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Quick update for today, test renders at final resolution. Look good 😀 (Some parts missing yeah.)
It doesn’t add much, but it adds something still. I’ve matched them the best i could between the tied and untied versions so they should swap cleanly between each others.
Hopefully some of it will show in the final textures.
Those are the strap segments for the “untied” looks of the various bits and bobs. I also finished the end of the left sleeve so it can have a friction buckle (the right side will have the strap part).
Now the low polygon model is 99% complete, the only remaining part is the arm connecting strap, I reserved a bit of texture space for it and I’ll make it once I get the folded version of the arms final.
- Make the materials.
- Make a semi final “test” texture set, to double-check that I haven’t messed up anything with my UVs).
- Rigging (first pass at least).
Friction buckles low-poly mesh is done, it looks.. okay I guess, from afar. I’ve also unrolled the crotch strap so I can bake it with minimal lighting artefacts, which should, in theory, allow me to use it on a flexi prim when untied.
Also realized that I forgot working on the buckle locking mechanism…
I hate myself sometimes.
So I’ve finished the second sleeve creasing today and I think I’ll be able to share texture between the different strap, that’s the good thing.
The bad thing is that I’ve forgotten to secure some UV space (again) for the “buckled” straps. So I’m not out of the sand yet.
I’ll get more done later but I need to “gather some feedback” first. I’ve sculpted the arm a little more and to give it more definition.
I really like how the elbow “cap” bends (#4), that’s the best part so far.
I’ve tried different approaches for the inside but I’m not 100% satisfied. #5/6 doesn’t collapse at all but it looks weird and deform way too much.
#4 I tried to hard weight the inside and I like how it bends but it starts poking out at extreme range, that’s not great.
So my grand plan for texture recycling ended up not really working that well, so I will do some regular diffuse baking instead.
Now as you can see that’s some seriously compact UVmapping :P, save for that empty bit in the top. Don’t you worry there will be stuff in there eventually.
I haven’t unwrapped those back straps yet because I really want to use the same texture for the tied/untied versions (and even the same texture for all four straps) and that will require some planning.
But the rest looks okay, save for the glitches which will obviously be fixed.
Now I really have to finish those sleeves…
Alright, most of the gaps are now closed, I even capped the openings. I also finished the “buckled” version of the straps. This is hovering around 6000+ triangles. It’s not making me happy but I needed the strap geometry to be “texture recycling friendly”. You can’t have it both ways I suppose.
The sleeves are still on symmetry, and I need to make the low poly version of the buckles (this is going to suck).
Some more cleanup might be required before I can call this good.
It’s getting there, I’m making a bunch of mistakes that I thought I wasn’t gonna be making anymore… like NOT COMPLETING THE MODEL before going into detailing and optimization.
Oh well, what’s done is done.
Left upper back is just a clusterfuck that I’ll probably end up trashing.
Blocked out the arm so I could work on the hands and then I’ll fumble something together something for the elbows. The shoulders should work okay with this geometry I hope.
Since texturing is a bit pointless if I can’t test the baking quality, I’ve started the low polygon model. It’s really rough in places and not all that great in general. I initially started in mirror mode, but because all the creasing was done out if symmetry mode, there is not much point in doing that.
Initially I tried to follow the main peaks and valleys of the creases, but I ended up switching to “peaks only” to keep the polygon density low. You can see in picture 2 and 3 the “improvements” in the topology (yeaaah… not there yet)
Oh yeah I also added the mandatory collar trim.