Sumea Challenge #7 - Kizza - Challenger #14

I toally forgot about this challenge, which is stupid because when I first read about it I designed a character, and then I've spent much of the time working on him. He's almost complete... although I noticed one small problem... he's over the polycount by 116. Damn! If I'd remembered that I designed him for this I wouldn't have let that happen. Oh well.
I'll post the original sketches and post some of the 3D wip a bit later.

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/sumeasketches.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/male-side.jpg[/img]

I'm going for a heavy, with mid to long range, splash damage.

Kizza's picture

So... the work in progress pics:
[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/male-032-smooth.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/male-053-wires.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/male-076-wires.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/male-076-smooth.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/male-003b-texture.jpg[/img]

I'm currently working on his rig/weights
And I'm over the polylimit so I'm probably gonna go in, delete some faces I don't need, and maybe get rid of some of the utility belt items... maybe... at least for the comp.

LiveWire's picture

sweet. i like him. reminds me of The Incredibles.

Kizza's picture

Haha, excellent, thanks!

This is a little comic I put together after I tried to stick him into UT2004 using the default rig and animations.
The rig stretched his legs, and I forgot to place the weapon bone so I bound the weapon to his root joint, just a test.
He's actually using a custom rig and custom animations. I've just finished painting the custom rig's weights today.
Enjoy!
[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/junk/mgc-ingame.jpg[/img]

MoonUnit's picture

lol thats funny stuff, neat character.

Kizza's picture

Thanks!
He's now rigged! Just need to fix the placement of two UVs.
[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/blog/wp-content/mgcyay.jpg[/img]
Hurray!

MoonUnit's picture

You know looking at him again personally id change the colour of those light blue straps. They stand out too much and sort of mess with the colour scheme a bit, not to mention are impraticle (sp?) if your tring to be a bit camoflauged. neat pose :P

Kizza's picture

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/blog/wp-content/tinylegs3493.jpg[/img]

Yep, I got him down to 3493! Hurrah!

MoonUnit: Thanks for the comments. I know what you mean, the violently blue straps came up when I was modelling him and I thought about switching them to gray, or some more destaturated colour, but in the end they've grown on me. Yeah, terrible for camoflauge.

Me109's picture

Good One Kizza, awesome effort mate...

The comic is a nice touch too...

and go maya!

Kizza's picture

Took a bit of a break, modelled Gir from Invader Zim, and rigged a friend's character.
With the deadline looming I started his weapon models. The first of two the big gun.
[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/blog/wp-content/mgcgun002.jpg[/img]

The second, the small pistol, is coming next, and is using the blank UV space.

Also thinking of revising his back, and the backpack on it.

MoonUnit's picture

well done, one of the most charismatic characters in this compition. good luck!

souri's picture

Nice work! You're challenger #14!

davidcoen's picture

like this one the best so far myself, but level of humor may not be universal

Kizza's picture

Awesome. Thanks alot to everyone for their neat comments.

LiveWire's picture

one of my favorites. best one? dunno, but one of my favorites.

IronhideNT's picture

Ah I got it! He reminds me of Duff man! Just muffle his voice under that gas mask and bam! "Tinylegs wants to party down" ---mmm bow bow chika chikaaaah.

Great character, good luck to you.

Kizza's picture

Hahaha.

Thanks guys.

[img]http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/blog/wp-content/tinylegs_guns_large.jpg[...
I chucked together a quick turntable of Tinylegs if anyone's interested.
http://www.jackethead.com/kizza/blog/?page_id=38