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Avian Defender by haikai13 Avian Defender by haikai13
This is a character model created from a concept by Joe Madureira. Apparently this was a character in a game called, Dragonkind, started back before Joe Mad founded Vigil.

Character model: 6000 triangles
Weapon model 296 triangles
1x 1024 diffuse map

Modeled with Maya and textured with Bodypaint and Photoshop.

This model was featured in my diffuse texturing tutorial. One of many available for free here: [link]

Check him out animated by my friend and former coworker, Issam Zejly: [link]
(it's the 3rd clip in the latest demo reel)

2010.3
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Given 2011-09-23
Avian Defender by ~haikai13 The suggester wrote: "The level of detail in this model is just enough to get across all the little details while staying very true to the original concept, down to the lighting and shades of colours used throughout."
Also suggested by *Master-Mune. ( Suggested by JessBDev and Featured by Lyricanna )
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alexandersinnelius Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Do you mind sharing how you layout your unwrap????

They are so neatly arranged, occupying everypossible space and seems to worry almost nothing about stretching and stuffs.
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:iconvmjml1er:
VMJML1er Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   General Artist
super
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:iconunage-jragon-00:
Unage-Jragon-00 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't funny how the defuse looks like road kill ^_^
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:iconmrock91:
MRock91 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconxenomorphicdragon:
XenomorphicDragon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks very cool, but the animation video site isn't showing me anything. 3:
Just says 'coming soon' when I click it. Really wanted to see this thing animated too.
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I guess my friend took down the video :( Hopefully it will be back someday.
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:iconrocketmail:
rocketmail Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Someone tried passing your work off as Riot Games work, but I got your back bro.

www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegen…
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha,looks like the image was taken down. I was kind of interested in seeing how they tried to pass it off. Thanks a lot for helping setting things straight! :) I guess some people just like attention by posting stuff like that.
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rocketmail Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
The image was just like yours but had the "Riot Games" logo in the bottom right of the top section (under the wing) and they took out the "original concept by Joe Madureira" and his art, just leaving it blank. MS Paint could have easily done the job but I remembered your model in an instant, truly amazing job :)
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JAVIERMAN001 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
esta re bueno me encanta pero tengo una pregunta se puede descargar o no me gustaria poder hacerlo gracias de antemano y los felicito q gran trabajo
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
According to Google Translate, I think you're asking about whether or not the model is available for download.  Unfortunately, I haven't made it publicly available at this time.
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:iconfrostlines:
Frostlines Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dude....sick!
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:iconquethaw:
QuethaW Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
looks like something from wow
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:iconsokolniki:
Sokolniki Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
That is freaking awesome dude!
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist
So how much is this Maya program? This is such a well-done and detailed model; it's astounding!
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. This kind of modeling can be done in almost any 3d modeling application. Maya is actually quite expensive, but I believe there is a free student version available for download from the Autodesk web site.
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Student? Do you have to be a student from a particular college or group of colleges?

lol, rmmbr me you don't XP
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what the specific requirements are, but you can see for yourself: [link]

You have to sign up and make an account. I've not tried it myself so I don't know what the process is.
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:iconsmile521yuan:
smile521yuan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
So nice
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:iconppa000:
Ppa000 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
WOW! amazing.
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:iconmotion-in-poetry:
Motion-in-Poetry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing :D the textures especially are great :D
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:icondufa3d:
dufa3d Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awsome work....concept, model and textures...just great!
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:iconbigquix:
bigquix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great artwork!
I saw it on a banner of a website and googled it and found it here!
nice job!
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, that was probably the Polycount forum. Thanks for taking the time!
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:icondraw4life:
Draw4life Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can only hope that someday I will be as good as you. How long did this take you to do this?
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hard to say as I only worked on it nights and weekends sporadically. Maybe less than 2 weeks total?
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:icondraw4life:
Draw4life Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's amazing. Did you do just the texturing or is the model your creation as well? (I'm assuming that you did both though)
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, both.
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:iconmicrerofurioso:
MicreroFurioso Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the wings of the character are amazing...all your works are amazing...[link]
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:iconstanzioni:
Stanzioni Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! And the animation is worth watching!
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CaseyD2K Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Saw this on Polycount a while back, seriously some of the best low poly modeling texture art I have ever seen!
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:iconspynmaster:
Spynmaster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Bad-assery! I like his blades, too.
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:iconadictedkid:
AdictedKid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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:iconnoblefivejorge:
NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
This looks like it could be in World of Warcraft or something... maybe a PS2 game. Very cool, very creative.
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DSkehan2004 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've this before, this looks awesome!
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:icong-david:
G-David Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional
WoW!! :omg:
amazing model!! it looks so much like the original artwork!!!
I love Joe Madureira, so surely, i love your model :heart:
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:iconthe-stormbringer:
The-Stormbringer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would definitely play that.
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MakeItHappen1337 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
COOL
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!!!! But how does he keep his balance? Not being sarcastic. The art is fantastic, but every time I see something like these ankles in a pic, I have to wonder if the character/creature has an organic gyroscope.

I faved it, so you know I love it.
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, that's an interesting question. I guess he's standing on the balls of his feet more like a dinosaur than a bird. It was probably designed this way for a more interesting silhouette.
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good point! I'll be looking again later.
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's standing, isn't it? XD
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes! But how does he WALK? I'm asking, not being a wise-ass. Are the ankles really flexible? Can they be straightened at all?

I'm the kind of person...idiot, if you want...who asks crazy questions. If this aquilan warrior was real, it looks like there would be a constant flexing of both knees and ankles, strenuous enough to cause him pain. He looks like he might be a saltator, a jumper. Is he?
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We ourselves are actually made to be constantly flexing muscle when we run and walk - not landing on our heels and shooting the shock up into our knees... we rest those muscles when we sit and lay, which I'm sure this creature would have no problems doing.
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good points, but...this being looks like those tendons, joints, and muscles and ligaments are stretched virtually full time, with no compensatory aspects visible. Sloths hang upside down all the time, but, if I remember right, the bones in their hands cannot open all the way, so it takes little energy, comparatively, for it to dangle all the time.

Avian Defender's stance indicates all-the-time full flexure. Sort of like you or I were to "stand" all the time in a full squat.

Also, the muscles in his back and abdomen would always be flexed as long as he is standing. And we have yet to address how he walks. Yes, Avian Defender is a fantasy creature. I just like to see fantasy creatures be well-designed for whatever they're doing, unless magic/force-fields/mechanical (robotic?) aids take up the slack, as in those 'new' robotic prosthetic strength suits.

Pay no attention to me if you don't want to. I'm just putting my two cents in.
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man, awesome character :D
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Timglasser2011 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry I accindently hit the wrong button before I was done.
FYI - The game engine you put the model into should and will come with a retopolgy or tringulate feature so you don't have to model tris. When your modeling aslo double click the edge loop after first hitting F10- buy doing this if the edgeloop you selceted is consistant it will select the whole edge loop. That is a good thing. It will improve your modeling skills even further.
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cheesyniblets Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
lol
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:iconhaikai13:
haikai13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. There are actually specific reasons for triangulating certain areas. The polygon count is not high enough that I should be striving for all quads.
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Timglasser2011 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes agreed triangulating areas as joints ar deffinately needed- [link]
[link]
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