1. Post #1
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    May 2009
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    IMPORTANT SENTENCE: YES, THERE WILL BE A VOICE.

    I've been working on a female Medic for some time now. It's related to my master's project, for which I'll be creating a female Medic and Heavy, from concept to something playable. I picked these two because they represent a pretty good contrast in personality and body type.

    My tools are 3ds Max, Photoshop and Mudbox.

    Here's the concept sketches I drew in order to decide which characters would work best for my project, and what kinds of features they might have.

    http://chemicalalia.deviantart.com/a...-v-2-125637664


    My semi-final design for her:

    http://chemicalalia.deviantart.com/a...-v-2-125637664


    I'm going for more of a harsh, stern aesthetic than something outright feminine or sexy. Sort of like Magda Goebbels in Der Untergang.



    Orthos:



    Early progress:



    And this is my progress so far. Right now I'm texturing, and I'm getting there with the diffuse and normal maps, but I have a lot of detail to go.







    I'm also working on a version with pants, depending on how it goes with rigging the skirt V:



    Also, don't ask me about the female spy. It was good modeling practice and I learned a lot from it, but after giving a lot of thought to these designs, that's probably one of the last classes I would want to make. The feedback on her is the most varied and contradicted, and that raises a lot of issues about her personality, fitting with the TF2 visual style and time period, and practicality in terms of modeling/rigging. :C

    The only thing I have left to add is:

    lol genderbend

    Hope you like it. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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    Edit: Based on some of the feedback I've gotten so far, I've made some changes to the model. I'll leave the originals up for comparison right now, but I made her eyes a tiny bit bigger and decreased the slant.

    I also made her chin a bit smaller, and her neck also less wide.

    Increased the height of her lips to make them appear a little bigger.

    Her hands are still the same height, but I decreased the width a little more. I'll see if I can get away with more eventually.

    And I modeled her legs more thoroughly to give them more definition.











    Edit 2: More changes

    -I narrowed her shoulders, made them less pointy
    -filled in her chest from the side view to make them appear less saggy, more round, and lifted them a little
    -decreased the width of her upper chest from the front view
    -made the bottom of the waist a little smaller so that her hips look wider at the top


    Lowered the hair line on the left side and moved it forward to give her a smaller forehead.



    Added more butt definition:





    Adjusted base colors





    Comparison with the male Medic:


    Nearly finished:





    High poly model in Zbrush. I ditched Mudbox for it, since it actually lets you tesselate your objects and doesn't make my computer crash when I subdivide D:





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    I went back and crazied her face up a little more, to make her features more distinctive.



    before/after comparison:







    My most current version in the model viewer. Still needs more detailed and neater normal maps.

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  2. Post #2
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    Fugly piece of shit. Needs to more boner-inducing.

    Edited:

    Pleeeaaaase
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  3. Post #3
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    June 2007
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    Holy shit. First off, fucking awesome sketches! Secondly, you have serious modelling skills. Goddamn.
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    July 2007
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    Fugly piece of shit. Needs to more boner-inducing.

    Edited:

    Pleeeaaaase
    No.
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  5. Post #5
    Invulnerable's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Great work, are you going to add a soundpack too?
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    January 2009
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    That's some pretty impressive sketches, and the model looks really good.

    Great work there.

    I can't really think of anything to add, it fits perfectly into the TF2 style.
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    November 2007
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    she looks...slightly wide...
    but great model!
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    May 2008
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    It looks great. It fits into TF2's style. I look forward to it. Just one question, you are going to try and get a soundpack yes?
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    August 2009
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    Looks great, and isn't one of those anime models.
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    May 2008
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    Voicepack?

    NINJA >>
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    July 2009
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    Spot on for the style. Also looks like a good symmetry of the male medic.
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    That's amazing.
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  13. Post #13
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    May 2009
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    she looks...slightly wide...
    but great model!
    Unfortunately, she has to fit the general proportions of the original character so that I don't run into problems with the animations. I'm sure I'll be able to make some adjustments once I see how it goes, though. :>

    And yeah, I'll be releasing sounds. I guess there's a sound booth here at the school. I speak German and all, but hopefully I'll be able to get a volunteer for the voice.
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    May 2006
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    Fugly piece of shit. Needs to more boner-inducing.

    Edited:

    Pleeeaaaase
    Ignore this man. This is an excellent model, and fits perfectly into the art style. I look forward to the finished product.
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    March 2005
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    Holy fucking shit that's amazing, I wouldn't mind getting ubercharged by her. :q:
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    January 2009
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    Wow, the first attempt at female TF2 characters I actually like! :biggrin:
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    July 2006
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    Facepunch, you surprise me. I thought we'd get a lot of posts like the first one, or like you'd see in Ayes' thread.

    Alia, nice job, but... I feel it's lacking something. I don't know what, so I can't say what, but it just feels like it's lacking something. Maybe you'll get it with texturing and all as this progresses. All I guess I can say is it feels like it's missing that "Valve touch". Wish I could be more constructive, but, alas, I can't. :frown:
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    November 2008
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    Bigger tits or no deal, they are way too small.
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  19. Post #19
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    August 2008
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    Those are some manly hands.

    I guess they get the job done eh? :smug:
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    February 2007
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    Everything but the gloves look great.
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    Facepunch, you surprise me. I thought we'd get a lot of posts like the first one, or like you'd see in Ayes' thread.

    Alia, nice job, but... I feel it's lacking something. I don't know what, so I can't say what, but it just feels like it's lacking something. Maybe you'll get it with texturing and all as this progresses. All I guess I can say is it feels like it's missing that "Valve touch". Wish I could be more constructive, but, alas, I can't. :frown:
    Yeah I feel the same thing, it's weird. Something's not right with it.

  22. Post #22
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    October 2007
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    Well fuck, it's a non anime, actually good genderbend!
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    September 2007
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    Shit is perfect. Fix up the hands a little

  24. Post #24
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    Those are some manly hands.

    I guess they get the job done eh? :smug:
    Haha, yes. The sad thing is, they're QUITE A DEAL smaller than the original character's hands D: It's not hard to make them smaller, I just need to be sure that they will work before I make any more changes.

    Alia, nice job, but... I feel it's lacking something. I don't know what, so I can't say what, but it just feels like it's lacking something. Maybe you'll get it with texturing and all as this progresses. All I guess I can say is it feels like it's missing that "Valve touch". Wish I could be more constructive, but, alas, I can't.
    No problem, I appreciate it. All I can think is that it's still very flat with the coloring still, and normal maps do help a lot with detail as well since it's fairly low-poly. I think that will help make a difference.
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    Looks good!
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    No problem, I appreciate it. All I can think is that it's still very flat with the coloring still, and normal maps do help a lot with detail as well since it's fairly low-poly. I think that will help make a difference.
    Well, best of luck.

  27. Post #27
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    August 2007
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    I think the textures kinda lack definition. All the TF2 characters have very sharply defined angles and outlines, but this looks a bit.. I dunno, just seems off. But as you said, it still needs work. I can't wait to see what it looks like in game :)
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  28. Post #28
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    I'm liking it so far. Not entirely sure why a good deal of female Medic designs opt for that hairstyle, though. Yeah, it fits the time of TF2, but it's also unusually tidy for someone who's average workday alternates between hiding behind a fat russian guy and running from loonies with flamethrowers.

    I also can't help but imagine anyone with that haircut calling me "Dearie" and sending me a pair of hand-knitted mittens every christmas, but that may just be a personal problem.
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    wow ok
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    December 2007
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    Looks great.

  30. Post #30
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    Well Helllooo~ Nurse!
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    I think she needs more... boobs.
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    June 2009
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    Is there a sound pack planned?

    That with male medic sounds :ohdear:
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    March 2009
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    How are hats gonna work on this model?

  34. Post #34
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    April 2006
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    Make her the nurse from Silent Hill

    Anyways your model looks wicked sic
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  35. Post #35
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    August 2006
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    Jesus Christ. That's absolutely amazing, keep up the brilliant work.
    may i ask what software that is you are using?
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    September 2008
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    Maybe someone could get their aunt to voice act
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  37. Post #37
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    Amazing work! Please, Please tell me your going to make more models!

    (a mix of spy 2, and 3, spy 2 with spy 's hair colour and glasses, but spy 2's costume , and Sniper 2)

    Also, keep the skirt.

  38. Post #38
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    February 2009
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    Her face looks very manly, though.
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    Artistic, however she still looks a little too much like a man in drag.
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    I would recomend moving the hair down a bit, she looks a bit bald in the top left corner of her head.
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