You Spin Me Right 'Round Baby...

...right round.

Ears done, hair is looking pretty good. Neck is iffy. This may just be where I leave it until I get back from Seattle (if I get back). I think the next step is to fix the neck up (which may entail editting the back of the head some).

Then redo all the blend shapes again. Ugh. Then after that, boning and weighting, and he'll be ready! Wow.

Andrew Davis - January 23, 2004, 2 AM Entry and Comments (0)

From Hair to Eternity

Need to do all the textures on his ears. The rest is DONE.

Andrew Davis - January 16, 2004, 12 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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360 degree spin of lastest hair. Its really really close now. I just need to adjust the medium length hairs where his part is. They shouldn't be as high as they are, since it looks like he's got hair growing 2 different ways. I think I like the length of everything though.

I'm very happy that I was able to get this procedural hair to look so similar to the original design I had. That was definitely a reason I avoided it in the beginning. But now, looking at it, it seems as if this ended up closer than the nurbs surfaces did. Very pleased. Now I just hope it holds up under some intense animation.

Download and set me on loop! Wheee~!

Andrew Davis - January 15, 2004, 1 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Hairy and the Hendersons

Just throwing more hair animations up, since they're so fun.

Only the hair on the top, and the right side. Oh, and no face. It is rendered with 2d motion blur, one frame.

Here we have half the hair on the sides of his head. I think I need to do something about the part on the back of his head. And tone down some of the flyaway strands sticking up

Andrew Davis - January 14, 2004, 11 PM Entry and Comments (0)

More Hair Tests

Quicktime of my newest render. I kinda like how easy it is to get this look, but I'm not sure it fits the look of the rest of the character, really.

Sort of dissappointed in that.

Andrew Davis - January 14, 2004, 4 AM Entry and Comments (0)

One Hairy...

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Trying out Maya Fur since the transparent edges are killer on render times.

Andrew Davis - January 14, 2004, 12 AM Entry and Comments (0)

More more more

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Texture on the face is half done. Need to figure out about the ends of the hairs, since I can't use transparency on them anymore. Do bumpmap, and specularity work on the skin.

Andrew Davis - January 13, 2004, 3 AM Entry and Comments (1)

Arm Texture Done

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You can't really see it in these photos, but the arm/hand textures are done. Other than deciding on the color of the shirt, I think the body is done. Now I get to tackle those darn eyebrows. Hmm. I'm thinking I may need to redo the face so they're actually a modeled part of the face, so when his forehead moves, his eyebrows move.

Oh, and the face texture...

Andrew Davis - January 10, 2004, 2 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Gangbusters on Textures


Texture breakdown: (Color, Bump, Specularity, started, finished)
Jeans: CBS
Shirt: CBS
Face: C
Arms:
Belt: C
Loops: C
Shoes: CSB
Neck:
Hair: C

Try other shirt colors, lower specularity on buttons (they stand out too much, and they're not even...ick) make general shirt texture smoother, lower resolutions where possible.

Andrew Davis - November 10, 2003, 1 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Texturing Fool

No pretty pictures this time, just a list of accomplishments:

Texture breakdown: (Color, Bump, Specularity, started, finished)
Jeans: CBS
Shirt: C
Face: C
Arms:
Belt: none needed
Loops: C
Shoes: CSB
Neck:
Hair: C

need to find recipe for chrome for belt buckle

Andrew Davis - November 9, 2003, 1 AM Entry and Comments (0)

*Poke*

Don't really know what color shirt he should have yet...but I've worked a bit on the textures on his shirt and jeans.

Texture breakdown: (Color, Bump, Specularity, started, finished)
Jeans: C
Shirt: C
Face: C
Arms:
Belt:
Loops:
Shoes:
Neck:
Hair: C

Andrew Davis - November 8, 2003, 1 AM Entry and Comments (0)

These Boots are Made for Walkin'

Started making the final SubD clothes for 'im. Problems with the textures jumping around the model after its converted. Hopefully the poly wraps will hold where they are supposed to. It'd be a pain to have to animate these using the subD version...

Andrew Davis - November 6, 2003, 2 AM Entry and Comments (1)

What was that?


I decided to throw in FinalRig to see how well the body deformed so far. Even the low poly version (without his head) works pretty well. Obviously it needs weighting, but its close enough. Time to move on.

Andrew Davis - November 5, 2003, 1 PM Entry and Comments (0)

Check him with his head on

Still need to work on the butt wrinkles.

Andrew Davis - October 31, 2003, 1 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Collared

Need to add more definition to the collar and line down chest, think about making it untucked and maybe start doing UV layouts for textures.

Andrew Davis - October 30, 2003, 12 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Floppy Jeans


I'm suprised at how easily a few wrinkles turns a form into decently looking cloth.

Next: Work on wrinkles around back of knees and butt. Figure out what sort of shirt, and do collar.

Andrew Davis - October 29, 2003, 3 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Needs a Bit More Bodywork


There might not be much difference between today's and yesterday's image, but there was a lot of work. First, I took the nurbs and converted them into polygons. Then I added bits of details, and combined pieces (the pants/shirt/sholders are all one piece now). Then for this image I converted them into subD.

Andrew Davis - October 24, 2003, 1 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Back to Work


Andrew Davis - October 23, 2003, 3 AM Entry and Comments (1)

More Blendshapes

Re-did the blendshapes for the mouth. Here's a test animation. I think the puffed cheeks work well...not so sure about the rest. Maybe getting to the teeth and toungue (and eyes) will help.

Andrew Davis - September 25, 2003, 3 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Blendshape Tests

VIEW "more on" for Video

These didn't work so well. Besides the teeth and toungue not moving (which I haven't bothered with so far). There's obviously glitches. I think I'm going to delete them, add some topology, and try again.

Oh and the eyebrows still suck.

Andrew Davis - September 20, 2003, 5 PM Entry and Comments (1)

Look into my eyes

I'm glad I got the eyes worked out. They look SO good. Done 12+ blend shapes. They still need tweaking.

Figure out how to get mouth, teeth and brows to move with blendshapes.

Andrew Davis - September 17, 2003, 12 AM Entry and Comments (1)

Face Model near done, Started texture

Need to add sideburns, fix eyebrows (either more bumpmapping, change specularity, or do whispy hair effect.)

Andrew Davis - September 16, 2003, 2 AM Entry and Comments (0)

Hairy Hair


Andrew Davis - September 15, 2003, 12 AM Entry and Comments (0)

He's Got Hair


Andrew Davis - September 14, 2003, 9 PM Entry and Comments (0)

Start Again


Andrew Davis - September 14, 2003, 6 PM Entry and Comments (0)

Colored Sketches


Andrew Davis - September 13, 2003, 6 PM Entry and Comments (0)

Character Sketches


I definitely like the lower half of this one.

Andrew Davis - September 12, 2003, 7 PM Entry and Comments (0)

Body Designs

Use the bodies as possible designs, but redo the heads.

Andrew Davis - September 11, 2003, 7 PM Entry and Comments (0)