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  03 March 2009
DWIV - 3D - QuantumPixel - Dakroth DemonPrince

Oooooo boy o boy o boy. I have been anticipating this challenge for the last 4 months anxiously awaiting the coolest and most inspiring content creation project of my year.

Last year I had allot of fun and learned allot. My design last year was over the top and over complicated stretching the budget to the limits and loosing quality due to that fact. This year my plan is to keep it more simple and focus on producing the best quality highest resolution product possible.





Demon Prince:
Name Dakroth
Elemental: Fire/lava
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  03 March 2009
Here I is the Design I am going for. I would like to make his face and chest attractive in some Latin, Mayan Egyptian type style with dragon bone cartilage and tusks growing out from his skin with the outer extremities getting dragon lizard like scaly properties and heaver dragon characteristics to the ends of his extremities. I figure being a Demon there must be a level of brutal power with both a magical Power and the strength to rip physically from limb to limb a norm if desired. I have not yet decided on weather to give him a tail and may do another posed drawing to feel it out.

Dakroths Elemental power comes from his Sward Artifact one that poses es a connection to fire and lava. His skin is impenetrable by any man or machine made weapon and he is a ferocious cruel and evil air to the Demon kingdom one who relishes in suffering and death.





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Last edited by QuantumPixel : 04 April 2009 at 08:07 AM. Reason: picture was huge
 
  03 March 2009
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Looks cool for a start, I would try to break up the silhouette a little bit to make him more diverse, otherwise great start
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  03 March 2009
hi mathew, the detail definition has a good start

however, the body posture and face seems generic male.
you might want to try to play around with overal proportion.

esp the shoulder size, is look like doesn't allow him to carry his own huge arm

keep designing mine is still random thumbnails
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  03 March 2009
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Hey Matt,

Cool design and great start. What stage are you at and when are you going post some 3d Images?

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  03 March 2009
Thanks for the Crits they are helpful. Here is the base blocking mesh. I added a cloak and a gold spider clasp on the right breast and a tail. Looks like I will be spending the next few days doing UVs and getting the meshes ready for mudbox. I am sure it will evolve in the sculpting stage just as it did from inishial design through blocking.

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  03 March 2009
good stuff man, looks promising, keep up the good work!
 
  03 March 2009
thanks. It will probably be a few days until the next update as I am going to be doing some UVs and prepping the mesh for mudbox.
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  03 March 2009
Base mesh hand.
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  03 March 2009
Got the UVs done last night for the arms. I hope to be sculpting by the end of the week. My philosofy on this project is to get it to a pretty good point in maya smooth it bring it to mudbox with full UVs sculpt and texture in mudbox 2009 then export the meshes and reduce the low mesh back down to 10 000 tris for the final product. My goal on this one is quality over quantity.
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  03 March 2009
Another wire frame.

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  03 March 2009
I worked on some more proportions and added detail to the head.

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  03 March 2009
So glad I'm not entering the 3d contests, you guys have to do a concept and a fully textured 3d model....the horror!

I like your progress sofar, some quick comments:
-Making his head a tad smaller would make him look more fierce I think.
-Also, I'd beef up his underarms some more, and maybe make his upperarms a bit more leaner.
-The legs already feel quite good, I like it that he really has some beefy lowerlegs

I do think you could push the concept some more, and bring in some asymetry into the character. For instance, break off one horn, give one shoulder a big bulge, give one underarm a really big guantlet, a diagonal belt over his shoulder (maybe with a big weapon attached on his back), a pouch attached to his waistbelt, stuff like that. It'll make the character come to life some more and give it some personality. But, it'll also mean a shitload more work, so pick your battles...

Anyway, good luck, looking forward to the udpate!

-Edwin
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  03 March 2009
thanks Edwin, those are some very good suggestions. I agree about making it a bit more asymmetrical. I have been considering adding some Black and red velvet cloaking. As a prince who will age into some thing huge and ugly as he turns to a lord I want to make sure to have an element of royalty at the same time as a brutal warrior .
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  03 March 2009
did a little color paint over tonight and added a couple of things that I will add into the model tomorrow.


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