Saturday, November 24, 2007

Santosh Update

Another pass on her face and hair. I'm calling this good for now

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Santosh Model

My first pass on the mom:

I have more work to do on her clothing and hair, but overall she's coming all nicely and I'm getting faster.

With all three models, I think I need to spend one day just on the hair so it doesn't look so tacked on.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

More cloth tests

Worked on Bir's kurta some more. I feel like I'm getting closer, and I've also noticed a couple of areas where the model needs to be refined such as the shoulders, which are too broad.

On the bright side, things are moving now.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Modeling update

Here's what he looks like now:

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Refugee

I started on the model for Maqbool...this is what I have so far. I'm struggling a little with the design - he feels a bit generic to me.

Nice chappals

I'm more or less done with Bir - I'm still not happy with the hair, but the rest of the model is close to final. Modeling curly hair is really tricky and I've tried several times in both Maya and Zbrush, but still can't quite nail it.

I like his chappals i.e. sandals - they're based on a pair that I own.

The texturing is just temporary, I'll continue to tweak the textures as the look of the film evolves. Still, the temp textures reflect the dirty, dusty look that I'm going for.

Most people think he looks like me, which is a good sign because it's deliberate. The resemblance is based on the idea that as the filmmaker, I've become part of this story.

Friday, November 2, 2007

More modeling

Bir's final appearance is getting closer. I like the eye brows. The hair needs some work. The ear was super hard but it looks ok now. Maybe his face needs to be rounder and cuter.

I'm using the very useful modeling tutorials available at Second Reality as reference.