View Full Version : WIP Ridley model, from Metroid

10 October 2003, 07:11 AM
Heres a model I started working on. Ive been on a crazy Metroid kick lately, so I thought I would do a model to go along with it. I'm usually more of a Kraid fan, but Ridley looked more fun to model. Lemme know what you think.

10 October 2003, 07:21 AM
I like the look of it so far, although I have not seen the original art of what you are talking about. Keep it up.

10 October 2003, 10:46 AM
Looking good, got any reference pictures?

10 October 2003, 09:33 PM
Here are the four reference images that I am using. They are all from the Super Metroid artwork.

10 October 2003, 09:50 PM
Looking good man. cant wait to see it Textured and so on.

Metroid RULES!

10 October 2003, 12:18 AM
Hey, another SCAD student, fancy meeting you here :-)

Looking great so far, matches the original well. Were you planning on doing any animation? I'm curious how you would handle the wings. Oh, and I checked out your site... pretty cool. I like the suit of armor, especially since it's all NURBS. Never had much luck getting them to look good.

10 October 2003, 04:28 AM
an update on how its coming

pyraxis- I don't think im doing any animation, but i definetly am planning on doing a few poses with him. For the wings, I think im gonna shoot for the ones on the third reference image down. Im mostly using that image as a main reference, and then refering to the other in areas i cant see, like the ribcage chest thing on the last image. Thanks for the crits!

10 October 2003, 04:48 AM
Starting to look good...The metroid games are some of my favorite games of all time. How many poly's is he currently?

10 October 2003, 07:54 AM
You should give metroid on the gamecube a try. It has a really great model of ridley in there (I believe they call him meta ridley in that game, but he looks exactly the same). Couldn't find any screenshots of it though.

10 October 2003, 07:11 AM
added some wings.

thanks for any crits guys! Keep em coming, no sugarcoating (I dare you to make me feel bad)

twindragon- <edit> whoops, my bad, I read the poly for just the body segment. The whole thing is around 3000. sorry

supervlieg- yeah, i love metroid prime. I playing through it currently with the fusion suit on. The Ridley in that one is pretty cool. He's sorta cybernetic looking. Definetly one of my favorite games.

10 October 2003, 04:09 PM
looks great!!! man, metroid rocks. one of the best series ever created. I'm looking forward to mission 0 for the GBA and of course M prime2, if we ever get to see anything on it. all i've heard is talk. anyway, great lookin mesh. hope to see it finished soon.

10 October 2003, 04:50 PM
Okay, here goes....

The tail needs a lot more geometry, the low polys are way more obvious there than the rest of the character. Also where's the eye? "Eyes are the window to the soul" and everything... they're one of the first things people notice about a character. I only see one bump on the skull and in the concept art there are two... is this intentional? The back ridge looks a little odd without the mini spikes. Also, I don't see much muscle structure in the chest, though this could just be the angle. There should be pecs to control the movement of the wings, more defined ridges for the ribs, and a narrower stomach and hips.

But seriously man, don't get me wrong, this is starting to look really cool. Looking forward to seeing it with textures.

10 October 2003, 02:56 AM
always been a fan of ridley myself.. ever see the prime version of him? not something you'd want to meet in a dark alley. looks awesome.

your model looks nice for being so low-poly -- i've never been able to do good lowpoly wings so good job!

10 October 2003, 11:02 PM
finally had some time to work on it today, started the hands. There still a little flat on the top, but i think they're getting there.

10 October 2003, 11:39 PM
wow! the detail from the in game scene is pretty intense! I hope your model can capture that because it would be awesome!

10 October 2003, 01:07 AM
I think you are doing a good job so far, Ridley is a cool character and he can be done a lot of different ways.

I can't wait to see him finished.

And yes, I am a huge metroid fan too.

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