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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Improved Orc Mouth Set

Finished a better Orc Mouth Set that I will use as the base set for all the Orc Characters. The Base Mouth Is rigged to allow for easier manipulation but only very simply so I am sticking to switch layers on the characters.

Tested on the War Boss using speech from the Azog the Defiler (White Orc from the Hobbit).

Friday, 27 February 2015

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Orc Warboss Talks!

A quick test of the War boss character, Mouth is simple switch and so are eye, Think I will stick with it that way for the time being but will redo the mouth vectors for a more orcish look (Fang tusks!).

Comments welcome

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Orc Camp Fire Layout and BKG Test

Test of the Fire with some other works. Orks will be cooking, eating and drinking around the campfire after the battle. I think there are several elements I will redo as vectors. Obviously the Orc but also the cooking pot for example. I’m fairly happy leaving the other stuff tents cart skins, as is as its just scene setting. Still not settled on rolling plains?


Music is from:

"Healing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Flame from:

Using method by Oddity
Lost marble forum link:

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Anime Fire

Found this really good fire flame effect from anime studio tutor. Clever combination of particles and masking. May well be using this or something similar of my own creation in my animations.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Vector Work on the Orc Boss Completed

Now Starting on the Rigging,

Still not 100% about the head but its coming off any way I suppose. Please with the main body which I plan to reuse as the base for standard Orc body Rig for other bit part characters (with subtle changes here and there).

One its rigged I'll get the character and other elements uploaded for download for people to have a play.

Biggy Rich

Monday, 9 February 2015

Orc Fight Scene - Starting to come together

Hi All,

This is a quick comp of a few background elements and the vector art that is currently in progress. The headless torso will be a fat Orcish boss (who will be rendered headless during the fight).

This is a render of the mouth tests on the sketched background Orcs cheering on for blood.

It will be a little while longer before the vector art is finished but I might post up the background elements (mouth set already available) if they might be of use to anyone else.

Much Love

Biggy Rich

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Ork Warband

Thought I'd post up the latest work I've been doing. Below is a collection of Orcs which will be used for background figures. Been having fun with manga studio on my surface pro! 
The front three have no mouths so this can be animated (was just going to use a switch layer). The crowd will be watching an Orc fight so I will do simple bone rigs for morphing the images.

Once I've got it all a bit more together I'll post up a video and files if anyone wants them.

Much love