View Full Version : Diamond Sword
10-23-2004, 08:40 AM
The famous faction that was left out of Tribes Vengeance. Pheonix, Blood Eagle, and the reincarnated Starwolf were all in Vengeance, but Diamond Sword was left out. Maybe they had a reason, maybe not, but i got bored last night and decided i would try and make the Diamond Sword faction based on the Vengeance style.
So far i have the medium armor basically completed, with just a bit of tweaking to do
Also the jet packs are just a test im messing with. I really have no idea how the Diamond Sword jets should look, but enough text, heres the pictures =O)
I guess image tags dont work?
Sorry that these new renders are darker, i forgot the light source
Heres the reference i used (Big picture)
What do you guys think? i tried my best to make it accurate but also keep the vengeance style, so
Its ranging around 3.5 to 3.7 pollies, but im going to optimize it. Stuff like the silver circle on his forehead are just stand ins so i can see how it looks
Crit's comments and opinions are always welcome!
Also if anyone has a better jet pack idea, DRAW IT /images/graemlins/smile.gif
thankx n00bstories for the host
10-23-2004, 11:26 AM
Well looks like a solid base. Keep going with it and could we see the wires please?
10-23-2004, 11:38 AM
Sure, heres the wire
Optimizing the arms and chest armor will get rid of a lot of pollies. I just made it without totally caring about polycount, so thats all i really have left to do
10-23-2004, 11:53 AM
Looks awesome man, Cant wait to see it textured. Btw image tags do work, its changed to i believe, i used the [img] tag and i think it automaticly changed it for me..
10-23-2004, 12:06 PM
geez you model fast.
Looking good /images/graemlins/smile.gif You should practice your texture work on this one! /images/graemlins/wink.gif
10-23-2004, 03:36 PM
thankx guys...appreciate it /images/graemlins/wink.gif
haha...Sean i was up til like 4 AM modeling this sucker, haha. Actually i do plan on TRYING to skin this guy, but an SDK is definately going to be released...since you "loooove" DS so much, you should too... /images/graemlins/grin.gif
but anyway guys, i really need some opinion of the model. Do the jets look good? should i redesign? do you have a better design? how does the rest of the model look? could i make any improvements?
And if someone could kindly tell me the polycount of a TV Character, i would appreciate it
10-23-2004, 03:55 PM
looking good man. i think your version is missing the dynamic of his. mainly in the boots, and legs, as well as the shape of the arms. you have the general shape in there, but its not adhering to the shape and style of the concept. You might want to try if you can closer match up to it, and get that dynamic back in.
10-23-2004, 04:05 PM
I think tv models are around 2k or less, im not sure, but they dont look very high poly as yours.
10-26-2004, 01:38 PM
Poop: Thankx man. I totally agree about the arms and boots. I redid the boots and they look a lot better. I realized that although i dont like the heavy medium armor style of Vengeance, without it, the contrast between light, medium, and heavy wont be as visually appealing, so i edited him a bit and gave him more bulk (really noticeable in the calf's)
IceWolve: Oh really? awesome thankx man. Yea mine is like double that, haha. Ill bring it down
Alright, as for the model. I redid stuff, edited some things, customized, basically the works. Also its apparent that Diamon Sword have knight-like armors, so i tried to make it look more that way.
I also have the Light model done, but i havent made similar changes to it like i have the medium, so for now, only the medium /images/graemlins/wink.gif
CRITS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!
10-26-2004, 02:02 PM
Looking good. Can't wait to see it textured.
Looks very Tribes2'ish - as in, nice! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
The ref you used, however, is good old Tribes1 - the artwork they made for that, is absolutely incredible! /images/graemlins/grin.gif
10-27-2004, 12:41 PM
ah it WAS Tribes 1 wasnt it? Oops, thankx for the correction /images/graemlins/wink.gif
HOPEFULLY the light will be posted tonight, but im not sure
I really need some comments about the medium however, i really need opinions so i can go ahead and unwrap it, and attempt to skin it and release an SDK
Yep, the ref you used is from Tribes1, seeing at it's present somewhere on my Tribes1 box and/or manual (can't remember which, but it's definitely there)...
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