Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cecil - Dark Knight

Decided to go ahead and release this on its own now for a few reasons. I've already released Cecil's Helmet on its own, so the big pack will be lacking its total completion no matter what. If I were to save both models for a big pack, it'll be well over 30mb. This way, I get the models to you faster. And finally, it takes the pressure off me to rush the last build.

Anyway, he's done, and I'm quite pleased with the result. The build wasn't difficult, but given the level of detail, I wouldn't really call it easy either. Included three textures for this, the normal costume, which I built, his alternate (which is sort of a red version of the normal), and the Manikin skin, which you encounter as a generic enemy in story modes.

So here's the issue: put him next to Terra, and it looks like I've totally butchered the scale. However, this is 100% correct. I present the following as evidence:

So, in FFIV, Cecil was listed as being 5'8" and Terra was listed as being 5'7" (right in range of my height, quite comforting being this short when some of your imaginary heroes are too). However, they're clearly not an inch off in Dissidia. I would say Cecil was scaled up and Terra was scaled down. She's gotta be under 5 feet now, and I'd say he's around 6.

So, the scale looks wrong, but It's right on (though whether that's good or bad remains to be seen). Now, the big issue (no pun intended), is that Cecil is a medium size model in Dissidia, whereas Golbez (pictured above) is downright massive. If you check out the Sandbox, I made a post about this issue, particularly as it regards Chaos, which I'd like to do eventually.

Anyway, we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it. In the meantime, I'll get back to work. I might take a few days off before starting on the Paladin version of Cecil, just to give myself some variety.

Follow the progress on Ustream, if you're interested.


ERA said...

wow... I love your work men... XP

Unknown said...

maybe his armor adds to his height?

Anonymous said...

Gracias por tus modelos, simplemente geniales

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