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Alex 3d Model WIP 4-13-2013

Alex human too 3d model character alter ego character gator 3d character

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.

Tools used:
Hexagon for modeling morphs(face and body) and clothing
DAZ studio for applying morphs, and posing
Photoshop painting textures for assembly of renders

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Chris The Dragon 3d Model (hopefully) final revision

anthro dragon 3d cartoon wearing a hoodie reptile horns goat male psynomum alter ego actor

I thought we where ready last weekend to begin ‘Jed and Dean’ which is going be a joint animation/web comic project between between me and my friend Jed.  I started some lip sync tests to find out that Chris’s mouth with the beak on the end would not work. so I had to totally redesign his muzzle so he could actually speak. Chris looks a little different with a more streamlined muzzle and friendlier eyes,  now his facial expressions are much more readable.  In hindsight I kinda wished I picked a different creature for my character role. I spent around 60 hours on Chris’s 3d model and about the same for Jed

Update: I tried to make a twitter account for Chris the Dragon, and install a cool app where he would answer any questions a tweeter would give him but I couldn’t get it to work.

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Farley the Unicorn Finshed Model + Lighting test and Animation

unicorn scared freaking out 3d modeling

Farley the unicorn is finally finished. I thought Farley’s face and coloring was making him resemble more of a rhino than a horse. So I remodeled the face to look like a horse. Recreated the tail and horn. changed fur color to gray and painted the textures onto him. I love the look of gray horses with the dark coloring around the muzzle so I included that in his design. Jed is much easier to creative expressions due to his mouth range being in front of the muzzle.

I can finally start ‘Dean and Jed’ (or ‘Jed and Dean’, I haven’t decided which sounds better) I’m keeping it at a two character cast for a while, later I will create a stock sheep character that I can morph into other sheep characters for extras in scenes. I start cranking out something on March 4.

But I have been putting my concept art training on the back burner so I will be working on that for a while. I still have 19 heads to draw *withers in fear*

Total time spent creating Jed: 25 hours.

Created in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio

Test animation:

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Chris the Dragon Finished 3D Model + Scene Lighting and Animation Test

smiling anthro 3d dragon cartoon model character 3d humanoid

Chris the dragon is finally finished. I fixed the problem areas in the last model, redesigned the feet and legs, fixed some minor glitches in the hoodie, remodeled the hip area to be more dragon-like, repaired some minor glitches in the face but most importantly painted the textures on him. I took my time on the textures, I wanted a balance between cartoon and realism. This is probably the best 3d character I have completed so far. 3d modeling is a lot of work but you can do alot of experiments and the ability give Chris any pose and expression is so worth it. I did some test renders of Chris in his office. I also did a test animation of him walking around the room. Now all that needs to be finished is Jed the Unicorn and I will be ready to go.

Model made in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio. Textures painted in Carrara. Total Time Spent on this model: 30 hours.

And the animation

http://youtu.be/tLIXvwjO_AU

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Farley and Chris – 3d Model for a Webcomic WIP

anthro dragon unicorn 3d model artwork

Remember I said I would be starting a web comic starting February. A comic set int the modern World but with legendary creatures instead of humans. I’m late. I decided to create the comic with CGI instead of vector graphics. I used the Genesis model as a base and heavily modified it in Carrara for both models. It took around 12 hours for both models. It would of taken weeks doing it by scratch. This allows me to have a fully rigged and expression morphed character much quicker then starting from scratch. The feet still need to be modified.

I was more detailed in my process of making these models but since WordPress totally wrote over my draft with that of the woman portrait. I do not feel liking typing it all over again.