A Literal Dragon Warrior. I made this character in Blender. Back in the day when I had hopes and dreams of becoming a 3d modeler for a game developer. Those dreams have be all but been crushed at the moment.
See the model in real time and at any angle at sketchfab: https://skfb.ly/JAWo
After 20 hours of work, here is the finished 3d model I made for my final 3D Printing project. The real life model came out beautifully. I thought it was already uploaded it to the blog, but strangely it wasn’t .
Looks like Cruz and Alec are in a pickle now 😀 . Despite my models not being finished. I couldn’t wait to try them out to make sure they ‘work’ well. I had way too much fun making this 🙂 I used some old rejected models below Alec, you might recognize some of them. I thought since I put so much time in them I might as use them at least once so they don’t go to waste 🙂
3d model WIP model for Cruze that ‘other’ protagonist. Cruz is the more spontaneous, easy going type compared to Alex who is all ‘Serious Business'(I can’t believe I quoted a meme, no wonder I am forever alone 🙂 ). In the design process I decided shorts would be the best choice for Cruze to wear, because my friend, rain, snow, or shine will be wearing shorts! His ancestry must have polar bear genes. The shoes are place holders and will be changed.
Time spent 2 hours.Created in Hexagon, Daz Studio and Photoshop
First rough of the character Alex. The character that represents myself for web comic / animation thingy that I keep restarting. It is a project with my friend. I be doing the art and character design, he will be coloring the comics and promotion, we will both be scripting, animation, and voice acting. This time due to Carrara’s buggyness, I used just Hexagon to create the model and then imported them into DAZ Studio Pro as morphs that where applied directly to the base mesh. I created clothing and hair in Hexagon as well. The hoodie was on my dragon and I just reused it. The pants and shoes are sliced and diced from clothing that came with DAZ. They are simply placeholders until I can make my own shoes and pants or mod them into something decent. You might be wondering, ‘wasn’t he a gator/dragon in the concept art?’ Yes there was but it doesn’t fit with what we want to do. I feel human characters are a better fit for this project for now. I still have a dragon model I spent forever on, I will be using it for SOMETHING. I still think gators are awesome.
Update: Updated some text text that didn’t make since. I called him my alter-ego, I think that was incorrect terminology.
Time Spent: 3 hours on this model, so far.
Hexagon for modeling morphs(face and body) and clothing
DAZ studio for applying morphs, and posing
Photoshop painting textures for assembly of renders
I discovered a awesome 3d sculpting program that actually works on a iPad. It’s called 123 creature. It’s the closest thing you will get to Zbrush on the iPad. Made by Autodesk, you know the AutoCAD and Sketchbook guys. The program has three modes. First is the skeleton mode which is similar to Zspheres and Blenders’s Form tool. After that you ‘bake’ your model to a polygons you can paint or sculpt it. My only complaint is that you can’t go very detailed in your sculpting so you will only can do so much in the app itself. But since you can export your model to OBJ, you can finish the model in your favorite 3d Software. The texture tools are excellent and will remind you of Mudbox’s painting tools.
Now back to the art. This is my third attempt to make a eastern style dragon (the other two dragons will not be posted due to the ugly sauce they produce) in 123d Creature and I ‘m happy how it turned out. I couldn’t give the dragon little teeth due to the limitations of the sculpting tools, I also had trouble coloring the tongue due to not being able to shrink the brush smaller. Pretty decent for my third attempt. I’m happy I was able to give it such a dynamic pose, my last couple dragons have just been standing bored out of their minds 😀
I spent about 3 to 4 hours on it.
Made in 123D Creature
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
Link to 123D creature http://www.123dapp.com/creature
Here’s some more shots of my dragon. 🙂