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Old 02 February 2013   #16
Nice model dude!
 
Old 02 February 2013   #17
Originally Posted by visualchaosfx: Nice model dude!


Thanks, started baking the textures from the highpoly version to the mesh that i will be using and it's taking longer than i thought but so far it's looking good.
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Old 02 February 2013   #18
Started the rendering and i'm currently just doing tests and trying to keep the quality very low to get fast renders also haven't added the displacement maps or all the diffuse maps but i did add most of the normal maps and i know there is a lot of work to get this looking right.My ultimate goal is to animate this guy, just a simple animation and i will be making an environment like a small corridor on the ships that you see in the movies and they will have a lot of lights so with this im trying to get the correct or good starting point for the materials.
I look forward to see what u guys think i should do to improve the render, lighting,etc by the way im using Vray and i have an HDR dome light and 3 rectangular lights.

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Old 02 February 2013   #19
Hey man,

It doesn't look to bad, but you've got some proportion issues with the model. The body still isn't thick enough, and it looks like your chest is a little shallow. The helmet looks large and elongated.

I know you said your have limited flexibility with the model, but you really need to get this right. Vader is a pop culture icon, and everyone knows what he looks like. This is a akin to modelling a photo realistic celebrity.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RhkQwOjZ5...darth_vader.jpg

-AJ
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Old 02 February 2013   #20
Originally Posted by AJ1: Hey man,

It doesn't look to bad, but you've got some proportion issues with the model. The body still isn't thick enough, and it looks like your chest is a little shallow. The helmet looks large and elongated.

I know you said your have limited flexibility with the model, but you really need to get this right. Vader is a pop culture icon, and everyone knows what he looks like. This is a akin to modelling a photo realistic celebrity.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RhkQwOjZ5...darth_vader.jpg

-AJ


The part where u said the model isn't thick enough are u referring to the actual body because he has 2 capes over the body one that's under the armor and belt and the other one on the back over the armor and i'm thinking that maybe the reason why he seems thicker in the photos.For the helmet i see what u mean back when i modeled this i used multiple images for the front and side and most of them weren't from the movie rather replicas.One thing i forgot to mention is that i scaled him to 2.02 meters ( found this on a website where they said that was the actual size with the armor on).
I will make a paint over this guy to match him up to the photo so i will know what to change, also u said that the chest is shallow, do u mean that it seems kinda flat if so i may be bacause if havent added the displacement maps.
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Old 02 February 2013   #21
Hey man,

Do a google image search for "Darth Vader film"

http://www.mikedemers.ca/sandhill/starwars/strwrs07.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HWytt0INa...Your+Father.jpg

http://lifevsfilm.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html

Here are a few images of David Prowse:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g56/tonto666/dv.jpg

http://whatculture.com/wp-content/u...se3-329x300.png

http://www.starwarped.net/Star-Wars...eightlifter.htm

Your eyes on your helmet are too large. It also looks like the mid section on your body needs to be thicker. The hips look a little narrow.

-AJ
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Old 02 February 2013   #22
Originally Posted by AJ1: Hey man,

Do a google image search for "Darth Vader film"

http://www.mikedemers.ca/sandhill/starwars/strwrs07.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HWytt0INa...Your+Father.jpg

http://lifevsfilm.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html

Here are a few images of David Prowse:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g56/tonto666/dv.jpg

http://whatculture.com/wp-content/u...se3-329x300.png

http://www.starwarped.net/Star-Wars...eightlifter.htm

Your eyes on your helmet are too large. It also looks like the mid section on your body needs to be thicker. The hips look a little narrow.

-AJ


I have those Darth Vader images however the David Prowse ones are a good addition, so first i will tweake the head, helmet till it will be okay and then i will move to the next part.
In this image i lowered the eye size and tweaked the helmet and also added smooth (Vray Displacement node) to the helmet and face.

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Old 02 February 2013   #23
This is how he looks with the 2 capes on.

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Old 02 February 2013   #24
On what episode did you base you Vader costume ? Because I can help you figure out the helmet.. I find it a bit wrong versus all the ref pictures I can collect on google.

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Last edited by Scote : 02 February 2013 at 12:43 AM.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #25
[QUOTE=Scote]On what episode did you base you Vader costume ? Because I can help you figure out the helmet.. I find it a bit wrong versus all the ref pictures I can collect on google.

As i said before i used some random images i found on google but this was years ago when i made the helmet and i agree but usually for hard surface modeling i use imageplanes to get the closes approximation to the model that i have to make but in this case there are no blueprints so i have to eyeball it, i have those ref images by the way.To better understand the helmet i got the three movies, episode 4 , 5 and 6 and i rewatched them and made screenshots of vader from every angle that he is shown in the movie and after judging the movie helmet from my own i made a cv version of the corrections that i need to make to the helmet, if i missed anything hope u guys can clarify or correct me as i want to get him looking to the actual character as close as possible.The major problem i found was the eyes, the are smaller and the bottom of the eye is flatter as oppose to mine where the corner of the eye is higher than the exterior corner.



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Old 04 April 2013   #26
Sideshow collectible bust can be useful:

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Old 04 April 2013   #27
Thanks for the image, i found blueprint for the helmet so i will remodel the helmet from scratch when i get some free time.
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Old 04 April 2013   #28
can you share that link with us?
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Old 04 April 2013   #29
Sure, are you thinking of making a Darth Vader too?
http://mikafun.easyforumpro.com/t12...ader-blueprints
http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/darth...-inner-secrets/
http://www.christrevas.com/starwars/sw_dk_blue1.html
I believe there is a magazine called Star Wars Blueprints that cover all the characters, vehicles, weapons and so on from the Star Wars Universe but for me those blueprint are suficient.
Now since i will be remaking the helmet from scratch i will also try to make the details on the mask and also an actual head inside the mask, but i think to get the correct proportions i need to go back to the actual character inside the costume and get that guy to match the proportions of David Prowse and then fit the costume on him.
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Old 05 May 2013   #30
Finally got some free time and before i remake the helmet i think the best thing would be to rework the body inside the costume so everything flows better so here is my attempt at matching the body inside zbrush with a ref image and i see now that this guy is even thicker than i thought.
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