Hey again—Chris Robinson here with a new Artcraft, and today we’re showing off the female and male Troll models. We’re wrapping up work on both of their models, and we thought it’d be cool for you to see them side-by-side. Showing both genders together gives you a more cohesive visual story and a more complete picture of the Trolls’ character, who they are, and where they come from.
One of the unique challenges for the Troll models were their tusks. In the character customization options, you have the ability to select from a number of tusk “styles.” While other race models (like the Tauren) have similar customization options, the additional modeling, texturing, and animation articulation of the Troll face—and mouth especially—made this a distinctive challenge. We actually had to model the Troll with a flat lower lip; then, for each facial customization option, we went in and posed their lips to naturally wrap around each tusk option.
We hope you enjoyed this quick look at the male and female Trolls, and we’ll see you in the next Artcraft!
Looking far more solid than some of the other races so far.
Too bad there is not more images.... I have been waiting for this model to be ready for viewing
and here i was hoping they would use the original female model from alpha..
Ya mon! I knew it would pay off to stay up late (1:07am here)
would pigtails be so wrong on a female troll? just sayin'
Where are the male troll beards.....
They're so Beautiful :D they didnt even have to change it that much, which is great :) Dem HD textures. And the female trolls look more troll-y :) i luv dem :3
I hope they add long sharp fingernails on the model, like Vol'jin, they really seem to look appropriate on the trolls, also a green skin tint ( forest troll/revantusk ) would be perfect :3.P.S. hunters should get to mog cosmetic throwing weapons on ranged weapon slot :3 ( WC II Troll Axethrower FTW MON )The ears on the male look a bit too much like a donkey, the bend is to near the end of the ear compared to the original
Cool, but similiar, i was expexting something like voljin.
Awesome! Possible race change might be in store for one of my characters.
the male looks awesome and badass but the female lol they are witches from old tales with long nose and big mole on it xD
It's 2:14 here, Nulgar :p same thing, nonetheless; it did pay off, I guess.Well, what I don't like about the new (male) troll faces is the lack of the ready-to-do-something-naughty look in their stare, which they have right now, at least on certain face options.As for the females, I'd give them wooden piercings instead of gold ones.Anyway, they do look good overall but not as good as they should be to make my decision easier -- whether I should choose troll or not as my new horde shaman I mean.
...but what of footwear?
well they are trolls they never meant to look pretty, i like the look on the females one, has that savage and mean look
Now dat dere are some FINE lookin' Trolls. *cackles and dances with glee*
Unfortunately I'm noticing a lack of pubic hair on the male model. While it sounds weird, i feel like it gave this certain vibe about the lifestyle of the trolls. Otherwise, the character and especially the face look really solid. The essence of the character feels almost completely unchanged, but completely revamped.Been waiting for this one since the start, and it definitely didn't disappoint.