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[Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:00 am
by ChickenMobile
Hello to all that read this!
I am looking for a modeller to make a custom (human) player model for both me and the community to use.
Money is on the agenda! I will pay $100+ for the completed asset (depending on what we agree on).

Conditions:
The player model must work in Portal 2
The player model must work in Garry's Mod (as both a player model and working ragdoll)
The player model must work in the Source Filmaker
You must agree that anyone can use the model - creative licenses & ownership still apply.

If you believe you can do this and want to hop on the project, PM me on ThinkingWithPortals or email me at chickenmobile(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Do not PM me on interlopers (I wont notice it).

EDIT: Reusing models are fine. I just need a custom face and skin for the model - and the rig.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:43 am
by DonPunch
When you find a modeler that will model, rig and animate for $20-$50 send them my way after you are done with them please!

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:04 am
by pk_hunter
Yeah there's no way you'll get anyone decent for that sort of price. High quality static models can go for ~$200+ and they don't require any rigging.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:25 am
by kraid
Add a 0 to that offer and you might be able to find someone.

What you're asking for is one of the most complex and time consuming things you can do even without custom animations.

If you want a pro, pay for a pro.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:28 pm
by ChickenMobile
Good to know...
So you can't decompile animations and other player models and just do a little touching up?

If anyone is willing to make it for me, send me a message. What I'm paying is completely negotiable, (though I am a poor student with a part-time job who also pays for my own food and rent). :wink:

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:17 pm
by LordDz
I know that black_stormy doesn't do work on his website anymore, but maybe if you ask nicely you could get him to model it. He also says there are two other modelers there..
http://www.modelsforthemasses.com/request_a_quote.php

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:23 pm
by kraid
ChickenMobile wrote:So you can't decompile animations and other player models and just do a little touching up?

Well... in your post above it sounds like you're searching for someone to create a model from scratch, rig it to the HL2 biped and do a few custom animations with it as well.

Depending on how big or small your modifications shall be, it might be a lot less timeconsuming.
But i'm not sure if it is allowed to take money for something that was created by editing someone elses work.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:32 pm
by ChickenMobile
kraid wrote:But i'm not sure if it is allowed to take money for something that was created by editing someone elses work.
If the author gives permission I believe it would be fine.
I just hoped a good modeller could jump on the band wagon as this certain model has been requested by the community for a while.

It doesn't have to be fancy... only similar :P

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm
by kraid
Maybe giving some more information about the subject could get a few ppl interrested in doing it.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:12 am
by ChickenMobile
Image

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:04 am
by kraid
Hehe... didn't expect that one.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:40 am
by ChickenMobile
BUMP

Changed info

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:31 pm
by SM Sith Lord
Hey Chicken. First of all, thanks for putting a paid modeling offer out to the community.

Unfortunately making a model as detailed and complex as a Portal 2 player model from scratch and rigging it to multiple skeletons takes many many hours. If I paid an artist $500 for something of that quality, I'd feel like I was getting a good deal.

But realistically when I look at your player model, I see Nick's body from L4D2 with a Portal cube strapped on his back. The only part that looks unique is the player's head. You might want to try and find a model compiler/decompiler instead of paying an artist to create it from scratch. There are plenty of people from the Garry's Mod and the FacePunch forums that have lots of experience doing this sort of thing. I believe it violates end-user agreements though, depending on where the source models come from, because in reality you are "reusing" the hard work of previous artists.

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:52 pm
by LordDz

Re: [Paid] Player Model Request

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:29 am
by ChickenMobile
SM Sith Lord wrote:There are plenty of people from the Garry's Mod and the FacePunch forums that have lots of experience doing this sort of thing.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look on FacePunch and offer my money to someone who can model a face, can skin a model and output in the right format.

I have absolutely no experience whatsoever in making a model.

EDIT: http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php ... st38557394