Raven - A short movie project

Hi, I’ve started a new little project which is called Raven. Raven is a superhero and he’ll have a ravenbird by his side. I’m going to focus on one scene for a start that I know I can pull off. I have the story of the scene done and I’m worming up with the ravenbird right now :). I’m going for a realistic look with a touch of marvel in it which I like.

this is how far I’ve got

I’m going to have a blogg about the progress at my new site: www.freewebs.com/dunderdan under Raven News.

Stay tuned.

More and longer feathers on the wings and the eyes are… usually black:P. Apart from that … looks good, especially the claws…

You should take a close look at references regarding the wings and the rear feathers.
Also, the bottom part of the beak (the jaw beak) seems too thin.

I see al kinds of little similar things that are not quite right. Take a closer look
at those references, and it’ll be better!

But good startingpoint!!!
//Mathias

Looks good, love the legs, but the eyes definately should be black.

Can’t wait to see it done as a film!

i think texture for the eyes would be better, if not eaven more advanced eyes :stuck_out_tongue:

Watch the wings shape.
After that, it depends on what you want, but for a crow, proportions seem a bit off between head and body. But I don’t see it as a problem if you did this ON PURPOSE.

The overall looks good. Yes, the eye should be black or very dark grey and have strong specular reflection.

be well

I might just be repeating what all of these guys already said but if the raven is going to play an important role (such as a symbol or something) then you should add character to the raven,
-something such as yellow eyes with contracting pupils or feathers flying out of him would be cool

all said: the color scheme is looking good for a “shady” type of short

BleedForMe: More feathers on the way, and yes I do know that the feathers should be black but it’s not just a raven :wink: I’ll fill you in later on that.

The M.h.p.e.: thank you, I’ll do that

Cuby: Thank you :slight_smile:

Felix_Kütt: Maybe you’re right about more advanced eyes… I was thinking of having a blue Iris to make him look special…

reywillow: Thank you, now when you say it… the head is defenitly too big.

chuzzy06: yeah the raven has an imortant role in this short, I was thinking of adding abit lose feathers and so to make him look very old…

And finally an update after a long time.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/dunderdan/RAVENMASK3.jpg

As you all can see I’ve started on the Raven’s mask.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Nice :smiley: I have a guess on what the movie is about. A guy who can turn himself into a raven? a super-hero maybe? :smiley:

Hi Lasphere, you’re right about that it’s a superhero :slight_smile: but he won’t be able to turn himself into a raven, he’ll on the other hand be having a raven by his side, like his right hand… More to come in a few days, going on autumnbreak next weak and then it’s blendertime for sure! Any crit’s would be appreciated

thanks.

New update:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/dunderdan/Raven01.jpg

Worked on the body, C&Cs appreciated

WOW- extreme detail!! your wicked good at modeling
the only crit I have so far is that his arm muscle doesnt seem to match his torso muscle so far…
just a quick question-how many polys?(just wonderin)

Chussy06: Thank you. Hope the update will be better on the arms.

An other update: Allmost done with the “outfit” still need to make the boots and then his face.
Ve: 29120
Fa: 28736
sub.levels: 2

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/dunderdan/Raven02.jpg
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/210413/210413_1161989208_large.jpg

no offense… reminds me of zebraman:P

Hehe none taken… thank you.

New update: Big one. Modelling of the Raven is now completed!

hope you like it.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/dunderdan/Raven04.jpg
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/210413/210413_1162024242_large.jpg

it is some damn nice modelling, waiting to see this textured… and eventually… animated:D

Very cool!

can you share your material settings for that upper mask you showed earlier? I’m trying to make something similer and that material is perfect, except I wont need a texture. Everything else looks awsome!

BleedForMe: Thank you. :slight_smile:
Framedworld: Thanks.
Cloudhacker: Sorry, I don’t have the material, it was just a quick materialtest. What I did though was that I added colour ramps which shifted from green to blue. thanks.

And now an update: Done the unwrapping and this is the testimage of it.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/dunderdan/texturetest.jpg