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
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
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