A character for a Animation Short Im working on for 2014

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  08 August 2013
*Please Comment* A character for a Animation Short Im working on for 2014


Here is a character for an animation short Im working on for 2014. These are just test renders so nothing is composited yet. Just wanted a feel on the direction Im going. The story is a karate action flick that takes place in China. I would truly truly truly appreciate your critique so please add one.
Since Im on this topic has anyone every tried kinect motion capture, like ipi soft or faceshift?

Last edited by lawcrens : 08 August 2013 at 12:52 PM.
  08 August 2013
Another Pic

Another Pic

Last edited by lawcrens : 08 August 2013 at 04:57 AM.
  08 August 2013
The UVs around the hair and eyebrows look strange. You also may want to smooth out the eyelid modeling a bit, as well as under the eyes. Overall it looks decent though.
  09 September 2013
Thanks. I'm def doing the hair over again and I tweaked the eyes yesterday. I also started experimenting with my GI and came up with this render. Let me know what you think?

Last edited by lawcrens : 09 September 2013 at 02:17 AM.
  09 September 2013
Hey man,

Could you fill us in with a few lines as to what kind of look your going for? Is this meant to be a digital body double of a real actor for a live action film?

  09 September 2013
I'm now going for a more realistic look. This will be an all animation short. I was going for something like Polar Express but now Im starting to be in favor of something like beowulf.
  09 September 2013
Update. Let me know what you think

  09 September 2013
I don't like the iris.. SHould be a circle not an ellipse
Casting Refs: CGready.com - CG Movies list: CGanimated.com
  10 October 2013
Fixed the iris. Also uploaded the other characters for the short.

  10 October 2013
  10 October 2013
You've has a nice start here. The renders look good but perhaps a bit dark. You might also consider another look at the eyes. I think they might be a bit big. And the actual eye lid looks a bit off. As you post more updates it will be easier for others to critique.
  10 October 2013
So I increased the HDRI lightning and adjusted the eyes for this photo.
  10 October 2013
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