Finally getting around to uploading more concept sculpt videos to our YouTube channel. Here are parts one and two of a new sculpt that I’m really liking the outcome of. Really creepy shape to this guy. Odds are it will end up a new character in Apocalypse Girl. Planning to add some things to it in the next couple days, just to flesh out where it’s going. -Les
Update: Added parts 3 and 4 to this, showing the character taken to it’s completed concept sculpt. Also, at the bottom are BPR renders out of Zbrush showing off the final look.
Just a quick note: made some updates and did some much needed house cleaning to our Youtube channel this morning, most notably adding a section showcasing the sculpting work we’ve been doing for the Torn Armor tabletop miniatures game over the past months. So, head on over and check out all the coolness that is the Sixus1 Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/Sixus1Media !
Ok. I admit it: I’ve always been a purist when it comes to comics. As a guy who got his art career started drawing comic books right before “digital” became a “thing” in that business, there’s always been an aversion I’ve had to computers in comic art. Sure, I got over it with the awesome leaps forward that Image Comics made in coloring back then (I’m pointing at YOU, Brian… hehehe) but beyond that, it’s never really been something I’ve gotten into until just lately, and even then, not so much with 3D, but more with the use of Manga Studio EX from Smith Micro. So why all the hubbub about comic stuff here? Well, just check out the image attached to this post. What you see there is a new kit of ours that should be out soon called “Mama Shotgun”, rendered using Poser 10/2014′s new “Comic Book” style rendering. Let me just get this out of the way:
And in case I was unclear, well… WOW!!!
The way that this new feature adapts what’s in the viewport of Poser to a very traditional pen and ink style is beyond amazing. What’s more, if you dig in on the material nodes in your scene, especially playing with ambiance settings, you’ll find a striking amount of possibilities opening up. Since I’ve only cracked the surface on this, I’m sure that as I dig around and explore more of the way the materials interact with this render mode a lot of cool things will be uncovered. At first glance my only critiques are simply that I would LOVE to see the nuts and bolts of how the rendering is executed made available through some kind of interface where can have finer control over things like line weight, and the especially the way in which it interprets very complex textures like cloth patterns into the ink. Still, with further exploration I may run into ways to do just what I’m talking about, and if I do, will certainly post back here about it, but for something I’ve literally spent minutes playing with, it’s incredible. -Les
Testing the new comic book style rendering in Poser 2014
Getting closer to the end of the beginning, the origin of our post apocalyptic heroine, Apocalypse Girl! Two new pages are up, and two more on the way soon to round out her first chapter, “Double Barrel Thunder”.