View Full Version : Che Guevara - Revival

07 July 2005, 01:42 PM
Some of you might remember this one from an old Game Art Challengeg (GAC #11)
Here's the old thread :

Will try to finish it now. I've started to UV-map the lowpoly and generating normalmaps.

Here's the current highpoly:

and here's my latest progress:

All feedback is appreciated :thumbsup:

07 July 2005, 02:02 PM
I can believe it, someone's actually modelling a Che Guevara. It would be cool to put "a el Che Guevara" in Battlefield Cuba or something like that =P. Great work amigo.

Off-topic retoric question: Why normal mapped models still look like they were made out of glossy clay?

07 July 2005, 02:16 PM
I didn't finished that GAC either... It makes me want to go back, and finish my cyber-mage too...

Looks ace, very good work so far.

07 July 2005, 02:17 PM
Off-topic retoric question: Why normal mapped models still look like they were made out of glossy clay?

because the normal map is nothing but a information how light reflects on your lowpoly surface, its no geometry. therefore you need a lot of specular to make the normalmap kick in.
I think the character will loose the clayness when Ivars begins to work on the specmap :-)

07 July 2005, 04:46 PM
Hehe, You have a lot of patience, to finish this gac model. I also not finish it and in future I don't see time for that. But I'm keeping thumbs for ya.

07 July 2005, 01:53 PM
Thank you guys!

AgustinLV: That would indeed be cool. As to your question, I think jOBe answered that one :thumbsup:

eMPeck: Thanks. Wasn't many who finished that one, was it.....

jOBe: Spot on!

Por@szek: Hehe, let's just hope I make it this time :D

Here's a little update:

07 July 2005, 02:00 PM
Good work. Looks cool with the normalmap applied. Awaiting some updates, dude.:thumbsup:

07 July 2005, 02:43 PM
Hey, those cargo pockets on the side of his trousers are just what I was looking for my Boba Fett model, hehe, looking at other's meshes is actually very educational =P.

07 July 2005, 02:47 PM
Great stuff I loved this one when it was being done a while back glad you decided to revive it.

07 July 2005, 02:08 PM
Thanks guys. Glad you like it.

Here´s a minor update: (Added the props)

And in case anyone is interested, here's a couple of turnarounds.
Lowpoly mesh (
With normalmap (

07 July 2005, 08:07 PM
He needs a lot of work on his body, you should look at some body builders and the curves on their muscles. :) like t otherwise...nice work.

07 July 2005, 08:18 PM
Ernesto "Che" Guevara was no body builder. He wasn't even a professional soldier. He was a doctor and a great idealist. He had military training and was a natural leader, but that's it. I think the model depicts el "Che" Guevara very well.

07 July 2005, 09:14 AM
Not to mention he failed every mission he was on. Also he killed an artist and a number of other people.

07 July 2005, 10:17 AM

jmBoekestein: I don't want to make him look muscular. So I don't think bodybuilder refs. are what I need :)

Here's a new update. Almost finished with all the lowpolymeshes, still some work to do on them, and I need to optimize my uv-space some....


07 July 2005, 01:16 PM
Nice work You have done with this normals. You will also want to do this nice dirt on shoes ?? the same what You have on You reference on ugac?? will be nice.
Update us constantly:thumbsup:

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