Well its been a nice relaxing time for me visiting the folks back down south. Filled my belly and have started to get myself ready to get back on the modelling bandwagon. But what might you ask should I do next? Well it so happens that was answered for me yesterday when one of my do to models was being done by another modeller on one of my regular forums. So I figured Id follow the trend and put my piece in to show people too.
So here’s the extract I posted on my DA account explaining the piece:
Pinkie Pie My Little Pony Quick 3D model
Yes yes it might be aimed at children and girls but the shows just so damn good I couldnt help but try my hand at modelling one of the main cast. I have a love for good well told stories in cartoons, with some of my favourites being Avatar, Wakfu, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Batman, Oban Star Racer and to add to the list the new series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic”.
So why is it good?
Well its been designed to appeal to girls without actually paying the sickening sweet card every minute, the design styles of all the characters work well together and the comical moments between the cast (especially Pinkie Pie and her breaking the 4th wall antics) allow you to get sucked into the story.
Plus its ability to make male grown men squee with delight on forum boards shows that its got something going for it.
The model took about 8hrs ish to make, and was done entirely in Zbrush.
I have a video of the making of the model which I’ll work on uploading to vimeo soonish, however I forgot to add the last section to the video so the final bits are missing ( but they were mostly just tweaks and colouring).
Anyway comments are welcome.
(quick addition : I havent got access to my usual equipment I use (high end pc) so having to resort to just giving a reasonable paint job for the balloons for the moment. My poor laptop couldnt hack it above 2 million so going higher will have to wait till I can either uv map it in blender or get it onto the pc and up the subdivisions more .)
Also here for those interested in view the making of the models are 3 videos, first two start a little after I had used zspheres to model the basic shape I needed and then worked on it from there, the final section was lost unfortunately so I added a final result spin vid to show how it came out.
Part 3 Final
Thank you for your time