Hey all, I had a nice long OP typed out for this, but I guess wordfilter caught me, and I will never see that thread again. So I’ll make this OP short.
I love all the characters in Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, it has some of the most creative character modelingthat the Wii could handle Since I r newb, I figured Midna would be a good fit for my first model that I didn’t do from a tutorial (personal favorite charactar, hence the username ;))
Since I have barely done the body, I’ll just post some screenshots for now.
EDIT: Alright, now that I know the thread will go through, I’ll put a bit more detail into the OP.
First challenge with this was finding reference images. Namely the fact that none exist. Figured this wouldn’t be enough to stop me, so I searched for any 3D renders, and found that one guy had modeled her in Maya. (One guy has a model in Blender, but it is ripped from an emulator, so I’m still being original here!) Anyhow, he had two videos on Youtube, both were flyarounds of the model. I went to the video that was on the closest thing to side view I could get, and took screens of the front and left. Lo and behold, they didn’t match up. At all. So I took them into GIMP and played with proportions for an hour or two until all but the head and hands matched. I modeled the body from the feet up, and an pretty happy with the result so far. Modeled the arms mostly from looking at the game, as I had no top or side view for them (also, notice how the Maya guy didn’t include spikes, so I did those completly by hand.) If anybody sees anything that needs work, please tell me before I screw it up further, I would really like this model to turn out well.
What I plan to do:
Hands (what I’m working on now)
Eyes (if anyone could tell me how to do these kind of eyes, please tell me, as I have no idea.)
Trying to document everything I do, hence the long OP. If you’ve gotten this far, Thanks for reading, and please post any suggestions you may have!