Hello everyone. After taking some time off to relax and better my approach to design, I am coming to this forum to start a thread involving my modeling for gaming characters. The inspiration for this project was that, I remember a game that I used to play as a child that I wanted to imagine how it would look in 3D
this game was called Eternal Champions. If you dont remember it, feel free to look on YouTube for a few videos of the game.
Now the premise of this thread is to improve my skills in modeling game ready characters, improve my drawing skills, and also pay homage to a game that I love so much that will probably never see the light of day again. Since my background of modeling is for CG prerendered models, I hope I will learn a lot about modeling for games. Each model will be followed by concept art and a capture from the original game to compare.
The first character I will be designing is the character Trident (one of my favourite characters) who is a very interesting character that he poses a design challenge in which he is not a pure symmetrical character, but he has a trident on his arm. My plan for this model is to start off with some concept art to get an idea of what he will look like and explore all of the possibilities of this character.
Here are some screencaps from the original 2d game
The Story of Trident (From the Original Game)
Trident is so named because of the trident which replaced the hand he lost in a duel with a shark. The people of Atlantis during this time lived above the water. They were competing with the Romans to see who would control the Earth’s surface, with the loser being plunged into the watery depths.The Atlanteans spent their time in the pursuit of science. They realized early on that a major part of the land was going to sink into the ocean. To handle this, they built great environments that were enclosed in bubbles so that they could survive the ocean’s depths.They then offered a fair settlement to the Romans. Half of each culture would stay on land, and the other half would go to sea. The Romans would not agree, and would only settle the issue through battle. So the Atlanteans had no choice but to create a warrior that could stand up against the warlike Romans. Trident was their champion. The Romans rigged the fight and crushed Trident under a large stone pillar. With their loss, the Atlanteans were forced unnecessarily undersea, and their culture was lost forever.
And here is some of the concept art that was created to get a feel from the character. The feel I want to get is a scary looking frogman that looks like someone you would be afraid of. There will be more concept art to follow and the base mesh…stay tuned.