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Old 07-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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This is a picture of my dad (I wish). all I can say I have had a hard life (5 kids)..................dave

edit; im half way there my nose is the same size as the avatar
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Hi dave

looks like a decent start......however LOL
just look at the image i have attached

just to summarize:
lips are to big and to low.
nose needs to move up a bit
eyes have the correct height as far as i can tell but they are to far apart.
ears start way to high.

and to comment about stuff that isn't in the picture i uploaded the brow area needs to be more rounded and there is some funky stuf going on around the chin area.

But nice start though, trust me i usually start with a more crappy looking model then you did and they seem to work out alright in the end
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Hi mastone
I did the modelling before I had my daughter take the photo, I did not notice how old I had got. Starting to wish I missed this one out. I think I will take a less tectnical look at my face but try to get the jist of it. does that make sence...........dave

edit: sorry mastone I may have read the brief wrong but I am trying to merge my face with a avatar this mean that my eyes and nose will be out of proportion....dave

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Old 07-01-2010, 10:52 PM   #5
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I think the things I have mentioned are key to making an avatar version of yourself.
look at sam worington his eyes are relatively far apart and this is translated to his cg /avatar version same goes for all his other facial proportions i am sure of it.

You are of course free to do whatever you like.
I will judge you not LOL
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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The upper half needs to be more Alien with bigger eyes

the reference is good, Just get it on an image plane in Maya and line them up.

Great start Dave

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It's a great start Dave. Don't say "old", say "distinguished"! Model a cool headpiece and call yourself the chief Avatar! Head of the Maya clan!
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Thanks for the kind word of encouragement ctbram, Im not sure where I am going with is "maya or zbrush", zbrush would be the easyest but I think I will stick with maya as far as my modelling skills will go. might have time to do two one maya only and one maya zbrush.........thanks dave
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Hello Daverave, welcome ( a little late coming ) to simplymaya!

I really like the progress on your entry. Will be keeping an eye on this.
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Little update, done as tou advised mastone. I am struggle a bit working on some one else mesh (nothing wrong with mesh) but will have to get used to it.........dave
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Dave

its actually looking like you mate with the avatar upper half, thats just great,well done, keep up the good work!! Im watching....

everyone else be afraid.....

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Sorry THX1138 forgot to say hello. Jay I dont think im there yet but will keep on trying, just a little update, moved the eye in a little and adjusted the ears...........dave
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Hi all
I think I will go with ctbram idea for a head piece but have only sean the female with one, is there a male head piece........thanks in advance ........dave
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Little update, UV next

Edit: Iris needs enlarging
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