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Old 02 February 2013   #1
HMC MINI-Chalange#37:Femme Fatale! Gyarados- Lara Croft

HMC MINI-Chalange#37:Femme Fatale! Gyarados- Lara Croft

Hey all. I will be attempting to model a young version of lara croft from the new crystal dynamics tomb raider game.
I have had some troubles with my previous project and i would like to use this opportunity to overcome them. Things like hair, anatomy and modeling of the clothes etc.

I also bought a tablet(intuos 5) which, hopefully, should come sometime next week so i cant wait to try that out.

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Old 02 February 2013   #2
Originally Posted by gyarados: I also bought a tablet(intuos 5) which, hopefully, should come sometime next week so i cant wait to try that out.
Is this your first tablet or a replacement? If first it will help tremendously.
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Old 02 February 2013   #3
Originally Posted by WyattHarris: Is this your first tablet or a replacement? If first it will help tremendously.


it is gonna be my first tablet. I decided to splash out and buy the medium one because i think iam getting more serious about this hobby. I must say though that i have gotten used to using my mouse with zbrush so i guess that is gonna take some time to change.
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Old 02 February 2013   #4
the last image looks so funny.. haha
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Old 02 February 2013   #5
I worked on the head a little. I will go back to it after i block in the rest of the body.
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Old 02 February 2013   #6
Your human proportion is very good, but It's not the proportions of Lara yet. Who is you ref actress for your orthographic?
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Old 02 February 2013   #7
yeah youre right scote i actually havent used lara's concepts yet for sculpting.

I used andrew loomis's book for the head proportions and vanderpoel's for facial features. I also looked up things in deviant art for stock photos for individual facial features which i try to incorporate. For the overall face i use inspiration from fantasy artist like Marta Dahlig and others from here .

http://silaynnestock.deviantart.com...-Stock-70530996
http://cefin.deviantart.com/art/Eye-Stock-94287436
http://ftourini.deviantart.com/art/eye-stock-244983612

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Old 02 February 2013   #8
So i blocked in the proportions of the body and also added some stuff to the head to let me see it as a whole.

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Old 02 February 2013   #9
damn that's some clavicul
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Old 02 February 2013   #10
I didnt work on it much besides proportional changes. I will continue to iterate till the body is done.

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Old 02 February 2013   #11
So i put in some temporary textures to assess the sculpt. I also blocked in the tank-top and trousers.
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Old 02 February 2013   #12
Looking cool so far!
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Old 02 February 2013   #13
Originally Posted by PKT: Looking cool so far!


iam glad that its not complete rubbish.

Anyway, i dont know why i modeled out the eyes at this stage but i did. I tried using Kybel's eye setup.

I took the eye textures from Kybel's thread and not sure where else the iris is from .
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Old 02 February 2013   #14
I didnt feel compelled to work on this so i gave it a rest, but iam back working on it again. Looking kinda shitty.

So i tried adding the eyes together with the head and now the boring part is about to start where i go back and forth between zbrush and max and fix things up as i see them. So many things need fixing before it might look decent.

Also i got the displacement map to work with the eyes.

Iam facing a few problems maybe someone can help. How do i set up multiple uv sets in 3dsmax? I have the uvs done, but the portion which i want in a different channel is outside the 0-1 area. How to i take the uvs beyond the 0-1 and put on it another channel without having to re-UV it.

I also had problems with the inner refraction of the eyes rendering completely black so i disabled it from the lighting calculations. Anyone had any similar problems?


-some earlier test with the eyes


-first test render
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Old 02 February 2013   #15
This is coming along very nicely. Very good render. Your shaders and lighting are quite nice. Are you using mental ray and SSS?
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