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Hello folks,

me and some colleagues came up with a fun idea for the Steam "Left 4 Dead" workhshop...
I guess it's for portfolio but first of all its for the fun of it, since we are huge L4D fans and play it every day during lunch break.

The idea is to mod the 4 player characters into the cast of "New Kids", a dutch comedy format fairly known in the netherlands and germany:


We'll post some WIP's, critique and comments are of course highly appreciated!

...I'll start right away with a fresh screenshot of the first character, Gerrie Van Boven!
Gerrie_1

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His head is way too big
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May I also introduce my Character, Barry Butsers:
The almost finished head sculpt:


and first body mockup:


Comments and critique is appreciated!

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Left4Dead and the New Kids, thats just an epic match! Well done, both characters look awesome!
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A small update on the jacket - also imported the head into the file for a better impression...

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subscribed !
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Thx ZacD adjusted the head.

Also cleaned up some things and started detailing the jacket.

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I had a go on the pants:
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So eine verdammt gute idee, junge
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So far, so awesome!
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Thanks Shrike and Skylebones
The initial idea came from oni, so credits for the "verdammt gute idee" go to him.

Almost there with the hires, started polypainting and retopology.


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the hands are waaaay too small, to get a reference. put your hand on your face with the lowest part right above the wrist on the lowest part of your chin. How far up can you reach? compare that in 3d
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Quote:
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the hands are waaaay too small, to get a reference. put your hand on your face with the lowest part right above the wrist on the lowest part of your chin. How far up can you reach? compare that in 3d
Then you jump out of my monitor and hit me in the face! I'm not that stupid Neox!

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Jup he still has the girlish hands from the left 4 dead character Rochelle as thats the one i wanted to replace. Thanks for pointing that out.

Ideally we replace the girl and coach with the rig and animations from the other characters, not sure if thats possible though.
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Some reference for you ->

BAM !
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Hi,

figured i made an update on hows it going.
A lot of technical issues were solved last week. Main thing is that we can use the male rigs and animations of the characters and don't have to rely on Rochelle.
All the shaders have been figured out (moving eyes and rimlight yay).

Textures are very early stage, basic colors and some "normals2cavity" overlays so far. Still want to make the hair look prettier and try the possibility of jiggle bones before jumping into texturing.
Sadly 8 bit alpha isn't an option for the hair because of sorting problems and a bug in source that prevents nocull(2sided rendering).

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Long time no update from my side - I didn't have much time and worked mainly on the lowpoly, which I'm gonna show once it's finished..

other than that I polished the Highpoly a bit - only things missing are the hands (I'll sculpt them from a pair of extra hands for which I use the L4Ds chars hands) and a proper haircut..

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epic!
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Some shots from the game!

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Zonne grote vuurbal jonguh!

Looking great! Love the idea!
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Thx for the encouragement Felixb

Started the sculpt of mr. Richard Batsbak
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Baked onto the lowpoly and had a go on the textures:

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"Verrückte Mongos, Juuunge!"

Haha really love the crazy expression of Barry. Nice Job!
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This is so good, .. i can't wait to play this!

somebody needs to replace the witch with this guy:
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Goed bezig Kut!
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