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    Default Mercenary - Real Time Character By: Daniel Briggs

    My name is Daniel Briggs, I am 22 years old. I am a character artist currently residing in Orange County, CA.

    My goal was to create a character that could be rendered in real-time; One that could be used in a video game engine. I modeled a high poly sculpt using Zbrush, topogun, and 3ds max. Which I then converted to a low poly model. The entire character shares 1 UV space and the final textures were 2048*2048. Final renders were done using the Marmoset Engine.

    This character is based off of a concept from Diablo 3, I wanted to make a character that stayed true to the concept, and true to the Blizzard art style. I feel like I have accomplished that.

    My textures are 100% hand painted. Poly paint played a huge role in this process. Check out my website for higher res images of the textures!

    http://www.3dbriggs.com

    This is my final high poly sculpt. The proportions are much wider than the final low-poly version. I tried to make the character seem really strong and powerful in my sculpt.This is my High Poly sculpt rendered using several different mat caps, and some poly-paint. I comped everything in Photoshop and did some post work as well. This was a test to practice my hand painted textures.
    Last edited by DBriggs; 09-21-11 at 02:38 PM.

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    High Poly sculpt of the character's head.
    Originally 2048*2048 - Diffuse, Specular, Norma, Alpha
    This is the concept from Diablo 3 created by Blizzard Entertainment:
    http://www.3dbriggs.com
    Last edited by DBriggs; 09-19-11 at 01:12 PM.

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    Very nice work and true to original artwork.

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    What did you render the low poly in, because they are really good renders
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    You're goin' places. This is a fantastic model. Thanks for sharing.

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    This is really awesome. I'd love to see something like this rigged an animated. My only crit is some of the details on the armor looks a little soft, or the corners could be tighter. But that's how they are in the concept art, so you can't really be faulted on that.

    Great job overall though!

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    The high res sculpt looks fantastic. I also love the polypainting on the highres face. My main criticism is about your low poly version. The detail seems to be very blurred and doesnt look very sharp. Also, the textures seem washed out and im not sure if anything is normal mapped because it looks pretty flat to me. I think your spec map needs a lot of work as well. The spec map should be a lot flatter in shading because you are really trying to separate pieces from each other to pop. Therefore stuff you want really shiny should be really light in value whereas pieces you want matte should be dark in value. you sort of have that going but then you have shading where almost all the pieces have values of light to extreme dark which sort of kills the spec separation between different materials. also, there are a few areas in your diffuse where the highlights are painted in really bright...i realize you are faking lighting but this will work against your spec when you paint it that bright in your diffuse. So, bottom line is i think the diffuse and spec need work to add more details and create a more believable separation between the different material that the character consists of. A lot of this is just experience working with a game engine so keep going!

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    Nice work...true to blizzard style...!!!!
    Thank you,
    Zainuddin Fahad,
    Character artist.

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    Breathtaking work dude.Really like it.

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    You sir, looks promising!

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    I just love it, colors and sculpt, and the head is awsome !
    And your texturing work is great.

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    Very nice work! Texturing is great. Love this style

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    Quote Originally Posted by jDSketch View Post
    Very nice work! Texturing is great. Love this style
    Thank you jDSketch I appreciate it very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Felon2 View Post
    I just love it, colors and sculpt, and the head is awsome !
    And your texturing work is great.
    Thank you Felon2!

    Quote Originally Posted by Braga.3D View Post
    You sir, looks promising!
    You sir, are awesome for replying to my work. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSnakexxx View Post
    Nice work! Love the style!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by BojanStankovski View Post
    Breathtaking work dude.Really like it.
    Thank you BojanStankovski! Comments like these always inspire me to create more!

    Quote Originally Posted by neozerahan View Post
    Nice work...true to blizzard style...!!!!
    Thank you neozerahan! That was my intent, I'm glad you liked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarakawa View Post
    The high res sculpt looks fantastic. I also love the polypainting on the highres face. My main criticism is about your low poly version. The detail seems to be very blurred and doesnt look very sharp. Also, the textures seem washed out and im not sure if anything is normal mapped because it looks pretty flat to me. I think your spec map needs a lot of work as well. The spec map should be a lot flatter in shading because you are really trying to separate pieces from each other to pop. Therefore stuff you want really shiny should be really light in value whereas pieces you want matte should be dark in value. you sort of have that going but then you have shading where almost all the pieces have values of light to extreme dark which sort of kills the spec separation between different materials. also, there are a few areas in your diffuse where the highlights are painted in really bright...i realize you are faking lighting but this will work against your spec when you paint it that bright in your diffuse. So, bottom line is i think the diffuse and spec need work to add more details and create a more believable separation between the different material that the character consists of. A lot of this is just experience working with a game engine so keep going!
    Thank you for the critique Sarakawa. The detail seems blurred especially in the first render because I used some depth of field in my renders. I tried to go for the diablo art style of having really clean hand-painted textures. I agree with you about the specular map, I plan on rigging and rendering a video of this guy so I will take your observations into account. I will keep going with it thank you for your kind words!

    Quote Originally Posted by mpaquin View Post
    This is really awesome. I'd love to see something like this rigged an animated. My only crit is some of the details on the armor looks a little soft, or the corners could be tighter. But that's how they are in the concept art, so you can't really be faulted on that.

    Great job overall though!
    Yes I tried to stay as close to the concept as possible. I feel like I matched every detail in the concept to the model pretty well. Thank you for your comment!

    Quote Originally Posted by prophet74 View Post
    You're goin' places. This is a fantastic model. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you prophet, I plan on going places

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky3d View Post
    What did you render the low poly in, because they are really good renders
    Thanks Sparky! I rendered the low poly in the Marmoset Engine. It is a very simple tool you can download the free trial here:
    http://www.8monkeylabs.com/toolbag/store#try


    Quote Originally Posted by MassFX View Post
    Very nice work and true to original artwork.
    Thank you MassFX! My goal was to try and stay true to the original concept

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    Very cool character! This looks damn near identical to the concept The HP looks very good, in particular the cloth areas feel very accurate. The detail in the texturing is really good also but I do think that Sarakawa made a good point about the specular map. I think you should give that another revision and tweak it, along with maybe pushing the spec values in the shader to make the metals more convincing.

    Overall Awesome Job!!

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