Steampunk character

For blendswap’s character contest I plan on creating a steampunk character. This is my WIP thread.
http://www.blendswap.com/blends/news/fanstasy-characters-contest/

First, I created animatable interlocking gears moving pipes, fans, and a spring.
Then I textured the gears and pipes and fans and created a small scene. All this was basically just practicing techniques I’ll need to actually create a character.
The render of the practice is here: http://jrkirby.deviantart.com/art/Cubic-Meter-of-SteamPunk-288417093

I plan on updating this thread as I make progress. I still have alot of learning to do before I can create a steampunk character, so most likely I’ll post a bunch of tests before the rough draft of the character

Next I created two more test scenes, one of a sapphire gemstone, and one of sparking electricity. I’m not sure if I’ll use either of these in the final, but they turned out to be decent demos.

http://jrkirby.deviantart.com/art/Sapphire-gemstone-test-288455924
http://jrkirby.deviantart.com/art/Lightning-Arc-test-288471343

Love steampunk, can’t wait to see it.

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