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04 April 2006, 06:33 AM
Ignatius Tan Aik Shu is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Modeling: The Journey Begins (

05 May 2006, 04:23 PM (

This is the concept sketch.

05 May 2006, 02:41 AM (

Initially i start to model my male character with a box, which i delected all the polygon. Then i use the create tool under the polygon panel to create each point base on the the drawing of my character design to match the shape..
This still a begining stage.

05 May 2006, 02:44 AM (

After i happy with the half face then i use mirror tool to reflect for another side and then attach them together, then i will weld the points to make them look normal.

05 May 2006, 02:49 AM (

i use linkxform to modify the shape of the character face. I use the same technique for most of my morphing animation. And my next step is to model the other 2 characters, while i still haven decide on what should they wear. And how the vehicle should look like.

05 May 2006, 03:07 AM (

After shocking by the wonder of zbrush, i decided to learn this tool and try it in this contest. So far this is what i been created.
To create a tree in 3d max, is much more harder compare with zbrush, what i found out is, in zbrush everything u draw can be a template for future usage, and also create multiple unique object base on the same specs. For jungle, the tree can then further adding detail easily, bend add segment. etc.. if i want to do tt in 3d max, i have to slide the polygon, ffd modify the shape and then readjust the overall angle to make the modified part look normal, in zbrush all u need to do is to change the zsphere. simple and fast, my next step is try to use what ever i been modeled and put it inside zbrush to test out what can i do with it. Gd luck and have fun.

05 May 2006, 03:51 AM
That's an awesome model of the head. How long does it take to model the head?

05 May 2006, 05:45 AM
That's an awesome 3d model!! How long does it take for you to model the head?

05 May 2006, 06:44 AM
The head i roughly use 2 to 3 hrs for initial modeling, facial expression set up and adjusting is ard 2 hrs, but this wont be the final, i am thinking of using zbrush to create the detail and bring more characteristic to the character.

05 May 2006, 06:50 AM
Hey, that's exciting....very interesting application of Z-Brush...have never seen a tree made in it before, makes a lot of sense and looks GREAT! Hope to see more soon, whether or not you have time to finish this contest. Good luck!

05 May 2006, 04:38 PM
^^ thks for yr comment, it is true tt i don have much time left XD but i will try to complete it, so far i left the background havent model yet, the finalise of the concept art for second main character, mutant, and vehicle all done. Modelling i been cover first phase of modeling for the main character, secondary character, and goblin, the rest haven start yet.

Know about this contest only 1 1/2 weeks ago. But it is quite fun, it drive me to learn more thing to archieve what i want. ^^

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