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01 January 2007, 08:29 PM
Hiya all

This is my serious character work (Cartoonish :hmm: ) that I plan to animate in the future. Its actually for my uni work, we're required to model a character so we'll rig him in the coming months. It's suppose to be a Maya work but I am using Max to model and Maya to rig.
Thanks to my no 2d skills, I have no concept design :sad:

I have a low and hi-res. for both in game and cinematics.

It started like this:

but then I decided to model him in nude, so I can apply a cloth later.
Low Poly:

This one is if I kept that pants and boots as part of the turso

Low poly is 2762tris without head.


01 January 2007, 04:02 PM
here's a headless concept stuff :D

By the way, he's a big hippy guy, that's all we know of him so far :D He just won't tell us he's name

01 January 2007, 07:50 PM
I personally wouldnt model the palms facing forward, at some point you'll probably have to put the arms in a relaxed pose and the mesh is going to twist horribly.

If you dont like your concept maybe googling a few pics for inspiration?, like the dad from the invincibles (and other cartoony stuff) would help.

01 January 2007, 08:11 PM
Thanks Psyk0

At first I modelled him in a relax T pose, then I was looking around in the CGPortfolio and saw you work, and though, hay why not make his arms just like yours :D but it ended up facing farward :argh:

Here's a new one:

Just the arms is relaxed, nothing more

01 January 2007, 05:28 PM

01 January 2007, 06:26 PM
nice progress so far. one thing i would reccomend lookign at is some examples of facial modeling with edge loops. as of right now your face seems rather grid like and wouldnt animate as niceley as one with proper topology. keep at'er!

01 January 2007, 08:57 PM
Thanks ts_falcon. I'll do that as soon as possible

Here's a quick update:

01 January 2007, 11:34 AM

The high version :eek:

01 January 2007, 06:41 PM
Hmm his forearms should bend from front to back, not up to down, makes his pose look very weird (like his arms are broken). The head is pretty good, altho he suffers from pinched mouth syndrome.

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