Long ago I said I was going to embark on a long journey, one that seems to stretch far away and seems almost never ending. But before I did, I needed the nessesary items and that’s when i started making excuses “I need a better computer, I wanna finish super robot wars first, maybe after I purchase a property”. So after completing all my excuses, I finally decided took my first step and before I knew it, I’m at my destination, heck, forget about the journey, it’s the destination that matters now!
I present you my gundam 3D illustration – PTX-003C Alteisen.
Alteisen, although not exactly a gundam, is possibly one of my favourite mecha’s of all time, which is why I chose to model it. I just love everything about this mecha, the color, the style, the background, the pilot, the weapons, and definitely it’s theme music (I have it as my ringtone =P).
I based the modelling off my 1/144 Kotobukiya model but drew alot of reference from the original illustrations from Kazue Saito and also official images from the game. Then I went on to customize it slightly to give it a little bit more detailing.
All modelling and rendering done in Maya. I started off from bottom to top, modelling by eye before I realised the proportions where way off.
So it was then I started to do a little bit of porportion correction using image reference.
What took particularly long was the head, as I found it was crucial to have the correct anatomy, otherwise it just doesnt have that gundam look.
Overall this project took a little over 2 months, I would jump straight into Maya as soon asÂ got home from work and stay up till 12-1am. It was pretty exhausting, but I’m happy with the results =)
So what’s next? don’t worry, I have something even more extreme coming up, but until then, I hope you like this 3D illustration of Alteisen! – he’s just pure awesome >D.