Thursday, March 26, 2015

Survivor Character Blockout

Here is a sketch/block-out for my new character. She doesn't have a name yet or anything but I'm basing her on the idea that she could be in a survival horror game or similar (perhaps even an adventure game?). Right now its just her in the very basic forms with a bit of colour to help me visualize the concept. Everything is pretty much a place holder at this stage (Her ink are just scribbles pretty much).

The character is inspired by Maggie from "The Walking Dead" as well as the New Lara Croft from the latest Tomb Raider (brilliant game). I'm creating this piece as an exercise to learn some new workflows and software such as substance painter and substance designer.

In my mind I'd like to create substances to be able to change her colours over all as well as add dirt, grime, blood and possible clothing damage and toggling her ink (tattoos). Not being that well versed in Substance designer yet not sure how ambitious that is but in any case you must challenge yourself if you want to improve! Her various materials will also be good to learn substance painter and PBR texturing techniques used today.

At the moment I think I have all the elements I want to include in place so now it just a matter or refining everything in the High-poly. I'm not 100% sure on the shotgun as I'm thinking an AR-15 of some kind would be more appropriate in the sense that it is a better all around weapon. Whereas the shotgun is only good at close range...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jill Valentine Maquette Test Shot

Colour test shot of the Jill Valentine maquette just to see what she would look like molded in colour as well as seeing how the new base design looks: I really like it! I find that it really helps visualizing what needs tweaking this way. At this point I'm going to cut her up for 3D printing and doing some fine tuning of details etc.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ZModeler Test

Quick ZModeler test as an exercise... did this in a couple of hours to familiarize myself with the tool. Really fun to work with it especially never having done any low poly modelling before.

Here's a quick base design mock-up I created for my Jill Valentine figure to be 3D printed. This was created with the new ZModeler Brush in Zbrush 4R7!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jill Valentine 3D Print (WIP)

Almost done with this Jill Valentine collectable maquette. Just have to start separating and preparing her from 3D printing and making some adjustments and possible a couple of details here and there. Mostly subtle stuff.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Adding Some Colour...

Adding some polypaint to Jill Valentine to see how close I'm getting with this. It's amazing how much colour can change your perspective! Its so awesome to be able to paint while you're sculpting in #Zbrush.

Thursday, March 12, 2015