I made this model using an old toy helicopter as reference, this is a test render using a toon shader - I'm planning on doing some textures later on.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
- Elliot the Magnificent as he turned out -
Since the design is fairly simple modelling the character wasn't the biggest problem, nor was the texturing - the challenge with this character was the shading so this is where I spent a lot of time, trying out different things hoping to find what I was looking for.
Since the character is supposed to be somewhat transparent I had to model some different organs for him like a heart, lungs etc. I tried out different design - some more "human" like and some inspired by deep sea creature, making them look more alien like, but it didn't feel right for such a cute character, so in the end I changed it to bubbles instead of organs, and now I think it works. The only thing that is left is the eye - I think maybe he looks a bit too evil now...