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Sonic custom model - would like feedback
#1
So in my opinion, my original model was utter crap and it was pretty unanimous that I should update it.

Finally getting around to it over a year later, here's work in progress on a new model I started a few weeks ago. My focus on modeling this time around was making everything as quad-friendly as I could. The modeling for the head, body, shoes, and all textures and materials were made from scratch. Socks and gloves were just moved from the generations model and edited to be 100% quad friendly. They'll probably be replaced by my own modeling in the end though. Body and skin materials are still untextured.


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So for now, I'm looking mainly for feedback on the modeling aspect, but anything else can be said. Be as nice or brutal as you want, but any feedback or suggestions that'd help in the end will be most appreciated. 

Some questions if you don't know what to look for:
In general, does it look weird, and do you have any idea what exactly seems weird? 
Is his face too short, long, narrow, wide, etc? 
Would you prefer a side or a center mouth? 
Are the shoes and hands a good size? 
Is his body too lanky? 
Do you like or hate the seams on the gloves and socks?
Are his arms and legs too short/long? 
Are the colors a good choice? 

Fire away!
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#2
This looks pretty good! Not often does very high-poly stuff show up here!

Overall I think you did a great job!

As for some tips:
  • Something about the face looks a little off for some reason, I can't put my finger on it however
  • If you are going for a modern sonic design his spines droop down a little farther. I kinda like them the way they are though so it's up to preference. (I more prefer Classic Sonic so that's probably why I like the shorter spines, however you do what you think looks best!)
  • I always prefer a side mouth over a center mouth but it looks okay in this instance so it's all up to your preference.
  • I like the seams on the gloves & socks keep them!
  • The arms seem a tiny bit too short
Hope this helps!
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(04-27-2019, 09:05 PM)Retro64 Wrote: As for some tips:
  • Something about the face looks a little off for some reason, I can't put my finger on it however
  • If you are going for a modern sonic design his spines droop down a little farther. I kinda like them the way they are though so it's up to preference. (I more prefer Classic Sonic so that's probably why I like the shorter spines, however you do what you think looks best!)
  • I always prefer a side mouth over a center mouth but it looks okay in this instance so it's all up to your preference.
  • I like the seams on the gloves & socks keep them!
  • The arms seem a tiny bit too short

Thanks for the response - was afraid the face may look off but also can't put my finger on it lol. I'll play with the arms and quills in the meantime though
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The problem with the face (at least I think this is the problem) is that it looks kinda like Boom Sonic's face from the show, and since the rest of the model looks nothing like Boom Sonic it kinda throws you off in terms of what you are looking at.
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#5
I noticed the face thing as well, I think it has something to do with the eyes, as well as the thickness of the muzzle? I'm not sure though.
I think the legs might also be a little too thick but I'm not sure on that either.
Looks great though, almost like official models!
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#6
I, for one, actually do prefer the center mouth over the side mouth, but the face thing seems apparent to me as well, since the eyes (irises) seem just a little too close to each other.
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I think what looks off about the face is the eyeglobe. It's a bit too round. I'd say shoot for more of a rounded plane shape instead of a perfect sphere. Also, the torso looks a bit odd around the shoulder areas. Overall it's looking great so far, keep it up! Smile
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#8
Hey, I've just made an account to make this post, so let me tell you what i feel to be off with this

1. Arms need to be longer
2. The mouth needs to be on the side
3. The spines need to be longer

other than that, while researching it, I've learned that recently [and by recently, i mean on and off in renders since 2005] that Sonic's shoes are reflective. Not like they reflect only some light, no, they are like mirrors with a red tint.
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#9
Looks good, reminds me of the Sonic Heroes model, here's some stuff I would change:

The "eye shine" should be on the top instead of the bottom
The gloves look a little off to me, mostly due to the seam that separates both sides, either make it less apparent or remove it altogether
There should be at least some kind of texture for his quills/fur, this is something that is mostly overlooked, but adds a great deal of detail to the character
I'd suggest making the spines a bit longer and droop a bit more
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