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Author Topic: Elf/Leopard/Eagle/Steam Punk/X-wing/Halls of Fury WIP  (Read 30054 times)

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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 07:10:17 am »

fixed up the feet, made the head bigger, addede some anatomical sugestions, knifed the joints so they will bend properly, spent an afternoon textureing the devil, now I have a leaopard that looks like a boxer dog with measles,

have to make the face more feline and adds some teeth, claws and a saddle.
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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2009, 09:13:56 am »

more stuff, teeth, transmapped whiskers

« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 09:18:23 am by headwax »
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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2009, 08:37:31 am »

aaggh

designing the lighting terrain and fog

will pose the leopard and add texture, add crows and redo the whickers at higher res
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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 08:17:22 am »

Well I've rigged the le0pard (still can't spell it) added a few crows, redone the transmaps for the whiskers, adjusted the lighting, fiddled with the fingers, adjusted the postion of the main figures to be diagonal, added a few more lights. I wanted more grass but my comp keeps crashing,,, heh.

All the uv maps are 2048 by 2048 so I can get in nice and close for further work if nesccesary

Programmes used so far: anim8or for all the models and the basic texturing, uv mapper pro (thanks Raxx), blacksmith 3d paint to paint over the joins that I screwed up, carrara for the renders and the rigging, photoshop for a few adjustments.

I've done two renders and am leaning towards the motion render...

I'd like to adda bit of dust and flying particles I think at the leopard's feet

I guess I'm nearly finished these particular scene... so any c and c would be welcome at this point!








« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 08:22:24 am by headwax »
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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2009, 11:18:18 am »

Nice work headwax, i like the evil little evil. The textures are good quality!
The motion blur still needs some work imo, it's to much blur. Try keeping it soft and maybe a slight DOF.
The grass could use some work to: try more and small straws.

Keep it going, this is going to be a nice piece of work.

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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2009, 04:45:51 pm »

I like the cat you got there! It reminds me of Oblivion, nice terrian to. I also like the eagle in the background as well. Keep up the good work. :)
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Re: Gnome/Elf WIP
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2009, 01:56:37 am »

Thanks Floyd and Spicy for commenting.

Floyd: I agree with the motion blur being too extreme. I think just a little around the paws of the cat to make it seem like fast motion. At the moment it looks like a bad dream.

Also the dof is a good idea - should concentrate the viewer's attention on the foreground and add a sense of depth.

Spicy: I'll check oblivion. Looks interesting :) A more eagle like eagle is a great idea. Maybe I can fit him into the foreground as well....

I have a vague idea I'll turn this into a pseudo book cover: "Invasion of The Elven Lords" or similar.

anyone think the elve's left arm (on our right) is a bit weird, not straight enough perhaps?

thanks again

edit I can see where I have left a straight edge at top right with messy transmapping  that needs to be removed.
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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2009, 03:31:52 am »

Spicy gave me the idea of including an eagle so I started on him a few days ago...

First image, I identified all the parts of the mesh with different materials to make it easier to unwrap in UV mapper pro (thanks Raxx :) )
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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2009, 03:36:00 am »

He has a ridge down his sternum from extrapolating the head mesh and keeping the lines too close to each other so I'd better fix that ....

The texturing on the toes is a bit rough but maybe I can get away with it, and the join at the neck between the neck feathers and the chest feathers is a bit straight. Eventually I might add a transmap to add more feathering to the tail and wing edges....
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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2009, 03:38:12 am »

and he needs a bit of feathering around that straight edg at his beak !

Here he is in situ...

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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2009, 03:52:40 am »

Very interesting! And a very freaky gnome/elf :) I think it's coming along nicely though I can't say for sure since your imagination is always so...imaginative. Your avatar must be the face you make while you're thinking these things up ;)

I actually prefer the first render angle you made where the gnomely elf rider and leopard are facing the camera. Perhaps you should raise the arms up a little more as well so that he's sighting down the bow a bit better and it looks more realistic (in a sense...).

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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2009, 06:31:27 am »

Just joking it isn't my model is Anton's , by the way youve got talent there.! ;)
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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2009, 07:37:18 am »

***3D BEAST***  >:(

Nice eagle headwax! I like the eagle and the texture's fit nicely :)
Feathering would be nice but take your time. Carry on the nice work.
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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2009, 10:21:44 am »

Hey headwax, where do you get the time to model all this, or alternatively, how do you model so fast? It's incredible really.
On your eagle model: on the legs, there's 6 edges connecting to one point, and it's making the shading come out weird (that or the UV Mapping came out wrong), and I would really recommend fixing it :) And keep up the good work.

3D Beast: Mate, perhaps you haven't read the Forum Rules, http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=2086.0, could you keep you posts more relevant next time? Spamming is not tolerated.
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Re: Elf/Leopard/Eagle WIP
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2009, 03:13:01 pm »

Really great texturing on the eagle Headwax and love the cloth textures on your freaky elf.
Very nice work as usual.
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