The GoldenAxe Twins, John Hayes (3D)

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Old 05 May 2009   #1
The GoldenAxe Twins, John Hayes (3D)

Title: The GoldenAxe Twins
Name: John Hayes
Country: USA
Software: Maya, Modo, Mudbox, Photoshop, XSI, ZBrush

The two Twins I created for the Sega video game, Golden Axe Beast Rider released on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox360.

The characters were modeled in Maya, high-rez sculpt created in Zbrush, normal maps created in Mudbox, ambient occlusion in XSI, textures edited in Photoshop and Modo used for UV unwrapping, texture clean-up, and rendering. The character is roughly 15000 polygons with three 2048x2048 image map sets. The final image has some paint over clean-up done by the concept artist, Silvio Aebischer.

Using Modo's subsurface skin shaders, a few colored lights and some saturated image maps I was able to get some color variation in the skin, as I had hoped to get a look similar to a Frank Frazetta painting, however I am not sure what other techniques I can use to get closer.

The image was created for Sega marketing purposes however the model is the same geometry as seen in-game. This image has been published in the Golden Axe: Beast Rider Strategy Guide as well as Game Developer Magazine.
Old 05 May 2009   #2
Great work John and Silvio

They look big ,strong and dumb, perfect!
Old 05 May 2009   #3
looks so great~! Nice design!
You are the reason I love CGTalk, my kind-hearted friends!
Old 05 May 2009   #4
Awesome job mate. fantastic textures and model.
Old 05 May 2009   #5
well~done ~
Old 05 May 2009   #6
that is some fantastic work man! congrats!

would you be able to share more works from that game?

the other characters look great too.

Old 05 May 2009   #7
very nice texture

Old 05 May 2009   #8
Twin A Zbrush sculpt

Thanks for the feedback!

Here is the Zbrush sculpt. :-)

Old 05 May 2009   #9
i like it the model is very hard work

good luck 4 ever
Old 05 May 2009   #10
Hey John,

Nice to see you over here. I have already told you many times that I just love your work, and these guys are totally awesome.

Old 05 May 2009   #11
oh oh ! The picture of the day !!
Great job !
Congrats for your job
Old 05 May 2009   #12
Excellent character! Great working of details and textures.
Old 05 May 2009   #13
really nice job...!!!"
Old 05 May 2009   #14
Hmm I love Golden Axe, and I love this character

I especially the head silhouette .
It makes me to model an orc head too one day (But I have to finish current for now )

Again, great job done
Old 05 May 2009   #15
Keep rocking, best regards, Selwy
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