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Old 10-02-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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Team Bigun WIP Thread

Hello Everyone!

My name is James. I will be art directing our team's entry.

Karl is our principal character designer.

and Taehoon is the official member of this team (by the contest rule). He will be handling all 3D and texturing aspect of the project.

I will try to explain my direction for 3Dtotal race in details. But, if I am not being clear or if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Personally I don't like going crazy with monster based designs for themes like Dominance War. It may look cool. I really believe it's hard to establish a sense of reality when the characters look completely inhuman. This ofcourse is debatable point. And there are a lot of exceptions. But, that's another story for another day.

In our design, all 4races are human derived humanoid form of a race.

it became a bit of an issue for me since we are choosing to go with 3Dtotal race... which is mostly a robot. In a form that is mostly a machine, it didn't really make sense that these race have to maintain in a humanoid form. If their goal is to just be a killing machine, it probably makes more sense to have a shape of specific weaponry.

But, for the sake of consistancy, I have decided to give these guys a basic human like form.

However, within that boundary, I think our design can push the envelope and make it as machine like as much as possible.

It became pretty clear that if I am a race of machine, things like decoration, colors are completely unecessary. These "people" wouldn't care about what they look like. As long as they are in a form to do the job. Of course, in our human eyes, there is certain beauty to a purely function based designs... We can find examples all around us. A lot of construction tools/vehicles are good examples.

So, I decided to push the design from that angle. And there are already a lot of good artists who thought about this subject matter in similar way. I have put three major references for our design on the first page of our WIP pages.

I'm sorry for the long list of things to say here. As you can see, I'm not much of a writer.

I do want to say that I am extremely honored to have this opportunity to work with some of great artists. And I want to publically thank Taehoon for inviting me to participate on this contest. And also, I want to thank Karl that he agreed to design our awesome character.













(Images below here are WIP images.)










Low Polygon Model with Normal map WIP



High Polygon Model WIP



UV Map Lyout for the Low Poly Model
-Sorry for the wrong fonts. I don't have those fonts at home. As you can see, Taehoon did some crazy UV layout job. He is currently working on the high res model. So, stay tuned.

Final Low Polygon Model.
-Details of the current status is described on page 3 update entry for this thread.

3D Mock Up Model Stage.

-So, here is our final mock up model. This model represents the correct proportion and stance of the character. Karl will now take this reference and make more tight design sketch. Taehoon will take those sketches and make the beautiful 3D model.

-The issue involving the stance/bulkiness/proportion as well as the silhouette of the character was mainly about following parts of the body 1 waist shape, 2 bulk of the thigh, 3 lower leg's positions. I made two reference models using Taehoon's initial mock up model and compared the two.


-Taehoon made this quick mock up model from the front view sketch.
Karl and I started discussing about the stance and the bulkiness of the character by using the side view.

Initial Concept Design Stage

-Head study and a quick sketch to describe other races. It always helps to build a bit of a context of where your character lives... or other characters that he/she will interact with.

-Karl pretty much nailed it with his next sketch. This is pretty much what I was envisioning. I just made sure that the head is still more organic. and gave a weapon from the first sketch. the final design will be a variation/developed verion of this sketch.


-Initial design by Karl. I wanted to move away from the look that there is flesh and blood under the armor. The sketch on the right is my feedback. Emphasizing the humanoid form. But, mroe of a machine than an organic life form

-Description of the project

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Old 10-02-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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too long for me..
but its looking realy realy good..
hand are pretty..
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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excellent presentation - a winner for sure.

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Old 10-02-2007, 01:07 AM   #4
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holy sh*t, looks great. great presentation. cant hardly wait to see you guys final design
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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Good concepts!
Good works!!
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PS: btw you have to be max 2 ppl joined together! no more! I don't know but seems you are 3!? But maybe I'm wrong
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We looked it up and the team actually counts 3D artists only.

so, technically, people involved with design doesn't count.

which means karl and I are not officially part of the official team.

Only Taehoon is.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:33 AM   #7
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Ahh, you'r right! sorry my missundrestand!
goodluck guys n best wishes for you hope to see good progresses soon
keep it up, mim
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badass concepts dude! i realy enjoy it
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page 3 design does it for me, thats so cool, good luck
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Page 3 Design does it for me too!

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really cool, i like the one on the left of page 3, with the mechanical face.. i think the human head looks a little out of place on this design. really awesome.. one of my favs for sure.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:29 PM   #12
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Very cool designs. Kick ass stuff there. I cant wait to see it.

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #13
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Awesome works. Hope 3D work would be the same. FTW!
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:30 PM   #15
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Hello,, This is Taehoon. I'm an artist who's going to model and do the texture work this cool character.

I'd like to say "Thank you" for all of people who have lots of interests in this character.

I'll work hard and do my best for making as cool as what concept is..

keep watching our work.

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