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Friday, August 15, 2014
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Tie Fighter was the second vehicle I made for Kinect Star Wars. High Poly/Low Poly/UVs were all done in MAX. The final asset made it into the Rancor Rampage section of Kinect Star Wars. You can knock it out of the air King Kong style. The original Space Flight section that used this was cut due to the story/time line changes. Textured version was captured in our model viewer.
This is the very first ship I made for Kinect Star Wars. Early on in production, we were working towards accurate models with somewhat stylized textures. Everyone was inspired by the original movie concepts from Ralph McQuarrie. The styles changed many times throughout the project.
This vehicle was challenging and fun to make. It's based on the Felucian Tractor seen in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. There were very few shots to pull reference from and I had a very short time frame to make it. It ended up working out pretty well. In the Rancor Rampage mode of Kinect Star Wars, you can knock it around or break it. The various parts will sim once broken.
At Terminal Reality most levels are a group effort. These are the sections I contributed to. I did all the modeling and texturing of the hallways. I built the machinery and textures for the clone room. The tube baby was done by Juan Domanski, I only optimized it to help framerate/memory. In the third section, I made the towers/bridge and utilized some shared textures to save on memory. The Kamino level was cut from the final game.
Early in production we were shooting for a more stylized look. This rock pillar was part of an early test to see what style felt right for the Pod Races. Process was as follows: Low poly built in MAX, High Poly sculpted in ZBrush, Retopo and Paint in 3DCoat with a splash of Photoshop. Concept by Grant Gosler.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Here are two shots of the physics playground known as The Kitchen. It was in the hotel level and you ended up fighting the Chef Ghost here. Minus a couple of props and decals, every asset you see was modeled/UV/textured by me. The player could interact/shoot/break/move nearly everything in this section of the level. There are more room however, they contain the same assets and textures.