I've been working on learning Modo for the last couple of weeks. I started out using Silo, but I found that it was time to move into something a bit more robust, so I sat down with Modo. There are things that I like about it, and a few things that I don't, but it's a learning experience. I modeled a cup already, and that was interesting, but I wanted to try a project that had some impact for me. Modeling cups and chairs gets old pretty quick, so I came up with this project. Wonder Woman.
I want to do a Wonder Woman Render. Well saying it like that doesn't give the impact that I want it to have. I want to do a Wonder Woman render that will make people say "Wooowwwwww!!!" Doing something like this is a good way to get to learn a new tool because the project itself is something that I want to see. So this is the beginning of the project. What you see here isn't 100% Modeled in Modo. I'm actually using a Daz Genesis 2 Female figure as the base of the project. When the suit is finished, It's going to be rigged for Daz Genesis 2 so that I can pose the model properly and export it into Modo. What you see here is the base with all Modo materials in view. It hasn't been UV'ed yet, but it's gonna. I will most likely not Model the Boots because I don't believe in modeling things when better things are already available. The suit however, was a different issue. All of the costumery for the Daz figures are based off of a Bodysuit model which is fine for Daz, but won't translate well to other 3D Programs and can yield some wonky results. So this one is not based off any bodysuit. I started the geometry with the Genesis 2 Base female in topogun to get the base of the onepiece. I used the thicken tool to get it started, then went back to the same process for the belt and breastplate. I'm probably going to retopologize it so that it's all one piece with the different material zones for when it goes to render. I went with the classic look from the George Perez days when Wonder woman was actually interesting. I hate the new 52 with a passion.
I will be doing the bracelets, tiara and lasso as well, but I won't be doing them in Daz since this is a Modo render project. The one piece and boots are really all I need to do there in order for things to come over properly. I have in mind to do an image reminiscent of the Alex Ross Wonder Woman that I am fond of. Anyway, the initial work is quite promising.