From 2D to 3D

Head_WIPSo I’ve started to create the 3d version of the character in C4D of the previous drawing I’ve posted. It is really hard to convert the flat version into a volume and keep it nice from all angles. Overal the shapes and lines are in there. So lesson learned is “Draw first and build later!” drawing really helps to determine the lines so you are able to preserve the important features and characteristics.

Head_WIP_Wire

The Polyflow feels nice for now. The ear could use a little attention but I am not sure in what level of detail I want them to end up in.

The shading and lighting is very basic but I’ve put it in there to get a rough idea. Here is a clay render.

Head_WIP_Clay

The expression is dull because I want to rig it later for animation and posing. Her head also feels a lot longer in the drawing but for now I will go on with this model like it is.

Utrecht Future

I started on a scene which represents Utrecht in a future/fantasy setting. This is how far it is at the moment.

Utrecht_Future_Wire

Utrecht_Future

When it is finished you should be able to walk around the place by using Unity3d.

Motion Capture Test

Motion Capture Test
It’s been a while but I’ve been very busy. There are some really nice projects on the horizon but I will tell you about that later.

motekentertainment was kind enough to provide me with some motion capture samples. I needed to see how it would fit in a pipeline with cinema4d and the rigs I use. It is all connected through constraints which allows me to also keep control over the IK setup so it is very flexible. The mocap is pretty simple but I am confident it works like a charm if the motion is more complex.

Driving around the block



Got a bit tired of walk cycles so I’ve put her in a car. In this sequence I really had room to see what I could do with the this cartoon shading technique. I was particularly curious how it would work the depth of field. So I rendered a depth pass and used that for the out of focus and also to control whether there would be lines or not. It all works very nice and it gives great contrast in the look. I am not quite happy with the smile and her lighting in the last shot though so I will change that sooner or later.