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

View Full Version : need help with my model REF - if you have any paintings skills PLZ hellp !

10-10-2006, 10:10 PM
hi all
i learned lighwave 3D about 2 years ago and lately i'm trying to get back to it/.
now i have this creature i want to model. but i have a problem with the ref. i have a picture of him from back, front, and side , but there are few problems.

1. the BIGGEST PROBLEM > the front view is not complitly front. i need to re-paint it so it will be full front direct view. i have NO painting skills! HELP PLEASE if anyone here can repaint this i will own him forever .

http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/3235/hexleyturnaroundnn6.png (http://imageshack.us/)

2. the second problem is about the legs. im not sure if the creature is standing in a normal position or is he half sitting. what do you think ? i have to understand the nature of this ... and i could use your view about how you would have attack this ..

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9730/2007806068qc2.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8339/hexleysits450yx6.th.png (http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hexleysits450yx6.png)http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/5168/hexleypkg450eh5.th.png (http://img172.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hexleypkg450eh5.png)

thanks for any help in advance.

10-10-2006, 10:28 PM
Work towards being a bit more flexible and work without cutsheets for a change. This is a relatively simple character, so it's a good opprotunity to work on more freeform modeling skills. I don't think it really requires a repaint.

Secondly, cartoon characters will often keep thier original state in many ranges of motion. A great deal of the articulation comes from stretchy bones for cartoon characters, the skin on them tend to stretch a bit more rather than crunching and folding like realistic characters. It's very simple deformation that occurs, so it's best not to overthink it's posture. I would model it in a slightly more upright position, but not by much because the function and style of the character will change from whats intended by the original artist.

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