There is an old Macintosh game I’d like to remake or make one similar to it and I would need some character models w/ animations and textures made. I am not an artist by any means, so doing it myself is not an option.
I would need two human models, one is the player, the other is a mummy (think Egypt), a monkey (not sure of the species yet), a lioness, cobra, rat, spider, and a scorpion. Not as many characters as most current games, but still quite a bit. I’ve seen the sites out there that have 3D models for sale, but the quality is just not that good.
So, what I’d like to know is what could I expect to pay for these models? What is reasonable for the artist to ask for? This would not be a commercial game, so no dreams of giant royalty checks. It would have to be a one-time payment.
I’m about to start on the game engine, so this is going to be down the road quite a bit. I don’t even know what file format I’ll be using for models or whether I’ll be animating them with software (what I’d like to do) or using a file format with animated models.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.