View Full Version : Game Art Comp 3: American Gods: Mr. Wednesday

02 February 2003, 03:57 PM
Really excited for this one! I'll be back with more soon, just saving myself a slot.

02 February 2003, 10:09 PM
I am looking forward with what you are going to do. That was a great book by neil gaimen. Good luck creating the all-father. :thumbsup:

02 February 2003, 10:21 PM
this looks like another book im going to have to pick up.. cool how everybody is picking such unique characters to model. at first i was thinking of cookie cutter movie licences but these choices are going to make for a really unique contest!

02 February 2003, 09:00 PM
may have bitten off more than i can chew. i didn't realize that i would be coming up with my own look for wednesday, i was totally convinced that i'd seen him already. anyone else ever been so immersed in a book that days later you feel as if it were not a book that you read, but a movie?

i was thinking about trying morpheus. or space girl by azpiri. but i think i will stick with wednesday.

just trying to get the color scheme down...

02 February 2003, 11:30 PM
Thats a fairly good start. Don't forget that he has a fake eye *glass eye*, and wears a large rimmed hat. He is Odin. So look at some norse art of the gods. Maybe give you some ideas. I think you can do it.:beer:

02 February 2003, 12:07 AM
nice start! id say you should give him a go! if he gives you alot of trouble you could always try somehting else. lots of time.

02 February 2003, 12:57 AM
oh yeah, how could i forget the hat. thanks mr. sleep.

i've got some odin pics, in all his naked glory. but the neil gaiman message boards have been a much better resource so far. :)

02 February 2003, 05:41 AM
here is my mesh. right off the bat, wednesday doesn't seem to be the most compelling character, looks-wise. will try to counter that hopefully by the time i am done.

i am actually a little embarrassed to post this since i have only barely begun to tweak, and the lapels are esp. ugly.

still looking for the perfect suit.

also struggling a bit since this if my first maya model. is there an easier way to put in edge loops than by using the cut tool?

02 February 2003, 06:21 AM
your right he aint looking to great at the moment.....:thumbsdow
maybe you should stick to 2d...HaHA!!!!!!:scream:

just kidding snowfly....
I have to give you a hard time cuz your using MAYA now...Trader!!!!!!!:shame: ..............:D

as for the model, I really dont have any thing to critique..
I've never built a low poly model so......
anyway good work...FINISH IT!:wip:

02 February 2003, 07:49 AM
he looks pretty good considering hes in a suit. which is really hard to model since the forms are based off cloth kinetics.. if you want to see some really well done low poly suits check out "Monolith's" no one lives forever and no one lives forever 2 characters.. the net has lots of pics of them.. a friend of mine modeled the characters and he has amazing skill in modeling/texturing clothes.

heres one of the characters from the 1st game

02 February 2003, 08:16 AM
Hey Mr. HappyPants. You going to the Sputnik gamedev meeting tomorrow? Some guys from Monolith are going to speak I guess. Me and Connan_Edogawa
are going.

If you are going maybe we could meet up say hi or whatever. Don't worry we won't bite;)

I'm sure you already know but I figure I might as well put up some links if other peeps out there wanna check it out. I'm excited as hell to go.

Hope to see you there,

02 February 2003, 08:29 AM
i just emailed my friend to find out if the talks are going to be about art.. ive been wanting to check out sputnik but i heard its hit or miss?

if i go ill pm you and we can chat. by the way do you ever do the local life drawing sessions?

i should be pm this i think :shame:

02 February 2003, 08:36 AM
well as long as it keeps this thread on top (just kidding)

freddy, you break my heart, buddy! :D i will make it stunning, i will make it a masterpiece! just a little distracted right now...

mr happy pants, something's up with the attachment. my browser crashes every time i try to save it, even with right-click.

hunting down volkov on the net then...plenty of thanks

02 February 2003, 08:44 AM
My Max teacher told me about the life drawing meetings that go down. I wasn't sure if you had to pay...and right now I got no flow:( the last of my $$$ went into finishing up a Maya course at BCC so I can actually be eligible for all these contract jobs that Art Source keeps posting:P

Do you go to them? I'd love to get back into some life drawing I haven't done it a couple years. If you have any info on it I'd really like to read up on it.

Anyways, don't want to steal the thread.
I'm actively anticipating this model.
The face looks good so far but I want to see more reference material if you have it.
As for Maya stuff. If you used Max in the past and liked the ability to target weld...oh man do I have THEE best script for ya.
Some dude over in the Maya forum WROTE this script for me...its tight.
Here I'll link to it.

this script is AWESOME I don't know what I'd do without it. No more merging vert crap...just click on the vert you want welded then click on the vert its to be welded to and BAM. Its faster than Max's weld which I thought was the coolest.
Anyways, back to modeling.

02 February 2003, 10:34 AM
visual reference for american gods is pretty rare! i'm not sure it even exists.

luckily, gaimans characters aren't entirely original. here is my reference so far, a portrait of odin, kids in suits and ties, and my head sketches.

Got in some tweaking time! A guy told me it looked amateurish before, and I totally agree! still chuckling about that.

modeling_man: the indispensible target weld. thanks!

02 February 2003, 06:57 PM
NOW that head is coming along nicely! thats a huge leap forward in coolness since your first wip post.. I also really like those concepts.. that beard is awesome! i like how it blends into the hair in back...

did you ever find a pic of volkov? let me know and ill try to fix that attachment if it still doesnt work for you..

does it work for anyone else?

02 February 2003, 03:51 AM
yup I've gotten Volkov. the problem wasn't the file after all, twas my browser. the pants look great! very accurate, the way it falls.

02 February 2003, 04:24 AM
it's looking a heck of a lot better:thumbsup:
how many polys so far?
nice sketchs too....

03 March 2003, 12:16 PM
hows this one coming? you have to finish this one you know :scream: i was looking forward to seeing the gossamer sail finished last comp. well this one is TOO good to not finish so lets see an update!


03 March 2003, 04:33 PM
hey mister, yeah i'll get around to finishing it. i've been tied up with school, that's all. can you believe it, i just learned how to texture bake! can't wait to start texturing!

03 March 2003, 09:03 AM
just learned texture bake and cant wait to start texturing huh? ;) well what you got cookin? :drool: I wanna see more of this guy even if your too busy to finish by the deadline. he looked pretty good last time i checked. but now your links are broke?

come on youve got the whole weekend :cool: :thumbsup:

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