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The cost of hiring one of mjn.mixael's coworkers to complete a model is about $300.  How much would you be willing to contribute?

$1
2 (2.7%)
$5
4 (5.3%)
$10
8 (10.7%)
$25
4 (5.3%)
$50
3 (4%)
$75
0 (0%)
$100
1 (1.3%)
$150
0 (0%)
$200
0 (0%)
$250
0 (0%)
$300
0 (0%)
Snuffleupagus (i.e. naught but well wishes)
53 (70.7%)

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Offline Black Wolf

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Any movement on the Zod? I'm really keen to get this beast into Max and make some head anis. :nod:
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Goober.. and now you..  :lol:

We are trying to get the face right.
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
No worries, looking forward to it.
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Here's another go at getting the face right.

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« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 03:51:27 pm by mjn.mixael »
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
I've been happy with the last three iterations, though I think this one is the closest and best so far. I'd be perfectly happy with this as the final version.. :yes:
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
I've been happy with the last three iterations, though I think this one is the closest and best so far. I'd be perfectly happy with this as the final version.. :yes:

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Looking really organic now but I still think the cheeks break the pattern a bit. They look too sharp and not... fleshy enough. Hard to describe. Besides that: Awesome! :yes:
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
They don't look fleshy enough because there's no texture on it. :P
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Very, very good. :yes:

The only thing that struck my eye this time was the parts of his brow between his eyes: they look a little flat, as opposed to fleshy curves that meet in the middle.  So it looks really good at an intuitive/perceptive level.

Checking the source images, as shown in the below two attachments (stills from the Vasudan animation), I have two additional comments.  First, push the side protrusions back into his head a little... only the very tips extend beyond the side boundaries of his face.  Second, maybe make the lower part of his cheeks slightly more puffy/fatty, as mentioned above.  (What I mean, and what I think T-Low means, is that in the first picture the cheeks look too flat and not very rounded.  Interestingly, this isn't as noticeable in the other pictures.)

But this is really good now.  You've passed through the uncanny valley of Vasudan faces and arrived at the other side. :)

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« Last Edit: November 20, 2011, 12:29:30 pm by Goober5000 »

 
Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
pilots are a tackey addition to the craft. among other things, the hidden pilot was what made the aesthetics of fs1 and 2 brilliant.

in space, the less glass, the better. what's even better is if the pilot isn't visible.

 

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
How nice of you to have an opinion on something that you completely misread. Please read the thread properly. These are character models for cutscenes, not for ingame models.

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
pilots are a tackey addition to the craft. among other things, the hidden pilot was what made the aesthetics of fs1 and 2 brilliant.

in space, the less glass, the better. what's even better is if the pilot isn't visible.
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I do think that there's something whacky with the flaps at the cheek, but it's amazing! If we can have the files for the model once it's finished, it'd be great! If not, it's still great.

EDIT: Is there any way we can also have Angry Vasudan when y'all are done, or is he already gone? Snail is right that he needs a sword. :nod:

 

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
I do think that there's something whacky with the flaps at the cheek, but it's amazing!

Yeah I noticed that too. The flap things need to be a bit shorter and a little more forward; compared to the CBAnim stills they're too far away from the mouth... And the Zod needs an overbite. :nervous:
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
I do think that there's something whacky with the flaps at the cheek, but it's amazing! If we can have the files for the model once it's finished, it'd be great! If not, it's still great.

Given that we paid for it, I'm fairly sure it'll get released. :p
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Emailed to me only moments ago.






And yes, the community will get the model since you payed for it.
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
...and now for my obligatory 'Ooooh, Shiny!'

Ooooooh, Shiny!
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
:yes:
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Awesome! He looks like he's break dancing.  :lol:
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
You can move him(her?) around right? Is he(she?) done?
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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
cool! we've got a vasudan! :D
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