Skyrim Special Edition

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Brand new HD realistic textures and high-poly mesh with fuzzy fur shells for the rabbit. ESPL with 6 randomized colors.

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Update 6/24/2021: Now with fuzzy fur shells!  See gallery for details.  High-poly mesh now standard.

While updating the animals in my game, I was surprised that there weren't nearly as many options for Rabbit textures as there are other creatures.  For fun and practice I thought I'd whip up a few.

Real Rabbits HD adds new high-resolution textures and higher-poly mesh with fuzzy fur shells, while keeping close to the vanilla colors and art style.  It also adds 5 extra colors, with an extremely light-weight "skin randomizer" so all the rabbits in your game will look different (see Technical Details for more information.)

INSTALLATION
  • Grab the fuzzy version if you want the fuzzy fur shells (4x poly count due to technique)
  • Grab the standard version in optional files if poly count is a concern
  • MAKE SURE THIS MOD OVERWRITES ALL RABBIT MESHES, ESPECIALLY SMIM, OR YOU WILL HAVE CONFLICTS RESULTING IN TEXTURE STRETCHING.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
The rabbit is one of the few animals that is hand-placed directly all over the map, and is part of multiple leveled lists.  To avoid conflicts, I use a very simple method:  A new ability spell is on the HareRace that randomly equips one of the skins when they spawn.  It is extremely lightweight, and is similar to how Automatic Variants used to work for LE, if you're familiar.  Being an ability at the race level, you'll need to make sure the plugin is lower in your load order to avoid any conflicts.  For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions sticky post.

COMPATIBILITY
Mods that use the vanilla HareRace will automatically use these textures.  Mods that completely change the mesh and use a different UV mapping than vanilla will not be compatible.

This is not compatible with the SMIM rabbit mesh, but being high poly itself, it is not needed.  Make sure it loads after SMIM.  This does not alter the hanging  harvestable rabbit.

However, Static Mesh Improvement Mod Improvement Mod (2021), which updates some SMIM models, now has a patch for Real Rabbits HD!

TOOLS USED
  • 3DS Max 2013
  • NifTools Plugin
  • Substance Painter
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Creation Kit
  • SSE Archive
  • NifSkope
  • SSE Nif Optimizer