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Battle of Mages
show user profile  digital3ds
Got a cool idea for a little 3+ - min animation, so here we go. It involves two characters, and human and a demon, which I'll start on after I finish this little crow.

I'm making the storyboard now so when it's done i'll post it up.

This is only 3 days worth of work, so very early still, but I already ran into a little issue.

Ideally I'd like to control his toes with a single controller, as he will only be doing a sort of grabbing and releasing action. All of the toes rotate inward on their own local y axis, but I can't finger out how to do it so one param controls all toes (on a single foot). Anybody have a solution?


Any ideas are welcome, and I'll try to finish up the storyboard soon!


- Mike Sawicki




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2/7/2012 9:20:18 AM (last edit: 2/15/2012 1:56:16 AM)
show user profile  ulisei
reaction manager will do the trick!
http://www.gfx-3d-model.com/2010/10/animate-with-reaction-manager-in-3ds/



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2/7/2012 10:09:23 AM (last edit: 2/7/2012 10:09:23 AM)
show user profile  digital3ds
awesome, yea thats perfect.

I'm probably going to redo this crow, or just use it as birds that will be in the distance. I just found these vids that make me want to do a real sweet bird for close ups






Any ideas on how this bird was textured?? (notice how the feathers on its back arnt in the base render) shit looks good

- Mike Sawicki




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2/7/2012 12:11:03 PM (last edit: 2/7/2012 12:17:29 PM)
show user profile  jareu
gosh that looks beautiful! no idea how they did the extra feathers. Can't wait to see what you come up with though. have you gotten around to a storyboard?



He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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2/7/2012 12:44:57 PM (last edit: 2/7/2012 12:44:57 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
yeah I just need to finish it up, im about half way done.. It's nothing crazy, just something to dot the I's
- Mike Sawicki




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2/7/2012 9:48:10 PM (last edit: 2/7/2012 9:48:10 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds


The crow is getting under my skin... trying to get realistic feathers has proved to be very difficult. So, to keep the motivation going, I started on the "good" mage. This is what I have so far
- Mike Sawicki




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2/12/2012 11:10:15 AM (last edit: 2/12/2012 11:11:17 AM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
did the "bad" mage punch the "good" mage in the face?

Portfolio

<---~( Daniel )~--->


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2/12/2012 12:27:03 PM (last edit: 2/12/2012 12:27:03 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
lol... is he that ugly

-edit- my reference is Arnold Schwarzenegger (looking at muscle structure not modeling from)
- Mike Sawicki




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2/12/2012 12:35:48 PM (last edit: 2/12/2012 12:39:54 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds


Got some more done... Feel free to crit, this is the second character I've ever modeled so I could use some direction
- Mike Sawicki




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2/12/2012 1:06:00 PM (last edit: 2/12/2012 1:06:00 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
Garp posted a link once with a pack of face topology images, really helpful, i don't have the link but if he could post it i think it would really help you.

Portfolio

<---~( Daniel )~--->


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2/12/2012 1:08:01 PM (last edit: 2/12/2012 1:08:01 PM)
show user profile  Sylverstalker
Something I have bookmarked for later use:

http://www.xsibase.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=26016




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2/12/2012 1:47:00 PM (last edit: 2/12/2012 1:47:00 PM)
show user profile  jareu
thats a pretty good reference man, *Bookmarked*

I think you should post a few photos of what you want your character to look like so we can help steer you in the right direction.



He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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2/14/2012 7:57:12 AM (last edit: 2/14/2012 7:57:12 AM)
show user profile  digital3ds
Awesome ref, thanks man.

Jareu - I want him to looked strong (rugged), wise... like he's seen and been through a lot of shit. The ref I was using for facial features was ol' Arny Schwarzenegger, but I don't want him to look like Arnold.... just using it as a ref cause Arnold is the man. - No image to base from, I'm just going for realistic and good if that makes sense

Ummm, yea... This guy will be wearing some beat up clothes, because he's getting his ass wooped, and the other character will have some sort of batlle robes or w/e. I started adding some color to the storyboard but I don't really like drawing so it's hard to finish.

Here's his body

- Mike Sawicki




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2/15/2012 2:03:05 AM (last edit: 2/15/2012 2:40:28 AM)
show user profile  jareu

Looking pretty good so far, but your anatomy needs a little work, particularly around where the shoulders meet the chest and around the neck area.

The facial proportions also need some work, check out these references: they should help loads.



He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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2/15/2012 3:17:58 AM (last edit: 2/15/2012 3:17:58 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Also, you might want to check your proportions, something I have trouble with myself. Here's a really useful reference picture that I often use to make sure everything's correct:

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2/15/2012 9:58:38 AM (last edit: 2/15/2012 9:58:38 AM)
 
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