Saturday, March 30, 2013

A3 pages

Here we go!

First pass done. I think. The presentation is made up of two A3 pages put together:
...but it can be divided up into two pages, too:
I might swap out some of the concept art for final renders once they're done. Seeing it like this I'm also not sure about the green background for the "Creatures" section, so I might change that riiiight now!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sneak peek

Here's a little WIP screen of the A3 pages:

I want to create a really playful and bright infographic-inspired presentation with bold colours. I'm quite liking it so far!

I'm currently using Illustrator but will switch to InDesign once the final base layout is finished. The page is currently a little big bigger than two A3s, but once it's in InDesign I can set up a nice grid system and mess around with the layout. I'll also add some renders of the final models once I have some, and/or remove the backgrounds from the concept images.

This is really quite fun! It's like doing a scaled-down pitch document; lots of prettiness and nothing but the most important, high-level information. Me likey!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A stroke of genius

...I just had a look at those lovely low poly creatures and of course - those meshes are all triangulated! That's why they look so nice. (Well, that combined with the insane talent of their creators.)

...I think I like it!

And I almost forgot: he now has a little tail now, too.
I tried to make a more intricate tail, like in the concept below, but it just turned out looking messy and nasty and horrible. Simple is good.

...aaaaand UV mapped

I have UV mapped this lil guy, but couldn't resist throwing some super quick colours on him too. The map turned out a lot fiddlier than the bear because of the little flowers, the horns and the ears, but at least the mapping is done now. Phew!

I can't really decide between hard edges or soft ones... I didn't really make the model with hard edges in mind and it doesn't look amazing, so probably the latter. Hmm!
Soft edges...
...or hard?
And the map:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Bunnywabbit goes 3D

Meep meep!

It still needs a few things - like a tail and a sticky-up ear - but it's getting there. I think it'll turn out pretty cute!