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Old 03-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #61
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Hiya Conejo, love the texture on the glove, that should pop right out with a nice spec on it. The loincloth is being looked at Im guessing. Im doing abit of research for you into albino stuff while Im waiting for my other comp to process my final BIG normal maps. Ill post some links later if I find something usefull but heres a quick one you probably already have anyway..

The African Clawed frog is the most fitting in my opinion.

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3D2%26hl%3Den

http://arachniaenterprises.com/arach...img017-500.jpg

This one would have suited mine.. http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3D2%26hl%3Den

Eye http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1350/...328331f3_m.jpg


What Ive seen so far in amphibians makes me think you should experiment a little with a very low intensity Self Illumination map, just to give it that soft edge glow that SSS would have been so usefull for, and although I love your skin textureing, I think youve missed just the right shade of white, you know the one that screams GHASTLY. Maybe a bit of very subtle, almost mint green and something on the other side of Ittens wheel - maybe a dotting of almost non visible orange to balance the poles.

The Eye!- Im looking into that, Im trying to find some nice refs. Right now top of my head Id say a Great white sharks eye would fit nicely but If I get a better idea Ill post.

Good luck

But Im just being picky, its looking dang nice and Im sure you have it in hand.

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Old 04-04-2008, 12:02 AM   #62
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this one's managed to pass by me unnoticed until now!.. not sure how I have missed such great work great sculpting work, and characteristic design. texture work is looking good so far. my only suggestion would be, I personally would imagine the character with a more 'scaled' form of skin...

the bronze artifacts are really nice design. keep up the good work
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:37 AM   #63
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its looking good but cant really see anything. post more with no lighting(default) or better lighting.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:14 AM   #64
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Looks Great! I like the changes you made to his skin around the neck! The texturing is coming along nicely as well. The only area I do not like is the cloth around his waist, it has a pattern on it that seems distracting. His skin looks very good. Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:20 AM   #65
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Thx for your great feedback everyone!

Steamtrooper: That axolotl, or "African clawed frog," was actually the animal that inspired this entire thing! They're half-horrible, half-adorable, and i knew I needed to make mine repulsive... plus I don't like to do a complete half man half creature, of course, I like to mix up the features, but that's so funny that you happened upon that animal immediately.

That's very interesting what you had to say about the illumination, I didn't even think of that, but considering I was thinking an illumination map for the lamp head anyways, this is perfect... I could do that around the thinner parts...
I like the eye ref you had, I think I'll do something like that.
And Steam, EXCELLENT color feedback... that's just about as helpful a comment as I could want, thank you!

Lexicon- Thx, I know the raptor-like head made a lot of ppl think of scales, but I'm going to do my best to make the skin very soft looking, but I totally get you.

Crab people, the cloth around his waist is REALLY placeholder... it's actually going to be alpha'd netting, and the brown pattern you see is my placeholder for the actual net.

Thx everyone, I'll include updates as I go, definitely looking forward to more constructive feedback!
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:06 PM   #66
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Another update... slowly it's taking shape... I intend to kill myself this weekend working non-stop on the texturing, so you'll see a few more updates.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #67
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Great stuff Conejo, youve not left a lot to suggest or crit.

Have you got the Illum map on? cant tell what with the spec added.

Going in with a toothcomb Id say the knife handle is looking just a tad plastic like.

Have you considered putting a grid of specular highlights throught the netting loingcloth? It might just add some depth. And you might want to try adding some FAKE shadows into the legs under that area to create the illusion or maybe even use ambient occlusion to get the same effect. Faking it could work if you just throw some very vague line work onto the legs and blend it to nothing at the sides.

Oh! edit - I spotted something. Maybe turn the Red up in the mouth a bit as its getting washed out a little in my opinion.

Are you gonna be usng AO anyway? just out of interest. Looks like your prety much done? Im still hacking away at my colour scheme, primarily Tan with re,blue,yellow and some white but still no great breakthrough so any suggestions and refs welcome.

Good luck mate Id say your top 50 no question, after that its hard to say as there will be many late showers and some spectacular last minute stuff Im guessing.

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Old 05-04-2008, 04:22 PM   #70
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Hey Steamtrooper-
Thx for the kind words, but I'm not even close to finished! I'll be spending all today and all day tomorrow working on this guy, and then Monday-Thursday making the pedestal, lighting, rigging, rendering, etc. So I'm still in deep trouble.
As per your suggestion, I WILL be using an illumination map, though it's not on at the moment. A lot of the above items haven't been textured at all, like the knife, lamp, necklace, netting... in fact, most things... and today I intend on working 80% of the day on his skin, which is slowly looking better but has a long way to go.
I'll definitely provide an update in about 6 hours or so.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:41 PM   #71
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This guy would fit really well in "Planet of The Apes" movie, but with lizards instead
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:16 AM   #72
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So I'm still in deep trouble.
I'll definitely provide an update in about 6 hours or so.
Your doing fine, better than fine, I think anything from this point on is just the iceing on the cake for the fella.

Get texturing all roughed (avoiding fiddling too much ), then spend a few hours sorting the stand so that you dont feel so time-restrained and remember its basic lighting so the options on that are limited (for me anyhoo)and shouldnt take long, I worked my rig up during texturing quite a bit.

Render while you sleep - you must sleep at least 3 hours a day.

Well after 1.5 days of getting nowhere fast my textures are taking shape, diffuse should be done by monday, I have some last minute ZBing to do for some extra NM and AO so not so bad realy.

Rigging - ouch! Ill prob fast rig for the beauty shot, I had something in mind and unless somthing goes horribly wrong I should be ok.

And finally damn! your untextured bits look better tham my textured stuff.

Goodluck with the last stretch...feel the burn.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:28 AM   #73
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Steamtrooper: you've been such a huge help man, I really appreciate your constant and constructive feedback... I hope to do the same for you!

So I worked almost the entire day, and in some ways it barely shows, but I'm alright with that... I'm about to go to my girlfriend's house (she's having a party, and I haven't been there), but I figured I'd upload some shots of my work today... I'm very happy with my progress, and I intend to finish all the texturing tomorrow (then I have to rig, do the pedestal, light and render the rest of the week!), with another huge day of work. I'm tired and happy, and now I'm gonna go get a BEER.
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That looks really great. Good work on the texturing. Now go get a beer and a little sleep.
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nice work my friend.... even though i dont know you ..... or maybe i do! who knows? :O
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