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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: Modeler_in_the_Myst on January 23, 2012, 04:55:56 am

Title: Lil' Spaceman Model
Post by: Modeler_in_the_Myst 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.
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5279/34spaceman.jpg)
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6185/34spacemansd.jpg)
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9099/frontspaceman.jpg)
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1858/frontspacemansd.jpg)
(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/2539/sidespaceman.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8572/sidespacemansd.jpg)
Title: Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
Post by: rellik420 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
Title: Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
Post by: Modeler_in_the_Myst 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.
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4543/spacemanscene.jpg)
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1306/spacemanscenesd.jpg)
Title: Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
Post by: dwsel 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.
Title: Re: Lil' Spaceman Model
Post by: Modeler_in_the_Myst 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?