so how much does it really cost...

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Stilez, May 14, 2012.

  1. Stilez

    Stilez Well-Known Member

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    to make a new character model? i mean, how does it cost? is it just they have to pay the people that make it, cos im assuming once u have the software, u wont need to pay anymore... so why do they say it cost so much?

    all im saying is, the designers are on a fixed pay aint they? the program and software has already been paid for, so whats stopping them making new models?
     
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    wages if the company own the work station and software its just a case of time needed to actually make the model and rig it. tho I think it was Highmoon who said they actually make 3 simpler models 1 for robot 1 that does the transforming and 1 for the alt mode to keep the polycount down thus making it faster/smoother when rendering

    Also keep in mind its not like they are made by one guy before he moves onto the next character. Often they will make 1 model then send it away for approval and will tweak it endlessly till everyone is happy.
     
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    anyone know what program they use? -_-
     
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    I'm pretty sure they use an Autodesk software. Probably Maya. It's what Pixar uses.

    I'd imagine that it costs quite a bit to make the characters, as they have to think them up, sketch, design, render, fix up, start making a toy, etc.

    Btw, check this out:

    Portfolio: Jennifer Hoffman - Transformers Prime Rigging
     
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    It's definitely Maya. You can see their site here, and in the info and available jobs it mentions Maya is what is used. ;) 
     
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    You forgot the last part! "....and that's just SICK.".

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    Gen. Bryce and Voguel guy was waste of a model. Those two models could of gone towards an Autobot or a decepticon. This season better pick the pace up in terms of introducing in new transformers and not name droping. Hopefully they are sandbagging.
     
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