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Old 09-10-2003, 08:45 PM   #16
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Good point witchy, his hands AND wrists are alot larger in the concept, might wanna give him some muscles too, considering hes a commando.

Next as far as modeling you oviosly had the feet (i like the concept feet) and his body could use a bit more definition.

My gilfriend is doing a lil internet search on ground hogs and gophers to see if she can give you any crits like that (shes an animal lover = )
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:55 PM   #17
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Just so you know, this is a picture of a gopher.



They closley resemble the common household pets guinea pigs very closley. Because this is catooony you're allowed alot of creative liscense, but i would definately look at the shpae of its nose, cause the gopher nose is pretty pointed, and yours isn't really in the slightest. Also the cheeks are puffed out (like a squirrel or hamster with nuts in his cheeks) which provides a quite humerous, and rodent look.

Just trying to keep you ontarget as far as gophers go, maybe you'll decide its another animal.

This is a slightly catoony version of a gopher found in the HILARIOUS bill murry movie "Caddy shack

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Old 09-10-2003, 11:11 PM   #18
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vectorman: lol! yeah i got the idea to make it when i saw a screenshot of a gopher in the movie caddyshack with a sniper rifle aimed at it. hmm, maybe i will change the animal type to a cross breed: squirrel+hamset+rodent+nuts on the cheeks

witchy & zykotik: thanks for the input, i will give it a try and post how it looks. I was thinking kinda how ants carry heavier weights than their body so i thought this lil guy could carry and rifle, but yeah i think i will make his hands a bit bigger. and yeah he does look kinda jolly, but i changed the looks of the eyes, i think he looks meaner now, what do you think:



also presenting RodentSR1 Assault Rifle / Scope



and a shot to show how big it is compared to mr rodent
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:36 PM   #19
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Haven't had much time to work on it, just a few minutes here and there cuz im really busy right now but here is what ive got, its just the head but i think its coming along pretty well.
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i like it man but may i suggest the following improvements? to make him look meaner like
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hehehe, nice one zykotik, i am gonna add that right now
i think its officially not a gopher anymore because of the nose. oh well it looks cool.

drozador: keep at it man, you gotta catch up to me i think youres look more evil and more to the concept. i like it!
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Old 10-10-2003, 01:55 AM   #22
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I don't really think you have to change the breed, if you made some changes similar to this example (below) then it would be a little more gopher-like. Also the ears should be less like a human and more like a mouse's: very thin, kinda rigid and flexible, and sticking out a bit. Simplified a bit: Less attached to the head, more sticking out.
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Old 10-10-2003, 01:59 AM   #23
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update: ive been reading some astral projection books..hehe so here are my work for the day...i UVed and attempted to texture map...i gotta confess...I HATE THE WHOLE PROCESS OF DOING IT!...i think, this will be the last time i will UV and texture a model..ill just be modeling from now on because that is my target...a character concept guy / modeler / animator...yeah i still suck at animation but i like the process of doing it..anyway heres the stuff:




c&c..dont mind texturing..it sucks
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hahaha wicked he look kick-ass !

love the way you followed my suggestions almost exactly !
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Nice job man! Yah Uv mapping is hard. what happend to making his arms bigger? also you could soften some edges on the rifle.
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I made his arms bigger but it didnt match the look. It looked to awkward to have a big headed guy with a small ok built body..and then BIG arms heheheh. So I kept it cartoony. As for the gun, yeah I didnt soften its normals yet. I will though.

Right now im on the character animation section of the book im reading so I can learn how to make this guy move.
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I like texturing, so maybe I'll help you out some day

yeah, uv-mapping aint fun, but painting textures is
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Painting textures is alot of fun for me!! I just hate the UV mapping part
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