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Old 07 July 2003   #1
Game Art Icon -- Character -- harmless

Another late entry!! This one is a pyscho tree.
The background: A cloning lab working on speeding up the aging process has been shut down. The waste has been dumped into a remote stream, it's chemicals seeping into the soil. Psyco trees have come to life and are coming for you!
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File Type: jpg psyco tree_low.jpg (17.0 KB, 102 views)
Old 07 July 2003   #2
uv technique

Since I am anal about uv coordinates, I planar map flaps off a character then merge edges together. I tend to stay away from planar mapping so I get nice square uv's when I am finished. Since I am doing a twisty tree I need to be extra careful! I have attached an image that might help to clarify.

Sorry I am a bit light on the art right now, I have little time left. I'll add another wireframe soon.
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Old 07 July 2003   #3
texture pass

So now I have some uv's I can work with! On to texturing, here is a base pass. We'll see what happens, I think I want to add some weird bandages and markings.

Hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to throw a rig on it, then I can pose it up and maybe do some test anims.
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File Type: jpg psycho_tree001.jpg (18.4 KB, 51 views)
Old 07 July 2003   #4
nice tree man, good modeling it looks spooky..

1 crit I think that the textures are to dark..
Old 07 July 2003   #5
new image

I agree, the texture is much too dark. Here is the current state. I am still not happy but I am running out of time. Let's see what happens!
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Old 07 July 2003   #6
another update

Sorry these updates are happening so quickly! This is more of what I am going for. Still needs more work on the finer details. I haven't even had a chance to texture those axes yet. Almost there!
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File Type: jpg psycho_tree005_front.jpg (14.4 KB, 33 views)
Old 07 July 2003   #7
Looks great so far! I can't wait to see him animated.
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Old 07 July 2003   #8
new image

Another update!
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File Type: jpg psycho_tree_front_new.jpg (14.3 KB, 47 views)
Old 07 July 2003   #9
Cool tree. It reminds me of the tree from the first "Poltergeist" movie that came crashing through the windows to take the kids.
That scared the crap outta me when I was younger.
Randall Hess
Senior Technical Animator
THQ, Volition Inc
Old 01 January 2006   #10
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