This is the fully finished version of my Games Practical Project for my final year at Teesside University.
As a whole, this was an exceptionally fun project to work on, that has challenged me from all angles. I would like to thank my Supervisor again for having given me this idea in the first place, but especially for having supported me throughout the whole process.
This is the story I wrote for the character I created:
Hasegawa Fusa is the daughter of a Samurai during the Edo period, who was ordered to commit seppuku by his Daimyo for having fathered a child with a Dutch woman. Her mother assassinated shortly after, Hasegawa was then raised in secret by her grandfather, Hasegawa Hiromune, who was a well-respected Samurai himself, although suspected to have dabbled in the dark arts of spirit summoning.
Hasegawa learns all she can from her grandfather of the art of war, but especially the art of summoning and raising the dead. Deprived of a normal life, she grows up full of hatred and with an unquenchable thirst for vengeance for the death of her mother and father.
Raising a small army of undead, she obliterates the Daimyo’s men with ease, thus taking her revenge upon the Daimyo who ordered her father’s death. Having gotten a taste of power, she is consumed by it and, against the advice of her grandfather, she raises greater and greater number of undead. In her embittered state, she loses sight of her humanity, being completely consumed by rage and hatred for the social systems that killed her parents and ruined her life.
Heading for Edo with the full intent of murdering the Shogun and becoming one herself, she lays waste to the country with her army of undead. However, the magic slowly starts to consume her, but despite the warning signs, she continues on her mad quest for revenge and change.
Eventually she is met by the forces of the Shogun, and though she is certain of her victory, her body ultimately succumbs to the devastating effects of the magic she has abused. With her dead, her army of undead falls and the Shogun is hailed as a hero and saviour by the people for having rid the world of the blighted demon ravaging their lands.
My 3d model features Hasegawa at about the middle of her story, right after she exacted her revenge on the Daimyo who ordered her father’s death. The signs that the is magic taking its toll on her body are there, but she is not yet close to death.
Now to the more technical aspects; here are a few topology shots.
Horse and rider