View Full Version : HARDCORE MODELING: Ray Harryhausen Tribute: Clash of the Titans Diorama

01 January 2007, 04:24 AM
I guess Im kind of new around here. Been following the progress so far, and thinking about joining. Well Im in, and I plan on doing Perseus holding Medusa's head and the Kraken turning to stone as a diorama. I'm gonna do game specs, low poly with normal and spec maps. Heres are the limits I'm giving myself as far as poly counts:
Perseus - 2500 tris max
Medusa head - 1500 tris max
Kraken - 5000 tris max
Environment - Unsure
I started Medusa's head today and here's the progress. (

01 January 2007, 10:33 AM
Yea nice choice there mookster, though might be quite a lot to get finished in time! Good start on medusas head, keep it up.

01 January 2007, 12:47 PM
Thanks Cameo. Yeah Im sure I can finish, but my biggest obstacle will probably be the texture work.
Started the Kraken: (
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Ill probably go back to medusa and complete her before continuing with this.

01 January 2007, 06:23 PM
Hey the Kraken looks sweet! Especially the face, you've really nailed it. Can't wait to see the final versions.

01 January 2007, 01:31 AM
Hi mookster,

Nice work, digging the medusa head, might want to tweak the mouth though, the game specs approach is actually a good way for making a diorama, you've nailed that kraken character as well, keep it up man.

02 February 2007, 08:04 PM
Thanks again guys.
Justame2002: Thanks, I wanted to use the game specs to beef up my portfolio with more game art. I wanna try and actually have the final image render from a game engine, but getting the 1600 x 1400 is gonna be hard unless I find someone who's rig is more capable.

Redid the sculpt of medussa: ( (

Lo Wip. Tri count 3369, snakes nowhere near optimized. (

Got frustrated with medusas snakes though, so i jumped to perseus. He needs bigger hair. Tri count 3109 ( (

So far Im above my original spec plans, Ill wait till the wips are more complete before I start cutting back.

02 February 2007, 01:55 AM
Some excellent looking stuff. I always envisioned medusa's head to be a bit problematic.

02 February 2007, 04:16 AM
Thanks Dann-O.
I was able to do a little more with medusa, but not enough to show here. Started sculpting the kraken, Im happy how the face turned out. (

02 February 2007, 09:18 AM
looking good mate, i especially like the Kraken :thumbsup:

02 February 2007, 10:58 AM
Thanks eddieellis.
Heres my progress on the kraken. Lo poly with normal maps. (
Im gonna keep telling myself I can finish by the 28th.:D

02 February 2007, 11:35 AM
Wicked..... well i think your best bet would be to complete one model at a time mate, rather than trying to do all at the same time... at least that way you'll have something to enter....
Plus you can alwasy complete the unfinished models at a later date and have them for your reel. better to have one great finsihed model then 5 rushed jobs, if you know what i mean.

its looking great so far mate though, my only crit would be the arms look very tube like, there doesn't seem to be much differntces to the shape from upper to lower arm.

02 February 2007, 01:10 PM
Keep going with it Mookster, and I would echo Eddies comments, if you concentrate on one for now you can always move onto the other if you finish in time. Besides, just because the challenge finishes it doesnt mean that you cant continue working on it for your own means.

The face looks the same as my previous post and I still think it looks spot on. I would agree with Eddie that the arms are the main area which need attention so I would concentrate on that Mookster.

02 February 2007, 02:12 PM
Hi Mate, me again, just looked at the film and the arms look very tube look in that too.... so scratch my eariler comments on the arms...

Sorry my bad

02 February 2007, 02:32 PM
In that case ignore my inane ramblings also, I just assumed Eddie had done his homework! ;)

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