Jump to content
PeabodySam

Birth of a Legend

Recommended Posts

"I have slept for so long. My dreams have been dark ones. But now I am awakened. Now the scattered elements of my being are rejoined.  Now I am whole.  And the darkness cannot stand before me."

 

kopakathumb.png

 

Thanks to the hard work of Xiron, Garry's Mod and Source Film Maker finally have a ton of LEGO models to play around with, without having to resort to work-arounds such as my earlier Toa of Light.  I'm hoping to make some big pictures with these new assets in the future, but for now, I wanted to celebrate the birth of this new GMod era with a homage to another era's birth.

 

This is a recreation of the full-page splash panel of Kopaka from the very first BIONICLE comic drawn by Carlos D'Anda, using models from BIONICLE: The Game, Half-Life 2, and the "Legend of the Toa" Skyrim mod on the GM_BigIsland map.  Of course, the BIONICLE: The Game model for Kopaka doesn't hold a candle to the sheer legendary awe invoked by D'Anda's work, but unless/until custom Toa models come out, this is the best that we can use.

 

Also, even though I'm aware that a much higher-poly version of the Kanohi Akaku was released for GMod (modeled, if I'm not mistaken, by the same person who modeled the "Legend of the Toa" weapons), I stuck with the BIONICLE: The Game Akaku because it better fit the artstyle of the rest of the model.  Again, if a whole high-poly Toa Mata was released, then I'd change my mind, but until such a day...

 

Still, despite the graphical limitations of the model, I tried to spruce it up a bit with some dynamic lighting and glow effects to better recreate the original image.  Everything you see here was done directly in GMod, since I don't have access to Photoshop on this computer.  If my computer didn't vehemently despise Source Engine water effects with a passion and crash GMod every few minutes on this map, I'm sure I could have done even more.  Nonetheless, I'm very satisfied with the end result.

 

Once again, big thanks to Xiron for making this possible.

 

I hope you enjoyed this journey back in time to the beginning of BIONICLE.  Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Grr! it won't load all the way! The picture keeps stopping with half of the mask. From what little I see and the info you ahve given, it sounds/looks pretty great! I can imagine that it would have taken a long time to do this, good thing that porting the model from the game saved you some time.


line.gif

new_roman_banner1.png

A RUDE AWAKENING - A Spherus Magna redo | Tzais-Kuluu  |  Pushing Back The Tide  |  Last Words  |  Black Coronation  | Blue Man Bound | Visions of Thasos   ن

We are all but grey specks in a dark complex before a single white light

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grr! it won't load all the way! The picture keeps stopping with half of the mask.

 

Really?  Hmm, this is concerning.  If it's a problem with the host website, then perhaps this Brickshelf reupload will work better for you.  If it's a problem with file size, then maybe the smaller preview image will load for you (though you'll have to deal with grainy JPEG compression as a result).  Please let me know if either of these options are viable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, neat. It's really cool to see those assets reused. Best part though is how well you captured the original image, down to the lighting and all. Nice work man, nice work.


I still believe we can live forever

You and I we begin forever now

2dioq5j.jpg

I still believe in us together

You and I we're here together now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...