Today, I would like to show and tell what I have been working on lately: the Ritualist faction’s lowest tier unit. The ‘knight’ is a fanatical melding of man and his favorite toy. I would like to preface this by saying that the model is just a first draft, as I change shapes and polyflow of the model to optimize it, it may change. And then its gonna look badass when Todd textures it.
Which makes for an interesting challenge to make him move as both a man and a solid piece of armor. Modeling from a certain concept, I get a certain allowance of leeway for ‘artistic licence’. Finding a way to stay true to the concept and make it work, and work well is what I do. Or atleast try. So this model’s specific challenge is making the model and animation of it seem like his weapon is a part of him.
The devil is in the details. Cause once i have the model made, I have to optimize and make it work for our project. Our camera and its angle do a lot to change the way I have to model things. Cause you get to see the really low poly working game model up close and dirty. Every other time you get to see this: (not actual camera angle or zoom)