Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Modelling Jaz - part 03 - The Head

Jaz - Front

Jaz - Side

Jaz - perspective view (including Sub Proxy model)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Modelling Jaz - part 01

For the last assessment for CGI Modelling, I will be making Jaz, the main character to my series concept.

Revealed this drawing (and a few others) to Darren last Tuesday and he was happy overall with the design, since he's fairly animation-friendly already.

A consideration is the clothes, which are intended to be baggy. My choices are either to model him without clothes (nude rig, not anatomically nude) with the intention of adding cloth simulation later, or design the clothes to be more rigid.

I may go with the latter. I can always build another rig of Jaz, should I want to add cloth simulation, which would be interesting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hunter ~ Modeled and Textured


At least, I hope its' done. Done enough, I guess.

The Hunter - modelled and textured...not very well, but not bad for a first try.

3rd Person view

Close up

Another view

Background modelling and texturing was done by my group member, Jessie.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Second Opinion

Ok, Maya doesn't suck....too much.

Sketches from today's class on rigging. We had a model to demonstrate....so it's the first chance I've had at life drawing this year.

Talked with Darren about the Hunter model and he showed me again how to properly UV texture. I felt more confident this time, and following his demonstration, I was able to fully unwrap the model, ready for Photoshop texturing.

I was originally angry and frustrated cause of how complex UV texturing was. Despite having a lesson on the subject, I was unable to follow Darren's "quick-guide-to-UV-texturing-over-four-hours" and missed many steps that left me bewildered.

I'm quite grateful to Darren for taking the time to show me the process again.

So, Maya doesn't suck....completely.

Wall-E, Jaz and Eve

Edit 17th Sept

Textured face ~ Freaky eyes

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Maya sucks.

Nuff said.

Made this after class today, on the beautiful Wacom Cintiq's. Good to know I can always make things like this in record time, compared to modeling and texturing one character over the course of several weeks.