Nihonjin: Japanese Themed Mod [On Hold]

That is interesting, I thought I was an isolated case! Well, if I find out what’s up/how to fix it, I’ll let you know…

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Best of luck on your endevors.

Nihonjin Progress Update##

I’ve been working on the format of the first two posts on this topic. Let me know what you think.

Adding a list of upcoming features for the next build.
So far:

  • Reskined the weaver models in preparation for their near future release.
  • A few new carpenter recipe reskins/additions. (No spoilers :wink:)
  • Hopefully adding more hair styles and removing the remaining default hairstyles from the list.

-Maybeee I’ll have an actual sakura tree model.

Mod Ideas and Testing:

-Tested the samurai armor (Looking pretty good, needs a few changes)

  • Inspired by the Leader/Chieftain topic I’m putting some thoughts into a few leader classes with added costs and buffs. More details soon.
  • Starting brainstorm the silk making process with the announcement of the weaver class.

Need a little help from the collective!

With a new college semester starting and a few difficult classes a nice chunk of my free time is going to be directed towards my studies. I was slowly attempting to learn some graphic designing on the side, so I could produce icons for the custom recipes/recipe reskins.

If anyone would be willing to make a few icons for me until I obtain decent graphic design skills shoot me a message. If not there might not be custom icons in the mod until later in development as I want to focus on designing the models, if I figure out what I’m doing :laughing:


I recommend adding bush-sized mulberry trees to harvest silk cocoons from. It’s probably possible to mod actual tree harvestables into the game, but it’s probably quite difficult as well, as it would require new animations and highly modified mechanics for trees.

I was thinking about that direction. Later on depending on how complex I’d like to make it I was thinking of mulberry trees being a rare spawning point for silkworms so silk will be a rare commodity.

Then after that a Harvest Moon silk worm approach where you can make a pen (small box or something) that a rancher can place it in and harvest the silk from it for boosted production.

Not really sure what silk will be used for yet, but once the weaver is out I’ll probably get some ideas. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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So when will we get the option of having colonel sanders as our leader?


Quick Update:

I’ve been tweaking a few things and have made a few carpenter recipes. Nothing to show yet. I’ve just started messing around with blender and @voxel_pirate’s [add-on][1] and now have my male workers bowing at random times :wink:

I’ll be focusing on changing a few of the default animations which need to be finished before I put the new recipes into the game. All in all the next update should be after the next alpha release (waiting for the weaver class).

I guess I’ll give a little hint:

This was an interesting first animation to try and make. What does everyone think? Any suggestions?

[1]: Stonehearth Add-On for Blender (Animation)[quote=“freeboy99007, post:207, topic:2289”]

So when will we get the option of having colonel sanders as our leader?
That left me speechless. xD Might have to make this a super secret Easter-egg :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Kinda hard to see animations from a screenshot :wink:. But good work nevertheless :thumbsup:

Very true :laughing: I’m to lazy to figure out recording software at the moment. . . .
The main thing I was worried about was the final sitting frame for the males. (Kinda hard to make them sit like the Japanese when they don’t have legs xD)

Yea, I can imagine :smile:

if i had to guess, you were going for a Seiza position?


Yes sir, just without the bowing. Wasn’t quite sure where the hands should go since they don’t have thighs. -.-

hahaha, yes… that does make things a tab bit more difficult… :smile:

but you’ve captured the basic idea though… enough for me to make the connection anyways… :+1:

Definitely! As is, does it give a good impression of sitting in seiza?

to me, absolutely… of course, i didnt know at the time the actual name for the posture, but i knew what you were trying to pull off… :smile:

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Awesome! I’m drastically fine tuning the sitting down part, but at least now I know the end result looks decent. :smile:

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its looking good, though it feels as though the feet should be moved just slightly more underneath them, to make them look a tad more connected. Unless that interferes to much with the posture that your going for. On second though maybe its the straight back that’s throwing me. Did you experiment much with the positioning?

@Amlin Good point on the feet. While in seiza your sitting on your ankles and heels so pushing the feet in more might help.

Regarding the back: I may look into making it a tad less strait, but one interesting/important thing in Japanese culture is very good posture so the back is always strait. I could always tilt the pelvis a little forward, but it may not be noticeable.

Might just be my struggle between realistic and what works well in game :wink:/:frowning:

Seems to be a “fun” struggle between the real pose and the anatomy of the Stonehearthian’s (Or insert appropriate worker name).

Anyway its still looking good.

Oh definitly. :laughing: Eliminate the most important aspect of the posture (the legs) and then try to wing it.

Glad your liking it though! When i get to tweaking it some more I may have the pelvis floating a tad off the ground, it should be pretty much unnoticeable but might give me a little more height to work with. (Plus it might make it easier to animate for the floor “chairs” and floor “cushioned chairs” I’ve made. :wink:

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Sounds good, especially if it make the animating easier.