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    Atreides solider

    Atreides elite soldier with photovoltaic helm.
    Aggressive criticism welcome.



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    Feels a lot more like Star Wars than like Dune.

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    The character currently looks off balance. This is partly due to the fact that its right leg is too far forward. you need to move it up and utilize a slight foreshortening on it so it works a little better with the perspective.

    Dunno if that makes any sense

    did a quick PO to illustrate

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    The design can use work, but I felt the composition is what threw me off the most. I just did one quick change to the size/relationship of things, and think it works much better. Other than composition, be careful of your cast shadow as it was inconsistent with the high sun lighting the image.
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    Thanks everyone, I've tried to implement your suggestions. Anyone know any tutorials on rendering chrome/reflective materials?




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    Chrome is an interesting material, basically it's nearly 100% specular reflection. This means it is essentially a pure mirror, so will have the entire environment surrounding it reflected quite clearly (just will appear distorted since the chrome itself isn't a flat plane like a mirror). Right off the bat I can see you can put more colour into the chrome, and can get more extreme values (especially very bright ones). Other than that it's a lot of careful edge control within it, some sharp edges and some very soft ones.

    As with anything in art, the best way to learn how to do it is to see how previous artists have handled it. Here are some references which may help you a bit...

    Brian Sum: http://www.briansum.com/images/TheScout.jpg

    Donato Giancola: http://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/44...erse-large.jpg

    Sorayama (just google his name, you will find dozens of paintings of chrome things, be warned thoguh a lot of his images are NSFW): http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/wp-cont...orayama_04.jpg

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