View Full Version : Hero - modelling attempt 3 ;)

05 May 2003, 03:09 PM

a few days ago ive noticed this alienz forum, and you folks are doing some stunning stuff here :).

so one thought popped up in my mind....damn it would be soooo great to participate and learn a lot as it goes on.

i decided to try to model the hero, and i hope i donot step on someones feet doing this... if thats the case please tell me :)

here 2 pics, tell me what you think about him... 001.jpg 002.jpg

05 May 2003, 03:42 PM
I think someone else is doing this?

05 May 2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by unLevel
I think someone else is doing this?

2 people are allready doing this....and as i said....if i stepped on someones feet by trying, i wont go further :P

05 May 2003, 03:54 PM
well, you'll have to talk to Kirt bout it, but good luck!

05 May 2003, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by unLevel
but good luck!

well if someone doesnt want me to participate thats ok cause i entered that late. just tell me to stop.

it ll be a great learning experience anyway :)

05 May 2003, 04:29 PM
Looking really good! :thumbsup:
Keep going with it and don't worry about stepping on anyone's toes. I think I have already addressed this discussion in the frequently asked questions (

We're all in this to learn ... including myself. :D

Welcome to the project.

05 May 2003, 04:37 PM
glad to hear that kirt :). im very excited ^^

i have a big trouble modelling the eyes so they're lookin right....could you draw orthographic views showing the actuall size of the eyeball? that would really be great and help alot :)

here two pics with sub-d 003.jpg 004.jpg

05 May 2003, 05:07 PM
just a modeling hint always have your eyes be spheres and model the eye around that. makes it a bit easier.

05 May 2003, 06:53 PM
i think its my lack of 3d modelling skill and experience.....but i cant get spheres to match whats shown in those sketches....those eyes cant be spheres!

im coming from a 2d background and i aint modelling for long....could some one explain a solution please?

ila? ;)

05 May 2003, 04:37 PM
little update here too... hope you like it :)

05 May 2003, 01:19 PM
'nother update ;)

im glad i got some time yesterday to start the body...

05 May 2003, 04:30 AM
NIce start Sone, clean topology on the head. Keep it up dood

05 May 2003, 12:02 PM
thank you madeuce =)

are there areas that will cause problems when it comes to rigging? (i got no experience with that :().

05 May 2003, 11:08 PM
:) Hi :wavey: I'm @ ur servise.
your head topology seems good enough for facial expressions, & I think the 'non-spherical eye problem' could be solved easily, but I can't tell exactly HOW till i check the geometry by myself in a close shot.
you may send me the heads' polymesh, if you can't find a solution.

from this pov everything looks good, but when the whole mesh comes near to it's end then I can say where it needs more detail or has too details, now you only need to follow the concept.
good luck

05 May 2003, 12:01 AM
hi ila :wavey:

your head topology seems good enough for facial expressions

ive been in desperate need for that statement! :thumbsup: ^^

now the eyeballs are spheres....the are not 100% what has been drawn by kirt, but i think theyre ok now. (shown in the update pics, posted on 11.5.)

yesterday and today i focused on researching any knownledge about rigging available :surprised . i try to gain a deeper understanding of the conditions the mesh has to meet when it comes to animating it.

if you like i can send you the file tomorrow...for inspection :surprised

on that rigging topic i got a few questions...

subd mesh should be one piece when bound to a skeleton?

how do i do morphtargets for facial expressions then?



05 May 2003, 05:22 AM
hi all,

ive been messing around with the hands for a lot of time, but finally i think i made them look right.

ive also done some extensive cleaning up and tweaking on the body, after studying ilas model, what helped alot ;).

hope you like him so far....

and those damn hands o_0

05 May 2003, 07:58 AM
not even a single comment? :annoyed:

05 May 2003, 11:45 AM
HI :) ... don't worry ... I saw no reason to post coz everything looks ok & nothing wrong with the hands now.
you should put some cloths on him! (& make the feet, of course)
thank you again

05 May 2003, 07:11 PM
thanks ila....glad you like it :)

05 May 2003, 04:17 AM
HERO is looking good, like the hands. Are we gonna see him clothed?? HEHE

06 June 2003, 09:43 PM
ive been quite busy the last weeks so sorry for the long time without any update.

here's what ive got yet....

c&c appreciated ;) (especially from ila and kirt :D)

06 June 2003, 11:00 PM
:) Hi ... nice work sone
legs seem a little tick, must be fater & arms still are a little short, & may a bigger image of ortho pic helps more.

06 June 2003, 08:10 PM
OK ... I really can't think of much to add here that Ila hasn't already mentioned. I'd like to see the model more refined ... however -

I like the way the feet are shaping up. Maybe they're a bit flat from the front view and the outside part of the foot shouldn't indent like that. From heel to beginning of the toes the foot follows a pretty straight line. It only arches inwards on the inside edge.

I think his arms and upper chest needs more bulk to it. This is making his head seem very large and unproportionate to his body.

Keep going with it and feel free to use your own judgement on how he should look. :wip:

06 June 2003, 09:46 PM
hi, I'm new thi s place.. Just wanted to say, keep it up the good work!

08 August 2003, 05:55 PM
good job in the head above all. i like his design.
only a pair of things to criticize: the feet are so plane and wide and i guess hes a bit heady, isnt it? :D
congrats :beer:

the Muffin Man
05 May 2004, 06:43 AM
hey, i have to say great job with the hands :D Those can be pretty damn tricky and you did a great job even making the hands match the character, sorta thick and calloused looking..

Nice work! wings?

07 July 2004, 11:54 PM
thanks guys ... im pretty surprised that some one still replied to this after abut 1 year. thank you.

@ kirt and ila... im very sorry i havent done anything further... i went through some very difficult personal stages.

i learned a lot in these times.

is there a final of the hero yet? is there anything needed? again i am sorry, but now i feel ready to complete the things i start.


07 July 2004, 09:44 PM
Just a tip (Although I've never really 3d modeled...) the armspan, including the back, is about as long as he is tall. Otherwise, good job!

07 July 2004, 11:27 PM
Just a tip (Although I've never really 3d modeled...) the armspan, including the back, is about as long as he is tall. Otherwise, good job!
thanks, but what do you mean by otherwise? hes as tall as his armspan is long ;)

07 July 2004, 12:12 AM
Your doing a damn good job for never really modelling before ;) I might throw my 2 cents in.
I would thicken up his legs a good amount, give him abs (maybe too soon for that detail) make his lats a little bigger, chest bigger, and I would beefe up the arms a bit. Thing is hes porportions to me look great in low poly, but when u SUBD it it does that "shrinking" effect on the mesh. So if I were u my goal would be to aim for the porportions you have in low poly, by making those bigger, so when you smooth they shrink to the orrigional sizing. Of course, only follow this advice AFTER Ila's and Kirt's.

08 August 2004, 04:30 PM
very nice work :D

keep it up! :D Now I'm inspired to make something like that :D Never tried

08 August 2004, 07:27 PM
I've been monitoring this forum for the past couple of months now, but didn't realise that its been a year since the last post.

Is Alienz still an active project if so I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished production.

The model you've got there is very nice indeed, the head does look a little big for the body in my opinion, other than that you've done a brilliant job on it!


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