Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sonuva part VI

Yeah, so it's been a few days since my last update on this. I had some snags animating Azriel, he called for a lot more attention than the others... mainly because this character is like my baby, so I wanted to take my time with him... I'm not sure that I'm on 100% satisfied with how he turned out yet, but I still need to take some time away from staring at this animation non-stop so I can come back to it with fresh eyes...

You'll notice one major change to his stance position, it's not just wings that flash from time to time while he's idle, you'll see an entire reaper entity intertwined with him. The idea was to have it look like there's a weird ghostly skeleton almost hanging onto his back, but fused with him somehow... If you click on the image to the left, you'll see what I mean... The skeleton's arms are grabbing onto his wrists and its legs are wrapped around Azriel's... Yet they share a ribcage and face... I don't know, I like it... it's not meant to be terribly visible until his finishing move...

You can view his animations below... missing from these animations are his blocks (standing and ducking), his falling and knocked out animations and his second special move... they're finished, but I was too lazy to work them into the overall animation. I'll post something later maybe with those... but probably not... you deal. Azriel's finisher is rather violent, so, again, if that sort of thing bothers you, don't watch this animation.

Azriel going full death reaper for his finisher is also a little homage of mine to Mortal Kombat... specifically the way Scorpion would remove his mask to reveal a skull right before he breathed fire on his opponent...

Anyway, I've been getting some cool character ideas from a few friends of mine, I'm hoping to give y'all the rundown on those pretty soon. I have to refine the designs still and apply them to the style used in this game, but in the meantime, I still have Jack and Nephilim to animate. But if you haven't read the original post, you probably don't have a clue who I'm talking about... but I forgive you.

~ Mark

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  1. Dude, thats fricking amazing! Thats hands down my favorite. You put a ton of style into him. Call me weird, but I'm digging the darker direction lol.

  2. Haha, thanks man. I dig the darker direction too... not sure if it gets any darker than Azriel though... I'll have to up the ante with the other finishers;)

  3. Yeah dude, that is actually totally fucking sick.