Are you going to have these for sale somewhere soon? I know shapeways has some deal with Hasbro now. You have the only model I've seen that looks "right" and un-mutated lol. I for sure would like to buy one.
Thank you! I'm still very new to rigging and my models really aren't build for it, it shows especially in the hindquarters and the shoulders so i kept the pose very basic. For the sitting Pinkamena/Derpy model I've remodeled most of the body in that pose because I just couldn't pull it off with my terrible rig.
My skill with rigging is somewhere between novice and intermediate; I can say from personal experience that rigging a character is a tedious task, but it's definitely worth the effort in the end. Since these are for 3D prints, I can understand why a basic rig at most would be used. It sounds like you made a type of proxy mesh base for the pony's body, and recycled parts for other similar models. Smart move! Why remodel from scratch when you can save time, money, and effort by recycling what you've already done?
When you're more comfortable with character rigging, I bet you could make a fully rigged and weighted pony body for each type; filly, colt, mare, and stallion versions of earth, unicorn, pegasus, and alicorn (royal & young) ponies. Then, for coloring it's just a simple exchange of shaders.
Thank you! I use a Meshsmooth modifier which subdivides the polygons by four with every instance to get a nice smooth high poly mesh. The lowpoly control mesh is somewhere between 6500 and 8000 polygons the finished highpoly model which is used for the 3d print is around 350000 polygons.
You may have gotten this question before, but are you ever going to release these files? I work a ton in Source Film Maker, but I feel that the current models available are mediocre at best. These ones look really nice and the textures look like they might fit decently with the Source Engine's lighting. I could rig it myself, my problem is I just don't have the artistic skills to actually make a model. I'm all technical and such. I understand not wanting to release the files, seeing as someone could just make their own figurines with a personal 3D printer or otherwise, but maybe after you've had your fill of what you need that you could maybe release it?
I would love it if these were the next version pony models for SFM. Don't get me wrong. I like the models I have, and alot can be don't with them, but these? the proportions alone make these more appealing.
I agree. I am hoping OP could release the models. But of course, that is up to OP. In fact, this is, by far surpasses the real Hasbro's modelling team? I mean, look at the game for Android and iPhone. OP, your model is still the best. Ever.
Yes indeed. And that's probably why Hasbro use their copyright weapons so much: They just are aware that there are better magicians than them, and copyright law is their only weapon against them (which I consider unfair competition, since if someone can do something as good as the original author, or even better, he/she should be able to do it).
Po Evrope v klidu, tady to ma na starost pobocka v Nizozemi a rekl bych ze se k tomu chovaji i lip nez ti v Americe. Ja sam uz mam koupene obe predchozi figurky a dorazily bez uhony. Vetsinou tak 5-6 dni cesta.
It's so awesome, I only have one singular complaint with it: I feel like the mane is too flat. I mean, I know in the show that her mane ends in a sharp line like that but since each color is a distinctive block it looks less like hair and more like clay, if that makes sense. Other than that one complaint it's awesome.