I finally got a spare 30 minutes in between all the texturing and dissertation research to start modelling a weapon design I knocked up a few days back. This is mainly silhouette mapping, I will refine the geometry more when I next get chance.
As my first attempt at a hand-painted texture, this went all right.
I realise the metal is horrible and just… wrong. So I’m going to spend some time looking into methods of painting for metal. Unfortunately, hand-painted texture tutorials seem to be pretty scarce online.
I can’t wait to try out this style again and design some more weapons.
So I thought I would test out some environment art, while testing out tileable textures, while testing out Marmoset Toolbag.
The two rocky textures are designed for our game - again, hello Borderlands - and the brick texture was just for a quick test.
I was surprised at how easy these turned out to do, once I got into the swing of things. I’m sure there is a better workflow process that I need to look in to, as I manually textured each of these, instead of generating them in 3d and baking their normals.
Because our games doesn’t already look enough like Borderlands, we thought you ourselves, “You know what our game needs? More Borderlands!” So we made these vending machines where you can buy perks and buffs, real-time styley.
Weapons! You need to shoot them with the pointy end.
I actually made the rifle a month or so ago for the flying robot enemy, but, because of the size of the gun, the character couldn’t hold it. So I kept it on the back burner for the ranger to use. The texture with the hazard stripes is for the alter-ego ‘boss’ version of the ranger.
Taking some of the components I’d made for the fembot’s gatling gun, Tommy Turner created the turret trap, which can be activated when you pay X coins. Tommy also create the UV layout for that piece and I simply textured the model.
Over the past week, I’ve been tasked with texturing some of our environment and prop assets. Texturing is one of my favourite parts, I love to hide jokes in the maps, which are usually always something to do with Futurama.
These models, and some of the UV maps (dumpster, metal awning and wooden/metal support) were all created by Tommy Turner and Andrew Johnson. Check out there Tumblr’s to see more of their stuff.
Work in progress for the fembot’s gatling gun. I’m a little worried as to whether she can actually hold this, as there might not be enough space to get her fingers in. So I’ll leave it on the back burner until she’s rigged and I can test whether they make a perfect couple.
Character Artist with experience in concepting and design, modelling, unwrapping, texturing, rigging and animating. Ambitions of becoming a character and texture artist within the games industry.
Adept in Autodesk 3ds Max, CATRig, CrazyBump, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Art Rage.