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<WIP>Gladiator

on: November 02, 2010, 02:19:00 am
My recent work makes me very much into gladiators. While im in the mood
I created these - and still working on it :)

These were originally post at pixel joint, Im hoping to get some feedback here.

Gladiator



Idle


Attack(WIP)

-cleaned right(rear) leg
-cleaned left(front) thigh,  please dont mind upper body ...  it's far from done yet

« Last Edit: November 12, 2010, 06:21:10 am by frankygfisher »

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 02:24:12 am
Looks nice, but some of the shortcuts you're using in the animation are hurting the overall effect. Like moving the upper legs up and down without changing the lower legs ( on the idle animation ).

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 03:14:25 am
I think it's pretty cool. However, the animation should be sped up a little a lot, JUST when he is in the motion of stabbing. Also the colors on his skin could be changed, but that's just me.
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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 05:32:42 am
Looks nice, but some of the shortcuts you're using in the animation are hurting the overall effect. Like moving the upper legs up and down without changing the lower legs ( on the idle animation ).

Great point, I didn't even notice it.   It was awful around the knees  :'(

I think it's pretty cool. However, the animation should be sped up a little a lot, JUST when he is in the motion of stabbing. Also the colors on his skin could be changed, but that's just me.

I'd speed-up at the end, right now, Im kinda enjoy the 'slow-motion'.  I'm really interested at what skin palette everybody uses, let me know :)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 05:39:11 am by frankygfisher »

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 10:19:13 pm
Here's my pallete I'd use to replace skin tones, when you use it though, you should make the shadows on the abs less deep.

EDIT: and I would replace simaler looking tones, etc.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 10:23:47 pm by Clovvach »
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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 05:23:40 am
Here's my pallete.....
EDIT: and I would replace simaler looking tones, etc.



I added your palette, while it certainly look nice
i feel it clash too much with the gold color on the armor.
what do you think?

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 07:37:46 pm
I think that this gladiator is great, very lifelike and very nice animations.

The skin, in my opinion, is too pink and saturated. Skin is usually more of a dull peach-ish color.

This is what I'm talking about.
My edit is far from good, I just wanted to show my point. The dull color adds for some more realism and allows for the armor to be more of a feature than it was.

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 08:09:11 pm
I don't understand the change from baggy hip pants in the sketch to super-muscular legs in the end result. I enjoy the animation with the hip pivot for the sword thrust a lot, but did this guy really need superthighs?

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 09:31:17 pm
I think that this gladiator is great, very lifelike and very nice animations.
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The dull color adds for some more realism and allows for the armor to be more of a feature than it was.

Thank you! and I love how you make the skin color! Yours is certainly a lot better
I will try to put it in soon :)

I don't understand the change from baggy hip pants in the sketch to super-muscular legs in the end result. I enjoy the animation with the hip pivot for the sword thrust a lot, but did this guy really need superthighs?

Glad you like it! 

I guess my sketch wasn't clear enough, so here is the story:
The idea was to do some "super hero" kinda guy with realistic gladiator equipments
and with some over-the-board action. So I looked at 300(movie) for reference
I even made a few varieties

Then I feel the costume wasn't too right, so I went on doing research for equipments
and types of gladiator, and some documentary suggest their leg muscles are highly developed.
I guess that is where the super thigh original came from :)

I am not very good with anatomy, especially when the muscles are moving. Exposing the
thigh is also partially because id like to practise animating muscles. Please C&C

BTW, your blog looks awesome

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Re: <WIP>Gladiator

Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 09:53:38 pm

I added your palette, while it certainly look nice
i feel it clash too much with the gold color on the armor.
what do you think?
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Thanx. I guess you are right about it clashing with the armor.
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