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    Well, I had always wanted to do a predator, but just never got around do it. After going to see Predators on Friday I decided to finally take a whirl at it.

    For now it's pretty basic. Just roughing out the forms of the head, over top of my standard human male basemesh. I've used move, and clay tubes on a sphere to get the main head, and Zspheres for the hair and mandibles.

    FYI: The head is going to be based on the ORIGINAL Predator.

    Hope you enjoy.



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    Truly impressive work. Can't wait to see the end result(s).

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    Gud...(:
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    Now I've always liked the Aliens franchise. At least the first two films and an appreciation for what the third was trying to accomplish. Also I liked Predator (1&2 were both pretty sweet).Never did like much the idea of jamming them together in the same story. But whatever. Very solid use of zspheres. Especially for the alien queen. For what I am guessing is going to be the soldier piloting the ALICE, I very much look forward to seeing that and your Predator as well.
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." -E.F. Schumacher


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    crystalbaud: Thanks a lot man. I appreciate it.

    sculptor.zb: Gud?... Thanks. I think?

    Jerick: Thanks dude. I've always been a huge fan of the franchises. I truly believe that the AvP franchise could work, I mean the AVP 2 videogame was pretty good. Unfortunately all the movies seem to want to do is make the aliens and predators fight each other and wrack up a body count. If we could get a good director like Cameron or Scott to handle it I think it would turn out great. Unfortunately where the thing sits now, especially after the last two flops, I don't think any reputable director would touch it.
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    So here's an update.

    I fleshed out the mandibles, and repositioned them so they'd be easier to sculpt. I added more hair so I could accurately position, and sculpt the pores that the come out of. I also worked a tad on the shoulder area.

    I probably wont sculpt in the finer detail until I have the forms fully fleshed out, and then retopologize the thing as a single piece.


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    This is fantastic! Can't wait to see it textured! Do you plan on building out armor for him? What's your final purpose for the model--still renders, video?

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    Can't wait to see the predators' progress

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    AndrewJarvis: Thanks . Yeah, I plan on doing the whole shebang, Armor, body, Mask, weapons, and texture. Though I don't know if I'll get Into color or not. For the most part I tend to stick with sculpting/ modeling.

    Most of the stuff I do in Zbrush is done for 3D conceptualization. Any more, I think sculpting in Zbrush is just as easy as doing a 2D sketch, and I get the added benefit of being able to see the details from any angle.

    dobbie: It's a commin'. Glad you like it.
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    Here is the retopologized head. Done using the Zphere's edit topology feature. I haven't started re-sculpting it yet though.


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    Looking good!
    You didn't use the projection function to transfer all the details while re-topologizing?


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    Nah! since the base sculpt really didn't have much detail I didn't feel the need. Now I figure I'll just go strait into the detail, from the new mesh.
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    AVP has one of the most interesting concepts ,and you are doin total justice with it.....go on........looking forward to see the final output.........


    hey ....can you post how you created the basic head,is it totally z brush?
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    hey man! despite its just a rough sketch now, I can tell this is the predator! original one! its a shame how they mutated theoriginal in some kind of weird and sily creatures!

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    mykmcdaddy: Thank you. And, yes it most certainly does have one of the most interesting concepts.

    caffeineandpixels: kill me ahm heah!

    Uber: Thank you. I'm glad it resembles him. I've always wondered why they deviated so much from the original design in the new movies. I can't believe It's that hard to duplicate the original, and I can't believe, after all the outcry from fans, that the directors would keep making the goofy faces. So... I just don't know.
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