Sunday, 14 August 2011

Robot Pirates Modelling- Sidekick Character

With one character finished I moved onto the next, this time the sidekick character will take shape and despite being the beginning of the journey it is proving to be a fun one. This character unlike the other one has more detail, and small pieces which make him a  bit more complete.

So far I have been blocking out his body, although this character wont have much of organic modelling ( not giving room for sculpting), some pieces like the belt will be more detailed.

So far it is like this:

On a side note, I would like to thank you for the exceptional feedback on the other character. thank you all.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

John "Rusty" Hero Robot Pirate Turnaround

With the rendering of the turnaround taking some time I was able to get the documents ready to add on my website, documents such as Texture Maps making presentable, different views of the character etc.

So without further ado, here I present you the first Robot Pirate fully done. 

John "Rusty"  The Hero Robot Pirate Turnaround

Character Different Views 

Character Geometry

Character Texture Maps

note that I will do  quick animation to add to my showreel when I have the rest of the characters and some more time. 

The next stage will be to continue modelling the second Character , "Metal Jaw" Gertie the Hunchman Pirate. I will update this page again regularly. 

Stay Tuned!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

John "Rusty" Hero Robot Pirate Sneak Peek

After getting the character textured, I moved onto creating the eye controls and I'm happy to say that I was able to make it even though it was slightly different. After giving the character a change to look more alive, I began rendering the turnaround, so while its rendering I leave here a sneak peek shot of the character posed :)


Here is a version of the character where ambient occlusion was added, it gives more depth to the model making it stand out more in 3D.

To this picture I will add a occlusion pass on the final render turnaround.  Enjoy !!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Robot Pirates Final Texturing

I carried on with texturing this character,with two passes done, what was left was play with the saturation of the cloth and add dirt onto the body, head and props. Overall, texturing is a fun process, and despite taking some time i love the whole process of tweaking and find the character instantly looking better.
When I finish this model I will post the maps I painted for this character.

For now I leave you with a few screen shots, note that the light needs still tweaking.

I still have a few things left to do, first gotta create an eye control which will of with this type of flat eyes, then tweak the light pose the character and render it in 3 versions: Beauty, Clay and Outline.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Robot Pirates Texturing II - Adding Detail

So after a week where I wasn't able to do much due to being working with Animate & Create helping out young people with skills such as animation and time management. I came back to work on texturing this character, with the finishing line approaching it is still a bit to do. so here I leave you with the second pass of texturing the character- detail.

On the next passes I will correct any texturing problems in the body as well as add transparency in some parts of the shirt, and work with the saturation of the cloth. The last pass is reserved to add a little of dirt on the character.

Enjoy for now!