Animation is a big factor for the female Draenei specifically, so it’s important to keep it in mind when comparing the two. The original female Draenei has some fairly extreme posing that happens when she’s animated. If you were to see the static model of the original without any posing you’d see that it looks very similar to the new one. With her pose applied her shoulders stretch backward, her pelvis rotates forward, and her chin lowers—causing her head to angle downwards. The curvature in her lower back, and why the head shape looks slightly different, are also due to the new model not having the same posing applied yet. She also looks a lot taller! Ultimately all of those things will be addressed when we animate the new model, they just don’t take place until she’s rigged and sent on to the animation team.
We hope you enjoyed this super quick look at where we’re at right now, and we’ll continuing sharing more in-progress art as we go forward. The next article in the Artcraft series we’re planning is a look at the creation of the Spires of Arak, a new zone coming in Warlords of Draenor. Thanks for stopping by!
Senior Character Artist Joe Keller did the majority of the work on this revamp, with direction from our Lead Character Artist Tyson Murphy (@tysmurph), and myself (@artofcgrobinson).
It looks to me like they improved the texture, but they took away the Draenei posture, they look awesome and confident with their shoulder's back and chest out. The new one looks like a depressed anorexic with a bad boob job.
They look more based on the human female model than anything else but their models weren't too bad to begin with. However, I really wish their hooves were more defined. I liked the older looking hooves before, maybe it'll look different if they're posed in a normal stance.
yes me and my wife, my wife more than me, would like to see more hairstyles and would like to see the current hairstyles get some much needed updates. Would also like to see more long hair style choices for women and more short hair styles for men.
@Kerovane You have given me some hope.
hmm, looks great, but I am a little disappointed with...her posture? I hope Rankkor's post is correct and she will stand the same as the old model with her shoulders back, chest out, ect. It looked kinda wonky/toony in a way and I loved that about the dran females! I really hope once the animation team gets her she will stand and move the same :)
Sexy. Gonna play a draenei when WOD comes
I could stare at these all day. :3
Can't we have an option in quality settings for jiggly boob animations? It's needs to happen.
Face-lifts and some quick body work, YASS
As many people have said here, I hope they keep their old posture.
I think this model is hooot. If I wasn't already thinking about getting a sex change on my male Draenei pally I am defiantly am thinking about it now. My personal favorite thing about the model is that its not to over sextuallize like yes its still sexy but in not like they have the worlds BIGGEST boobs like some other MMOs do with there female models.
I see lots of complaints about the models not changing that much. Well that's cause they didn't have as much to change! I could see if you were concerned about a vanilla race not changing that much but come on guys, there were less graphics/problems that needed improvements.
Maybe it's my eyes but... is her spine straighter in the new version? If so that could be good and bad, part of what made them sexy was the posture but it also made small things like cloaks look crap.
Ye i felt like crying when i saw the boobs shrink too