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Old 10-11-2002, 11:24 PM   #46
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wow, cool, amazing :banana:

what i dont understand though, why are that less polys enough for the character. and how do you know it looks good in smooth? you smooth it every 10 seconds and put back to unsmooth??? i always manage to get a real dense wireframe when i only add some little detail

and for the shirt, a ugly flower shirt with bright yellow and orange paintfx flowers might be worth testing - so it really looks like 70's.
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:31 PM   #47
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Thanks, babyduck.

yeah, I smooth it to see what it looks like, then go back and change if I need to. Eventually, with practice, you anticipate how the smooth works so you don't have to test it so often.

That's an intersting idea. lol I'm not really going for a 70s look, though... seeing as the character is based on me. And I wasn't alive in the 70s.
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:40 PM   #48
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oh i see. i guess i should try staying in polys til the end. but i am too new to maya (and 3d altogether) that i might try poly only when i can get something useful with subds. but i seen today what you mean - the legs on my ant in mini challenge turned out way better than i thought after turning to subds. maya is amazing
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Old 11-11-2002, 12:59 AM   #49
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Yeah, SubDs are cool, but they're a little too much for my computer. At least, to edit anyway. I can convert to them fine, but if I try to mess with them, my comp goes sllloooooooowwww.
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Old 11-11-2002, 06:11 AM   #50
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Ok, here's a new update. It's mostly more details, like wrinkles and such... I know, I'm avoiding those shoes, aren't I? lol

Here's a hi-res version (136k) www.mtmckinley.net/cg_toon35hi.jpg

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Old 11-11-2002, 06:45 AM   #51
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Excellent job mtmckinley, that looks fantastic, love the skin and shirt etc, looking really smooth, well done.

Cant wait to see finished prodcut.

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wicked man.. real smooth.. hehe :p
now get to those shoes.. !
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that is some sweet work mike! I just hope you dont wear that colour in real life ?

awesome work as always!
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Mike are the arms attached to the shirt or are they still separate?

Its looking too sweet heheh.

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Thanks, everybody!

They're seperate at the moment. Attached is a pic. I'm determined to get those shoes started today.
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Originally posted by Kevin
that is some sweet work mike! I just hope you dont wear that colour in real life ?

awesome work as always!
Hey, what's wrong with a tangerine shirt? lol
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Old 11-11-2002, 11:15 PM   #57
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Actually from a designer´s point of view, tangerine is one of the best color combinations you can get with a blue jean.
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heh, I thought they matched pretty good.

Here's newest update... started on shoes. I'm thinking I'm just going to keep these for now, and go ahead to work on rigging and such. Then environment.

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Your too cool for school mike =) Love the shoes.
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Thanks, Kurt. I'm thinking of making the shoes just all black... orange on feet seems to be a tad distracting.

anyone agree?

For those keeping up with the cgtalk.com challenge (that this is my entry for), the scenario is to have a toon version of the artist (that's me ) performing a non-computer related hobby. I was thinking of having 'me' be in the middle of cleaning... like vaccuming, washing dishes, scrubbing floors... all at the same time! lol Not that cleaning is a hobby, but it seems like I'm doing it ALLL the time. lol

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