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KeepItEvil
01-09-2009, 09:14 AM
Hey all,

I'm, very happy to say that Tomb Raider Underworld for the Wii has shipped!

which means I can show yaal some stuff =D

All these characters were done by yours truly, modeled and textured, minus the model for Alister...As well as the Model and Texture of Lara's Head and her Gear.

that was done by my good friend Jon Rush www.pig-brain.com (http://www.pig-brain.com)

Some of the characters were unfortunately cut from the budget.

Hope you like em, they were definitely a learning experience.

-G

http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_mayan_thrall_template.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Viking_Thrall_template.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Tiger2.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Panther.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Merc2.jpg

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Lara's Head and Gear model, and textures done by Jon Rush www.pig-brain.com (http://www.pig-brain.com)
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http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Lara_casual_template.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Naga_template.jpg

KeepItEvil
01-09-2009, 09:17 AM
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Panther_Thrall2.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Panther_Thrall.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Yeti_Thrall_black.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Polar_Bear.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Giant_Albino_Tarantula.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Naga_old_template.jpg
more characters
-g

KeepItEvil
01-09-2009, 09:18 AM
more characters
-G
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Lara_snowlight_template.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Lara_Heavy_template.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Alister.jpghttp://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_Motorcycle.jpg
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/thumbs/pics/TR8_Wii_AK47.jpg

FIN!

CAVALARS
01-09-2009, 10:00 AM
DAMMMMM! this is fuŠ#ing AWSOME!!!
:buttrock:

Zerafian
01-09-2009, 12:21 PM
beautiful man..love the hand painted goodness.

DecWest
01-09-2009, 12:39 PM
Lovely Clean work - particularly impressed with the animals/creatures

Excellent stuff mate :thumbsup:

mindrot
01-09-2009, 12:41 PM
Very impressive work KeepItEvil. Very clean and crisp work.

I just finished the 360 version over December. Seems like there are quite a few extras (characters) on the Wii version.

~M~

Ancient-Pig
01-09-2009, 02:38 PM
Awesome work man! I forgot that you did so many chars for this game.. that tiger still blows me away

PolyPilot
01-09-2009, 03:11 PM
the tiger is really great! nice work

KeepItEvil
01-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Very impressive work KeepItEvil. Very clean and crisp work.

I just finished the 360 version over December. Seems like there are quite a few extras (characters) on the Wii version.

~M~

Thank you sir!

Yeah they unfortunately cut a ton of the character work we did out, but i wanted to showcase them anyhow =)

-G

eblondin
01-09-2009, 08:56 PM
5 stars from me dude :)

Your work turned out really well. This stuff makes other Wii games look like a joke!

husskySpike
01-11-2009, 04:49 PM
Nice stuff there,,,
nice and clean model with good textures, thanx for sharing :cool:

GenZ
01-11-2009, 05:55 PM
wow great models there,i love the texture work on all of them.Maybe the eyes of the panther are a little too big but thats nothing compared to the greatness of the others.
Keep showcasing these stuff so we can learn more. :)

KeepItEvil
01-12-2009, 09:53 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

-G

nintenjo
01-14-2009, 09:07 AM
Lovely work, I never played the wii version but i remember it looking alot worse in game and not doing your hard work justice :)

Were the textures sizes halved in game? Keep up the good work.

ocarian
01-14-2009, 12:10 PM
Excelent Work KeepItEvil.

Model are clean, and impressive Work on texture

Keep up :thumbsup:

KeepItEvil
01-14-2009, 06:21 PM
Lovely work, I never played the wii version but i remember it looking alot worse in game and not doing your hard work justice :)

Were the textures sizes halved in game? Keep up the good work.


thank you =D

Yeah unfortunately the budget got foobar'd and they cut a ton of characters and the resolution of the textures.

such is the life of a character artist hehe.

Generalvivi
01-15-2009, 12:24 AM
very nice low poly work!

anoon
01-15-2009, 03:12 AM
Yeti Thrall is so emo!

Nice work. :)

WHW
01-16-2009, 11:52 AM
Big fan of the Tiger and Polar Bear. Panther is rather slick too :)

Hooch
03-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Your models are very well done, very clean and Professional mate, Congrats!

I must say that I'm a big fan of Tomb Raider, I had play every single game,
in fact I'm writing this post after playing my first 2 hours of TR Underworld :cool:
and so far the game is just F**** awesome, I haven't seen any of your models yet
but as soon as I see one I'll remember this thread!

Cheers Mate! :beer:


5-4U!

JonasNoell
03-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Wow that's some great stuff! Can you tell a little about the workflow you used regarding the textures? Are they all hand-painted? Did you use ZBrush maybe for some details? Any Photoreference? Just curious about that, would love to hear some details...

Greetings,
Jonas

Tad Ghostal
03-21-2009, 09:20 AM
Awesome work. That tiger is sick, yo.

Shade01
03-23-2009, 01:14 AM
Nice, clean designs. I particularly love the creatures.

MAN0
03-23-2009, 07:52 PM
looks awesome! great job mate!

hbeachman
03-26-2009, 11:44 AM
Hi,
Thanks for posting your work, looks great.

hgDesign
03-27-2009, 11:56 AM
Great, clean low poly work! One question: Are the muscles of the panther painted in photoshop as textures or are they normal maps?

FreakyDude
03-28-2009, 06:43 PM
It's amazing how good a well made low poly model with a good texture can look.
very well done.

KeepItEvil
03-30-2009, 06:46 PM
Wow that's some great stuff! Can you tell a little about the workflow you used regarding the textures? Are they all hand-painted? Did you use ZBrush maybe for some details? Any Photoreference? Just curious about that, would love to hear some details...

Greetings,
Jonas

Thank you for the compliments!

Work flow was pretty much looking at the 360 model, and then re-doing it so it would run on the Wii.

The 360 models had upwards of 10 - 20 shaders on them, with up to 2048 texture sizes per shader, lara had something like 150 shaders?? Some of the models were around 40k polys.

No way the wii could handle that so they had to be re-created from scratch, with the 360 versions used as reference.

There are no normal maps or bump maps, there are occasional specular maps.
All the textures are hand painted, and no higher than 512, or combinations of 2 or so 512's and or other smaller maps for gear and details. The only photo reference that was used was a technique a former employee showed me, of highpassing wrinkles and freckles on a photo of someones face, pores and crows feet etc, and multiplying that on top of your texture for a little extra kick. Try it out! Does wonders =D

-G

shoujoboy
04-03-2009, 11:45 PM
wow !
It all looks so great!
Very impressive.
did you paint the textures with mouse ? or did you have a tablet ?

TonyClifton
05-15-2009, 01:59 PM
Thank you for the compliments!

Work flow was pretty much looking at the 360 model, and then re-doing it so it would run on the Wii.

The 360 models had upwards of 10 - 20 shaders on them, with up to 2048 texture sizes per shader, lara had something like 150 shaders?? Some of the models were around 40k polys.

No way the wii could handle that so they had to be re-created from scratch, with the 360 versions used as reference.

There are no normal maps or bump maps, there are occasional specular maps.
All the textures are hand painted, and no higher than 512, or combinations of 2 or so 512's and or other smaller maps for gear and details. The only photo reference that was used was a technique a former employee showed me, of highpassing wrinkles and freckles on a photo of someones face, pores and crows feet etc, and multiplying that on top of your texture for a little extra kick. Try it out! Does wonders =D

-G

First of all, awesome work! How many Polys do the models have?

Ahuri
05-18-2009, 12:09 PM
impressive work mate!

windarr
05-19-2009, 06:43 PM
Great hi-res textures. As someone pointed out I'm sure they were cut down extensively for the game, hope they still ended looking ok.

KeepItEvil
05-20-2009, 06:09 PM
the characters are around 4-6k polys

and yeah they were cut back =| but they still turned out all right i feel.

TonyClifton
05-20-2009, 06:37 PM
the characters are around 4-6k polys

and yeah they were cut back =| but they still turned out all right i feel.

thank you very much for the reply! great stuff, once again!

tin-tin
05-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Impressive work :)

Emporio
06-19-2009, 11:05 AM
Awesome artwork !
Love the handpainted textures - we don't see much of that anymore unfortunately.
To me the hand-painted textures is much more creative and artistic then what we do these days with next gen.

Great work!

boskiadi
08-22-2009, 08:15 PM
Great work man. I love texture work. I think that there is nothing better than clean model with good textures- no normal maps, no shaders. I love naga green, merc and mayan thrall.
Keep up.

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