King of the JUNGLE! Lion

So I wanted to make this character for a long time and while I had some spare time I thought why not lets create a lion for the game. He’s going to be one of the playable characters and have epic rage move Roar!!.

Designing the lion was strait forward I had the design in my head for a while and have seen plenty of lions before while I lived in Africa for few years. I wanted him to have a nice looking fury mane. Now our game is quite performance heavy so can’t really use realtime fur. So I created a poly fur mane for the lion. Heres what he looks like

lionGameReady

After posting this on Twitter (@richgizmo) i kept getting asked by few friends was it inspired by Cecil the lion story recently in the news. Well no it wasn’t but I had a spare hour and after rigging I like to pose a character so made Cecil Trophy pic

lionCecil

 

So how does his fur look in unity. I did some tests and the poly fur looked great. If anything the slight fuzziness that unity shaders create makes it blend nicely. Heres some pics of the resultlionlionZom

Hes not yet got custom animations using the slothes animations actually works very well tho.

While modelling the character I did a video capture so I could post a making of. Because I was building the character so casually I wouldn’t say it was my most efficient modelling ever. But hey posted it anyway. Here it is

 

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