12 July, 2010

Summer project progress

I haven't been posting nearly as often as I had planned to, and I also haven't been posting any process work for my summer project. Might as well start now! Currently I'm finishing up my skinning, and the next step is to make all the controllers for my rig (moving all the facial controls by themselves takes for ever and over the course of the animation could cause my character to drift off-model). I'm going to be using set driven keys, which will be a huge experiment because I've never done them before. I'm a little worried about that, but I can always fall back to keying everything by hand.

Texture work is minimal so far, most things are modeled, and the lighting is preliminary, so I still have a lot of work to do. Being able to pose the model is a big step though! Too lazy to explain what it's about at the moment, for right now here's two random poses :


  1. damn, dude! looking pretty good. cool model, awesome subtleties in the expressions.

  2. The skinning seems to be working out great. This looks awesome so far. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Awesome stuff dude! The work you've been putting in on the rig is definitely paying off.

    Are you gonna be painting on eyebrows? She looks kinda weird without them. And that one grey eye is FREAKIN ME OUT.

    Haha. But seriously, this is looking awesome.

  4. Thanks guys! Yes, she'll be getting some eyebrows... eventually. And another eyeball. Sometime.