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Hello there, This is one of my first real posts here on cgtalk. I thought I would make a WIP thread for one of my various projects.
I am using a concept that I found without permission, an email is in waiting. but since the project is for practice and nothing more I thought it wouldnt be a big issue. You can find the concept here --> http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/cart.html
I am taking ideas from it but more than not I am going on my own path for the idea.
This is my first organic modeling experience btw. So enjoy the trip. And please post your thoughts.
I will start by posting my progress thus far.
Day 1. Started a model for fun.
Alright This is my latest Version. Plus a closeup of the texture
I think this is a good project for me, I dont normally do organic modeling. It opens me up to Pelt mapping and other tools and techniques requires for organic modeling.
10-21-2006, 08:10 AM
The model looks pretty solid, although it's hard to tell without a wireframe... I like your texture to, but it still needs some more contrast imo.
ya thats true. I usually build up the contrast as I paint. I start with basic colors. Blocking in areas so i know where to paint. then build it up till its just right.
10-21-2006, 09:47 AM
That kicks ass. An awesome surreal style you've got.
thanx a lot aesir. im sure its mostly due to the concept i used tho hehe.
This is more what its gonna look like. the hair needs a lot of work but i think it makes the horse look much sicker and depressed.
10-21-2006, 02:03 PM
Amazing style! Loving the proportions and posture of the horse, and the textures are incredible.
Big thumbs up. Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
10-21-2006, 05:48 PM
That looks too cool. I really like it. The face texture is looking really nice. I hope that carries on with the rest of the model.
Don't forget about the protruding ribs and possibly the imprint where the saddle's sat.
Keep it up!
10-21-2006, 07:14 PM
That texture work looks amazing,
10-21-2006, 07:19 PM
man that's excellent. this is your fist organic model? i hate you
10-21-2006, 08:42 PM
dear GOD thats amazing.
10-21-2006, 09:55 PM
dear GOD thats amazing.
Quite teh understatement. Wires!!!
well here are the wires so far. I collapsed and saved after the meshsmooth so there is no low poly version to show. But again since this project is for practice it shouldnt matter.
10-22-2006, 12:19 AM
I really like the way you showed the progression of the horse. He seemed to grow a body...
Very nice attention to emotion you've portrayed.
I started building up the textures for the body. the hair is blocked in and its all a bit basic at the moment. once its just right i will start detailing it all, building up contrast, then in the end normal map it and specular map it.
textures aside i expect this model to have some kickass normals. so i have been trying my hardest to find information on normals, how they work. and how to create them. photoshop nvidia filter just seems too lame. so i used zbrush to create a high poly test. The model is too high poly. kills my computer. and the normal didnt turn out at all so i need to look into figuring out the problem.
anyway. here is the test high poly.
amazing very top notch. Passed great work imo, and into Art. Feels like surealism.
10-25-2006, 05:46 AM
Thats awesome! Cool idea and I really dig the style.
thanks so much for the comments!
I finally figured out how to successfully create normal maps using high poly models. These are my first renders.
11-02-2006, 07:59 AM
The style is very cool, are you going to do more characters in this style?
You gave him a wang! Bravo! (I hate kendoll characters)
As he was mostly an experiment and meant for practice i will most likely do more characters for the same reason. As for the style, i just modeled and painted him how i saw fit. odds are that is my style and future projects like this will most likely turn out the same :)
im happy you like it, and thank you for the reply.
its not finished yet but its getting there. this project is one of many so i have to work on it when i get a chance. going to create the harnesses next.
11-07-2006, 08:13 PM
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