View Full Version : Character: Beast & Rider

12 December 2003, 06:01 AM
This is for the cgchat gameart competition, where we have to model a beast and a rider under 6000 faces. Here's a drawing of my beast:

And I started roughing out the body:

The rider will be a samurai, I'll draw a concept soon.
At the same time I have to do my semester's final exam for college, so I'll probably use this model in my exam's scene too.

12 December 2003, 10:13 AM
hey h0pesfall, looks like a good start :)

Not much to crit yet, but the the left (his left) back leg seems a bit weaker than his right.

well, good luck :P

12 December 2003, 01:48 PM
Looking good so far.Can i have the URL for the Cgchat challenge?

12 December 2003, 02:13 PM

Then go to Gameart ... youŽll find it :)

12 December 2003, 09:12 PM
Looking pretty good so far. I'll be interested to see how you resolve that mane in the concept. Only crit would be if both halves are mirrored (L and R) the legs don't seem to be very rounded. Like Kotter said, the back left looks a little thinner from this angle.

12 December 2003, 09:30 PM
Yeah I fixed the back legs, was kind of tired last night and wanted to post some wip anyways. I have an idea for the mane but i'm not sure how well it'll work. I reworked my concept a bit (will post new version soon) and made it more well-brushed and less fluffy so i'll probably just model it and use smoothing groups to seperate the different areas where the bunches of hair grow from, and stick a nice texture on it.

12 December 2003, 09:52 PM
Updated the concept. If you want to compare it to the old one, it's still available here (

12 December 2003, 06:13 AM
updated the wip pic. didn't have much time to work on it, but i started defining the muscles in the legs. back legs are perfect, but i'm kinda struggling with the front legs.

12 December 2003, 08:41 AM
I think there is a few to many polies clean them up and you could use more on the head..

12 December 2003, 04:07 PM
Yeah I thought so too, but I have most of the body done and i'm only using 1/3 of my budget so I should be ok. I'll optimize at the end if I run out.

12 December 2003, 10:17 PM
Small update. Not sure about the tail but it'll do for now.

Cheap GI renders

12 December 2003, 09:35 PM
More updates

12 December 2003, 03:27 AM
its lookin sexy h0pes (and if you cant figure out who this is you suck h0pes :P)

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