The GoldenAxe Twins, John Hayes (3D)

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  05 May 2009
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.
  05 May 2009
Great work John and Silvio

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

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

the other characters look great too.

  05 May 2009
very nice texture

  05 May 2009
Twin A Zbrush sculpt

Thanks for the feedback!

Here is the Zbrush sculpt. :-)

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

good luck 4 ever
  05 May 2009
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.

  05 May 2009
oh oh ! The picture of the day !!
Great job !
Congrats for your job
  05 May 2009
Excellent character! Great working of details and textures.
  05 May 2009
really nice job...!!!"
  05 May 2009
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
  05 May 2009
Keep rocking, best regards, Selwy
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