View Full Version : Tekneek - Battle Chess
23-06-2011, 06:06 PM
I'm going for the Bishop :D
06-07-2011, 01:39 AM
Preliminary modelling about 60% done, and will probably finish tomorrow.
But I wanted to show that I'm still competing.
06-07-2011, 01:41 AM
I like it! I especially like the helmet.
06-07-2011, 07:44 AM
hey, very nice start!
07-07-2011, 07:44 PM
Nice start so far, how this one'll be fighting? A lacrosse stick?
09-07-2011, 03:22 AM
Thanks guys :)
I have the base Modelling done, so next stop is Sculpting :D
He'll be wielding a huge morningstar, which I'll probably model tomorrow.
Comments and crits most welcome :)
Coming along quite nicely. I would suggest adding armor around the back waist and buttocks. Atm he looks too exposed back there.
09-07-2011, 03:46 PM
I agree with E4sY, it looks like something is missing there on the back. The base model is very well done, I am looking forward to see more.
I think the yellow button like part with the textile in the front does not fit very well with the rest of the model (IMHO).
09-07-2011, 09:23 PM
interesting concept and more interesting model. hes the toughest bishop i ever saw :D . i agrea with previous posts about the back. some details would look realy qool. something like spine parts of the armor.
10-07-2011, 04:41 AM
@TonyClifton: On a second glimpse at the model, (after a good night's sleep and a cup of coffee) I see what you mean. My idea was to have two coiled up serpents biting onto the chains (the idea for that is the serpent in Eden's punishment for tempting Adam and Eve, was the humiliation of having to support the Lord's Book). I'll have to look into how that shall be accomplished :)
As for the armor on the back. Again, I agree.. too lazy now to upload it but I've added an extra piece to the armor there :)
As or tonight's update! I've started out on the sculpting somewhat, went ahead of myself perhaps, but it's been way to long since I last played with ZBrush.. So I couldn't resist..
So I give you his head (work in progress):
And, thanks for your comments guys, I appreciate them
11-07-2011, 05:18 PM
Maybe lill' intermediate "ring" pieces for torso plate (down part). Keep it up.
13-07-2011, 04:50 PM
@washka: Chainmail ? Yes, I agree it would fit well.. wish I'd've thought of that before, but I'm gonna leave as is :)
Anyways, I wanted to post a small update :)
13-07-2011, 07:25 PM
The patterning on the helmet looks a little shallow, but everything else is top notch! Keep it up!
14-07-2011, 04:45 AM
It's gonna be interesting to see how the normal baking's gonna go. I have to be really really smart about the UVS.
Tomorrow, I will start on the lowpoly, finally :D Because I'm prettu much done with the sculpting (except for the pants tho).
Take a wee gander
20-07-2011, 04:29 PM
LowPoly done, and he's got this mighty fine Mace to beat the stuffings out of his opponents.
I know the rules allow 15k, but I really wanted to have him 10k, just to be a git.
21-07-2011, 11:59 AM
TekNeek, it does look pretty well! How did you come up with the LowPoly? Retopo in Zbrush?
In the center, on his back (upper part) and neck/head, it looks like you have two edges running along really close. What is that?
23-07-2011, 02:11 AM
No, last time I checked, the retopo tools in ZBrush are horrendous. I just did this in Maya, by either rebuilding already existing basemodels, or making the mesh live (like for instance the face) and building from there.
But, here is the baked model for the bishop.
23-07-2011, 07:48 AM
Looking good man! :) You should look into doubling the depth of the normal on the helmet and some areas where you have tiny details to make them pop a bit more.
23-07-2011, 11:24 PM
look cool, wanna see it with ao :)
28-07-2011, 02:35 AM
Hula: Thanks for the tip bro
tsabszy: I see your AO, and raise you a textured model.
Just wanted to throw this in quickly before sleep. Tomorrow I'll have better shaders, posed and a pedestal.
29-07-2011, 02:00 AM
Since I'm going on a short holiday tomorrow, I had to dish this out today.
It was fun doing this, and I wish you guys best of luck in finishing.
29-07-2011, 03:24 AM
And.. ---here's--- (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyHHfouNuzk) a turntable render of the dude.
29-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Very well done, congratz! I like the book. Cheers!
29-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Gratz on finishing, working on mine right now ;)
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