First off, I just want to say that I really love seeing people create all these amazing fanarts and cosplays of their favourite characters!! What you guys do is simply wonderful!!
However, behind every artwork, there is a constant struggle to find the right references necessary to bring those ideas to life. There are ways you can get references via in-game but that’s often less than optimal and while there are places on the internet where you might find a character model, that also requires enough knowledge and understanding to be able to load it up and adjust it to your needs. I’ve been working on a web tool, that aims to give you guys the ability to view and rotate (and hopefully animate) characters however you want so you can get the pose you need without all the complexity of messing with models or in-game UIs clipping the characters etc. It’s still very early days, but its at least at a point where I can easily take screenshots and put together a reference guide for a given character. This includes custom skins too!!
These character renders are far from complete, and are missing a lot of things such as those lovely VFXs (which for characters like Caldarius, is half their design), not to mention my lighting sucks and I’m currently only rendering characters with just their diffuse and normal maps. There is also an issue with characters being horizontally flipped, but I just have to flip the renders before I upload them.
So lets start with height reference guides, grouped by faction…
Note: It’s possible the models are not being properly scaled. Also characters that normally have a natural hunch will look taller in a T-pose.
Bonus - Here’s a height comparison with Rendain who is freakin tall!!
Next are the individual reference guides for each character. These’s can take some time to do, so I’ll continue to add to them over time as well as update them as my capture tool gets better.
I asked on the Discord (and by extension Tumblr) who I should prioritize first and I immediately received a stack of requests So given @beya has been wrecking it as of late, I thought ISIC would be a good place to start. (note that until I can playback animations, I can’t get shots of his guns which reside in his back, I also don’t yet have a reference for his rotating wards or smiley shield )
Update: Compiling a list of reference guides that have posted in this thread for easy access. Check back here in case they get updated.
More to come!
Btw I can also get enemies too, so if you happen to have a particular request, feel free to post it here and I’ll see what I can do (keeping in mind, I may not be able to get it right away).