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04 April 2002, 06:10 AM
Critiques are welcome. The human is to gain a sense of scale. The creature is 3316 polys.

I'm starting production of an independent game. I hope to have a cinematic type gameplay demo within 6-12 months.

This particular dog demon took about 16 hours to created after making some mistakes I won't make again.

And he is obviously untextured, which is the next step. If you have any weird tips or "things you wish you knew about texturing when you first started" that you would like to tell me; would be nice.

:bounce: I love this bouncy guy!!

04 April 2002, 06:11 AM
more pictures...

04 April 2002, 06:13 AM

04 April 2002, 06:18 AM

04 April 2002, 07:09 AM
I just realized wireframes would be nice to see.


04 April 2002, 07:10 AM
another wireframe...

05 May 2002, 11:49 AM
I like the scale, but you might want to try curve the spine a little. At the moment the neck juts out at about a 90 degree angle from the shoulders. I think if you curved the spine from where the pelvis would be, forward at the stomach, back at the shoulderblades, then followed that through to the head it would look a lot better.

Nice head though. :thumbsup:

Jonny Bubonic
05 May 2002, 11:44 AM
Looking good, alaklij. Nothing to say about texturing apart from use the texture space well...I mean totally cram as much as you can into that texture square.
Was just responding to mention that you might like to try prelighting your character...makes a subtle but effective difference. Think I saw a 3d Max related tutorial on this on Bobo's site at , but it looks like you're working in maya. The same principles apply, but obviously the tools are different. Its just a case of setting up a scene with a few lights, selecting the character as an object then hitting "prelight" from the edit polygons>colours menu (near the bottom). You'll need to dick around with some of the prelight options and the lights themselves, but its definitely worth it.
Please post up anything new (including texture sheets), 'cause its looking very promising so far.

05 May 2002, 03:24 AM
I'll look into this "prelighting" thing, sounds good. I modeled the characters in Lightwave, and I'm trying to texture and animate in 3ds max, so I can take advantage of Maxscript.

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