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Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:42 am

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Hey Seibertron!

So, I've been working on the development of the fan-made Transformers: Vanguard CGI Web-Series for a long time (including sharing some previous design prototypes here on Seibertron and online), and am finally designing the final version of every character, with videos hopefully beginning in the Spring.

Without further ado, here is the current progress:

Updated (March 29th, 2014):
The first VS image; Ultra Magnus vs. Megazarak!
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Finished Characters:
Character #1: Ultra Magnus (Autobot - Class 4)
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Comic Art Photoshop:
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Character #2: Toxitron (Decepticon - Class 4) [Remold of Ultra Magnus
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Photoshop Artwork:
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Character #3: Roadbuster (Autobot - Class 3)
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Character #4: Megazarak (Decepticon - Class 5)
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Multi-Character Images:
Robot Mode:
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Photoshop Artwork:
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Vehicle Mode:
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:53 pm

Update #1 (February 1st, 2014):

He's finished!
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Burn » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:16 pm

Well you've got my attention!
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby KnightStrike » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:04 am

Motto: "Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy."
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That looks pretty cool!
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:16 pm

Thanks, guys!

Two new images for you all today!

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I'd also like to announce that the next design to be worked on will be Toxitron. Yes, Toxitron.

Toxitron will be a remold/redesign of the Ultra Magnus body that you see here. New head, new weapons, and many body changes.
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:00 pm

With some feedback, I've reproportioned him, and think he looks better.

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Also, this is something I did for fun. If anyone wants to see the original CG shot, let me know, and I'll post it. Otherwise, here's a lovely piece of CG that I photoshopped to look like a comic book panel:
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:00 am

Hey Seibertron!

Got a lot to show/tell today!

First, got a new image for Ultra Magnus:
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And the second character (Toxitron; remold of Ultra Magnus) is finished!
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Ready to announce the next two characters: Roadbuster & Impactor! (Both are unique, new designs; they aren't remolds of each other, and neither is a remold of Ultra Magnus)

I'm also accepting requests for images that you want to see as far as poses from Ultra Magnus and Toxitron go. I'm also willing to make wallpapers, avatars, and signatures.
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:41 pm

Got new pics!

First of Toxitron:

New pics (including a new "comic art")!
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And Roadbuster:

His vehicle mode is about 40-50% done!
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:14 pm

Roadbuster's vehicle mode is done and his robot mode has been started!

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And an image of Roadbuster & Ultra Magnus together:
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Postby Galvanitro » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:05 am

Roadbuster is completely finished!

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Postby Ultra Markus » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:35 pm

Motto: "“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." - Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight"
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the alt modes for ultamagnus and toxitron look like an armored VW bus :lol:
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:02 am

Uh, thanks, I guess. If you get enjoyment out of the designs, that's all that matters.

Got some new pics, all three of them with Ultra Magnus & Roadbuster together!

Artwork image:
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Size Comparison:
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Hope you all enjoy them!
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Crosshairs » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:45 am

Motto: ""Precision belongs to the wielder, not the weapon.""
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I am hugely impressed with what I've seen over the last couple of weeks regarding this project, well done! :D I just wanted to ask whether this project will require voice actors, because if it does I would be very happy to offer my services :)
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:39 am

Thanks so much for the praise. Yes, this project will need a lot of voice actors. Looking at your Youtube page, you seem really spectacular, and I'd love to have you onboard in the future. When I start the audition period, I'll send you a PM with a link to the thread that it'll be in. I know there is a character for sure I think I'd like you to play, but he won't be in the prequel series for awhile, ;)

Thanks again, and I will definitely let you know the minute auditions are up. It'll probably be a bit, as I'm shooting for July for release of the first prequel episode, and I'll be working on the script in a month or two.

In the meantime, there'll be plenty of artwork though.
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:48 am

I've got 5 (!) new images for you all today!

First, new posed pictures for Ultra Magnus & Toxitron:
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When he needs extra power, Toxitron can channel the Tox-En coursing through all of energy tanks in his body and cover himself with a Tox-En energy aura, causing him to become extra strong, durable, and more powerful...
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And the next character, Megazarak, has his vehicle mode finished!

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And here he is with Ultra Magnus & Roadbuster for comparison:

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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:47 pm

Slow week because Megazarak's robot mode is taking longer than expected!

But I do have one new render of Roadbuster, to show off his last weapons, his daggers:

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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:30 pm

Two new images, another slow week. For reasons you will see in a moment though, the next week will have at least a few, ^.^

First, new Roadbuster posed image:

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And next, hot of the presses, the (soon-to-be-rigged) Robot mode for Megazarak!

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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:31 am

Just got done rigging him!

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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:24 pm

Told you guys it'd be a big week!

Image of him ready to fire his gun; and two comparison images of him with Ultra Magnus and Roadbuster!

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Postby Crosshairs » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:38 pm

Motto: ""Precision belongs to the wielder, not the weapon.""
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I love Megazarak's design! He seems to share a lot of aesthetic elements from Armada Megatron, things like the hip cannon, tank tread shoulders and moose horns :P Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing more from this project :D
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby DoctorOblivian » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:49 pm

OH my FREAKIN primus. All of this looks AMAZING... i need to know, in regards to the voice auditions. when you decide to actually start them, what website will you be announcing that on? i dont want to miss out! I would be thrilled to even have the CHANCE to lend my voice to something like this.
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:37 am

Thanks both of you for your kind words!

I'll be announcing and having auditions on TFW2005, Seibertron.com, Voice Actor Alliance, and Voice Actor Club; as well as notifying people on the Vanguard deviantart page.
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:55 pm

Alright, big night tonight!

First off, the first "VS." image for Vanguard:

Ultra Magnus vs. Megazarak!

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But, almost more importantly, we have Vanguard's official logo!

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And here is a version without the lightning background:

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And , Vanguard now has a deviantArt page:

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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:38 pm

I give you the first "poster" for Vanguard featuring all four of the currently modeled characters:

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This is an all-new render; and all four were actually posed and rendered in the same space with zero collisions, I didn't want to just have a combination of posed images photoshopped together.
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Re: Vanguard Series - Character Models (Updated Weekly!)

Postby Galvanitro » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:30 pm

I haven't forgotten you guys...and I haven't stopped working! :D

Got a bunch today!

First, I modeled two faction emblems for the series while I was working on Impactor's vehicle mode:

First one is the Autobot emblem:

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Now this one is new. For supporting fiction for Vanguard; team member Shatterpoint talked to me about adding a new Cybertronian faction called the Vikkons to act as a type of counter-balance to the Star Seekers; making the two factions rivals. I loved the idea. Shatterpoint later made a concept design for their emblem, and today, I decided to make it a reality:

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And an image of both with less "effects":
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And then...

The Leader Of The Wreckers himself...

Meet Impactor's vehicle mode!
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Did a picture with the other two Autobots (I forgot to shrink him slightly):
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And did a picture with the other two + Megazarak as well (his size is fixed here):
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