working title: MOLD

working title: MOLD

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to our developer blog of “mold”, a modern Adventure game currently in production.

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post {-posthum} silence…

August 21, 2015

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Hi everybody!

The last six months were.. well… pretty crazy,….. I got one job after another – some even overlapped – and being a freelancer, ;) I usually take what I’m able to get, especially if I get offered such amazing opportunities like this year. So my progress on Mold was comparably trivial so far in 2015. Unfortunately….

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;) anyway…
soooo besides the tomato…

…what’s new?

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The second set progressed quite a lot and is pretty close to be finished. A few details here and there, the low res geometry and last but not least the characters are still on the todo list.Uzara_room_comp_v44_small

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The third set (strictly speaking it is the first set you encounter in the game) is coming along as well… it’s basically as far as the second set and primarily misses the characters and some additional look development (it’s not good enough to show yet, obviously ;) )

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and I’ve continued to work on the main character’s animations, this is the movie I use to test the cycles before everything gets implemented. Some clips (and all phonemes and emotions) are still missing, though.

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That’s all for this time,
have a good one!

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production crunch report #7 —> prototypes

May 16, 2014

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Hi everybody!

It took me almost two years to get to this point …ridiculous I know ;), but I’m very proud to be able to show off some in-game footage. The third prototype will be created in the next weeks, and will feature “almost final” graphics.. at least a good impression of how the game will look like.

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/edit 140519: I downgraded the animated GIFs to 10fps and a smaller size…  (to save you guys some bandwidth and cpu cycles ;) )

MOSO_prototype_montage_10fps

the most recent Unity prototype created march 2014

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MOSO_prototype_montage_old_10fps

early tests using Visionaire, starting around 2012

the second and last part of “the stem”, which shows Softimage and Arnold in action.  (if you haven’t seen Part1, please scroll down a post)

If you have any questions/suggestions, please don’t hesitate and add a comment to this post!

enjoy!

MOSO #02 ——— “the stem” Part 2

July 20, 2013

Finally! After all the trouble (see post, and more to come ;) ), I can proudly present our first (of several) short makingOf movies!  We are planning to show the entire production process of certain elements of the game. In this case the 3D production of the protagonist.

We captured our screens during all 3D sessions up to this point (excluding some stuff from the very beginning), and edited/polished them down to a watchable and hopefully enjoyable format.

have fun watching!

MOSO #01 ——— “the stem” Part 1

July 12, 2013

3D production: the main character

May 7, 2013 1 Comment

yay! ;)
ok, ok… he isn’t really 100%, but close… (some distinct details are still missing, so let’s say he is at 80%…. mhhh…well that doesn’t sound close at all ;) ), but it’ll have to do for now. Babette modeled the base character and walnut, I’ve modeled his “tools” and textured / shaded him.

here is a 360 lights test, the last step and final check of the shading process….

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