I'm about to embark on a fairly complex modeling and skinning attempt, and I'd just welcome any feedback and hints any experienced modelers have. This is the first one I've attempted, but I'm usually good at this sort of thing.
I'd post a pic or two of what I'm making, if i knew how.
at any rate, I appreciate the time of all who choose to respond. wish me luck!
Well I'd love to give you advice, but until you post an image of what you're attempting, or some WIP shots, I really can't. So I'll be productive and tell you how to post pictures ;)
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So get us some pics so we can give you advice!
Yep, it worked. :) Although those really aren't WIP shots, just references. Good luck to you with that.
Also, please use [spoiler] tages when you post lots of pictures. Just a thought. :)
thanks for the tip....I wasn't sure how large "large" was....and references are all I have...but I'll do it, somehow.
thanks for the reply :)
Are you an experienced modeller? That's definitely not going to be a simple undertaking.
no, I'm not...in fact, this will be the first.
I doubt anyone else would want to try this for just me, and hey, if I get it done, I'll be experienced :D
Good attitude :).
Well if you're determined to do this on your own, you'll probably get loads of support. We absolutely love people willing to try their hand at models/skins without begging someone else to do it for them.
As for your subject matter, depending on how you want to go about it it probably won't be super simple, but I do think it'll fit the skeleton (ha, kind of a pun :p) so you've at least got a fighting chance. Your first step should be... well, actually your first step should be to make sure you've got the right resources to undertake this project (the right software, the right tutorials, etc). Once you're sure you've got that, I'd get some front and side (at least) references made, whether you do them yourself or beg someone to make them for you. I always beg :).
I really wouldn't recommend trying to wing it. Get some refs. If you bat your eyelashes at Gir he might make you some if he has time, if you're serious about doing the modelling yourself. Otherwise if you know some folks who are good drawers, or you are one yourself, that'd be the first place to turn. Just make sure if you get refs done, have them over the skeleton, otherwise you've defeated the purpose.
to get something done right you have to do it yourself, or at least learn to, kinda reminds me of ragnos i tihnk he was, but it'll be cool to see.
Kel Thuzad or a Lich like it's called... Warcraft 3 Undead Hero
Indeed a hard task... And actually he doesn't have wings... Only chains on the hands and a large cape on his back...
If you can create that you do indeed a great job... This thing really has some bones visible... Also remembers me a part of a movie seeing him when he was human...
Just a question... What color you gonna use for him... Remember he had purple and green in the game ...