Saturday, February 27, 2010

Creature Update

Didn't have much time to work on this recently (competition is ova now anyway) but here is some of the sculpting i did. I'll finish up ASAP and pose it. I'll probably texture it after I finish my soldier character. Or before. Or never.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Soldier Update

Progress is going slow on this model. (can't figure out my own concept art sometimes!) The backpack thing is going to be very detailed, so this is just the base before I start filling in all the missing pieces. (aww man i just realized the year says 2009, doh)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It Has Started...(Updated)

I got around to starting this model thankfully...Though I kinda wanted to finish the base in one day, here is what i got done so far. For the base, all I have left to do is add the eye socket geometry, inside the mouth (gums,teeth,and tongue),and finish attaching the back spikes..Maybe I'll do that tomorrow, cause i want to work on my soldier character. Either way, I'll have some sort of update tomorrow. (and yea, i put the wrong date down..i did this today not yesterday)

Here is an update on the base. Its pretty much ready to unwrap/zbrush except for the head. I'm really not happy with it because its looking too much like a fish. For some reason even if i follow my orthographic drawings, the shape doesn't look right...I might just pop it in zbrush to get the right shape.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Diamonds Once Again

Here is a much needed improvement over the last test. I figured out that the main problem was the stupid mia_material had 'visible in reflections/refractions' turned OFF by default for whatever reason. I also used a different HDRI and some other tweaks. This is pretty much done. So it's on to the next one!

Final Design

Ok, I'm done...I said i'm done. I went with the second design and did a little more detail. I might start modeling tomorrow, if i feel like it.

One! More! Time!

Alright, thanks for the critiques everyone. Here's my final 3 ideas. I combined the 2 that i liked and you guys' suggestions. I'm choosing one out of these three cause i need to get started on the modeling.

Thats right, more sketches...

I don't think I'm going to have enough time to finish the creature challenge because of multiple things I'm working on so I'm just going to take my time with the concepts and have a nice piece before I model, maybe. Here is phase two of the concept. I like 3 and 4 so I'll probably combine them to make my final design. Hopefully by tomorrow I will have a final concept done so I can start the orthographic model sheet.

EDIT: here's some changes thanks to quinton. number 5 doesn't look high anymore, number 3 doesn't look like a frog, and i did a concept more close to the original. I'm still liking the last one. (even more so now)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Forever, ever? Forever, ever??

Suddenly, out of nowhere, DIAMONDS. Well a freelance job I'm trying to get wants some realistic diamonds and i heard that cg diamonds can be pretty tricky so i decided to do a quick render. And yes they are pretty annoying to deal with since you're working with transparent objects that pick reflections up from super random angles. It's all about the HDRI and the right things to reflect I'm noticing. This is still a WIP of course. I might post the final here if i decide to finish it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Creature Concept

Here are some rough, quick thumbnails. So, I'm doing a creature for a little "challenge" you could say. I kinda suck at designing 'other worldly' creatures so go easy on em. The long armed one isn't apart of the decision because i didn't know humanoid characters weren't allowed. blah. i have no preference as of this moment so pick one. And yes I'm aware that #1 looks like an evil genius.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oh yea, this again..

Thats right ladies and gentlemen its your favorite breakdancing robot (and nurse). I kinda forgot I already made all this and its just sitting in my harddrive collecting virtual dust. I still like the models (not to mention the amount of time I spent on them) so i wanna finish them. Have some nice realistic rendering with hardcore poses, yea... Sooo maybe if its on the blog I'll be motivated to finish. Umm who wants to unwrap these? :D