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hanzo
11-03-2005, 09:14 AM
Barack! yeah I know lame name :D couldn't think of anything!

anyhow here's my work in progress, I'm just about done with the basics of the head, going to add more detail and tweak as I go on.

any C&C would be much appreciated

http://www.hanzo.kicks-ass.org/barack/Barackheadimage.jpg

aesir
11-03-2005, 09:25 AM
great work. You can barely tell a difference between the low and high poly.

Design wise I think it could use a little work. Its essentially a human face with a few extra bumps and an extended back of the skull. I think you could push it to a more alien face without too much extra effort. Even something cliche like a third eye would probably help make it a lot more interesting. My advice: go look at some pictures of animals and try to incorporate pieces of various species to make it look a little more alien.

SHEPEIRO
11-03-2005, 09:41 AM
technically good, but design could be more interesting, very trekky at mo.

i reackon you should create some more surface detail by creating a bump in PS and converting to normal, perhaps a scaly skin or patterning.

hanzo
11-03-2005, 10:54 AM
you got it man trekky :thumbsup: all input noted

tweaked some, trying to get the shape of the head right, also I shrunk his eye sockets dropped his jaw a bit and made his head more plate, I think he looked a bit dorkish before.

http://www.hanzo.kicks-ass.org/barack/Barackheadimagev2.jpg

SHEPEIRO
11-03-2005, 11:08 AM
yeah thats better i like the way the brows come to a point above the nose

XenaTrek
11-03-2005, 11:46 AM
At first glance it look like a cross between a Cardassian and a Klingon.
Very nice model.

XenaTrek.

Por@szek
11-03-2005, 02:27 PM
He he . Nice design dude. Your normals are better and better. I have no crits at the moment other then that it looks superb.

U rocks dude ;)

Edit -> I take look a bit closer, and I have small suggestion. Maybe u will make some little horns on the top of the head. Will look more interesting in my opinion.

Take care mate.

johnwoo
11-03-2005, 06:37 PM
I really like the design...especially in regards to the profile...a very strong profile..it's just the details when I look at it in the 3/4 view as you posted it looks kinda lost...I don't quite understand the bulges/indentations on his head?...if they are part of the skull formation then I would suggest making them more significant...all the same...solid start man..:thumbsup:

hanzo
11-04-2005, 12:03 PM
hmm, all good stuff here..

from what you guys are telling me and as I'm working with ZB more I know I can do better on this head, add way more detail and make it more interesting so I'm going for a re make ( at least on the high poly normal mapping mesh )

anyway update in a bit :thumbsup:

hanzo
11-05-2005, 04:16 AM
well another update, this time around I slapped in way more detail

I must say I like the expression on the first one better :shrug: what should I do :argh:

http://www.hanzo.kicks-ass.org/barack/Barackheadimage3.jpg

hanzo
11-05-2005, 06:26 AM
I'm having lots of fun with ZB, here's my latest update on Barack :twisted:

http://www.hanzo.kicks-ass.org/barack/Barackfacetextured3.jpg

http://www.hanzo.kicks-ass.org/barack/Barackfacetextured2.jpg
http://www.hanzo.kicks-ass.org/barack/Barackheadtextured5small.jpg

WAcky
11-05-2005, 07:24 AM
i think he looks like bruce in the second last pic :D:D:D:D
hehehe

http://taxprof.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/bruce_willis.jpg

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