Rat Man - Titan Quest, Iron Lore Entertainment (3D)

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  07 July 2005
Rat Man - Titan Quest, Iron Lore Entertainment (3D)

Title: Rat Man - Titan Quest
Name: Iron Lore Entertainment
Country: United States
Software: 3ds max, Deep Paint, Photoshop

Iron Lore Entertainment recently sponsored Cgchatís Comp 28. I was able to get permission to participate with the contestants using an actual asset for our game Titan Quest.
Here is how it turned out:

During the course of the challenge I was asked about my technique for texturing hair. I made this Hair Demo to show how I hand painted all of it:
Itís in .swf format as that was the smallest file size versus quality I could put together. Simply download the zip and open with your web browser (you need Shockwave installed) or with a Shockwave player. Iím working on getting an .avi hosted somewhere other than my server. :)
This was thrown together real quick. Itís in real time and simply shows a few techniques for achieving different types of hair and fur with some custom brushes. Itís basically the technique I learned from this great tutorial:
That tutorial also goes into how to create custom brushes.
and for fun here is his run cycle. Big ups to Brian Labore who rigged and animated this guy and to Rich Sullivan for helping me get started on the concept!

Here is the original work in progress thread:
- BoBo
  07 July 2005
Heh, well it looks like I messed up my thread. The main image should be this

- BoBo
  07 July 2005
wow !

i didn't finish my entry for the comp of this month

you did and what a superb realisation !

I'm a big fan of your work for a long time now... thx for the tips on PS

Very nice character !
preserve your UVs

  07 July 2005
That really kick ass! I mean, every part of stage is exellent, the concept drawing, the model and the final texture, very very veeery nice!
I dont think you were looking for crit, and I sure dont got any so thats just about fine!
Thanx for sharing the tips also!
Once again, GREAT work!!

  07 July 2005
really nice stuff, good to see some of your newer work. Looks like an updated version of a character from Secret of Nim Guess i missed this contest, hopefully catch the next one.
  07 July 2005
Tremendous stuff!

Amazing textures - if this doesnt get front page ill eat my (none existent) hat!
  07 July 2005
Rat Pack

Bobo_the_seal: Brilliant work. High Poly mumbo jumbo be damned. Low poly characters like this have so much more life. Incredible detail. Stunning Sketchwork!
  07 July 2005

One of many but great Game art I have seen on CGtalk atm.
  07 July 2005
Nice work!

Model is great, but most i like idea and sketchs
  07 July 2005
that's cool

very cool.
  07 July 2005
My CG-sense is tickling! I feel a front page plug coming...

Great work, quite inspired textures & modeling.
AlÍ Camargo
Director / Producer
  07 July 2005
Really great work Brian! Nice modeling and really nice texturing too! It's always nice to see new work from ya dude!
Keep it up!
Marcus Landen
3D Evangelist
University of Skovde

  07 July 2005

very professional work ,textures have a great sense of finishing and accuracy. greeaaatttt
  07 July 2005
Jaw droppingly good! Any animator would kill to play around with a model this pretty

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