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Solitude dragonhead HD (by rgabriel15)

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Updated OP with another set in a different location.

I'm torn on this one. The re-texture is darker and no longer matches the surrounding stone, but it is an improvement...only a slight one. Is it enough of an improvement to matter? Idk...probably not.

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The problem is that the vanilla one doesn't really match either since it isn't covered by any retexture. Either lowerer res mismatch or higher res mismatch.

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Higher res > lower res if nothing else really come into the equation. 

 

I also think the added noise in the texture give a bit more that just having a blurry thingy hanging. 

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It is different from the surrounding area but I would have to concur with Aiyen on this one.

In my opinion blurry textures should be replaced with just about anything that is available on the market unless it is objectively worse.

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I don't like it one bit. It doesn't fit in at all. It looks like taken from Osmodius' Windhelm.

It probably doesn't matter though. Up until now I had no idea there were two horse heads in Solitude :lol:

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The texture looks like the masons were rushed and couldn't quite finish it in time. Vanilla looks to me like the finished job.

 

Corner blocks can look rough hewn but gargoyles or grotesques need to look 'finished' in the same manner as the blocks used in lintels or door jambs.

Look at the doorway in the 2nd set and compare it to the heads.

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Yeah... I vote no. Looks too unfinished and I can't quite place the other word. I'll edit my post later if I can think of it.

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I vote no as well, but I dislike both textures. It looks like poor craftmanship, which is worse to me than the original low resolution. I'm especially hesitant because I think that it should be a pretty clear upgrade if it's being recommended for just one texture. (As is the case with HD Misc).

Edited by Harpalus

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From the screenshot, I don't like it. Color seems off, and it looks overly noisy and in stark relief to its surroundings.

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I think it is time to ask the rather obvious question.... is it only used there or elsewhere ? 

 

Just because it does not blend nicely there perhaps it does in other locations. We cannot expect one texture to fit in with every other. Afaik then that particular model is also used in various nord ruins. 

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