Sooooo, finally I got a bit time and tweaked and pushed my wire and I have to show a bit more. OMG!! Time is running! Somebody has to step in my bu**
OK, no time for despair.
I try no to catch up with everybody, ok?
But first: Thank you all for your very, very encouraging and cooperative comments and compliments. THANX!
@ Tasp: Yes, you are so right. I will tweak the crown part in the area of the head anyway that it is more suitable for animating. Actually all the front part of the Crown is moving, better said bending and twisting a bit with every headmove of the queen. So the appearance of that part you mentioned varys.
@ Deepam: Thank you! Yes, I saw that queen model already. It´s a while back. But the modeler was taking the McFarlane action figure Queen as reference. A great figure, but not that movie accurate. But anyway, the modeling of that 3D is great!
@ Jedi-Juice: Many thanks, and I will try not to disapoint a big “Queen” fan
@ WyattHarris: YES!! The pleasures of the flesh. LOL! Look down and you see even more fleshy mouthparts…Thanks man!
@ Antropus: Thank you very much. I flush now Very nice and cheering!!
@ nmcelmury: Yes, yes…the mesh! I guess I´m just a bit old fashioned in my workstyle. I know that I could go even more earlier into Zbrush and tweak an push to get my sculpt and than come back and retopo. But I have more control in XSI over my polys. And to be honest, I´m sometimes too lazy to retopo everything over a high poly. LOL. Yeah, great excuse! But I can sleep better (sometimes I do it…), when I know that the wire is at least controllable, clean and at a decent polycount before I push the subdivisions in Zbrush. Thank you!
@ matsman: Many thanks. I hope, I´m able to give you some inspirations.
@ McGreed: You are right. It´s all still 100% XSI. The renderings are taken at two steps of mesh smooth (aka 2 Subd´s). Regarding your question about the Queen: There was only a slight change between the Aliens and the Alien Res Queen. First of all the color (from bluish to brownish) and secondly the mouthpart was altered in reducing the transparant musclestrings on the mouth. They used anyway the same head and crown as well as the upper bodypart ot the “Aliens” fullsize Queen. The biggest change was made for AVP. New crown, new facial muscles, totally new torso, renewed arms, new hands. Only legs and tail where the old ones. But as the AVP Queen is not a Stan Winston creation, it has no place here…but wait when I have a bit free time in future
@ lightcache: Thanks to you and I hope I can keep it clean.
@ Nomad: Polys I command you!! LOL! Thanks man.
@ Trenox: Thank you. Stay tuned.
Now a update:
I actually reworked alot of the head (nearly 80 %) even if it´s not that recognizable. I figured out while closing the mouth, that the loops are not sooo well flowing for a decent lip and jawmuscle animation. Beside that I had to reorganize and a bit remodel the gum and the teeth, that they not collide and fit together when the mouth is closed. A closer look at the movie and a few ref pix, made me tweak the head proportions overall a bit.
And of course, I made the in-famous inner mouth. UUUUaaargh!!!