That’s where you get a 3D model and convert it into a papercraft first, right? I’m not sure how I would even go about obtaining something like that for what I need. I’m planning to kinda forge straight ahead with it - put paper right up against the dummy and cut/tape it until it looks right, then make patterns for the EVA foam I’m using from those. Trial and error stuff.
Are you going to do it pepakura style?
I think I’d have to modify the original design even if I did have the know-how to extract and convert a game model, though. The armor actually bends a lot with the character rig (waist especially, immediately visible in this video), and I don’t think I’d be able to do important things like sit down if I were 100% faithful.
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So I might be crazy. But um. My sister and I were planning on going to New York Comic Con this year and are starting to think about costumes. Space will be at a premium because of how we are traveling (and can’t guarantee the safety of any fragile materials)… but if we DO go in costume….
Well, she’s going to be a krogan. And I’m going as a quarian.
Yeah, I don’t even know how we’re going to fit all this stuff - might have to do a stripped-down version if the packing space situation gets too bad.
but it’ll be like our heavy/medic all over again, ahaha. I’ll be the grumpiest little krogan with a quarian friend who’s taller than him XD
(contemplating the idea of trying to make the character young or female to account for height vs. just embracing the shortykrogan, but we’ll see)
I was very disappointed by season five of TMNT 2k3. I was fast-forwarding through episodes just to get through it. I didn’t feel like anything really sparked with any of the characters, and I didn’t care for the Ninja Tribunal at all or even Tengu Shredder’s origins. I should’ve loved it because I’m into Japanese mythology and everything, but it seemed so bland and just didn’t resound well with me.
I think season five was a missed opportunity and, even though I enjoyed some episodes of Fast Forward and Back To The Sewers, I think the 2k3 series should’ve ended with a fifth season, but with a completely different storyline. I really wish the writers had gone with Peter Laird’s idea of having the turtles split up and go their separate ways for a time. This hasn’t really been done before in the TMNT universe and I think with the 2k3 series especially it would’ve been a great opportunity to showcase their brotherly bond being threatened and the travails they have to endure before finally being reunited. And maybe it’s not a happy reunion. Maybe they grow too far apart for things to be as they once were…
Agree’d so hard, on everything. While I liked parts of the 5th season, overall it didn’t really do much for me. Super Mystical Anime Turtles completely lost me, and… I don’t even remember finishing it. At least I lasted longer than my “let’s give it a second chance” shots on the Fast Forward and Back to the Sewer seasons, ugh. Seasons 1-4 = TMNT 2k3 as far as I’m concerned.
I like my Turtles pretty mundane. The less scifi and mutant-of-the-week, the better. (I make an exception for the Triceraton stories in the comics/2k3 show because come on, they’re rad.) Once the guys had these ridiculous mystical weapons and started calling their attacks (and I guess they turned into dragons later???) it didn’t feel like TMNT anymore! Nor did futuristic weapons, ability to walk the daylit streets of future Earth, or going to the internet to defrag Splinter ausldjfkl
Yeah this episode went through a LOT of rewrites (half the dialogue was scratch tracks) and defs not the strongest, it was kind of a weird one. 8I Glad you liked the animation though!! That’s all that matters to me hehe
I don’t know if I’m biased because I pay more attention when I know your studio worked on it, but IMO y’all’s episodes have looked nicer than the average (even when the writing’s not as solid). The lipsync, expressions, and general kinetic action animation just seem better and less prone to wonkiness. I always look forward to the next one, heh :B
EDIT: will throw my TMNT thoughts for “The Pulverizer Returns” under a cut, just in case :d
And for you two who flipped out about me having a Dakkan plush, you’ll have to thank a couple of my friends for that. When I was in college they bought an otter plush in Las Vegas and then made him a little tunic before giving him to me… for my birthday, IIRC. They are the best.
Not a problem! I’m not usually one to call people out, but the problem was definitely reaching epidemic levels in some of the submission waves. I’m just glad the Wayback Machine grants easy access to the original clip art for me to pull up.
The 2k3 clipart set is nice and all, but it’s all that ever got slapped on TMNT merchandise when that show was airing. So I’m quite sick of it - a design competition should bring fresh and original stuff to the table! What kills me is that several of those submissions looked great, stock silhouettes aside…
I believe very strongly in hands-on experience. My experiences with weapons (staff, sword, guns, bows), martial arts, manual labor, and life experience in general are what help inform my character designing choices.
Here is a list of things that I feel all fantasy/fighting game & comic character designers need to experience in order to stop designing characters that are dressed inappropriate to their environment. For best results, they should engage in these activities dressed as scantily as the women they design. Bonus points if they glue huge breast prostheses to their chest.
- Martial arts (grappling, sparring, wrestling)
- Traveling in extreme temperatures/environments
- Range shooting (guns)
- Horseback riding
- Sitting down/walking/moving in general
Please re-blog and expand this list.
(If you do do these things, don’t forget to write off the cost as a business expense!)