Friday, 5 October 2012

Third Person shooter - Enemy model

I've done some work on the enemy characters they'd been bugging me for a while because I couldn't come up with a good design, but these aren't too bad so hopefully you'll be fighting them!

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They use a similar method of aiming to the main character, the only difference will be that when firing they'll use the main character as the target instead of an empty(I think I explained this system in a earlier blog post).

Here's a picture showing the method:

There's a couple of normal maps issues to be ironed out, but I needed to rig it before doing that.

I did have to compromise with the rigs complexity, a lot of complex armatured objects tends to kill the frame-rate, so there's squashing/stretching on the legs and arms because they only use two bones (where they connect to the body and the feet).

Had I only wanted two or three of these at a time it wouldn't have been a problem, but I'm thinking of having a lot of these things climbing around. Hopefully when they're animated and moving the stretching issues shouldn't be so noticeable!

Here's a screenshot with some of the technical details about the model: