Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Shadow: No Hair Particles

After a long battle with particles I finally decided to leave the Shadow with modelled hair without the particle/smoke/fog effect. They would go in weird directions and shapes which I did not want or need, and that's why I made the decision. Here is an example of how the render particles would look like: 
Photoshop Retouch is how I wanted the hair to be, however I still have a feeling that the particles would not look like they belong to the actual model and the overall style. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Adaptation: Lighting

Final lighting:

The Shadow: Texturing (Complete) and a Warning(?)

The texturing stage is now finished. Tomorrow I will be adjusting and tweaking the lights. If any of the textures look bad in the light they shall be edited.

However, even though everything seems to be rendering just fine I keep getting a warning like that:

(LOCATION OF THE TEXTURE): unknown field with tag 37724 (0x935c) encountered.

IMG  0.3    539 MB warn   102023: TIFFReadDirectory:(LOCATION OF THE TEXTURE.tiff): wrong data type 7 for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored.

I can see it's due to the .tiff format, but I don't know why it suddenly started occuring. It doesn't seem to interrupt the process of rendering but I decided to mention the problem here in case any of you know something more about it. The Internet told me not to worry and ignore it, just like Maya says "tag ignored", but as we all know the Internet is not always right...Any ideas?

Below screenshots and test renders of the finished character:

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Shadow: Rivet Controls and Additional Tails Joints

After loads of help and many questions these are finally finished.
1. Rivet Controls - The Jacket
2. Rivet Controls - The Face
3. Rivet Controls - The Elbow
6. Additional Joints in the Jacket's Tails

The Shadow: Rigging Part 3 (Head - Blend Shapes)

Blend shapes for the Shadow character are not going to be used for lip syncing but for adding a subtle variety in his facial expression.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Shadow: Skinning (Complete)

1. The Upper Body (Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Clavicle)
2. The Upper Body 2 (Chest, Spine, Pelvis)
3. The Lower Body (Hip, Knee, Ankle)

4. Feet and other details

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Shadow: Skinning Part 1

1. Ribbon Spine
2. Building the Skeleton

3. Skinning the Head

4. Skinning the Hand