Taking up the gauntlet…

•August 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ahem… First, sorry for the hiatus…

What with the work (I’ve been sent oversea), and the holidays (had fun oversea too)…

Anyway… While I was working on animating the character, I ran into a problem… The wrist…

I had not taken into account the twisting abilities of the arm and wrist, hence the armor felt all wrong…
It might be a fantasy armor, but if it does not fit, you must … ?

… work on it. Again.

And again.

Here is the latest result. Using the medieval armorcraft as guidance, I made a pair of protective gloves for the wrist only. It also allows free twisting of the wrist while maintaining protection.

I am quite happy with the result so far… maybe I could make it look more techy… adding some glowing stuff on it instead?

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Eppur si muove.

•August 1, 2009 • Leave a Comment

And yet… it moves.

Choppy again. I will try to fix that stuff somehow…

Still working on the rig…

•July 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have worked mainly on the skeleton that’s why apart from some slight external changes in the hair and the completion of the boots, there doesn’t seems to be much difference…

But skeleton-wise, I’m getting closer to an armature rig that I could use to animate the character…

Just have to work on the feet… there is some special adjustments to do if you wish to use the rig for animation…

Things to do :
Finish and details face texture (or maybe I could reuse Blackboe’s texture from the previous version of the knight…)

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Pose testing

•July 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Started rigging the character (previous skeleton had no IK constraint or other sophistications).

It kind of fudged up the skin weighting at one moment… But I guess everything is under control now…

I should really finish and polish these shoes…

Enjoy 🙂

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Time to look at the whole character again…

•July 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Like the title says. Modelling and adding details is good, but sometimes its good to take a step back and watch the result…

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The Gate to Inferno…

•July 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I just like Giger artwork (although I think he should seek help about his dingdong obsession that is…). So I wondered.

What if Giger had been commissioned to build the entrance to Hell. Ermmmm…

Still lack some details. But I like the idea so far. And yes… I have some sick ideas sometimes… ): )

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Crazy arm design

•July 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

It’s a crazy armor design pushing the philosophy of adding gothic elements to the extreme…

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