XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

View Full Version : WIP. Modeling. WWII officer. Normal mapping.

12-20-2005, 07:41 PM

This is a low poly WWII German officer Iím working on.
The low poly is made in Maya and the normal map is from a ZBrush model.

I still have some things to tune up on this one; the dark area above the eyes is going to get lighter for once.
The other thing is the white eye, maybe itís a bit over the top? What do you guys think??
I would also appreciate some feedback on the specularity, colour map and the overall model.


Itís a bit hard to see the model due to the dark uniform, so Iím posting a hardware shoot without the colour map as well.


This is the ZBrush model I did for the normal map;


12-20-2005, 08:25 PM
Looks good, I didn't see the detail until I saw the normal map, probably because the clothes are so dark on an LCD display.

12-20-2005, 09:40 PM
great work, nice normal map , could you show us the color map??? my only comment is that the area around the knee looks a little strange, i think the part above the boot is sticking out to much suddenly.

12-20-2005, 09:49 PM
Looks really good! I would say if you want to bring up the highlights on the uniform it will show off more of your normal map. The darkness makes it a bit flat. The highpoly looks awesome and the texture looks good too. Good job!

12-20-2005, 10:31 PM
:applause: no crits from me, this model looks awesome!

12-21-2005, 12:25 AM
The model and the normalmap (inkl the NMrender) looks fantastic! It's to bad that your colormap is so dark :( Keep the boots black but tweak the blinn eccentricity (lower it a bit) to make the specular more visible. Contrasting up the dark fabric should do the trick as well!

GŲtt jobbat!

12-21-2005, 03:02 AM
Great example of normal maps at work. Good job with the modeling as well!

12-21-2005, 07:02 PM
Thank you all!

I have tried to brighten up the colour map of the black uniform a bit, especially at the top of the wrinkles; hopefully itís easier to see the details on the uniform now.
Is it still to dark or do you find anything else that looks wrong?
Furthermore I have brightened up the skin above the eye a bit and slightly turned down the levels of red in the face and on the neck.

I also made a variation of the uniform; the new one is a 1943 SS second lieutenant security police uniform. Iím not 100% sure if they wore the iron cross to that one, or only black neck tie.
Once again, tank you all for the critique.



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