Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The rusty guys are the 'hell soldiers'. I really wanted to avoid the fantasy-Warhammer look for em. More like a crude mockery of the real. Or something. Sho' is a lot of stuff in this film. Gee whizz. That's it for the soldiers though.
I think I made seven jackets, seven helmets, assorted belts, bandolier, one pouch, one pike, a halberd, a matchlock, a musket stand, two flags, 6 breastplates, etc. Beaucoup crap considering how little sceen time they get. But it was fun.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
They ain't quite period (1640-1670). Or rather they are, but they of a rare type and not worn by pikemen. But who cares. Their benefit is clear - they hide the face. And if i'm assembling an army out of interchangable parts, sho' is easier if I don't need to build an army of heads. They gots some HDR going on. Most of the soldiers will be non-animated stills, so i'll be able to HDR em' if I want.
This head is a little too big for this armature and the helmets. Gonna make a couple cheap-looking heads that are a bit smaller.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
There's a couple scenes where soldiers stand around as extras. And there's an ear;y scene where there's an assload of them. An army - though we won't see but a part of the army. And they'll be almost all just stills (no animation) To get around the impossibility of making an army, i'm making a bunch of accessories, all built for the same armature. So I can mix and match interchangable bits to make 'new' costumes.