Hires detailing Shield - Dhaal

Hires detailing Shield – Dhaal

June 9, 2013 |  by  |  3D, 3DS Max, Modelling, Sculpting, Zbrush  |  2 Comments

I have pretty much started to remodel everything from scratch in hires without worrying about poly counts anymore. The idea is to create low poly models later and bake the detail into normal maps.

This is a standard Sikh Dhaal which has most of the major details added. It also has varying levels of damage that could be animated. For example, if the shield in the game is hit too many times by opponents then it can visually show gradual damage until it is unusable and another must be found by the player.

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SH Logo Animation

May 13, 2012 |  by  |  3D, 3DS Max, After Effects  |  3 Comments

A friend of mine runs a Sikh helpline which provides help and support for young Sikhs facing various problems. It’s a great service and a lot of young people have benefited from its anonymous support. My friend was producing a video promo to raise awareness of the main issues faced by people who call the support line and he wanted a higher resolution version of the logo and a logo animation ident that could be used on all video promos and marketing materials. Read More

Kirpan 3D Model

July 4, 2010 |  by  |  3DS Max, Historical, Modelling  |  2 Comments

Nothing much to say really, just a 3D model of a traditional Sikh kirpan. I was aiming to create a fairly simple low polygon model and let the photo texture do the rest of the work. Really enjoyed modelling this one as it has a beautiful curve on the blade. Decided to do an animation of the dagger as if for a virtual exhibition type of display. Read More

Turban Armour (Chand Tora)

May 14, 2010 |  by  |  3D, 3DS Max, Featured, Historical, Modelling  |  1 Comment

Here is an ornament that was traditionally worn by sikh soldiers on their turbans meant for going into battle. The “Chand Tora” is a metal symbol consisting of a crescent and a double edged sword, it is held in place at the front of the turban by woven chainmail cord tied in a pattern within the turban to protect the head from slashing weapons.This particular design was inspired from an image that used to be on the original sarbloh.com website. I mixed it with a circular chakar shape with a bar down the centre that would be used to secure the armour to the turban using metal wire. Read More