I’ve got to be at the airport tomorrow morning. I should go to bed.
She’s getting there. All that’s left is a bit of weight painting and a bit of foot fancying and a bit of rigging the bow because I forgot about doing that.
I don’t know what I was trying to do with the face, there. I’m pretty tired.
I added a bit more detail, as well. If there’s time, I’d like to add a knife or something to the belt.
Rigging is the devil. I’m almost finished, though, and when this gal is done, I can reuse a lot of what I’ve done here for the next model. I’ve got two correspondence courses starting up in June, though, so things will be even slower than before. I’m still excited.
This is my test pose. I call it Crookedangryface. She needs some of her weights painted still, and I think there’s something funky going on with the foot rotation. There’s definitely something funky going on with the front flap of her outfit. Oh yeah and she has no teeth or tongue. I keep meaning to add some of those.
I’m going home to Windsor in about two weeks to visit my sister and to go to Cedar Point and ride roller coasters. I’d like to get some extra fun in before I dedicate all of my free time to schooling and half-assed exercising. Plus, Cedar Point is adding a new roller coaster that looks like it will be awesome, and if we go in May on a weekday, the lines will be shorter.
I finally got around to purchasing a smart phone. I’m now the proud owner of an iPhone 5. Now I can feed my internet addiction even when I’m away from a computer. The future is glorious/horrible.
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. We spent a week in Punta Cana doing nothing but swimming, eating, and drinking. I’ve got some updates on my Blender project. There’s some hair in there, and some textures.
I’m pretty excited about this thing so far. Here’s hoping I have time to finish her and start on some more characters.
I decided to jump back into some 3D work so that I could learn to use Blender, because Blender is free and pretty cool. The most irritating part so far: finding non-video tutorials. I just want some text with screenshots. Why is that so impossible to find?
I started with a basemesh of a female model from Blendswap. I added muscle definition, changed the facial features and proportions, and added details to a bunch of things:
Oh, and wings and some clothing parts that are skin tight. Then I started the outfit:
And then this weekend I added more outfit pieces and now I’m beginning the long, tedious process of mapping UV’s. (I kid, I love mapping UV’s.)
There’s a good many faces that I could ditch from the body and underparts of some of the clothing, and I’m not looking forward to trying to make hair that doesn’t suck. The rigging is going to be… challenging. I’m going to try using a mesh deform modifier, as soon as I figure out how to do that. Also, the eyes are placeholder and there’s no mouth insides (the mouth in these renders doesn’t even open, but I’ve since modeled an open-able mouth.)
In a few weeks I’m going on a super-sweet vacation, and I have an exam this week for an online course I’m doing, but somewhere in there I’ll try and get this lady finished so I can start up on my next characters. Also, my sister just eloped so it’s excitement all over the place!
It’s that time of year, again. The time to break out the cookie pants.
I’m leaving for Ontario in a few days. In the meantime, I drew a thing.
I’d like to have at least one or two more done by the end of my vacation. I’ll be bringing my laptop with me, so we’ll see if I’m lazy or not.
I caught a nasty cold this week, just in time for a couple of vacation days. It’s less fun than it sounds.
I decided to reboot my old Instar comic. It’s going to be much better this time around, I promise. I have big plans! I have taken a lot of night time cold medicine!
Not only did I finish these fine ladies:
But I also had time to re-draw another character to include in this contest on Deviant Art:
The face looks like a real face and everything. I’m happy with this one. Oh man, I really need to get back into writing this comic. I might. I might if there’s time.
It’s coming along.
It’s been a busy summer. I’m sorry to see it end, but it is nice to see the fall temperatures are rolling in.