View Full Version : Game Art Comp 9: Cobra Snake - African Tribal Warrior

07 July 2004, 09:49 PM
OK well here is my first quick scribbles. I'll get to making more detailed designs for her gear this coming weekend.

Think Zulu trible warriors :)
but female and mixed with an African king cobra hehe

07 July 2004, 10:14 PM
Yeah should be cool, can't wait till you got the full final design. :bounce:

07 July 2004, 11:39 PM
Looking good Lando! I can tell this one will be a Big Hit! Maybe you could do a low poly one for some games like UT2004?

Keep up the Great Work Bro! ;)

07 July 2004, 12:25 AM
This will be fun to make an outfit that follows this style.

07 July 2004, 12:29 AM
dude i say cool! now lets see her

07 July 2004, 07:25 AM
cool concept.. :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 11:13 PM
Ok well i drew her up for my modeling pass. No idea yet for the clothing but i'll get to some designing tomorrow.

07 July 2004, 11:18 PM
Coolnesssss!!! :D

Get to modelling now!!! :wip:

07 July 2004, 02:48 AM
This should be fun to watch.

07 July 2004, 01:45 AM
Update on the model.
Did not get as far as i wanted to tonight. Ended up drinking lotsa beers and talking late with my friends. but got in a good 2 hours or so modeling.

She is now at 1042 polygones.
I am aiming for 2500
then i can use the rest for her weapons and extra garments. The mesh flow on her is a start but turning out realy nice.
I Should be finishing the model tomorrow for sure.

07 July 2004, 08:03 AM
oooh, slick :). The model looks really good so far. Though the tail seems a bit too short. It doesnt seem like it could support the body with ease. But, it might just be the perspective.
Other then that, great job.

07 July 2004, 10:18 AM
Hmm... yeah, maybe the tail could be quite a bit longer... :shrug:

It's looking good already, especially the head. :D

07 July 2004, 08:26 PM
Very impressive :applause:

Your mesh flow is excellant, the head looks very good so far.
keep it up.

07 July 2004, 08:40 PM
Great concept work, and it should be intresting to see how the jewlery / decorations will look.
Youre off to a good start - keep it up!

07 July 2004, 08:44 PM
very nice start, and great proportions, i'm really liking this, can't wait to see it finished!

07 July 2004, 11:15 PM
great concept, i love it.....
model is looking good to

07 July 2004, 12:49 AM
Ok she is at a 2016 polygon count at the moment. I extended the tail alot. think I'll make it even longer.

I'm making the neck/head look more like the very first sketch i did "topright bust" where the crest extend from the shoulders instead of it coming from the back like in the profile shot. I want her to be able to fold the crest back to normal so it makes more sense and will just look better. I should have that and the hands modeled in my next update.

Overall I think you will like how her back turned out :)
as for the outfit, still designing that. I'll see about getting some sketched up this next week.
For now enjoy this update pic.

07 July 2004, 01:15 AM
will the mouth open?

07 July 2004, 01:56 AM
it looks nice, good poly flow, but one thing, isnt the competitions limit 3500 TRIANGLES, not quads? please explain i fyou will normal map or how you wil solve this. or maybe im wrong, nbut im pretty sure its triangles

07 July 2004, 06:13 AM
Really excellent - the mesh flow is perfect - especially on the shoulders and back.
However, i think its a bit high poly right now. There are bits that could possibly be optimised without compromising the mesh.
I love the head / mouth!
Hope you can finish this in time.

07 July 2004, 07:49 AM
"Neil" Yes her mouth will be able to open, along with the fangs being able to fold back in :)

"yeluis" Yes it is Triangles and the count is now at 2016. I just keep them in quads becuase it looks nice :)

"Andy H" yeah the mesh is realy turning out nice. The back area took some work but was worth the effort. As for optimizing I start doing that once the full mesh is completed. I dont plan to go past 2800 for her body/head. I want to have the other 700 polygons for her gear.

Maybe more if i realy get elaborate, depends on where i take here outfit design.

07 July 2004, 12:54 AM
OK I got the head crest done and started with the inside of her mouth. Still trying to figure out the inside but should get it figured out and have the finished hands for my next update.

Hope you like it.

07 July 2004, 01:33 AM
Looking good Lando, I would like to have you tutor me on mesh creation someday! :)
You have a definate gift! Good Stuff Bro! :)

07 July 2004, 04:06 AM
Sweetness! The mesh looks awesome, with some really great edge flow. :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 06:17 AM
Mesh flow looks awesome, can't wait to see the outfit because that's what will make this model amazing.

08 August 2004, 07:23 PM
Ok well I got some time to finish her hands today. Things are going kinda slow with working on her for the moment. I'll try to have the outfit designed by end of this week though. For now just enjoy the pics hehe.

08 August 2004, 12:09 PM
aah, creepy

08 August 2004, 07:31 PM
Its comming along nicely :P I hope at the end of this project that you will get rid of those tris right? I dont think ZB2 likes those ;) Im sure you knew that already hehe

Another, Are yah gunna add a tounge too?

08 August 2004, 08:59 PM
The mesh looks awesome and she is just getting better and beter everytime you update her.

Now get me some models to texture. heh :p

08 August 2004, 04:21 AM
Very well done, clean mesh - the use of stripping is inspiring :)
I second MDB101's question... a tounge would look sweet.

08 August 2004, 08:09 AM
Do u want to rig it? Because if u leave the hands like that it will def. cost u extra time I think.
But awesome polyflow :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 08:24 AM
this model keeps on impressing me, fantastic work man, i can not wait for the textures on this!
i love the hands, the look awesome!

08 August 2004, 03:04 PM

Yeah i will be rigging her. I already did alot of minor adjustments to the hand last night. but even in that pose it wont take me any extra time to rig.

08 August 2004, 01:43 PM
dont like ur topology so much but still a nice concpet and model as a whole.

08 August 2004, 02:00 PM
ImUrPeTi : I dont like ur topology so much but still a nice concpet and model as a whole.

Oh yeah? what you suggest i change? anything in particular?
Curious to see what i should change

08 August 2004, 02:02 PM
This is one of my favorite entries. I love the subtleties in the anatomy of the torso and arms you have captured. One person mentioned he didn't like the topology of it. What is exactly meant by that.

08 August 2004, 02:53 PM
here is my main idea,although ur work is also fine.


08 August 2004, 03:14 PM
I don't understand the benefit of doing the back differently. I understand that doing the breasts like that could lead to a more natural shape, but unless she's gonna end up bare-chested that won't really matter. Don't understand why you'd want to change the ribcage either.

08 August 2004, 03:38 PM
I like the topology of the breasts just the way they are. But it really doesn't matter unless one method saves more polygons.

I do agree more with Imurpetii's placement of edges along her back. It suggests more bone structure such as shoulder blades that would be more prominent for women with good health and posture. A female back can be very sexy if you pay attention to it's shapes.

08 August 2004, 06:12 PM
Unless he is planning on modeling a nipple I do not see any advantage to using a "radial" topology for the breast. I think he has captured a very natural breast shape (which it seems a lot of people have trouble doing) so nothing really needs to change there.

However, I do agree about the back. Instead of welding the edges together, I would continue the single row of quads that runs down her neck down to the small of her back, that way you can pull out a few vertices on the cenrtal line and push the verts on either side down slightly to get the suggestion of a spine below the skin. (especially at the top of the neck, and the lower back.)

I think your mesh is top-notch though. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see what you do with the apparel and texture!

08 August 2004, 06:17 PM
Yeah i am thinking of redoing her back. it be pretty quick to change a few things on it.
as for her breasts i dont think I'll touch anything. works realy well this way

But yes she will be bare chested int he final design with beads and all kinds of trible cloth on.
Africa tribes never cover there chest area. She will be dragged into Zbrush for a serious detailed pass. and i will only suggest the shape of nipples on the low polygone mesh and leave the rest up to the normal map

08 August 2004, 10:14 AM
Very nice work!!! I salut you, though the tale could be a little more flexible (like snakes do), very nice breasts try to make big nipples couse african zulu women have big nipples (just for the history).
Very nice job bro good luck

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