Video Game Superstar - Spyro
I started working on spyro for the competition a few weeks back but I never created that post to drop WIPs.
Here they are. I started with modelling Spyro in T pose with symmetrical uvs layed out on 3 tiles and then I posed it to make sure the detail which I will do in zbrush won't stretch as I pose it. When I've been posing it I was watching out to make sure the uvs won't stretch too much too. Also I was putting a lot of pressure for a good silhouette as I'm not fully decided on the environment. I'm planning to put spyro sitting on a scanned branch and having a few planets in the background. I might do some trees in the background. Not decided yet.
I think you've already done a good job for getting the style of Spyro right while being different and a bit more realistic! Well done, looking forward to the next breakdowns like the one with the scale texturing, good luck for the rest of the project!
Today I have cleaned up my setup, made things more visible to read as it can easily go out of hand while using node graph as it doesn't have awesome organisation tools like nuke does. I set everything up in a way so it's sharing nodes perfectly in between different texturing stages.
Also I did more breakup on the skin and scales. I did some of it by hand. Symmetrical uvs on 2 tiles are helping a lot to speed up the process. I'm going to work on the larger scales tomorrow as well as more and more breakup.