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Okay, so I'm building a character for my next game project. Here's a quick sample pose. Now, I modelled everything except the head (Yes, I -can- and have modelled plenty of heads, but I decided to take a shortcut this time around!). Even though I modified it quite a bit, I still want the character to have some sort of head gear that will obscure his face in some way (doesn't have to completely cover) or at least de-emphasize the face. About the outfit/pertinent story elements: The game is roughly sci fi, without an emphasis on technology. The main character is the only human within this planet. The protaganistic species are a set of "priest" like creatures. The outfit he wears is essentially the alien's robes slightly modified (pants ;p). I don't want him to wear a helmet, nor does a normal "hat" seem appropriate in this situation. So, any ideas? [edited by - Kandolo on May 25, 2004 8:51:19 PM]

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His waist is actually above averagely narrow as is. He just has a couple layers of things around his waist, mostly that bulky wrap. I can tweak it a little, but I don''t feel he necessaly needs to be graceful. I''d prefer "average leaning rugged" over graceful (which is another reason I want to hide the face... he''s kinda twinky right now ;p)

I''ll spare you the plot behind this reasoning, but a mask really wouldn''t fit the game.

I''m currently considering having some sort of alien cybernetic implant with more hair.... or some sort of alien crown or charm

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Okay, you guys are probably going to think I''m nuts... but I think I''m just gonna give him some sunglasses!!

I''m about to model them, so I may change my mind once I see it... but I really want to push an awkward juxtaposition of the old meets new type get-up... really want to great an interesting dichotomy

I also had the idea of giving him a blindfold... I really wish I could have found an excuse to give him one. There''s just something about a blindfolded character that interests me... Possibly something to pursue in the future.

Of course, it may wind up looking cheesy... so keep comin up with ideas if you have any

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Gave him a hat and glasses, tightened up the waist a bit, and changed a few colors around... Gives him more of a strong silent look I think. (Those arm drapes aren't new, btw... you just couldn't really see them in the other render... ) I still need to work on proliferating the contrast within its image... What do you guys think?

[edited by - Kandolo on May 26, 2004 2:25:48 AM]

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quote:

Is he wearing Skechers?


That''s what I was gonna say It also looks like he''s wearing bell-bottom pants. The glasses look cool, but I don''t think the hat fits--it looks kind of blues brothers''ish to me. Ooh, maybe put like a red and orange spotted bandana on his head.

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Huh. The hat is... interesting. o.O Certainly makes a statement. The waist does look better that way. You might also want to widen the sporran (hanging down triangle belt thingy) to make him look more balanced, unless that would interfere with the animation of the legs. Maybe ditch those red gems too, especially if you''re trying to make him look more masculine.

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Thanks for all the constructive comments!!! I''ve been doing more tweaking based on what you all said... I''m also probably going to completely re-model his legs since they, admittadly, are a bit poorly modelled.

I redid the boots too so they don''t look like sketchers any more (In my defence tho... they were more detailed in the upper regions but they got covered up by the pants... and if I had the pants high enough to see ''em... he looked like he had high waters on )

These boots aren''t that great either, but they are a bit more generic and of a bit better shape. Beyond that... the boot detail won''t ever be seen that much so I''m not going to sweat it too much.

Footwear is my kryptonite

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Looks like he''s improving nicely, but I''m not a big fan of the hat, either.
Have you thought of a long pony tail, maybe wrapped in some material that matches part of his outfit?

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quote:
The main character is the only human within this planet. The protaganistic species are a set of "priest" like creatures.


Perhaps a sort of filter mask? Eg: the atmosphere on the planet doesn''t completely agree with his lungs, so he has to filter something out?

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Looking sweet! I agree about the hat, it kicks ass. The character is progressing very well! In that last render it looks like you gave him a five o clock shadow, I think that it works well somehow(if your going for that kind of look anyway).

"Like the clouds, he has no place to go, and like the water, he never stops."

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