We’re here with a brand-new Artcraft! I’m your host, Chris Robinson, senior art director on World of Warcraft, and today we’re showing you where we’re at with the female Tauren.
The original female Tauren had a lot of issues with too-angular geometry and stretched-out textures. It’s not her fault—it’s just what we had available to us at the time. Our new process has allowed us to add a lot of detail to her hair, fur, horns, and hooves, to build a far more detailed and expressive face, and to add a lot of definition to her musculature (while retaining her shape and silhouette).
One other change of note: Warcraft character design is commonly known for its stylized long arms, large hands, and big feet, but the female Tauren’s hands were just completely out of control. We brought them down to a more consistent size with the other updated models, and were also able to add a ton more detail and dexterity in the process.
We hope you enjoy her new look—let us know what you think in the comments!
good looking cowgirls :P(bad joke)
I awaited that tauren female would have bra filled with udder and not two boobs instead.
Really like the new look of the female tauren, I actually don't think I have a single one either... might have to change that.
Do you know when is the troll model coming-up please ? :)
Facial expressions look just a bit too real for me. That smirk is creeping me out.
She kinda looks like a Rottweiler and it's somehow dissapointing =( I was hoping for the team to give a better face, instead they just took the male one and just softened the lines. I know, it's a humanoid cow, but still... I've seen beautiful fanart, but the in-game design still insists on making them not-so-special looking. Still weird.
Looking awesome!Now.... Female Troll...... :P
sexy female trolls!
Nose is way too dark. For darker hide colours that could work but give us the option for a lighter nose please and thank you.
Personally this new model makes me think, hey I may just roll a female Tauren. When I saw the new Human male model all I could think (IMO) is that they are still ugly. They look better...they are still just ugly Human males. Good work on the Tauren female model!
OMG!OMG! OMG! Best revamp so far! I am a happy tauren female player!
Holy cow, that's an improvement.
please don't do this blizzard, both of the tauren genders look odd and don't really resemble their former selves anymore. They look like something out of a Disney movie.
Not sure about the face, but everything else is so much better - I never noticed how awful the old model really was...
What my cousin said to me after seeing this : "It looks like a $%^&*! girl with horns" . LOL!
you cant satisfy everyone, if you make it to real, they said no is like disney, if you make it less real the said that need more work, well shut up, this is an improvement really well done..Blizzard know that trolls are the best race, thats why they are reserving it to the end (i dont count belf because they dont need much rework and they are belf XP)