps. So I do plan on making better reins and the likes for all the saddles I make.

As for more Dino, I would like to but its alot of work and its somthing I can really only manage if the mod is successful enough for me to keep going. I plan at least to do one more set of 3 or 4 dinos after release and then go from there.
Kirikou Oct 31 @ 9:00am 
O.O need this mod <3
melwalters87 Oct 30 @ 6:59pm 
omg! I so can't wait for this mod! :D I love all of your saddles so far. I really like the changes you made to give Trike a nose ring. I'm not learned in the ways of horse tack and stuff, but I too did not like how these look, on alot of the dinos actually. I think the missing reins are biggest cause of twitchy eyes though! Are you going to be creating these for all dinos eventually? Can't wait to get these on my dinos :)
danlovejoy Oct 27 @ 12:30am 
Keep up the great work, and im also a stickler for proper tack so....