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Old 02-10-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hey Guys

Been working on this guy on and off this week, i'm making him up to practice some blend shapes and to give motionbuilder a whirl mixing keyframing with some motion capture data (hopefully!) when I get it next week.

I ve also been fiddeling with the slide edge tool (great for organising the edge loops, and crease poly tool (on the eyes and the lips, the thick lines you can see), not too sure if it will keep the creases when I export but nothing ventured nothing gained

I'll probably take him into Zbrush for a tweek of some areas as I find it a lot faster than pushing and pulling verts.

The wireframe is the smooth poly preview wire. and the smoothed version is just the smooth poly preview

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Old 02-10-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Looks pretty good, and the mesh looks fine too. The chin might be a little long, though.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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nice n clean Steve. Look forward to the rest

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good wires

1 think idk if its from the angle of the pictrue.. but the nose looks to sharp lol... also about the ears.. are u gonna model them or do it in zbrush?
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Hey man,

A little sharp on the lips maybe but as you say, it's easier to tweak it in Zee.

How's your ears coming along, you started to model them in yet?

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Cheers guys, much appreciated!

I'll be modeling the ear in maya attaching it to the head and then giving it a bit of a sculpt in Z.

Gio, I might reduce the crease on the lips as its just a little tweek with the crease tool, was thinking that myself just wondering how it will export??

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Fair enough, haven't used that feature so can't advise. Trial and error then.

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Yeah pretty much trial and error man! All fun and games!

I'll be modeling the ears probably on monday so should be an update then.
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Nice start!
Perhaps a little too much geometry considering the detail, the jaw line looks off. Lengthen the neck to allow the mandible to level out. Also maybe define the Zygomatic arch a little more, flesh will tend to hang off it rather than pudge out in this base expression.

Apart from that check out what the face is doing in that kind of an expression, you have modelled in the rising of the cheeks from the maxilla which only usually appers when peole smile or in old people, also the dippin in the cheeks happens when people are really skinny or open their mouth wide. If your modelling in neutral make it just that. Check out human anatomy books just to check yourself as you go.

The neck definitely needs a look, define the flow the of trapizius, sternocleidomastoid and clavical as well to help give the viewer an idea of this guys build.

I know that sounds like alot of crit but honestly its a good mode, the mesh is clean and easy to work by the looks of it, i really really like the eye region.

I hope this helps a little?
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Nice topology.
Saves hours if you make a nice job right from the start
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Cheers Guys.

I'm going to try to get a lot of the shape in the model form Zbrush as its a lot faster.
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Bit of an update, still need to give the neck some work on it before going into Zbrush.
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Coming along nicely.

Once he is in Z, it might be easier for you to get rid of the unnerving smirk this dude has lol.

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Haha! Yeah, its pretty much the same as the guy in my references. Kind of the look of i'm really really tryting not to laugh/smile.
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Have you had any chance to get around and wip something good in z?
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