Four ruggedly handsome Polycount members started chest bumping, things got out of hand and they decided to settle their feud the old fashioned way: Create a character that looks more “awesome” than the others.
To keep things civilized, the four have decided to work with the common theme “Shadowrun” and to make a hero character that would fit comfortably in that fictional world.
No prizes, just mutual respect and envy of each other’s art.
The four members will create a final image showing their hero character using these budgets:
-20,000 Triangles (This includes character, weapons, gear, mounts, FX, etc.)
-1 2048x2048 Material (Any and All texture types: Normal, Diffuse, Spec, Gloss, Glow, SSS, etc.)
-For the final image, anything capable in realtime rendering is allowed, this means
anything like custom materials and post processing FX are permitted as long as it acceptable by today’s standards in the games industry.
-Character models must be posed and can be posed via any method the artist chooses (game rig, adjusting the actual model, transpose master, etc.)
-Pedestals are optional and have no limit.
-Well documented work in progress shots are greatly encouraged, a true gentleman shows his work.
Multiple images are encouraged to show the creation of the hero character and multiple angles of the final model, but these images are required:
-A final “beauty” image showing the posed hero character
-A construction image showing the wireframe and texture sheets of the hero character
Or lack thereof:
-Mounts of any kind are allowed (motorcycles, mutated horses, dinosaurs with laser eyes, etc.)
-Characters must look as if they would fit into a Shadowrun game
-Gore and nudity is kind of expected…honestly.
-Obviously, everything created by the artist must be original. Base meshes are allowed, as it is common practice in the industry, but the character itself must be created for this purpose.
-All work in progress for the four members will just be posted in this one thread, following this post. No reason to manage 4 different threads.
We’re all busy posting lolcats in GD and giving man hugs, but will aim for this completion date:
March 7th, 2011
What is Shadowrun?
Shadowrun is a role-playing game set in a near-future fictional universe in which cybernetics, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist…
…In the backstory of the game, magic and mythological beings returned to the world in 2011. Additionally, some humans "Goblinize" into orks, trolls, while human children begin to be born as elves, dwarves and even more exotic creatures…
…The Shadowrun world is cross-genre, incorporating elements of both cyberpunk and urban fantasy. Unlike in a purely cyberpunk game, in the Shadowrun world, magic returns in 2011. Among other things, this causes humankind to split into subtypes, also known as metatypes. Some of these metatypes take the form of common fantasy races. Likewise, some animals have turned into familiar monsters of past fantasy and lore and both monsters and human magicians have regained magical powers. By the second half of the 21st century, in the time the game is set, these events are accepted as commonplace. Man, machine, and magic exist in a world where the amazing is among the most common and technology has entered into every facet of human (and metahuman) life.