Demo Reel WIP(Characters)

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Hello everyone! I will be working on my character demo reel. I will keep updating this thread asking for some critique! I will try to incorporate some environment art to support the characters if I have enough time. I'm also planning to create idle cycles for the characters presentation. With that I'm planning to incorporate some normal tweening for muscle deformations etc. I will be using PBR and I will be rendering within Unreal Engine 4. I know it sounds like a lot! haha for the most part I will be focusing on the characters and all of the rest will kind of be extra work I will add afterward. So with that said, tear my work apart!!! 

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These are the three character blockouts. I'm also planning to add a 4th character which will be an alien of some kind. The blockouts here are a Galactic Prisoner, Cyberpunk Gangster, and an explorer. 

 

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The first character I'm working on is the Galactic Prisoner. I began Sculpting the high res. I have a decent amount of the sculpting done now. I'm beginning to model out the hard-surface pieces of the character right now. 

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So I began working on the hard surface areas some bit now. 

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New update on this guys. 

 

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So I retopologized and began working textures now. 

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Ok another New Update. Worked on textures for the most part. This is currently in Marmoset I will be moving it over to ue4 because I have the character rigged and I want to experiment with something in there. 



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I like it dude! good work!

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Thanks guys! Smiling I'm planning on leaving him barefoot.

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All right began working on the Cyberpunk Gangster

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Began adding base materials to the cyberpunk character 

 

 

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All right guys worked the textures some more for the cyberpunk character, let me know what you think. 

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Began Working on the explorer. 

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Started working on the materials, Still need to clean some of the normal maps and add a piece to the headcap. Let me know what you think 

 

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Hey man ! really nice ! its looking a bit too clean for me your "Explorer", your blue light could be toned down too its hurting your main source of light, nothing much else in my opinion, keep up the good work man !

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Hey, 

Thanks! I'll get to that and post an update today or tomorrow! I really appreciate the help. 

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All right, dirtied up the materials, fixed the lighting added decals, touched up certain areas. Here is what I have so far. 

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I like it man, its way better now, hope you dont mind me but, i'd still give the fabric a little more dirty, sincerely i dont really have much of an idea, but some worn effects could be used, to make it blend a little bit better with your character, for me its clean compared to his face and armor state.
I'd also give some of his hi-tech accesories (Like the back one and the arm one) some decals like the eletricity volt etc...
(things like these https://www.google.com.br/search?q=volts+decal&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8__vVLGSEMLlggTpqoOoBA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ) it would help to breakup the surface texture and add interest points.
Anyway these things are that extra 1% that makes your character pop-out a bit more, so its up to you Smiling
Good job man ! hope you'll keep posting more stuff soon.

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I'll definitely make sure to add those in. Thanks so much for helping me out! I really appreciate it. I'm going to start polishing all 3 of the characters throughout this month, once I get back from gdc. 

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im glad i could help man, since you'll go back at them, i'd suggest the same thing for your prisoner, add more dirty, even more on the butt and knee area, i dont really know what kind of prison he is in, but hes vestments leads me to think that its one that makes him work hard, mines maybe? if so totally add that dirty layer, i think you really nailed your cyberpunk gangster !
looking foward for the updates, gl.