So I am back home for the holidays and my wifi connection isn't the greatest so if I don't post for a while that is why. The first semester of thesis has come to a close and I have received plenty of feedback on my characters. First I will be covering what I accomplished this semester.
My thesis will be a character study of 4 diverse individuals who are part of a task force that had been assembled to retrieve stolen technology. The purpose of the characters would be to have them as part of a multiplayer video game with customizability of each of the characters. The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer displayed below will be included in my final presentation as reference for my trailer. The characters will be displayed in a similar way with each of them getting information displayed about them and then they will be together in a team pose as the end ready for their mission.
I researched many artists to finally narrow down what I wanted the particular style of the characters to look like. Olivier Couson and Antone Magdy are just two of these artists whose style I used to influence my own. The style of the characters is based off games such as Deus Ex and Mass Effect and the customizability aspect of research that I did includes games such as Dragon’s Dogma and Soul Calibur. I will be doing further research into the Wrap 3 and other 3D scanning programs.
So far I have the character sheets for each character and I am having a professional illustrator do sketches for me. Those will be updated as I get them.
Retopologized models that will be fixed after receiving critique. The arm proportions will be fixed and the male model's proportions will also be improved. I will look into retopologizing the models without clothing and having the models be made up of the different parts and then combined into one mesh. For the next semester I will UV the models, texture them and add hair. I will then rig and pose the characters in the poses they will be in for the animation and throughout I will be doing test renders to see what I need to fix. The background will also be added and the slight animation will be done on the characters and they will all be put in the final video. I will be looking into Marvelous Designer, XGen and Mixamo to help with my project in the coming months.
My name is Sam Hanz. I am a 3D Digital Design student at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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