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okse
06-04-2003, 10:15 AM
Okay, heres a sketch of my character, this'll be my first peice of artwork I've posted here... I'll be posting up my progress, this seems like a cool challenge!

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/PIC.jpg

Cheers

Okse

My Site (http://www.okse.co.uk)

chrisdejoya
06-04-2003, 01:41 PM
hehe..awesome. I can definitely see this one becoming a game icon. It seems memorable enough.

It's screaming out for detail though, let's see some more! keep it up.

okse
06-05-2003, 05:03 PM
.....little details added to him . :)



http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/datsketch.jpg

Okse

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

okse
06-05-2003, 06:21 PM
Well here it is, the progress that is! Done in my lunchtime over the last few days, done in 3ds max..


The Noggin

Just a sphere, with a bit o' extruding, and some tweaking!

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog01.jpg

The Body

Started out with a a quad , extruding a lot of edges and poly's , used bevel a lot with this one.

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog02.jpg

Tweaking!

This time was spent, was just spent trying to define his shape and get the lil' guys proportions right.

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog03.jpg


Details

Started adding more details, used the chamfer edges tool, found this really usefull, extrude got in there too.

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog04.jpg

I used to post up on the drawinboard, mainly 2d stuff realy enjoyed it, now I feel I need to brush up on my 3d skills and learn more stuff from any of you guys and gals out there...

So C&C would be most welcome. :)

More wip, will be on the way.

Okse

Please feel free to check out my site (http://www.okse.co.uk)

Whirlwind
06-05-2003, 07:44 PM
Coming along nicely. Keep it up :)

-D

madgear
06-07-2003, 11:58 AM
Nice Okse!!!

i love characters of this genre, very stylised...

a competiton that was done a while back on another board

By a true G named BEANCREATE shared a simmlar stylised character named O.applause: :applause:


www.russellvaccaro.com:

skellybobbly
06-10-2003, 10:42 AM
Hi Okse,

Looking good there chap.
You're not working hard enough if you can spend you lunchtime doing this!;)


Look forward to seeing some more.


Jon

okse
06-10-2003, 10:51 AM
Cheers for the comments guys!

Blowtorch, should be playing Doom and eating onion bargi's ( Ahh,The good old days ) :)

More WIP soon!

Okse

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

okse
06-10-2003, 01:18 PM
...Wip.

The Legs

Just extruded from the edges at the hip, then tweaked the verts then extruded some more, added a few more poly's here and there to add more volume.

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog05.jpg


The Feet

I usualy hate doing feet, but I have to say I got well into these! I'm not into feet or anything! I just love ninja shoes, they're so cool! Much more of the same processes, extruding, beveling and a bit o' mirroring!


http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog06.jpg


More detailz

I started adding sole to the feet, and added the knuckle things, I basicaly made the middle fingers knuckle thing the cloned then alligned them to the other fingers.

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog07.jpg


Whats changed?

Well the bobbly thing on his , masky type thing. so basically not much!

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog08.jpg

The Eyes

Was thinking of just texturing these, but I thought hey! I got a few polys to play with, so I've modelled them, I think they'll give them some depth.


http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog09.jpg


A Render

Here's a render, still needs a lot o' work, 2330 poly's so far..


http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog10.jpg

C&C most welcome. :)

Okse
MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

Axisphere
06-10-2003, 01:26 PM
Nice One Okse.........

SpaceJASE
06-10-2003, 01:51 PM
Nice!

Way to stick to the concept! He's coming out great!
I like that you were able to add the ridges of his pants in the geometry. I guess you'll be able to have many more details like that and still stay under 4K!

Keep it up!

okse
06-12-2003, 01:26 PM
..update, It's been tweakety tweakety tweak! Thanks for making my lunch time go so quick!

Really getting into it, there's a lot o' good stuff happenin here.

TURNY (http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/turning2.avi)

Gonna start mapping soon, my favourite bit!:scream:

Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

skellybobbly
06-12-2003, 03:04 PM
Yo Okse,

Looking better.

I'm still suffering the after effects from those bharji's!
Those were the days though..Black Grape on the stereo, Will talking a load of bol.. anyway I'd better get back to work.

We'll have to get together sometime soon.

Cheers


Jon

okse
06-13-2003, 12:01 PM
Mapping the little guy at the moment, so I've worked over one of the original sketches to see what colours would work.

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/datsketch2.jpg

Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

okse
06-19-2003, 02:06 PM
Well here a little more WIP, I've mapped him and now I'm texturing the little fellow using Adobe Photoshop, It's Making my lunch time go quicker, heres how it's going:



http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog11.jpg



MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)
Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

baaah888
06-19-2003, 04:42 PM
Looking great so far, :thumbsup:

my only crit is the colour scheme, I know he's a ninja, but the character and feeling that the character implies in your origional picture sujest a kids icon :hmm: , and for that i'd expect primary colours, maybe even a hint of colour like the eyes bright red might be enough.

dont hold me to this its just the image ive got in my head, he would really fit into a sonic type universe.

P.S what happened to the tail :surprised

okse
06-19-2003, 05:16 PM
Cheers baaah888, glad you like it, I was kind of thinking he'd be a kind of cutesy character within a kind stealth 'em up, I think mixing the two genres is kind o' fun and something I'd like to play about with. Imagine Mario in a quake world, or a quake guy in a marioesque universe, that'd be funny!

Thanks for your comments though, as for the tail I just ditched it, didn't think it added anything to the character.

Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

baaah888
06-19-2003, 08:58 PM
ahh ok cool, :beer: "stealthy killer cartoon monkey slays family form shadows"

i really like this character, so one more little sugestion relating your model to your concept, the eyebrow/forehead doesn't meet in the concept but does meet in the model, I think the concept idea rocked, i can imagine the little guy doing the "peoples eyebrow" at an unsuspecting baddy,

:thumbsup: keep up the good work

okse
06-27-2003, 01:50 PM
Heres more wip, thought I'd add some blues into the texture.



http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog12.jpg



MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)
Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

skellybobbly
06-27-2003, 02:00 PM
Howdy Okse,

This lil fella is looking sweet. A lot better since you've introduced the blue into the textures.

Are you going to do some animating with him at some point?
If not could I have a play at doing something with him?

Take it easy bud.


Jon

okse
06-27-2003, 02:10 PM
Jon,
That'd be very cool, As you may know... I'm not the best animator, I'd definately be into you animating him, may be after the challenge has finished we could put a little movie together maybe?

Should be done soon.

Cheers

Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

okse
07-01-2003, 06:13 PM
wip!



http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog13.jpg



MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)
Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

okse
07-04-2003, 09:28 AM
Still needs work, and I'm gonna start boning soon, so I can put him in a nice pose.


Another Turny (http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/turning3.avi)

Any C&C would be cool :)

Cheers

Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

okse
07-08-2003, 09:56 AM
I've laid it all out and given the guy a name Ninjargghh! Would like to do more stuff on it, but due to work. I've got to crack on with that. Just want to say I've really enjoyed doing this and hope I can join in with further challenges.



http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog14.jpg




Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

Apt Pupil
07-08-2003, 04:09 PM
Great layout you have there Okse. I like how you managed to show everything from concept to final model in one very nice and neat package, but it would be nice if it were alot bigger for when you submit it into the challenge site (if you are not planning to already;) )

As for your character, he has loads of personality. I find that I would actully really like to play this character in a game. However, right now, I find that the grey background behind your final model does not enhance or do anything for your model at all. Perhaps a lighter grey, or a colored background could pop him out more and get our attention.

Just want to say I've really enjoyed doing this and hope I can join in with further challenges.

That makes two of us. I would love to see more of your work here in future challenges too. keep up the good work!!

:beer:

okse
07-08-2003, 10:40 PM
Apt many thanks for your comments, makes me wanna come back and have another go.

I've posted a bigger image on the CGchallenge but it doesn't seem to want to update it on the thumbnails section!

But anyone who wants to have a closer look click here (http://www.cgchallenge.com/entries/10268/36_large.jpg)

I've also came up with a backstory about the game, it's a bit brief but I'm sure you get the idea :)


Banished from his cutesy world, Ninjarrgh, or Flufnik as he was known in his home world is thrown into a Metal Gearesque universe, where he has to retrieve 12 crystals placed in various museums and secure units, using stealth, cunning and jumping on enemies heads to turn them into fruit! He must return these crystals to his home world to get his banishment lifted.


Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

baaah888
07-08-2003, 11:00 PM
i really like the character too, although i still think the eye brow should have been modelled rather than textured ;)

About the CgChallenge site, i noticed that too, it says that my jpg isn't a jpg

I hope you do join the later challenge's as this entry was great, I know what you mean about busy tho, im searching busily for a work placement, and getting my portfolio and demo reel ready, (fingers crossed for an interveiw at reflections) I hope to have my character sheet ready tomorrow.

I think white would work as a good background colour, for your character sheet. did you pen in the outline after, cause it looks a little cel shaded. i think it looks really good like that.

cheers.. baaah

okse
07-09-2003, 12:00 AM
Cheers for the comments, I forgot about the eyebrow thing you mentioned but got side tracked with other stuff. As for the out lines most people I know use a a cel shading renderer but what I do is make a copy of the mesh, extrude all the polys locally, invert selection delete those polys, then select the mesh again flip the polys then apply a black material to it.Well thats how I do it in max.

Hope your Demo reel comes together and you find a job, you just got to get your foot in the door. Then learn as much as you can.

Crack open a bottle of Newky Brown when you do :)


Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

Apt Pupil
07-09-2003, 12:24 AM
That image is now too big:p Perhaps something along the lines of 1100 on it's width. . .

Otherwise, glad to hear you are going to keep coming back. It's always a pleasure to work along side talented individuals such as yourself. It makes us all want to do better.



:beer:

okse
07-09-2003, 01:50 PM
Better?

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog15.jpg


Closer Look (http://www.cgchallenge.com/entries/10268/36_large.jpg)


Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

SpaceJASE
07-09-2003, 02:20 PM
Great job!
He looks awesome. Definitely a strong "icon" for a game.
Lots of character crammed into such a little guy!

Apt Pupil
07-09-2003, 05:32 PM
The large higher resolution size you have is perfect (1110 x 671):) and the circular highlight you have behind the guy is a really nice touch too, but, I think the color needs changing.

I am not sure, but how about something like this (I also increased the brightness and contrast of the figure a bit to make him jump out more):

Image deleted . . .

okse
07-09-2003, 05:36 PM
Blue, never thought of a blue, that looks cool, I'll have a play about, cheers Apt.

Thanks for taking time out to do that.


Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

Apt Pupil
07-09-2003, 05:40 PM
I know what you mean, I was also suprised that blue worked:p

okse
07-09-2003, 06:00 PM
Blue is the colour, I'm gonna leve it now, thanks for all those who took time out to comment. :)


http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog15.jpg


Closer Look (http://www.cgchallenge.com/entries/10268/36_large.jpg)


Okse

My Game Icon submission. (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67207)

MY SITE (http://www.okse.co.uk)

okse
07-15-2003, 01:18 PM
Just read Benllama's post:

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75012

So I've just done a new layout and some new wire frame renders.

Good luck everyone, there's been some very inspirational stuff floating about :)

http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/prog16.jpg

Closer look (http://www.codl17194.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/icon/cggal3.jpg)

okse
07-17-2003, 11:05 PM
I think the voting ends soon, but I just want to say many thanks for my votes, This is the first time I have entered these challenges and I'll definetly be coming back for more!

There has been some outstanding work here, you're all cool!

Cheers

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