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Bill Masen

After creating the base ideas for Bill Masen i decided that there are a few things that i wanted to bring out of the book, Bill was described as wearing a lounge suit in the book so thats what i decided to make him wear. When he is hunting triffids he has a mesh mask helmet and some work gloves, this was the outfit that i wanted him to wear.

I built the mesh using 3ds max using the my workflow that i have been using for years. i wanted to keep the poly limit nice and low so that this can be used in a low level game.

Bill Masen Base Mesh

I then continued on to unwrap the mesh and sculpt and texture using mudbox, i prefer using mudbox for it features as the projection tool allows me to get a good base reference material. Here is the textured version of the character.

Mudbox Sculpt

After a few iterations i eventually ironed out some of the things i didn’t like about the character and that was things like a few proportion issues and some extra details into the character, ive tidied up the character to this stage and will now concentrate on creating the Triffids. Here is a render of Bill Masen in his current state.

Bill_masen_Final_Texture

Bill Masen

The texturing and lighting is the style that i would like to see in my game.

More to come soon 😀

The main character of the story is Bill Masen he is a triffid-ologist that works at one of the oil companies. He is struck blind by a triffid sting across the face, this strike is normally enough to kill a man but as Bill has built up a resistance he was only temporarily blinded. During the story he develops as a character and it would be nice to show this through the game. the point that i want to place him at is when he is scavenging for supplies in the triffid ravaged world. He is described as wearing a gentlemen lounge suit as his normal clothes, when he is scavenging he puts on heavy work gloves and one of the wire mesh helmets to protect himself from the stings. he also has some protective glasses to stop the poison splashing into his eyes.

Below is a sketch of how i feel Bill would lookImage