Monday, February 15, 2016

Parker update

Just some adjustments to the face region. Wanted to define the divot of the faux jaw up front, as well as adding in the ear. Also got the tail in place with a few spans so it can fold and curl. Add to it a slight modification to the back feet, and some slimming of the shoulder width, and that about sums up the work of the week.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Progress 02-05-2015

Got most of the face roughed out and built the hooves/hands. Need to detail the tail fin area and rework the edge flow along the length of the body.

Monday, February 1, 2016

I've started another personal project

Oh man, haven't used this one in a while. Okay so crazy fast recap right out the gate. Last year wasn't so bad, since I was part of the La Noria short film Carlos Baena on Vimeo.

Did a lot of fixes and rebuilds on the various character rigs, and it was quite the experience.

Moved back to SoCal for work, and that went from August to December, but the commute to and from was rough. Either way, another good experience with working in a pipeline and lots of troubleshooting and revisions. Miss the people there, but not the drive.

And thats it, really. Now the project.

So for a while, I've been meaning to work on a character from the artist Magera Gordon. The character, named Parker, has a strange sort of head.

Now, I've just sort of mulled over how the head would work, and the artist did create a lot of reference stuff on how it functions, but for me, it was more of "how would this function as a character rig?" There's a lot of threading across the mouth, so when he opens it, how does it unravel? With everything being as expressive as they are, how does it affect the stitching and overladen material? Moving down the body, this character is both bipedal and quadrupedal, so how would the limbs rotate to accommodate this change of posture. I could go on about the list of things I want to work out, but that'll be for another time. For now, its just getting the model built with a more standardized body shape.

Thats all for the moment,