My 3D DK Characters

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My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 10th, 2011, 8:03 am

I just started working on Dk, very early work of his head.

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I plan on doing Mr.X , if you like the outcome maybe I can make some animations for the level builder, and finally we can fight Mr.X in Stronghold Showdown as many fans rumor it was meant to be.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Markster » December 10th, 2011, 8:13 am

So you are kinda doing that ACM trick that they did in the original DKC games?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 10th, 2011, 8:17 am

Markster wrote:So you are kinda doing that ACM trick that they did in the original DKC games?


Not really, I'm using a sculpting engine, with colors I'm positive I can make it look exactly like the old ACM game models. In the screens I was just messing with the materials, coloring is done when the model is complete.

Ears are done.
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Chest done, arms in progress
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby VideoViking » December 10th, 2011, 10:52 am

These look awesome, Cosmicman.

On a somewhat related note, have you done sculpting humans before?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 10th, 2011, 5:15 pm

I have made a few Mortal Kombat inspired characters, here is one of them.

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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Simion32 » December 10th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Yep. Absolutely crazy perfect. Keep going! :mrgreen:
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby VideoViking » December 10th, 2011, 5:18 pm

Oooh, these are nice.

Do you mind if I send you a PM?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 10th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Thanks Simion! :D

VideoViking, sure you can PM me.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby VideoViking » December 10th, 2011, 5:56 pm

Cosmicman, please check your Inbox. PM sent.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Markster » December 11th, 2011, 3:29 am

I got an idea for you, why don't you do these for Lanky, Chunky, and Tiny, I want to play them on DELTA/DKCLB once it comes out.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » December 11th, 2011, 4:08 am

I'm with Markster! I think it would be awesome if you could make DKC versions of DK 64 characters!

(These are super awesome, by the way.) What program are you making these in?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 15th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Markster that would be cool, as soon as I master this program I will give it a shot.

Phyreburnz I'm using sculptris, is free, check it out.

I always wanted to have a Cranky kong playable character, how cool would that be? But I think there are enough sprites to combine with Diddy's body and make that happen instead of doing him from scratch.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Markster » December 16th, 2011, 9:25 am

Hey, I got some ideas for some graphics you should make in this.
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1. Make some Donkey Kong Land models into this.
2. Try making custom tiles, like Desert tiles.
3. Have you tried giving us a beta on what the sprites look like when rendered, even though it is not complete.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Simion32 » December 16th, 2011, 10:44 am

I think Cosmicman has enough on his hands already for now, Markster... :roll:
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 16th, 2011, 5:51 pm

Simion32 wrote:I think Cosmicman has enough on his hands already for now, Markster... :roll:


Not even close to what you have in yours. :lol: Believe it or not these models are super easy to make, the Dk model that you see here is about 30 minutes of work. Doing the characters is not a problem, the only issue I have is learning to use another program to animate the models, and I need to sharpen up my coloring skills.

Markster what DKL models ? The ones that they created specifically for the game? Like the flying pig? Or that little monkey I saw on a magazine scan?
To make terrains I think there is a better program for that called Bryce, I will try to give you a preview of that, and I will try to finish DK and paint him to see how good the sprites look.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » December 16th, 2011, 6:38 pm

Here is just a preview, the model can't be painted unless is completely done, is still missing the eyes, hands, legs and minor details, so this is just practice.

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Edit: I started working on the first 3d Mr.X ever! (After the original of course.) I'm very excited about this one.
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Edit: More progress.

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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » January 15th, 2012, 5:10 am

I didn't see your Mr. X until now! It looks great! I was going to edit some sprites to make one... but after seeing that... I think I'll just forget about mine! Wow!
Any more updates?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » January 16th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Phyreburnz wrote:I didn't see your Mr. X until now! It looks great! I was going to edit some sprites to make one... but after seeing that... I think I'll just forget about mine! Wow!
Any more updates?


Thanks! Not much, just a few teeth, and deeper details, plus eyeballs. I will work on it soon. I really want to paint him.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby The Banana Bird » January 16th, 2012, 2:06 pm

Looks nice so far. Can't wait to see him completed fully Cosmicman.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Master clyde super » January 20th, 2012, 12:07 pm

Nice!!!
These would be good for Nintendo to use (you working for Nintendo), since they should make another 3D DK Game.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » January 20th, 2012, 1:32 pm

That is looking FANFREAKINGTASTIC!!! I'm excited to see the final product :)
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Jeffrey_Bones » January 22nd, 2012, 2:15 am

your models look absolutely great. would you be willing to make one for me? I need Ram Bunkshus for my pproject Donkey Kong Land Returns. If I had a model of him and a video with him with an animation of him running and doing a head butt I could rip it into sprites for my game. (just like the ACM technique Rare used)
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I wouldn't mind using your Mr X either.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » January 27th, 2012, 3:27 am

Thanks guys!
Doing Ram Bunkshus has been on my to do list for a while, I will give you the model when I finish it, hopefully soon.

Here is some work done to his teeth, they are all in place.

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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » January 27th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Looking great, Cosmicman!
I can't wait to see Ram Bunkshus. I attempted to make a sprite of him, but I failed miserably.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Master clyde super » January 28th, 2012, 10:11 am

I like these!!!
Maybe you can do K. Rool, Diddy, Kiddy, Dixie, a banana, Cranky Kong or anything else!!! These talentedness should not got to waste.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby VideoViking » January 29th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Do you have a list of what characters you're currently working on, Cosmicman?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » January 29th, 2012, 4:07 pm

The list is not that long, don't worry, I got you, I will pm you some updates very soon.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Jeffrey_Bones » January 29th, 2012, 5:42 pm

*moderator remove pointless quote*

Looking good so far!!!!
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Markster » January 31st, 2012, 7:23 am

Hey Cosmicman, why don't you make a test render for the fans?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Tonberry2000 » January 31st, 2012, 9:09 pm

This is blowing my mind. You're fantastic!
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » February 2nd, 2012, 2:35 pm

Thank you everyone for all the nice comments :mrgreen:

Markster I'm still learning how to paint materials and importing to other programs so a nice render will have to wait a bit, at least until the model is complete, is still missing the badges, sword, and minor details.

Minor updates to his hands and belt
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » February 3rd, 2012, 6:16 am

Mr.X is alive and moving.

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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby mentholcase » February 3rd, 2012, 8:01 am

Were you on the original DKC devlopment team in a past life ?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » February 3rd, 2012, 1:46 pm

I wanted to share my updated Ram, this one might be done soon, since there is not that much to do on it.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Tonberry2000 » February 3rd, 2012, 2:30 pm

The models resource accepts fan models. Just sayin'. ;)
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » February 10th, 2012, 2:17 am

Hey, Cosmicman, any updates?
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » February 10th, 2012, 5:16 am

Tonberry2000 , all my models sheets will be released as soon as I complete them, I would love to see them in action in the level builder or any other project like DKC4.

Phyreburnz, I have not done much progress except practice my coloring and textures skills and researching other compatible programs that might help the articulation and movement phase, I have learned a lot dealing with different materials and colors, there is still a few things that bug me but I will tackle them sooner or later

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Edit: Another one, testing shiny material
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » February 10th, 2012, 8:55 am

That is looking wonderful! I was wondering, though, if there was a way to delete that line in the center of your characters. I would assume the reason it's there is because of the program's mirror feature that allows one side's editing to be applied to the other side.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » February 10th, 2012, 12:15 pm

The line can be removed in the options, I always forget to remove it before I take pictures.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Jeffrey_Bones » February 10th, 2012, 8:22 pm

Ram Bunkshus is looking very nice! I can't wait to be able to use him for DKLR! i can just barely see the eye textures you did from the angle of the model but from what I can see it looks pretty accurate. :) Keep up the good work!
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Markster » February 11th, 2012, 9:38 am

Good job on those 3D DK characters Cosmicman, I can't wait to see you render them.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby aperson98 » February 12th, 2012, 5:06 pm

Wow your models look great Cosmicman. When you finish them let us know I can't wait to see what the sprites will look like. :D
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Cosmicman » February 16th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Thank you again, minor updates but hopefully Ram will be done tonight if I don't get sleepy :lol:

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Edit: Ram is done, no paint but at least the 3d model is completely done, what screen video recorder can I use? I would like to upload a render video.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Simion32 » February 16th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Try CamStudio. It's free (GPL'd) and possibly a bit finicky but it's the best free program I've seen out there.

Unless, that is, you have a suitable camera with SD card and can record the screen live. That's how I did my RE tutorial video.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby VideoViking » February 16th, 2012, 5:54 pm

If you need any help setting up Camstudio, you can contact either me or Simion. For best recording results, I suggest setting it up with the DivX codec.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Tonberry2000 » February 17th, 2012, 11:38 am

Very nice! I hope someone uses them.
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Re: My 3D DK Characters

Postby Phyreburnz » March 8th, 2012, 8:34 am

Do you have any updates? Right now, I'm attempting to make Winky.
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