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Author Topic: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up  (Read 3101 times)

JSmith_DumDumDumDumDum

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My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« on: December 30, 2020, 03:35:57 am »

Sup, Anim8or community,

I've never been an active member, but for those who have at least vague familiarity with me, I design 3d chess pieces.

In the past, when I posted my chess sets, all my 3D horse heads have been purchased and modified. That's how I used to make my Knights.

This time, it's different. I created the following baby all on my own from nothing but the rubble.

I used incompatible side and front reference images to create my very own first Knight piece ever. It was very difficult, and I wanted to give up 3 times.

Finally, after 2 weeks, I managed to create something worth looking at!

I'm sure critics have a whole lot to say about every little thing that maybe wrong with it. Nevertheless, I am happy for having tried it out and achieved it on my own, with no help from anyone!

Please check it out!  :)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2020, 03:48:05 am by JSmith_DumDumDumDumDum »
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JSmith_DumDumDumDumDum

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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 04:10:42 am »

Just on a limb, also in the same Chess set is a 3D accessory item, called a Sumring.

The Knight and it are just a few of the exciting things I'm putting together for my current chess project, Deserted Empire (grand chess variant, which I hope to possibly get patented).

(Click on it to animate it!)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2020, 05:10:38 am by JSmith_DumDumDumDumDum »
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 04:56:16 am »

Very nice knight, JSDDDDD! Looks real enough to pick up right off the screen.
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JSmith_DumDumDumDumDum

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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 05:03:45 am »

Awww, thank you always, Steve. :) I'm glad you derived visual pleasure from it.

Anything about it you think could do with some improvement?
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 12:27:23 pm »

Really good stuff J!!
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2020, 01:27:10 am »

Thank you, DavDud101.
=)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 03:37:45 pm by JSmith_DumDumDumDumDum »
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 03:38:02 pm »

Happy New year to all!
Wish you the best this year.
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 08:59:33 am »

WOW, great work. This is eye candy. Top marks.
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2021, 11:15:10 pm »

Aw, IanRoss, thanks so much for the flattering and enthusiastic compliment! It really warms my day.

=)

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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2022, 04:47:55 pm »


The whole chess set is completed. I call it the Deserted Empress Luxury Chess Set.


It is currently on the market as a 3D model on turbosquid.com; board and all. (I don't know if this was a hasted move. It felt like the right time was now. haha)
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2022, 09:10:49 pm »

It is a very nice set! Good luck with the sales. I think it is more than worth a try.
I particularly like the "mouth" on top of the bishops  ;)
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Re: My first ever Knight game piece created from the ground up
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2022, 12:22:12 pm »

I particularly like the "mouth" on top of the bishops  ;)

Ummmmm, I believe that's a mitre, the type of head covering bishops wear (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitre):
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