Friday, April 27, 2012

The Tower of King Osric - Concept *UPDATED

This is scene I've wanted to do for quite some time. It's based off a Samurai Jack Episode: Jack and The Three Archers. I've already done some production art for the scattered armors, weapons and rock formations. I'll post them when I gather them all together.

Updated: Added some snow to the tower. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Abandoned Security Checkpoint - FAQ

So I've gotten a couple of questions regarding the materials that I used for this project.
The materials are very, very standard as UDK goes. Screen cap below.
So to give a basic overview I have a diffuse with a reflection lerped into it and basic normal and spec with some control values for instances.
Most every object uses this set up with exception for the glass eyes, sky and other odds and ends.
As far as the ink on the object silhouettes I'm using the sobel edge detector posted on the UDN website.

Most of the look and feel is obtained through texturing and lighting.
If anyone else has any questions please ask in the comments!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Abandoned Security Checkpoint - Closing

So, I'm pretty happy with how this came out in the end. I ended up removing a few assets that I had made because the scene was starting to feel cluttered. The texturing style of Borderlands is one of my favorite styles to paint so I had a lot of fun doing this piece.
I did a simple day and night matinee system to go with it.

Nothing too complicated but I like the see how environments transition though different lighting.
Also a very special thanks to all my friends who helped me on this one with ideas and critiques. Especially
Marisa Ainsworth
Josh Dampman
Udell Infante
Marcel Mercado
and Uber-props to Sean Couture for those sweet sweet graffiti he made for me.

I'll have more shots of this one in the completed projects section.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Abandoned Security Checkpoint - So close yet so far

Very little progress :( 
Rakk sign for Sean
The closer I get to finishing, the more I want to do with it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Abandoned Security Checkpoint - Stay on target

I'm coming close to the end of this project.
The Edge shader is destroying my poor antennae in the background.
I have a few more props to make here and there. I need to do a some foliage and some extra terrain materials/meshs as well.
I kinda don't like the awnings right now, but we'll see how I feel later.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Abandoned Security Checkpoint - More Texturing/Materials - WIP

So tiledshot basically kills my sobel edge detection since it's based off the screen resolution.
I have a bunch more textures to do but all the big ones are done. After all this is set up I would like to do a sky matinee for the scene and make a video of the lighting changes.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Abandoned Security Checkpoint - UDK Materials Test

Did a quick test to see how some of the finished materials would turn out in UDK. I'm about 75% done on the textures but I didn't feel like bringing a lot of them in for time reasons.