View Full Version : oglu´s Armed and Dangerous wip

01-25-2012, 08:28 AM
hi everybody...

here my first sketch... but i have no clue about the body or the direction i like to go...

01-25-2012, 10:21 AM
nice.ive got a lot of tips from you on mudbox over at cgF, and now to find you in on this challenge is insane! :D
anyways, best of luck! will be following this like a hawk. ;)

01-25-2012, 10:39 AM
Looks great Oglu.

01-25-2012, 10:56 AM
That`s amazing... looks super fun too. I watched your other youtube videos and got interested on sculpting and painting on 3d :P

I would also like to join this challenge, I dont really have much expirience on 3d and that challenge would be perfect to get me started (with deadline and all) :D

Its just shame mudbox didn`t work on my laptop... Crashes on start :(

But good luck with your entry :)

01-25-2012, 12:17 PM
sampo, did you make sure its not your prefs?

check this out (

01-25-2012, 01:35 PM
Actually I think it might be something to do with that... I really thought it was my sucky 3d-card.

I will install it once more and try it out.. thanks!! lets see what happens.. wish me luck ;)

01-25-2012, 02:46 PM
well sure hope it helps ya get started on the challenge! good luck on that. :)

btw, just realized that link was for a mac, for windows, just delete the mudbox folder inside your Documents folder. ;)

01-25-2012, 07:15 PM
some work on the body...

01-26-2012, 09:23 AM
nice job allready and good luck!

see you on the battlefield ;)

01-26-2012, 08:34 PM
took a break from the body...
and started to design his battle axe...

01-26-2012, 09:54 PM
Wow, your blasting through it. Is this all concept at this stage?
Great work.

01-26-2012, 10:24 PM
concept and the base for retopo...

01-28-2012, 06:42 PM
retopo for the head... eye sockets, inner mouth and ears are in the works....

01-28-2012, 08:57 PM
coming nice.
little bit of an "oglu-touch" in his face.

01-30-2012, 09:52 PM
more work on the body...

01-31-2012, 08:58 AM
cool, like you decided to do a heavy guy! :beer:

will follow this one definitely.

01-31-2012, 08:43 PM
some progress on the axe...

02-01-2012, 08:02 AM
I really like it. Can't way for the next images! :)

02-01-2012, 08:44 AM
like the axe, feels very natural. I just recognized the "MC-symbol" on it ;)
nicely done.

02-01-2012, 08:53 AM
Cool model so far.
The stomach area seems a little bit to small compared to te massive body around.
Looking foreward to your nxt update

02-01-2012, 05:17 PM
good Oglu, so good. Imho the face is too thin for his body, a bit of massive proportions.

I like the back because it's relaxed. The front torso view looks so tense.

02-01-2012, 08:21 PM
thanks for the input ballo... i will do a retopo for the body and relax and smooth it afterwards....

here the blocking of the feet...

02-02-2012, 07:20 AM
looking nice so far!

02-02-2012, 02:52 PM
nice foot! i can almost smell the direction you'r aiming for ;)

02-02-2012, 06:14 PM
ready for retopo...

02-02-2012, 06:40 PM
hej oglu, your monsterguy is coming really nice.

have some suggestions:

his legs seem a little bit too long, his head too small(but that you know already). and i think his legs must be bigger!

his belly area can be a little bit longer and i would make the neckmuscles-shoulder connection rounder.

keep going!

02-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Great model oglu! I wisch i could be on the same step, still have to finisch my head sculpting. The only thing i have to complain about is the relatively smal head.

02-04-2012, 05:35 PM
i like the overpaint i will go in that direction... thanks max...

after a bad maya crash i lost the new retopo of his hand...
and a whispering voice in my brain told me i have to make an other skull...

02-05-2012, 11:49 AM
the skull looks creepy nice.

I know this won't help but I told you to save ... :D

02-05-2012, 10:24 PM
You're fast! Your concept looks massive and dangerous, the only thing that bothers me a little are the super massive arms. Of course, it's a stylized decision, but it feels that he can barely move the arms (but when he does, he crushes).

Too bad the maya crash, it's the thing with computers... do you the retopo with a plugin?

Cherrs and good luck!

02-07-2012, 09:35 PM
done some retopo... the back is still missing and i like to do more work on the hands...

02-08-2012, 12:07 AM
This is looking incredible Oglu... All those polygons by hand?! Very neat topology.

Do you sleep? ;)

02-08-2012, 04:13 AM
very nice ..
looking forward to see your progress

02-08-2012, 07:57 AM
this is just sick, man!
how long does it take and what software are you using for retopo?


02-08-2012, 08:53 AM
@ ChrisWalker
during the domwar 3 someone told me "sleep is no option" :D

thanks Christophe

@ fantasymaser
think the whole body+head took me about 10 hours, still some parts on the back missing...
and im working with maya and 3dcoat...

02-08-2012, 10:23 PM
sleep is no option, eating either!

02-08-2012, 10:28 PM
done with the topo now....
i have to play with the proportions again... im not satisfied...

02-08-2012, 10:55 PM
that guy looks massive :) good work!

02-09-2012, 08:02 AM
cool stuff!

looking forward to final sculpting and textures!

keep the good work

02-09-2012, 02:52 PM
man this guy is big!
looks great btw :thumbsup:

02-10-2012, 11:26 AM
great stuff

02-15-2012, 07:53 PM
blocking the sandals...

02-15-2012, 10:40 PM
the general look of this pair, in combination with the red skin tone looks fantastic. And this little skull.. Nice.

02-16-2012, 05:25 PM
the topology looks great and very dense... must have been a lot of fun drawing that new topology lol ;) . I really like the idea and will keep track of this for sure.

Good luck

02-16-2012, 10:26 PM
first texture tests on the axe...

painting 3 different objects with 3 different shader at the same time...
all 2k maps..

02-17-2012, 08:40 AM

Specular painting is just fun, even if you watch someone's painting ;)

02-17-2012, 09:39 AM
Oglu, you are a master. This is amazing work. Can't wait to see more.

02-17-2012, 11:43 AM
Hi Oglu.... I like your style, man!!!

Trying to post my character progress of the challenge in this forum but the master chief wont let me.... can you send your monster out to teach him some manners:)


02-18-2012, 12:28 PM
sculpted the a goat pelvic bone for his back... he will use it to carry heavy gear...

thanks to mr. nobis for the idea... :D

02-18-2012, 12:42 PM
Your work is being fantastic Christoph! :D
Congratulations and keep it up!

02-18-2012, 12:51 PM
cool idea. that will work well i think.
i hope you´ll do lots of straps and ropes to mount it on the guy.
extra detailing^^

02-18-2012, 03:58 PM
thats the plan lukas...
first mockup...

02-18-2012, 05:35 PM
looks pretty cool.
i would like to see more asymetry on it, but as i said. cool start.

02-18-2012, 11:54 PM
Hi Oglu,

I like the idea of the bone as well! I was just wondering... considering the size of your creature, must this not be a really big goat that belong to the bone on the giants back?

02-19-2012, 07:11 PM
Nice progress!
Cool character, I like that idea.

02-20-2012, 01:53 AM
i liked watching the work you did on the weapon.. the detail and specular touch really was nice.

02-20-2012, 02:27 AM
great progress oglu... looking forward to see more updates soon :)

02-21-2012, 11:25 PM
Good work man.:beer:
I realy like to see your progress captured on youtube.
I only think that the head i a little bit small.
Best regard from Germany :) and keep up your good work.

02-24-2012, 04:50 PM
thanks for all that kind words...

first pose and render tests...
id like to do a cave... :D

02-25-2012, 10:15 AM
the cave is a nice idea! with the secret and the mysterious fog ... but why does he looks into the camera? there are those little trolls behind him, the secret in front of him.

btw, good idea with the backpack.

02-29-2012, 10:00 PM
working on the sword...

02-29-2012, 10:07 PM
nice update oglu.
love the way you do your specs. they are spot on. crisp an contrasty, yet not too blown out.
keep it up

02-29-2012, 11:00 PM
Awesome entry, and great videos man. Surface textures are lookin ace so far in those videos.

03-05-2012, 09:38 PM
im rethinking the pose... im not satisfied with... he has to look more dangerous...
menwhile im working on the environment...

03-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Nice staircase. Maybe you could add a bit damage to it, and some stone piaces lying around.

Looking forward to the final shot

03-06-2012, 11:41 AM
Nice Oglu, you're showing a really high average quality on all your videos and images.
If the final images shares this quality, it's gonna look great.

The staircase did impress me more than your past videos, it looks so real and natural.

03-06-2012, 09:05 PM
wow, nice texture. hope you add a lot of dirt and dust to them!

show some more.

03-07-2012, 09:03 PM
new pose... i had to move to a new pose...
to less time to finish the whole environment...

03-08-2012, 10:48 PM
Hey oglu very nice stuff, i liked the videos.

I cant understand how you did the retopology. It must have been rather hard to do since your working with so many polys :bowdown: .

My only criticism is that I still think that the pose is a little weak; it makes him look rather meek.

very nice texturing and sculpting on the stairs though :applause:

03-12-2012, 08:05 PM
more sculpting...

03-13-2012, 09:26 PM
more work on the hand...

03-14-2012, 02:46 AM
Nice form Christoph
You are using wax brush ? to buildup form
Waiting for more...

03-14-2012, 07:40 AM
It's progressing nicely :)
Maybe you could make the tendons on the back of his hand run towards a focal point on the wrist...
What colour are you aiming for with this guy? Will you keep the red?

03-14-2012, 02:48 PM
Nice sculpting, can't wait to see final detailing like veins and skin distortions. I think you need to define the muscle strings a bit better, that could be nice.

keep it up.

03-15-2012, 07:07 PM
light test...

03-15-2012, 09:03 PM
wow. love the light. very moody an artistic.
is it a volumelight? the decay is great.

03-20-2012, 07:48 AM
Nice progress keep it up!

03-20-2012, 09:26 PM
texture progress...

03-23-2012, 08:06 AM
Cool buckles! Like the metal parts a lot, looks very natural. Would like to see the guy with all the stuff on.

03-26-2012, 11:31 AM
Cool Oglu, g'fallt mer guat:beer:
Looking forward seeing this guy finished - it's coming great! One issue concerning the elbows and the lower arm: imho the muscles are way to big to bend the joint properly as shown in the light test. Your warrior has to struggle a lot to bend his arms:)
But this is a matter of personal taste - i didn't like hulk either...too massive to be roughly realistic

keep on your good work!
Servus aus München

03-26-2012, 08:20 PM
Very nice work man. It probably will look great in the final. Best of luck! :thumbsup:

03-27-2012, 04:22 PM
Hi Oglu,

I've seen may discussion on autodesk Area regarding how to import paint layers into a ptex model in mudbox. Would you please confirm if you ever got to a workaround for this? In case the answer is yes, how did you do it?

Thank you very much, I'm waiting to see some more stuff of your models body ^^

03-30-2012, 11:07 AM
Hi Oglu,

I've seen may discussion on autodesk Area regarding how to import paint layers into a ptex model in mudbox. Would you please confirm if you ever got to a workaround for this? In case the answer is yes, how did you do it?

its working only with quad meshes...
mud 2013 has tri and ngon support...

04-02-2012, 12:01 AM
bring it on! really good updates! more

04-10-2012, 08:50 PM
think the sculpting on the body is now final... there is not enough time to make big changes...

04-10-2012, 08:51 PM
one more...

04-10-2012, 09:35 PM
lovely skin details.
great job. keep it up

04-10-2012, 09:37 PM
yeah, Nice sculpt! Don't forget to give him a facial expression! A little bit, would be enough to do the magic. Keep going till the end!

04-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Nice update, mate!
Would love to see him with a skin-shader.

04-10-2012, 10:13 PM
very nice details.. i like the veins and muscle structure. can't wait to see the render!

04-11-2012, 10:01 AM
good luck, mate! Hope you finish it on time!

04-11-2012, 10:02 PM
final sculpt... and tomorrow i tweak some textures... :D

big image --> rightclick to view

04-11-2012, 10:09 PM
awesome sculpt man. crazy details.
the final will rock! keep it up

04-11-2012, 11:54 PM
excellent details oglu... great job!

04-12-2012, 11:01 AM
Looks great, man! Can't wait to see your beauty render :buttrock:

04-13-2012, 09:10 PM
here we go...

04-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Excellent sculpting work. Congrats with your final image.


04-13-2012, 09:24 PM
great work man.
great details. and masses.

04-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Very nice entry! Congrats!

04-13-2012, 10:03 PM
Very nice Oglu! I would not want to see him pissed ^^.


04-14-2012, 05:40 AM
yeah, he rocks! This guy is allowed to flex his muscles.
Congrats you finished him!

04-14-2012, 06:44 AM
came out great man congrats :beer:

04-14-2012, 09:14 AM
Congrats to your final! Great stuff! Good luck!

04-14-2012, 05:19 PM
great model, like it alot.
the feeling of mass is really good here.

04-16-2012, 10:39 AM
Fantastic Oglu, watching all the details and the weapons, you can really see that everything is working together. I like the pose and the colours. It is a really good entry. I love it! because you can feel his weight and that is quite difficult in digital modelling.

Good luck!

04-19-2012, 04:00 PM painted more textures than i thought...

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