The sculpt repairs are coming along slowly and painfully but otherwise looking all right.
LOOK AT IT.
THE RAINBOW MOVES. I LOVE IT.
I thought I was pretty much done with Zara aside from wardrobe (which I can build out as I proceed through scripts) when I remembered that the goggles are an essential piece of kit as she's blind in the light without them.
Then I spent way too long staring at her for a bit before sending a screenie to Sprat asking if the eyes were too far apart. She confirmed that they were and that I should also maybe move the mouth up a tiny bit. So I did.
Last night was an exercise in frustration. There was a bunch of chores to finish up, and then all I wanted to do was some art and to hopefully get the progblog knocked out before it got too late.
Or: why fyn has a ridiculously comprehensive and detailed head universe.
Like all good stories, it started off innocently enough. I finished eyebrows and eyelashes and did some super quickie expression tests:
My lights are really close and pretty bright hence the intense reflection, if they're still too reflective under normal lighting conditions I'll have to fiddle with the node a bit more.
Then it was onto clothes.
I was optimistic and tried but as expected it took me longer to ease back in than I wanted.
And then I injured my right thumb cleaning the stove and had a couple of days where holding the pen was painful (but towards the end of Day 0 and yesterday I tried anyway, today was better).
Currently working on trying to get Zara's hair sorted. Took me a bit to remember how to x-mirror around the 3d cursor and even then because I hadn't applied the transforms to the curves the mirrored copies were wonkered. Which was fine as I only wanted the same number of guides on both sides and didn't want the hairstyle to be symmetrical, but it's a bit of work adjusting.
Even though we haven't gone away this Christmas and are only doing a couple of gatherings, I've still managed to completely fail to get anything worthwhile done when I have been able to do anything. Last night I fell into a pit and after my computer decided to randomly crash (again) and I had to redo a whole pile of work, I ended up not even attempting the progblog and just crawling into bed to sulk.
Then today I played Pixelmon for most of the day with the kids and then youngest and I played Pokemon Go while walking my dog.
Work on the hair continues.
Most of this week has been taken up doing last second Christmas-related stuff that I'd forgotten (I'm pretty sure this is the first year I thought I better do a list for next year, in my defence it's the first time I've had to keep track of enough people to require a list), so work fell by the wayside a little bit.
I managed to start on the hair and rig the crest.
I shall do my utmost to keep up but this year silly season is seriously kerbstomping me x_x
And I don't think staying up late is helping that much but it feels like it is.
We seem to be rigging all right, I did some big motions with limbs and turned her into a pretzel and here I was playing around with small expressions.
Split the panels just so I could show the non-animators among us the puppet controls and the result.
It can probably be surmised that I finished all the naily bits but I'll show them off anyway because yes.
What is this 5 weeks shenanigans.
So pretty much trying to pick up where I was before I jumped back to do more retopo. That texture baking tool in 3dC is a lifesaver when you're inept like me x_x The skin texture is now reasonable enough for in your face shots:
And an in your face Eevee render as close as the clipping distance would let me get (I'm not even sure I have many if any extreme closeups like this):