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AnimSchool Fantasy Character WIP - Jenn du Toit

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Hey everyone. I'm basing my entry off this cool concept my friend Jessi Ochse drafted of her D&D character. Check out her stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/jessiochse/?hl=en

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 08/01/2021 12:29 pm
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Blocked out the forms and explored shapes. The digitigrade legs complicated the silhouette in a way I wasn't expecting (they made the legs seem disproportionate from the front view) but it was a fun challenge to figure out.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:14 pm
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Blocking out the face. I wasn't sure what expression I wanted from the character in the beginning, so I went with something unamused and serious.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:16 pm
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... Then I decided I wanted him to smirk instead. Also dynameshed the forms.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:17 pm
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Face exploration! Added some placeholder geo for the horns and ears for context.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:18 pm
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I want to keep the different meshes as manageable as I can, so I quad drew base level geo for all the clothes and unwrapped some UVs for them (mostly for the sake of polygroups, but it'll definitely make texturing easier if I decide to hand paint any of the maps).

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:21 pm
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Tried to capture the hard creases and layers in the fabric at the lowest subdiv level (I later realized that I modelled the shoulder panels in the wrong places ? )

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:23 pm
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Bam, clothes! Also started placing the hair.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:24 pm
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Started to explore the horns. I wanted to capture the distinct shape and texture of ram horns, but stylized.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:26 pm
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Started working on the actual beard and bangs. I also fixed the panels orientation of the shirt.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:28 pm
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Retopo'd the face in Maya to make my life easier.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:29 pm
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Current stage. Adding texture and detail to the hair (haven't done all the strands yet). Need to start with the clothing detail, and he still needs his quarterstaff.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:31 pm
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I built a slap rig in Maya with an early-stage version of the model to run some pose testing. I went through a couple, but I settled on something simple. (Not looking forward to posing this in ZBrush with no IK ? )

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:33 pm
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