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Author Topic: Lil' Spaceman Model  (Read 1757 times)

Modeler_in_the_Myst

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Lil' Spaceman Model
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:55:56 am »

I made this little spaceman over the last couple days and most of it went fairly quickly, at least for me. I might tweak the fingers to they are more cartoony proportions and make the the booties more detailed, but otherwise I like how it turned out. It's a mix of box modeling with some wirework, especially for the legs. I don't know if there is an officially term for wireing together shapes to other shapes and then adding surfaces, but I did a bit of that too, as I find it's a nice way to add detail. The chest plate mostly.
For once, I like how it looks both subdivided and normal.
All colouring is with materials, texturing is dark voodoo to me still.





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rellik420

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Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 12:22:20 am »

looks pretty good. you should probably texture his front plate thing on his stomach. this character looks like it would be really fun to animate. keep it up
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Modeler_in_the_Myst

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Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 05:36:42 pm »

Thank you very much.  ;D
Alas, texturing, as mentioned, is a dark and mystical art to me as rigging, if not more so.
I made this little scene using a lander I made for our intrepid adventurer, and the ground is a heightmap of some craters I found online  extruded in terranim8or.


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Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 12:14:47 am »

Your character looks really funny ;) Do you plan animating your scene?

I believe the ground has too few divisions so for me it looks too smooth for a Moon surface. If I could suggest something:
- I'd either model craters by hand in cartoony manner, so they would suggest that it's Moon.
- I'd make more detailed mesh, maybe procedurally generated.
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Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 04:15:44 am »

The height map I found is fairly high resolution, I'll re-extrude (or whatever the technical term is)  with higher divisions, perhaps adding a few rocks on the surface.
As for  animating, I hope to. Besides just having fun exploring this art, I made this model with every piece of knowledge I know on making a simple to animate model.
Do you, or any else, know any good tutorials on using the influence volumes?
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