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07 July 2009, 07:39 PM
Brett Jubinville is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Rigging 02 (

07 July 2009, 08:52 PM (

Here are some early character concepts for our video entry. I was aiming for a french look, inspired by movies like the Triplets de Belleville.

07 July 2009, 08:54 PM (

This is closer to a final design, and is ready for rough modeling.

07 July 2009, 09:00 PM (

Initial rough modeling.

07 July 2009, 09:01 PM (

Initial rough model, a little further along.

07 July 2009, 09:04 PM (

We had two modelers doing two different takes on the same design. This was done so we could later take the best of both and make an even stronger character.

07 July 2009, 09:06 PM (

A more polished version of the second rough model.

07 July 2009, 09:07 PM (

Starting to combine the models...

07 July 2009, 09:08 PM (

A solid combination, taking the best of both models and putting them together. We found this also helped keep the model closer to the original design.

07 July 2009, 09:12 PM (

Here's an initial skin shading and lighting test on a rough model.

07 July 2009, 04:02 AM
This is starting to look really good, nice job!!!

07 July 2009, 08:19 AM
Your character designa nd modeling are excellent but the shading/lighting really needs improvment I think. MAybe the material could be less plastic. FOr the lighting, if you want him backlighted, maybe choose only one side for the bright light, and add maybe a little color for the other side. ANd maybe a fill light going front of him to make it less dark.
That's my opinion, but when I see the character you've made on your portfolio which are references for me, I'm sure that wil be great lighted.
Good luck.

07 July 2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the input on lighting and shading. In this test, the lights were placed to evaluate the skin shader's SSS transmission around the ear. This is my first time using SSS type shader on something like this and I've gotta say. I like it.

07 July 2009, 07:06 PM
Looking cool, I really like the style.

07 July 2009, 02:18 AM (

Here's a really initial skin texture. We haven't done any sub-surface scattering yet, this is just a colour texture on a lambert.

07 July 2009, 02:19 AM (

Our model is pretty much locked down at this point. He's now ready to be rigged.

07 July 2009, 08:35 PM
nice character design! Should be fun to animate.

07 July 2009, 02:58 PM (

Chris has started rigging the character. The weights aren't painted yet, but the basic rig is in place.

Still need to do blendshapes for the facial expressions. That'll be next!

07 July 2009, 02:59 PM
Thanks David! He's definitely getting there.

08 August 2009, 04:29 AM
You guys have a pretty unique design sense, great style. I'll be rooting for you guys.

08 August 2009, 10:14 PM (

Rigging and painting weights is now pretty much finished. Chris is going to add dynamics to the hair in a couple of weeks. Until then we'll be working on animation and blendshapes.

Thanks for checking back!

08 August 2009, 07:40 AM
Looking nice man! loving the style, very unique! Lets see some animation!! :)

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