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[DL] Overhaul Changelings

By Legoguy9875
The most current versions of the model have "VN_" at the start of them. "Changeling.mdl" is the old one. Just bringing that up to avoid confusion.

Well, after waiting an extremely long time, I decided to try my hand at updating the original Changeling models. Needless to say, this was a successful experiment.

Changes from original:
  • Replaced old wings with the bat wings. Makes them look more menacing in my opinion.
  • Gave them more eye flexes thanks to the overhaul flexes.
  • Added an optional flex for fangs. Now you can choose to have the fangs on the model or not
  • Better skeleton and body overall. The original looked extremely jagged and bony, especially in SFM
  • Updated the textures, allowing Ambient Occlusion in SFM and removing the error found on the original model with the eyes in SFM
  • Poseable eyes
  • Closeable wings (bat-wing model)
UPDATE #1: Thanks to :iconmollythemoopy:, there is now a new model with the original wings. I am keeping the bat-wing version of the model in the pack for those that prefer those over the originals. The new model is named vn_changeling_bug_wings, just so you don't get confused.

UPDATE #2: Big thanks to :iconbeardeddoomguy:. The changeling models now work in Gmod: sta.sh/01oqy49u3t9x redownload to get them

UPDATE #3: :iconmollythemoopy: was able to get the spikes along the back of the Changeling head working on the overhaul model. Redownload the pack to get the new files, and I promise that there is only one more possible update in the future after this, but that's still a "maybe"

I was considering making both a female and male version, but decided it was pointless due to the fact that they can transform.

Special thanks goes to the following:
:icontyraka628: for directing me to available Changeling parts
:iconbeardeddoomguy: for overhauling said Changeling parts
:iconcobbaltco: for creating the original Changeling models and textures
And to the original creator of the bat pony wings.

Enjoy the model, everyone :)
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KayMan13's avatar
installed it but textures are missing
KayMan13's avatar
never mind just doesn't show up in model viewer but shows up when i place it
Warkin05's avatar
Body is just purple, im pretty sure theres an error with the texture, how do fix this?
daimando's avatar
Would it be okay if I created a couple of new skins for the Changelings?
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daimando's avatar
Yeah, I tried to make a new skin, but the changeling_body.vtf file looks garbled.  Furthermore, the png file looked like it had some jpg artifacts.  Any help would be appreciated.
Legoguy9875's avatar
It shouldn't be that hard to see. The white spots at the bottom are where the holes on the leg are, the light grey stripe is the part around the waist, the darker grey stripe is the neck line, and the red and white are the inside of the mouth and the teeth. Edit it as you want, just don't touch the white spots or else you'll ruin the holes.
daimando's avatar
It's more with the changeling_body.vtf file.   The info is at i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk…  I used the most recent version of VTFEdit.
Legoguy9875's avatar
Oh, are you trying to make it changeable? Well, it is possible to edit it without converting the file. You can download a plugin for Gimp that lets you open VTF files and edit them. You can find links here: Gmod and SFM Model Hexing Tutorial
daimando's avatar
No.  In fact, I have Photoshop and I now can open up the file without VTFEdit.  The problem is that I don't see the holes at all, or any of the alpha....wait.  Nevermind.  I think I found it.
Legoguy9875's avatar
There isn't an alpha layer of any kind, or bumpmaps. It's just how it is. In Gimp, the holes appear as white spots, though I guess Photoshop reads them differently.
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MrDnomaid's avatar
Hello! May I ask what license this is filed under? Will I need to give credit if I use this in a video or similar and can I make ad revenue from it?
Legoguy9875's avatar
Well, I'm not 100% familiar with that sort of thing, but you can use the models, and I don't really care if someone makes money off of something they make with it, since I don't sell these. Credit would be appreciated though, that way other SFM/Gmod users know where to find it ^^;

Regarding the whole thing with money, just be aware that it is possible to get claimed for using the characters in a monetized. Not by me, but by Hasbro. I'm not certain if that would happen, as the claim system is very inconsistent from what I've seen, but be aware of that.
MrDnomaid's avatar
Neat, thanks for replying.
FlutterNom's avatar
I'm getting missing textures from these :(
I'm pretty positive that I did it right. Plz fix this plz plz












Plz <3
Legoguy9875's avatar
The textures look alright from what I'm looking at. Care to provide a screenshot? That usually helps me out :)
FlutterNom's avatar
Oh my friend told me I did it wrong. But I ended up getting a Changeling. Sorry I'm new to SFM
umbreonthewhovian's avatar
I'm having the same problem too, please help? Am I using the wrong version?
FlutterNom's avatar
Well I don't know full on details on how to get this pack to work. All I know is that you can't put it with the rest of your pony models. You have to make a seperate folder within the usermod folder for this pack.
Like I said I don't know if that's 100% correct but I hope it works and helps.
FlutterNom's avatar
Let me know how it goes
umbreonthewhovian's avatar
False alarm, I didn't check I have the missing texture and the new one. XD
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Legoguy9875's avatar
No worries. It takes time to get the hang of :)
FlutterNom's avatar
Thankies for understanding <3
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