Thursday, October 29, 2015

Female 3D Model - Face

So since last time I have been working on the face of my character. I have mostly the face done, but the mouth has been giving me a lot of problems. I have the general outline done, but I still have to do some tweaking to get it just right.

Hopefully by next time I will have all the face done and maybe even the ears. Anyways, thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Female 3D Model - Hands & Dress

So since last time I was able to finish the hands and I even started working on the clothes. I completely forgot about making the knuckles for the hands, but since I'm probably going to have her wear gloves, I don't know if I need to make them.

I made a very simple dress, but I still have some work to do on it since there are random triangles all over the place. I also don't know if I want to have a long dress like my concept drawing, or if I should leave it like the short skirt its right now.

For next week I plan to redo the head since the eyes are all wrong and I am having trouble making the lips. That's all for now, thanks for reading!

Friday, October 16, 2015

New Software QA Job

So after about a month an a half of looking for work, I am happy to say that yesterday I started my new job as a QA Specialist at Towers Watson. That's just a fancy title for a QA tester, unfortunately this time around it won't be testing games or even at a game studio.

So Towers Watson is a big firm that does a bunch of financial stuff, but specifically I am working on testing software that they use for their health care side of their business. I am not sure how much I can or can't say, but essentially I will be testing software and hopefully I will be here for a while and hopefully learn more about software development in general.

My dream of working for a game studio hasn't died, its just in the back burner for a bit. This year I decided to go back to school to learn software development for games, and so far I have taken a Python class last semester. This semester I couldn't take a programming class since there wasn't one at a time I could work with.

Anyways, my first day at my new job was good. Basically I followed someone around all day and learned what they do there and how to test some of the software. Anyways, thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Female 3D Model - Arms & Head

So I finally finished the arms and the head, although I think I may have added a bit too many polygons to the lower half of the head. At the moment I haven't added any lips since my character is going to be wearing a half mask.

I tried to start working on the hands, and I was thinking of just using the hand I made a few weeks ago. But that hand has too many polygons and its more of a man's hand. I will try to make the hand and mirror it over this week.

I hope that I will also have time to start working on the clothes for my character. Nothing fancy, but at least get in the basic mesh for a dress and maybe even the hair.

That's all for now, thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Female 3D Model - Torso Retopology

Since last time, I have reworked the torso of my model as you can see from the screenshot above.

It took me a while, but I started from the between the legs and worked my way up. I first cut the edges that connect the hip and the torso. Then I worked on the muscle structure on the abdomen and worked my way to the breasts. I worked on the back and the butt, and finally I made the legs and feet.

I tried to have the arms done this week, but getting everything done took a lot longer. By next week I will have the arms done and hopefully more. That's all for now, thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Female 3D Model - Basic Blockout

So like I said last time, this semester I'm going to focus on modeling a female character in Maya since I'm good at environment art but not at character art... specially the face.

This is the general shape of what my character is going to be. As you can see, everything is even quads and there is no real edge flow at the moment. My goal for next week is to add more detail on the muscle definition and work on the topology of the body. I don't know how much I will be able to get done, but hopefully as much as what I currently have.

That's all for now, thanks for reading!