Been gaming since i was a little kid, and I've always wanted to make them. I'm from the USA, but I'm Canada right now in film school for 3D.

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0 comments by dinky on Oct 22nd, 2009

So lately I've had quite a bit of time to do stuff! I've been creating a rig for Doom 3's main player skeleton, and let me just say it's a bitch. I'm doing it for a team that already has a ton of animations with that skeleton, so that means I have to make a rig that surrounds the current skeleton.

I have to admit, the Doom 3 player skeleton is the worst piece of trash I've ever seen. There's joints where there shouldn't be (useless joints), and there aren't any joints in places where there should be, like there are only 2 joints connecting from the chest to the head... No neck joint!

Also, definitely the most irritating thing, is that the .md5mesh importers fuck up the Joint Orientation axis of a bunch of the joints when you import it...

Anyway, I'm having a hell of a time getting my IK/FK switch to work on the arms. Sure, I can make the IK/FK switch no problem - but I've also written a script that matches the location of the FK for the IK, and the IK for the FK. This way, if the animator switches between IK and FK, it animates SEAMLESSLY - and that's key.

Welp! Time to stop whining about that. I've got a really ugly render of a texture I did really quickly in Photoshop for my side project. Check it out:

That's the low-polygon model with mostly normal maps on it. Although, not all of the models have normal maps. Specifically, in this image, the goggles on his head. It's just a quick rough in - but notice what the logo is!!! :)

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Aug 3 2009, 3:06pm says:

Lol you must Serentiy. Awesome!

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MWinteringham
MWinteringham Feb 5 2008, 5:17am says:

Got your request and added you to MSN.

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MWinteringham
MWinteringham Feb 4 2008, 10:22am says:

Hi there,

Saw your picture and really liked it. Are you working on any Mods at the moment? Black Sierra are looking for a Modeller, if you are interested leave a message on my profile.

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BunnyJen
BunnyJen Jan 31 2008, 12:34am says:

Well I was just stating the obvious :P It is great!

Hey all you need for painting is to be a good sketch artist so you're sorted ;)

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Dec 25 2007, 9:53am says:

Dude... You have a firefly avatar.
Browncoats forever.

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EmotionalRobot
EmotionalRobot Dec 21 2007, 5:36pm says:

Thanks for the Mod Watch...
The Warm Gunners salute you

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