Welcome once again to Artcraft! I’m Chris Robinson, art director of World of Warcraft. This Artcraft is another quick one, but still packed with goodies. Today we’re showing you our work on the male Draenei. The original was one of the better character models in the game, so it didn’t require a ton of translation—but with higher-resolution textures and more polygons to work with, we were able to bump up his fidelity quite a bit, as well as improve how we convey emotion through a new animation rig.
Looks great! Though a lot of the little details won't matter - especially when you get higher and higher in level - it's nice to see Blizzard putting so much effort into making them look so detailed.
Well...at least it's not just the humans who have the over sized man nipple....
and again, when it comes to males, they add in wrinkles where there weren't wrinkles before... I really hope they're not going to do that to male blood elves...
looks pretty good
I like it. It looks very good. I like all the detail they added into the literal features. I'm looking forward to what they are going to do to the Male Orcs, since that's my main toons Race, but as for the Draenei I think it looks very well done. :)
fingers should NOT reach the knees damnit!
how lewd Blizz, at least they aren't as bad as human male nipples
Why the tentacles doesn't have the same color of the skin? It looks totally weird..
@limasp i think it might just be that one face that is messed up, and it IS totally weird, but you can see the other faces look pretty good in the lower pictures.
it might just be me but... doesnt the face in the video look a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger? i can picture the him saying no its not a tumor when making the no gesture
I love it!
Quite a bit of clipping on the shoulders of the new model. I like how the shoulders are laying better, closer to the body rather than floating in space. But you can really see -- as in the /shy emote -- how the shoulders clip into the torso.
Good work, though the tentacles look a little weird.. So, now that pretty much all alliance races are done. Can Horde have some updated models too?
These are nice, good work Blizzard!
These do look great. I also like how you made the hooves look like they don't have feathering at the bottom. Even though it was a cute touch. (Love the nipples!) So far all the male draenei pictures show them with these big furrowed brows as if they spend every waking moment gliding around, ruler in hand, trying to make high school students feel as bad about themselves as possible. (One thing that makes a humanoid look otherworldly is a lack of eyebrows. I'm serious. Remove those and head hair and you have yourself a shake-and-bake alien.) I hope you guys kept at least a few of the more friendly/stoic expressions in the facial library. I have the option of making my guy wear a hood from now into eternity but I -really- liked his face. Also, for whatever reason they now have big monkey arms and facial...wrinkles. (Why? What was the POINT? Look at their women! They're gorgeous, why do you feel the need to make the men as dilapidated as possible?) And the size of the jewelry/the coloring on the facial tendrils makes them look like they aren't really part of the face.
Male Belfs need all the Wrinkles ;p