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Fidget From Dust: And Elysian Tale

Discussion in 'Characters In Progress' started by Jack9333, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Jack9333
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    Hey all,
    I saw that thee was a suggestion that someone make a Fidget avatar, soo I'm making one!
    Here is a work in progress.

    Any suggestions as to how the final character should look (pose, animations, etc.) are very much welcome!

    As far as permission to use Dean's Dodrill's character, well I messaged him and we will hopefully know soon [​IMG]

    Also, I am not sure if I am posting in the correct location, so sorry in advance D:
    [​IMG]
     
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    It's in the right location, this category is meant for characters in progress.
     
  3. Jack9333
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    Ok thanks Navihawk :)
     
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    Update #2!
    So I'm pretty much at the point where I can't really move forward until I regain access to the rest of my software back home (on vacation atm :D)

    So ere is where I'm at. I did a quick photoshop overlay to help describe where the fur will eventually be placed and how Fidget might be colored. Now I have no experience with shading for face rig or any game render engines so any tips would be SOOPA DOOPA helpful!

    [​IMG]

    Also, as far as animations go, I think i might try to implement the actions feature and throw in some extra animations that would add a little more life to fidget. One or two may include some of the more memorable expressions that Fidget expresses in the game.
    And then, I don't know how far outta the box I might be pushing, but I have an idea where basically whenever the webcam isn't tracking for a certain amount of time, a seccondary idle animation will be triggered. Fidget's, I envision, will go something along the lines of flipping over and sleeping on a stump or tree limb and snoring obnoxiously.

    Just Ideas at the moment, but hopefully not for long!

    cheers
     
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    Nice work Jack9333. :)
     
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    This is sooo awesome that someone makes fidget :)
    The model looks very nice and thanks for doing that ;)
     
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  7. Jack9333
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    Thanks! And sure thing. I figure since I wanted to make an avatar but didn't know what to make at the time I would check out what other people wanted. Plus Fidget rocks. :p

    Update #3
    Remeshed and almost ready for UV's. She just needs a tongue and teeth.

    I have the model smoothed right now just for the sake of making it look pretty.
    [​IMG]

    My topology for anyone who is interested. Triangle count = 36,500 ish. Face count = 18,100 ish
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    [​IMG]

    Baby steps...
     
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    Looking good, keep it up :D
     
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    Thanks Xyphen!
    Another quick update. Finished the diffuse textures and now starting to rig. I essentially copied over the joint chain that was released along with the demo model on Steam. Any excess control will be removed through trial and error.
    [​IMG]
    Also, I might change the color of the nose back to white :/

    Joint set up:
    [​IMG]

    Slowly movin along :)
     
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    This is looking great! I assume you'll be using fur on this one? Do you know if fur is available yet for custom avatars??
     
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    Thanks! Yup, that's the plan. I think it is available judging by the documentation, but I think it is still a work in progress.
     
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    Spectacular :) Cannot wait for the final product!! You adding it into the resources section of the site yes?
     
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    Thanks Xyphien! Of course! I started this avatar because of a request I found in the requests section. In other words I am building it for the community :D
    Though, I have been seriously strapped for time so it is coming along quite slowly :/ None the less, I am still progressing on it when I can and I'll keep ya guys posted with updates as I do!
     
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    I hate to be a pest, but I gotta ask. Have you had any time to fiddle with Fidget further, Jack?
     
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    It's quite alright :)
    I've been very busy lately, so unfortunately I haven't had the time to do any more work on Fidget. But! The school year is almost over which should open up the opportunity to progress more.

    Sorry for the wait. Just know that I haven't dropped this project and that it eventually will be completed...
    Just don't hold your breath because it might take a while
     
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    As proof that I haven't dropped the ball on this project, here is a little update on Fidget :D


    She now is mostly rigged and soon it will be time to send her off to face rig....I just hope that everything goes smoothly from here :S

    I have my doubts though XD
    Anywho, progress is still being made :)



    As far as whats next, my hope is to accomplish a few things:
    1) dynamic ears that flop a little when the head moves.
    2)dynamic cheek hair tufts
    3)improve on the shader
    4)most importantly, add the animation information that will allow fidget to mimic you!

    This will hopefully all happen once I figure out how to import Fidget into Facerig :D
     
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    This is really coming along great! I'm quite impressed already.
     
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    Hey Jack,

    That looks awesome!!!
    Keep in mind that if you run into issues or have questions on the import process you can email our team of technical artists at artsupport[at]holotech[dot]eu :D We can't wait to see how your progress continues on this amazing avatar
     
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    Thanks! I was just recently contracted to work on a project so I'll be pretty busy once again, but I will definitely let you guys know if I need some help :D

    EDIT: Actually, expect an email from me in the next day or so. I am curious about how to go about creating fur :)
     
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    Oh dang dude! So that eat3d tutorial video worked out for you, huh? I kind of stalled out on my bear and only just this week got back into it, but it looks like you're further along now than I am, I'd love to pick your brain about your progress if you have an instant messenger of some sort!
     

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