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    Default 3D Jam #4: Kione Android Navigator - groBoto

    Hi everyone,
    I've been creating a lot of busts recently as a daily exercise/exploration... joining in here seemed like a great fit.

    Here's my initial sketch (created in GroBoto). It will also serve as the source of my ZBrush mesh. I'll start roughing in the 'Navigator' elements next... likely I'll continue to play with the overall design in GroBoto as well. I'm never sure where the work is headed -- try to keep the process dynamic throughout.

    Best Wishes & Hope everyone has a great time,
    Darrel

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    Default Kione - continued

    Adding Navigator elements in GroBoto... will be one or more subtools in ZBrush.

    Still fooling with figure as well.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Just a bit of tweaking - finishing up the gear modeling and other minor stuff in GroBoto. Also ran a test mesh of the gear. The third image goes back to the start -- thought I should show the early modeling steps, arranging primitives.

    I'll need to decide where to make the subtool split between head and gear... want the transition to be integrated (not just discreet parts stuck together). Plenty of options, will try a few different ones by varying which primitives are included with each subtool.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Default Super Cool!

    Man! damn, the way you fit all those shapes together is just fantastico.
    Now I dont know nuffin about Groboto, once you have put all those shapes together does Groboto skin the whole lot for exportin to zbrush?
    This is wicked!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares1979
    Man! damn, the way you fit all those shapes together is just fantastico.
    Now I dont know nuffin about Groboto, once you have put all those shapes together does Groboto skin the whole lot for exportin to zbrush?
    This is wicked!!!!!
    Hey Ares1979,

    Thanks, it's a fun way to model. Right, GroBoto automatically generates a unified 'SeamNet' mesh... consists of patches and edge loops. The output OBJ contains groups based on patches or primitives -- useful for masking in ZB. More explanation and many examples in my main WIP/Sketchbook thread.

    BTW, I've caught you work in the main forum... you're off to a great, fast start in ZBrush.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Default Perfect

    Hi,, this is one of the most creatific i seen.

    Love it.. wondering to see more.

    groetjes perpetual

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    Default Thanks man!

    Love your style bruvva keep these coming, awesome!
    thanks for the walkthrough!

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    Default Kione - continued

    Hey perpetual1969 -- Thanks, seems to work better when the ideas find me.

    Hey Ares1979 - Thanks again.

    Just a couple of quick 'exploratory' ZBrush sculpts -- about 30 - 45 minutes each. Differences in these two are subtle... second one has a bit more 'android-ness'.

    But the point is just play, find what works and what doesn't -- hopefully that will allow me to keep it clean & quick in the final sculpt. Also serves as a good 'tour' of the mesh -- see if I want to set up anything differently in GroBoto.

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    Default Kione - continued

    ...brought the Gear subtool into ZBrush.

    All still in flux. Simultaneously working everything up. I may add a few more gear/android elements. Needs a base -- have a couple of ideas.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Default Kione - continued

    ...some work on the Gear (incl. details that are not very visible in these small renders -- I'll upload closer views soon).

    Trying out a 'compass' stand -- very raw at the moment.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Default Kione - continued

    Detail on Gear beginning to emerge.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Default Kione - continued

    Some new geometry and more detailing of the gear. Other small tweaks throughout.

    Will continue to integrate & refine Gear -- still a fair amount of untouched 'raw' geometry there. Face and torso will get some sort of texture/detail, but I hope to keep it subtle and clean.


    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Default Kione - continued

    A bit of texture on the head and torso -- creating and trying out some new alphas.

    Also some workflow images I meant to post a yesterday.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Default Kione - continued

    A bit of sculpting on the Gear... using masks based on edge loops to pull out flares, bevels, beads, etc. More fun to be had there, but I think I should give the Gear a break and go back to head & torso.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Default Kione - continued

    Lots of subtle tweaks throughout -- much of it adjustments to volumes and proportions... all subtools have seen some work

    Feel like I'm nearly finished in the broad sense. Plenty of little bits to clean up/integrate -- some geometry is still too untouched/plain. However, I hope to avoid temptation of excessive detailing. I'd like to keep it clean.

    The stand (not shown in these images), needs work, but plan to downplay -- stand is busy enough geometrically, and don't want it to clutter/compete.

    Probably do a simple, subtle pose when all is done... nothing about this seems to call for high drama.

    Thanks for stopping by -- Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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