Freelance Characterartist for national and international games or film productions.

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polyphobia Feb 9 2013, 5:00am replied:

yes, all gameplay prototyping is done using unity. but also other things like clouds would not be possible using udk.

+1 vote   media: In flight
polyphobia Sep 10 2012, 10:42am replied:

wow never saw this, and didn#t look much here - its not a bug, its a feature ;) you need to bake your lights, as it says :)

+2 votes   member: polyphobia
polyphobia Jun 25 2010, 10:48am replied:

who told you it was bad?

+2 votes   media: Making of Garrido
polyphobia May 29 2010, 4:10am replied:

i would be lying if i'd say, thats not an option :)

+1 vote   media: The Magic R
polyphobia Apr 23 2010, 4:17am replied:

it was planned for consoles and still is apperently its just easier to develop for pc ;)

+1 vote   download: Airborn version 0.1b
polyphobia Mar 7 2010, 9:19am replied:

hope you've seen the lowpolies, i've uploaded them for you ;)

+1 vote   media: first color layout
polyphobia Mar 5 2010, 9:42am replied:

almost no one of us is unemployed, we all are working in the industry, this is just freetime, thats why its so slow paced :)

+1 vote   media: Garrido lowpoly
polyphobia Mar 4 2010, 4:06am says:

then is classical sculpting and scanning also 3d modelling, well if you define it by having a 3d model as the end result, you are of course right, i'm defining it more by the way the model is done, sculpting gives you the freedom to conentrate on the forms, almost without any topology restrictions, the whole topology/technical issues goes one step back in the background and comes up only in the finishing process, while with "classical" 3d modelling it dictates the form and workflow quite a bit right from the beginning, its very technical and totally not intuitive.

+1 vote   media: Retopo
polyphobia Feb 27 2010, 11:35am says:

the old one can be found here

+1 vote   media: Garrido Update
polyphobia Feb 24 2010, 3:02pm replied:

does it look anywhere near finished? ^^
but in fact i already blocked that piece, just forgot to export it

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Nov 6 2009, 3:04pm says:


+1 vote   media: lighthouse update
polyphobia Oct 26 2009, 7:25pm says:

its not going to be the ONE more like a combination of different elements in one ship ;)

+1 vote   media: Battleship sketches
polyphobia Sep 10 2009, 12:04pm replied:

of course

+1 vote   media: very first realtime clouds test
polyphobia Sep 4 2009, 9:54pm says:

ok i've heard a lot of compliments but this is really huge,thank you!

+1 vote   media: and another one
polyphobia Sep 2 2009, 5:28pm says:

yeah easier to take screens from inside the editor, where i can tell a asset to stop walking and stay at that position ;)

+1 vote   media: new screen
polyphobia Aug 17 2009, 2:32am says:

look its as julius said just a paintover of a lowpoly model to guide the artist on the texture creation. the gun works for the normal ingame distances and has really not a big role. It's just a gun you'll see from püretty far as you are not going to hold it and even then it would be rather small as its a 3rd person game.The barrel is formed like this to at first make the silhouette more interesting from distance and also make the gun look more oldschool.

+2 votes   media: Steamgun Concept
polyphobia Jun 1 2009, 10:47am says:

just download it o_O

+1 vote   media: well
polyphobia May 4 2009, 4:53pm says:

nah don't overrate it, it's different they've done their decisions design wise we've done ours :)

+1 vote   media: Scout ingame
polyphobia Dec 7 2008, 7:39am says:

video didn't work, reuploading it, since then i posted a link in the videos section :)

+1 vote   media: outlines, yet again
polyphobia May 22 2008, 8:41am replied:

sure the lighting channel of the object should use a lightchannel the actual lightsource emits light to. i.e. dynamic on both the lightsource and the object

and keep in mind a lot of the optic is made because of the ambient cube they use

+1 vote   article: TF2 Shading in UT3
polyphobia Mar 6 2010, 6:42am replied:

there are updates every other day, how could it be dead? :)

right now we are moving UDK, going commercial is possible, we are talking to people, but thats all i can say right now

udk demo is coming free for sure, its still pretty simple if you compare it to an actual game ;)

+1 vote   mod: Airborn
polyphobia Mar 6 2010, 5:12am replied:

yeh i made his waist a bit slimmer but the pants a bit wide to balance it out

+1 vote   media: first color layout
polyphobia Mar 5 2010, 7:02pm replied:

just some colors slapped under the baked shading, not really much textured besides some color variations on his face, still needs quite some work

+1 vote   media: first color layout
polyphobia Mar 5 2010, 6:24am says:

who would have thought that ;)
its plain simple he is never gonna be around the grandpa, will use the exact same rig, and therefore its just a matter of saving time, the colorscheme will be changed though

+1 vote   media: Garrido lowpoly
polyphobia Mar 5 2010, 3:37am says:

naaah he is not fat, he is pretty skinny, but has a nice round beer belly and some pretty heavy and saggy clothes, he lives on the lighthouse it can get pretty windy and cold up there

+2 votes   media: Garrido lowpoly
polyphobia Mar 3 2010, 4:40am says:

No basicly because there is almost nothing modelled, i reused a premade basemesh, the same i used for the grandpa, which is part of mudbox.
all the clothes are just simple cutouts and then resculpted in zbrush, no modelling going on whatsoever.
The lowpoly is done in zbrush and 3dcoat and a bit in topogun, so again no modelling was used, the only thing that was really modelled from scratch is his hat, as i dodn'*t have anything in stock for it :)

+1 vote   media: Retopo
polyphobia Mar 2 2010, 9:04am says:

hehe i wouldn't call it modelling at all

+1 vote   media: Retopo
polyphobia Feb 28 2010, 3:32pm replied:

wir sitzen gerade an der ersten UDK Demo
ist nicht spiegelverkehrt und du hast recht, ich hab da einfach nach Konzept gearbeitet, aber ich machs mir jetz mal einfach und sage... er ist Linkshänder :P
Gürtel funktionieren ja in beide Richtungen

+2 votes   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 28 2010, 3:31pm replied:

well none of the possibilities out there are perfect, if i had to chose which features i'd need for the perfect retopo app, id say:

- working on the highresmesh, like in topogun or 3dcoat, the retopo always stays on the highres
- shading of topogun, so that the retopo is always rendered in front of the highres but transparent, its a perfect visualization for retopo imho
- relax of topogun (which works on selection, as oposed to 3dcoat which only seems to work on the whole mesh which is bad)
- polystrips from polyboost, so you can paint a row of polygons easily onto the surface
- splinetool of 3dcoat, its awesome for cylindrical stuff, but basicly its is really pretty awesome for most stuff, especially the spline cut when you cast the line from outside the model, great feature
- strips from zbrush, so you can fill large areas very quick, you just place the boundaries and it automaticly fills the whole area, also very nice
- connect like in max, polyboost or topogun
- easy vertexwelding like in 3d coat

in conclusion all have their strengths and usefull features so i use whatever i think is best for a given model, and record it and stitch it all together in the end as one big timelapsed video compilation on how i created Garrido

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 28 2010, 12:51pm replied:

1. yes, pretty much every member of this team is working in some way in the industry for years, speaking about myself, i'm working as a characterartist since almost 9 years so far, since 2 years as a freelancer with cycling projects. That said, it can happen that some of us won't find time to contribute every now and then, some are working on pretty highend products with tight deadlines such as crysis2 or brink, so it can happen that the day to day business sucks up the freetime we have for that project, thats why the development is pretty slow paced right now, sorry for that... ok but i'm drifting away...

2. as we will be using the same rig as the grandpa and as both won't be seen together at all, he will get the same hands as the grandpa has ingame, search for that on older images. I will just change the textures to fit him better. Making new hands/gloves wouldn't be such a big deal but why waste the time on something noone will recognize and as they are already rigged and skinned we just save this time too.

3. zbrush, 3dcoat, topogun, max whatever fits better on a per object base, right now i did the pants in 3dcoat and doing finetweaking in topogun

4. should be no problem at all :)

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 28 2010, 10:41am replied:

why should he, doesn't make sense at all, so... no, no knife and no rope ;)

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 28 2010, 8:13am replied:

already done that, of course he needs his cigars with him all the time

+1 vote   media: Garrido Update
polyphobia Feb 27 2010, 11:23am says:

updated this image didn't want to upload another one, blocked the boots, added gloves, did the shirt and worked a bit on the pants

+1 vote   media: Garrido Update
polyphobia Feb 27 2010, 9:37am replied:

i see what you mean and its easy to fix, but the diriection is kinda dictated by the way the pants are stuck into the boots, but yeah, i'll look into it :)

+1 vote   media: Garrido Update
polyphobia Feb 27 2010, 9:20am replied:

just shoot, i'm far from finished ;)

+1 vote   media: Garrido Update
polyphobia Feb 27 2010, 8:36am replied:

the boots will be a bit bigger, its just a basemesh :)
but besides that is a wide pant a bit saggy, not super fat legs

+1 vote   media: Garrido Update
polyphobia Feb 26 2010, 10:20am replied:

I work 3dsmax in combination of zBrush and 3dcoat. As for the subtools, you can just fill them with a color, once you filled them they won't get darker when not active anymore. you can also just paint them, to do that you have to pick a colour, set your brush to RGB and turn of Zadd or Zsub and then you can paint just colours on a per poly base

+1 vote   media: Garrido 3
polyphobia Feb 24 2010, 3:00pm replied:

at least i hope so :P

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 24 2010, 7:57am replied:

i don't know i never installed any mods on my ps3 version

+1 vote   mod: Airborn
polyphobia Feb 24 2010, 6:22am replied:

well it depends i can upload every chunk on its own or i could upload it as a whole when the model is done.

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 24 2010, 5:28am says:

well thats.. sorta... intended ;)
he is living alone on his lighthouse, i guess you get kinda crazy then :)

+1 vote   media: Garrido
polyphobia Feb 23 2010, 4:53am replied:

you can't, we planned to port the mod for ps3 but now that udk is out we are not going to do it as we are going standalone so i doubt there will be a ps3 version soon as udk doesn't support any of the consoles.

+1 vote   mod: Airborn
polyphobia Feb 11 2010, 11:17am replied:

its still a project we work on in our freetime besides our day to day jobs, which are also in the gamedevelopment biz, so forgive us if there are times we just don't want to touch any game related work for a while, the development is sometimes really low paced, especially around convention or milestones etc ;)

+1 vote   media: Airborn Demo coming spring 2010
polyphobia Feb 8 2010, 3:47pm replied:

wowowow wait a second, not that you expect too much, what we are talking about is the MSUC demo that has been converted to UDK, standalone, we fixed some old bugs and new issues that came up with the switch to udk.
If you played the last public build, don't expect way more content, there will be new stuff but it won't be a huge difference as you might think, the mayor difference is that it will be standalone, not a mod anymore you won't need to install ut3 or anything else to run it.

+4 votes   media: Airborn Demo coming spring 2010
polyphobia Jan 16 2010, 6:26am replied:

look, if we get the chance to produce it, for real - then of course we will take it
i highly doubt, a project of this size is doable on a freetime base in any reasonable time

+1 vote   media: update on the lighthouse
polyphobia Sep 11 2012, 2:35pm replied:

yeah time flies when you've got a lot of stuff to do :X

+1 vote   article: There is an update incoming
polyphobia Jul 4 2010, 4:10pm replied:

US on its way :)

+1 vote   media: wubbo
polyphobia Jun 25 2010, 10:29am replied:

thank you :)

ok now to your questions

>I could see from the video that you were adding quite a lot of geometry within Zbrush, especially on the face.

I'm not one of those guys who stay on one level and work on that as far as possible, as you may have noticed i'm switching back and forth between levels.

>What is your workflow to get the uvs onto the models? Do you export out a low res of your sculpt and build from there?
well before i switched for retopo to 3dcoat i used zbrushs internal tools to create the lowpoly model, now i export the highresmesh to 3dcoat and retopologize there, then export the lowpoly to max and unwrap. I'm not sure I might have captured parts of the retopo and unwrap workflows as well. Have to search for the files, maybe i can cut something together

>When you were drawing the indentions of the jacket, by the zip and around the lower shoulders

lazymouse! go into the stroke tab and activate it :)
while i do have a small cintiq (the 12" one) i'm using it pretty much like a intuos as its pretty small :S

+1 vote   media: Making of Garrido
polyphobia Mar 7 2010, 1:44pm replied:

so you think we didn't think of that? ;)

he doesn't only drive with propeller, the propellers are more of a support system and only shoot in once he left the ramp and is airborne :)

as it is on the flightdeck, the plane is in park mode, the wheels won't be out when in flight either.

+1 vote   media: first color layout
polyphobia Jan 16 2010, 6:11am says:

congrats to all the competitors, you did an awesome job and congrats to all the winners, it's a pleasure to see what can be done on a indi base!

+2 votes   article: MSUC Phase 4 Winners
polyphobia Sep 8 2009, 4:56pm replied:

oh he will fight them, but with his abilities, he will have his "gun" look in the concepts section, and his pogo is definitely going to be a weapon too, there will be action, kicking tokachu right now is just useless funny action to have at least a little action in it ;)

+1 vote   media: Airborn Teaser Trailer HQ
polyphobia Sep 7 2009, 5:53pm replied:

"F:\games\SteamApps\common\unreal tournament 3\Binaries\UT3.exe" menu?game=Airborn.Airborn -windowed -resx=1280 -resy=720 -ConsolePosX=0 -ConsolePosY=0 -useunpublished -nohomedir -mod=..\Airborn

if it doesn't work try removing the "

+2 votes   article: First Release of Airborn
polyphobia Sep 7 2009, 2:24am replied:

Where is your airborn folder located? Put it into your UT installation root. And is your ut updated to the latest version 2.1?

+2 votes   article: First Release of Airborn
polyphobia Sep 6 2009, 2:43pm replied:

Like you hate everything you kill when you shoot at them, like in most of your mods? :)
Right now he just kicks a ratlike animal, nothing compared to shooting a guy, funny that so many think this is wrong while no one would have said a word when pino would shoot at the soldiers :)

+1 vote   media: Airborn Teaser Trailer HQ
polyphobia Sep 5 2009, 6:35am says:

Gonna test this out, good luck with the contest!
the steamboy-ish one wheel is my favorite so far, very cool

+1 vote   mod: Steam Racers
polyphobia Aug 31 2009, 6:45pm replied:

thats a thing the future will tell, right now, the flight is very conceptional and far from playable

+1 vote   media: Flight Mockups
polyphobia Jun 4 2009, 6:48pm says:

this guy just posted before you :P

+1 vote   media: airborn maintheme
polyphobia Jun 1 2009, 10:55am says:

back then they have been dynamic, we tested a lot and in t he end we decided to go with hatches that are drawn in the textures as we can controll them better

i always just searched for terms like "realtime toonshading paper" "realtime hatching paper" etc there are dozens of free pdfs out there
NPR Symposium is a nice adress to find out more stuff

+1 vote   media: Airborn Main Character
polyphobia Dec 8 2008, 12:09pm says:

na dann sag ich mal hallo :)
cool, dass ihr immernoch weiter macht!

+1 vote   member: Kai-Li
polyphobia May 22 2008, 12:29pm says:

sound like a really cool idea, good luck to you folks :)

+1 vote   mod: CrysXtreme Snowboarding
polyphobia May 22 2008, 9:58am replied:

well i'm totally stupid with math, wish i had learned more back in schooltime xD
So the only thing i could do with the formula that valve has give, is to break it up into smaller chunks and reverse build it up to get the look i was aiming at. For Airborn we changed a lot on the shading but it was good to learn how the math behind TF2 works.

+2 votes   article: TF2 Shading in UT3
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