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I really had to think and then choose from two candidates when deciding. I really really love Buzz Lightyear and the toy soldiers from Toy Story - even now a few of them are on the shelf, they just look cool, and remind me of the good ol' times
But finally I decided a few days ago on the Thinktoy Buzz because of the complexity and the texturing challange. I really hope to learn a lot from this, it was a long time ago when I last (and ironically first) participated in a challange.
[Maybe if I have time I will add later on a few soldiers to my Toy Story repertoire ]
I'll soon update Buzz, working on his leg right now, I'll try to finish with it, then upload. Good luck everybody!
Well, I'm gonna upload the leg the way it is, I didn't do as much as I wanted to, but I've been very busy over the weekend, and will be, so I don't know if I can do any more of the foot area... So that will be delayed a few days
Still needs some tweaking, and detailing (in the middle for example), but I'm only gonna do that after the overall shape is ready for the whole leg.
So this is the improvement I did today. The leg is almost done, still needs some detailing around the thigh area, maybe some review of the shape of the foot.
The next big step will be the chest, so the fun starts now! The leg was kind of a warm up compared to the little details of his suit and the face, buttons, etc
Any suggestions welcomed!
Well no, or it depends. I started modeling the leg first here, because I though that it will give a firm base, and it's relatively easy, so I'll be done in a short amount of time. And when I get to the chest area it will have a more finished look.
So it was pretty much a random decision
So I couldn't wait any longer and put together a quick material test I did the chest area today, and started working on the wings and the back... that part is tricky, so it's still pretty wip...
The shaders are also wip, I just wanted to see how it will look still needs some color correction though, but I think I'm heading the right direction.
I had a lot of work to do in the past few days, so I had no time for improving the model... But today I had a little chance, so here it is! Hope you like it!
The wings are in the making, I just hid them because they still need a lot of refining. But I plan that in the end they will move just like with the real Buzz
I also started the face, but it's still pretty simple.
stwert: Thanks I've been hearing that to... Especially because I watched the 3 Toy Story movies this week for reference
Nukefr: thank you!
honestdom: Yes, I know, but as I mentioned in an earlier post these are just temporary colors, so it's not grey, and it can give some idea what will it look like. I'm planning on making some interesting textures for it instead of these plain texture (scratches and some little and subtle details) - hope I can do it, this always has been a hard area for me.
serzz: Thanks, yeah, I'm suffering with the head right now... I did it yesterday with two different approaches, but I just can't find a good reference for that and his face is really off, and makes the whole thing just bad... But it's coming along, I will post it when I feel I hit the spot