Couldn’t agree more on the babes front needs to lessen. Nothing wrong with modeling a female, but why not model the kind of girl your likely to actually have a chance with guys, or even just girls who can actually physically exist.
Uhm Cars yea, wouldn’t mind seeing those go away, but honestly at least theres a huge commercial demand for them.
Ogres have decreased finally the few we see are more WOW influenced than LOTR, but tired of those personally.
I love architecture, but I want to see a little more real, the models are great but they so clean, so perfect, I guess thats the idea in selling a place, but personally to me I want to see a place lived in, can be clean and warm, but their needs to be influences of people living there.
There is a lot of demand for most these things, so its understnadable people do what they like and hope to one day do it themselves. I remember my fiance getting a comment form Blizzard HR at siggraph about her work not having anything to do with ogres and elves or european influenced fantasy, her style didn’t fit. so sometimes people who dedicate themselves to a certain type of work like that may land themselves a job, but there won’t be another starwars trilogy 20 years from now so why keep doing that stuff?
I think it mostly has to lie in peoples flexibility in their creativity, some people have design and concept capabilities, many don’t Someone who is an awesome modeler may not really be very good at coming up with original ideas or designing their own character so they do what they see that inspires them. The latest movie, a favourite artists work etc. I can’t blame people for doing this type of work, but I must say I rarely go into the cgtalk gallery forums anymore because 9 out of 10 pieces I don’t even want to see despite their amazing work. Chicks is my number one though, soooo tired of super realistic shaders and lighting on perfect females with breasts to large, curves to perfectly placed and doing nothing but posing. I can appreciate some that put girls into environements and poses that interest you in what they are thinking etc, but then there are many that drive me nuts as they aren’t there for anything more than guys to gawk and fantasize over.