BattleLord Fan Art Staff Pick

  • August 31, 2013
  • 501 Downloads
  • 1 Like
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: MajorNightmare
  • License: CC-BY-SA
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Description:

Duke Nukem's BattleLord caught my eye after playing the latest incarnation of the franchise. He became my end goal while doing Jonathan Williamson's "Low Poly Game Character Training Series". All the work was done in Blender 2.66, NDo2 and DDo 5.2. The workflow is basically, LP -> HP -> HP/LP bake, DDo, & a little nDo to fix normal seems and cleanup. 7500 poly's from a 21 million poly HP sculpt in Blender, with the final LP for Unity. I customized the Rigify armature for Unity's Mecanim animation system. Through the use of Unity Stealth Demo AI, I was able to get him patrolling, shooting, running, very easily.

Layer 1 - Mesh Layer 2 - Rigify rig Layer 3 - Metarig Layer 4 - Unity/Mecanim rig. Layer 11 - Lights Layer 12 - groundplane

animate the Rigify rig, the Unity(Rig.Def) rig follows. Export FBX with Mesh and Unity/Mecanim Rig only to Unity. Sync up armature with Mecanim.

Check it out in Unity! Battlord in Unity with PBR viewer

PBR Lighting rules. Setting up lights in 3D apps was a nightmare, matching from 1 app to another was next to impossible, then you have to get the textures to match all the way through forget it. Voila PBR, Zbrush to Photshop to Unity, I see the same thing. Blenders not quite there yet, cycles is too slow, needs realtime pbr!

Comments:

  • 3DHaupt profile picture
    3DHaupt

    Great work !

    Written September 01, 2013
  • MajorNightmare profile picture
    MajorNightmare

    Thanks DH! Your blends are awesome, so I'll take that as a big compliment!

    Cheers

    Written September 01, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture
    3DHaupt

    ^^ I love rigged blend files and your camera node setup for the internal render is really interesting,

    Cheers

    Written September 01, 2013
  • BlendEyes profile picture
    BlendEyes

    Awesome! Your work on this site is fantastic.

    Written September 01, 2013
  • MajorNightmare profile picture
    MajorNightmare

    Kind words make it all worthwhile.

    Cheers

    Written September 03, 2013
  • abductedd profile picture
    abductedd

    bravo!

    Written September 03, 2013
  • MajorNightmare profile picture
    MajorNightmare

    Unity with Marmoset's Skyshop screengrabs here... http://www.quixel.se/forum/album.php?albumid=7

    Written September 11, 2013
  • Acorancruz2 profile picture
    Acorancruz2

    muy buen blend¡¡¡

    Written September 21, 2013
  • mofx profile picture
    mofx

    Stunning work. thanks for sharing.

    Written September 27, 2013
  • MajorNightmare profile picture
    MajorNightmare

    Thanks mofx!!! Couldn't have done it without dDo, Blender or you guys! People should download it just for the rigify to mecanim workflow alone. Makes rigging for Unity/FBX seamless.

    Cheers

    Written September 28, 2013
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    MajorNightmare

    Anyone having issues with Chrome and Unity Web player. open chrome type chrome://flags/ in the address field and enable NPAPI, restart chrome now the plugin should install, however you may need to give it permission to run. you can also run chrome://plugins/ to see if the plugin was installed and enabled.

    Edited April 27, 2015