Oliver Thornton

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  1. Beautiful work, very nice!
  2. Hi all, Sorry for falling off the map for a bit, been a heck of a month. This project has been sidelined, but I will update soon. @YearoftheOx - Yes, the projection captured all of the detail in the mesh, including the shaders and an occlussion pass. The only problems I encountered were the result of the pose I created and can be easily avoided with a bit more fore-thought in design. @Geejay - The sculpt was created as separate layers and then blended using detail layers which were merged into the larger layers when I finished. There is a response to your PM on this subject with more details, but that is the basic technique used. Happy Holidays to all! -Oliver
  3. Turns out Andrew was unable to view the last 360 due to codec issues. In case anyone else had similar issues I am reposting it as a wmv. http://www.OT3D.com/cyborg_paintedturn01.wmv @Taros - Thanks Taros. I will post it there when it is finished, it is still a little too uniform in detail for my tastes. Cheers, -Oliver
  4. Thanks very much geo. Here's an updated image and a link to a new 360. This is a first pass of painting, usually something I do to rough out concepts to use in the final pass. Most of the detail in this particular pass comes from cavity tests and a few simple textures. This was done in mv paint mode, I think I'm going to use dp for the actual final color and spec layers. http://www.OT3D.com/cyborg_1stpaintedrender.mp4
  5. +1
  6. Great video! With a normal speed voice-over (talking about freedom, creativity, etc) it would be like a ZB video. What did you use for your capture?
  7. No, you're right I am totally confused. It's chris_solo that's doing the Slayer. Serves me right for having multiple forum tabs open while i'm responding and posting right after my first coffee.
  8. Thanks guys! @James Thornton: So funny, my brother's name is James as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your Slayer sculpt, great concept sketch. Rolled out of bed this morning and after a cup of coffee and some Cocoa Pebbles threw some UVs onto the model. Literally took about 5 minutes from boot-up to full UV mapping. Had to grab a screenie to show: Only problem seems to be that UVs get destroyed with subdivision. Dropping a note for a feature request to fix that in a sec. Off to run some baking tests now to see how much of the voxel details I can project.
  9. Very cool, reminds me of some of the creatures they had on the MiB cartoon a few years back.
  10. Hi folks, I decided to give this guy his own thread here in the WIP forum. You may recognize him from my Doodle thread. I actually managed to create a retopo mesh for him despite his chunky thighs, so I thought I would post the results. Seems there may even be a chance to animate him now that the poly flow is all looped out. I'm also attaching a link for a 360 turn rendered in 3DC. http://www.OT3D.com/cyborg_full2retopo.swf <=animated swf of full voxel and retopo mesh (basically the 3 images posted here with transitions). http://www.OT3D.com/cyborg_turn.mp4 <=voxel 360 turn Painting up next I think. Final renders will be posted in the Finished Works forum. I already have some ideas for my next model, definitely in a more rigging-friendly pose, perhaps something more monstrous.
  11. The zombie looks great. Thanks for sharing your in-progress shots, very useful.
  12. Thanks very much 3d_sculptress! It's really more fun than an artist should be allowed to use these tools. Most of the form is based on real muscle flow, the rest comes from 3DC's voxel tools. Originally I was not planning on using much retopo, but now I think I might. If I can get around the poor original planning of the leg pose, I may just be able to work something out.
  13. Hi Mike, great to see you over here on the 3DC forums! Yes you should be able to do what you are asking. The solution though is to export your layers as image files and re-import them when you have the new model loaded. Color can be exported as a layered PSD, but spec, depth and normals must be handled individually. I asked Andrew about adding a 'replace base mesh' feature a while ago, to make it easier to sculpt layers that are morph or pose specific, so it should be on his ever-expanding to-do list. Using Per Pixel and the same import settings you used on the original model should give you a good result when you import your layers onto the 2nd model. You may run into some problems with the 'new' additions to the mesh, but the original mapped pieces should be ok. Hope this helps. Fantastic model, is it for a game? -Oliver
  14. update, hand base constructed.
  15. Looks great. I love the attention to detail, especially on the gloves and spats. It has a really nice cloth-like look to it.