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eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 02-25-2005 04:56

hmmm hm hmmm hm hmmm... I am working on a character for class. Flaharb. Still have not quite nailed down the spelling of his name.

I would appreciate any insights. I started out with a cartoonish sketch, but now I want to make him look "realistic" to some degree.

Anywhoo... enough dribble....



another shot
and another

Ruski
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 02-26-2005 23:19

well, first of all I think he looks a bit mechanical, there doesn’t seem to be enough life in him, according to his bodily structure.

the connection between upper and lower torso makes it look especially mechanical, like as if they are unrelated parts joined together.

My advice is to try to create a bodily connection as whole, because he really looks like he is composed of individual parts that do not seem to join together.

Think of how gravity would affect his belly. It shouldn't look like a balloon and a cylinder on top of it.
Legs would be a bit winder apart and also show connection to his belly.

take a look at the Mark Behm's example http://www.markbehm.com/video/chess.mov

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 02-27-2005 23:10

Cool man. I still want to make him look fat... but that may come later.

That link rocks. Thanks...

Here goes a little more work,



Ruski
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 02-28-2005 00:09

much much better

well so far I can say is try not to focus on any anatomical features, keep it simple.

You still can make him fat, but go for more cartoony version...

an example from Victor Navone animator at Pixar.

http://navone.org/Media/BigBang/Giant_IP_ShadeWire.jpg

http://navone.org/HTML/BigBang.html

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 03-05-2005 02:54

Woo! Got a simple pedistal deal...

http://www.cerebralboy.com/temp/F_Jones.avi

I do tend to get detailed all too quickly.

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 03-15-2005 01:00

He needs some pollie attributes.

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-08-2005 02:01

Here is progress so far... no rigging, just testing the bones / skin and the materials at the moment.

Woo!

http://cerebralboy.com/temp/FJ_Skin_Ped.avi

pollies are yucky man!

oooh... he should be drinkin a pollie brew... how about that???

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 04-08-2005 11:21

very good!
now i think this character would look very cool with subsurface scattering, especially the wings.

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-09-2005 02:52

thnx... uh... yah.... subsu*BRAIN EXPLODES*



I got Max6or. Is that a mental ray photon thing? I remember hearin about it in the new Skin in Max7. but poo on that $upgrade$.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 04-09-2005 12:56

if you got max, you can get the free VRAY renderer: http://www.vrayrender.com/
here is a tute then: http://www.vrayrender.com/stuff/MtlTutorial/

it's also possible with Mental Ray, but i'm not very familiar with it:
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=104578

Webgirl
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Switzerland
Insane since: Apr 2005

posted posted 04-26-2005 22:26

Yacs you rock

Make my day and give me a smile

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 04-27-2005 04:08

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 05-15-2005 03:01

I think we need a happy confused slimie... he ^ looks a bit ticked.

*my 2 cents for the day*

*wanders off*

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