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Making Of 'Zero'

By Marcos Nicacio
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Date Added: 10th September 2009
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Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Marcos Nicacio, I currently work at Best-CG as a character designer, modeler and animator and I'd like to share the creation process behind my most recent job.

Inspiration & References

Since being a kid, I've always liked to play video games - particularly the Mega Man series. In the Mega Man X game, a character suddenly appeared who was different from the kinds of character I was accustomed to seeing in the previous games. His name was Zero, he had long blond hair, a light sword and he looked more like a villain than a good guy. I thought his design was great and very audacious and from that point onwards, I became a huge fan of his character and started to play only as Zero whenever I could.

Nowadays, I've chosen to make a high-end, fan art version of the character, as I've never seen before in any games of the series.

To make the character as I wanted, the first step was to gather references that I could use to hit on the right proportions because during the game series, Zero had different heights and designs. Some of these can be seen in the references from: (http://www.themmnetwork.com/gallery/) (Fig.01 & Fig.02).

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Fig. 01

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Fig. 02


Modeling

The best part for me was the modeling. It's always great to make a project where you can mix organic and inorganic modeling in the same mesh.

I started with the head (Fig.03) to help to get the other parts of the body in proportion, based on the references. Next I began modeling the inorganic parts, which were the helmet and the chest armor (Fig.04) and then I created the shoulders, arms and hands (Fig.05). After all of this was done, I could visualize really well the volume I wanted to the character to have.

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Fig. 03

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Fig. 04

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(ID: 145673, pid: 0) Mohamed-essam-farouk on Sun, 02 September 2012 4:10am
Well awesome love it :)
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(ID: 86029, pid: 0) Julio Cesar Camacho E on Sun, 12 February 2012 7:11am
hello Marcos my name is Julio I hope my English is not so bad I live in mexico Your model is awesome I'm also a fan of megaman and zero I wonder if I'll be interested to share it, my intention is to make the helmet on paper (papercraft) by hobby would share only free with all credits to you and with your permission. I respect copyright I hope that interests you, thanks and greetings
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