Its been quite a long time since I have had a chance to show you what I have been up to. Luckily its been worth the wait. To bring you up to speed, I am working on a short with a couple of my Arc-nemsis' ;) New Media Grad students... just kidding.
Anyway I am working with some of the best artists here at college, and The Red Kite will be a great project come its completion in March 2010.
Current Progress you ask? My responsibilities lye in the realm of Characters: modeling, texturing, rigging, hair and clothing dynamics, animation, and Recruitment. Our Modeling deadline was just recently so I have 5 of the main characters finished (or nearly) to show you tonight.
You can see our progress continually from all members and recruits via our blog and soon to be website http://www.theredkite.com
So, without further ado, and with promise of fully colored and furry characters around mid August. My muscle project progress will be posted within a week or so from today. I will also let you know when my defense is so you can come see it and ask questions if you like.
Michael James Chapman
These are the 5 main characters of the short. Max is a bitter old man. Michael is an 11 year old boy who is sick with cancer. Tom and Laura are his parents. Nurse Kate takes care of both Max and Michael. The story will be left a mystery for now...
Thank you for all of your support and frequent request for updates. I average about 6 hours in zbrush per character. A Rough estimate start to finish for all 5 characters would be around 30 hours per character to model bodies, clothes, and accessories, then unwrap everything, then zbrush. So I have spent roughly 150 hours on these guys so far...