Thursday, October 16, 2014

zBrush Project - African Hunt

My latest project to try to define the male figure plus work towards another personality. This one is based off of a tribal African warrior. Looking forward to doing the war paint and beads.



Added some emotion and skin detail.






1 Day worth of work for my first prop.




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld and the CLIO award

Jerry Seinfeld, a long time comedian from the hit TV series has lately been working very hard in the commercial field. For his excellence he has received the "CLIO" award:

"The Clio Awards are the world's most recognizable international advertising awards, presented annually to reward innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication. The categories include work in nearly all types of media, and the judges are advertising professionals from around the world." - Wikipedia

For this great award Jerry Seinfeld went on to give a most amazing speech, one that tore down modern commercial venues for their over-selling promises of happiness and cheap products.

Jerry Seinfeld, I salute you for your courage and long live the king of sarcastic comedy.

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

zBrush Project - Speed Sculpts

Just a few of the "inbetween" projects. The island took 3 hours, the crab around 2 hours, and the heart around an hour. I'm going to work on the lighting for the crab later for a good final render. Enjoy.





Thursday, September 11, 2014

zBrush Project - Snow Monkey

This was another one of my projects to see how well I could capture an animal. I choose an ape originally and it turned into a concept for an adventurer.

















Sunday, August 31, 2014

Around the Apartment

It has been a while since my last post. Adopted a new pup into the house and have started school again. I'm currently working on several zBrush projects so more to come! Enjoy a few pictures of the new pup and a praying mantis found while taking her out.









Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to Banoi - Dead island mod

While we are all waiting for the upcoming release of "Dying Light" next year for our next zombie thriller game, I thought I would take another look at Dead Island to find out if the game play could be enhanced a little bit. So after a little work, I'm proud to upload and release "Back to Banoi"!



**Pictures taken with Weather mods from these two links Resort Weather mod Morseby City weather mod

Dropbox:

INSTALL:
Extract to ...My Documents/Dead island/

Changes:
- Added firearms throughout the game and made them almost a requirement for large area clearing.
- Shops now sell firearms and ammo, you'll need to use them to survive. But I did not make it unrealistic.
Act 1 - Shotguns and 9mm, Act 2 - Auto Rifles, shotguns, and one vender with Desert Eagle, Act 3 - Single shot rifles and guns more common for open jungle.  
- The infected know you are out there, and they want to find you.
- Head shot kills are the easiest way to stop your enemy, but if you need to beat them down you can
- All weapons have been re-balanced! 
- Harder difficulty, watch your back, their bite is lethal.
- In the city, RUN RUN RUN! It will take a team to clear some areas unless you stock up with alot of ammo and are a great shot.
- Be prepared to beat the crap out of the big zombies to bring them down!

How I did the weapon classes:
Wooden: Weakest weapons, break easy! The default had weapons like sticks extremely strong. 
Metal: Thin weapon - Easier to break, less stamina use | Thick - Tough but cost more stamina to use
Spiked: Lots of damage!
Heavy Blunt: Tear them down to bone! Try to get them on their backs and go for the head.

I wish that I could completely redo all the textures and add more in for this game but the developers made that very hard to do. This mod is compatible with all mods that effect the maps. If you want to add different mods but keep my shops info, just don't replace Shops.scr in the data folder. If you have information on how to edit maps or modify spawns (I have tried the spawn mod out there and its terrible, game glitches too bad for me to realistically use it), please contact me at JLHaskins2008@hotmail.com! Happy Gaming!