Huh, your servant wont keep up very long with that spiky chainball :eek: . Why not just using a whip…
Thanks. I will change it to a whip… You’re right, I was going a bit overboard
They tend to wear those stripey head things rather than Laurence of Arabia. The one thing I don’t like about the slave master is his mace thing. That’s a killing weapon, surely the idea is not to kill the slaves but to just frighten them. A whip with three tangs at the end, nip and hurt like hell but do little more damage.
Your body textures are amazing by the way. :applause: Bodypaint?
thanks for you’re tips and all, realy gonna try. You asked for suggestions…?
I’de make the slave a bit less musculaer and his clothes a little more “worked” (torn and stuff)
Some bruises would look good. (on him that is) but the moddels look stunning.
Can’t wanit to see the enviroment.
I’ve tried to take everyone’s suggestions into account, and this is the result so far. Changed the weapon to a whip, torn, tattered and dirtied slave clothes, and added some blood and bruising to the slave. I’m not sure I like the bloody nose (it might be a bit much), but think I will add more bruising, scrathes. What do you think? And is this a bit better?
The bloody nose is a bit too much i guess, haha…the clothes are realy good now.
He looks more like a slave then he did before. Instead of the bloody nose try giving him a few lashes on his body…some old ones like scarmarks of the whip and fresh one like redness.
Still looks good, like the composition.
Got rid of bloody nose and added some scarring to chest and forehead(Think the chest may need brighter welts… The scars llok very realistic in the texture, but I can barely see them on the rendered model… Agree?)
Yes you ARE right my friend. The scarring can’t be seen in the rendered image, maybe some overdone bumpmapping will help…may loo awfull in your scene but could look great in the rendered image. Or else try to lighten his skintone a little…may help a bit.
I’m out for today tough. i’m gonna have dinner and then head over to the gym to work my lazy computerbody, haha. good luck with your slave.
BTW…what program are you useing?
Workin in 3ds max 7 and photoshop
I’ve started working on the landscape for my scene. I’m not very good at scenery/outdoor landscapes, so any critiques, suggestions, or tutorials you could point me to would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
The sand texture on the ground is a little streched out…am i correct? fix that and you’ve got a flawless base for an outdoor scene…i’de add some camels or little lizzards ands snakes…some palm-tree leaves on the ground or old carts from nomads…maybe a tent in the back or so…just suggestions…
Now I could use some major advice… I’m getting to the point I’m not sure where I should go from here… Thinking about maybe changing the lighting scheme to a stormy day to add tension to the scene, although being a desert scene, not sure how that would play. Also could use some advice on the current lighting as well as opinions on the overall scene composition. I would greatkly appreciate any help/comments/critiques/suggestions!
Maybe you should try to move light to the left, for example (or maybe to he top-left corner)? I think that storm would’t fit here…I like the modelling! But you need to work on textures more (I’m sure they’re not finished yet) :bounce:
Y’see, the early Egyptians (and founders of civilization) were all Black. Many slaves of the Egyptians either migrated or were exiled to a much colder climate, the Caucus Mountains. There, due to the drastic change in climate, these slaves lost skin pigmentation and were and are still refered to as Caucassions. With the knowledge gained from the Egyptian kings, their Caucasian counter-parts built the empire of Greece. But don’t feel bad, you’re not the only one. Many people are ignorant to these facts for it is a very widespread misconception that Egypt isn’t part of Africa and that “Whites,” (despite the extremly tropical region) were occupying Africa before the actual African people did. Go figure, eh!
My excuse for a caucasian overlord is for an even worse reason. I did know that original egyptians were all black, as egypt is an african nation (altough I didn’t know about the origins of the word caucasian, which I found very interesting), but my flaw came down to several things. First of all, laziness. I only had really good, full body reference of one black man, am not very good at the subtleties of texturing darker skin. Also, I hate to say that I used American ideas of slavery for some of the imagery (it bothers me the extent to which we, as a nation, tend to lack a long term sense of history, and often look at things based solely on our short, 229 year history). But, anyway, thanks for the input, I found it thouroughly interesting, and appreciate it!
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