A lot of people have been asking me about getting models from Nintendo Switch
games like Super Mario Odyssey
, so I think it might be a good idea to tell you exactly whats going on with that.
First off, I'm not capable of ripping models from most games on my own, especially more modern ones like Wii U, PS3, PS4, and Switch games. I have to rely on other people to rip those and post them publicly somewhere like The Models Resource
or here on DeviantArt.
In regards to first-party Nintendo games on Switch, Nintendo has been making direct efforts to prevent those models from being ripped. They even released a patch for ARMS that changed the format the models are stored in, which is why there haven't been any updates to Ribbon Girl:
As such, no one can get into Super Mario Odyssey at all, so I wouldn't expect anything from that game at all.
This isn't the case with all Switch games, since I'll be able to port the Bomberman models from Super Bomberman R. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also still possible thanks to the Wii U version.Now, this isn't to say that the existing models are in any danger of being taken down
. I don't believe there is any problem with the models being available to the public in the formats myself and others provide. They've been available for years and there haven't been any problems whatsoever.
Another thing I want to point out are models involving the Ratchet and Clank series.
Personally, I really like Ratchet and Clank and wouldn't mind making more models from the series. The problem is, none of the models available for me to port from the HD games are rigged and it's very difficult to rig HD models like those using the tools I have. The models from the PS2 games (barring certain models of Ratchet) have a similar problem, but they are much easier to rig and work with so they are a distinct possibility.
If you all would be interested in Ratchet and Clank models, I could try to work on the classic-style models from the PS2 era in the future, but only if there's enough interest in general. This would include characters like Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, Drek, Sasha, Al, Nefarious, and Courtney Gears, as well as many different weapons, gadgets, and props. If you guys would like Ratchet and Clank PS2 models, let me know. The models I work on are based on a combination of my personal interests, public interests, and commissions, so if you really want those models, you have to let me know!