My art made directly from game-files - may contain spoilers for past episodes

edited June 2014 in The Walking Dead

Hey everyone! Welcome to my art-thread :)

After my last thread got merged with the FanArt-Thread, I've talked to the mods. It won't happen again :) So here we start anew :)

Important: Due to the recent misunderstanding I need to clarify something. I don't mind if you post my pictures elsewhere. But please give me proper credit. For example: Just refer to this thread or link my Twitter-Account https://twitter.com/stkober . If you just post them without, people will think you made them. Thanks :)

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I will rotate the pictures I display in this post from time to time.

You can find all of my work here: My Gallery

Now, what is this? Who am I? And why am I doing this?
First of all I've opened this thread because of the overwhelming positive feedback I received in the old one (you can find the old thread here). So I can have pictures in the opening post and don't scare people away with a wall of text :)

What is this?
Well, I've spend some time digging through the game files and figured out how most of them work. So what you see on my pictures are actual unmodified models from the game itself. I've written a program that's able to read and translate the files and display the models in my own OpenGL-Engine. So basically everything except the model itself I've created myself. What you see on the picture are screen-shots of that OpenGL-Engine :) My goal is to evolve this someday into something interactive ;) So the pictures are actually just a byproduct ;)

Who am I?
I am about to get my 2-year-post-graduate degree (equivalent to a M.Sc) in computer science in a few weeks and am starting to look for work in the video games industry. hint hint So I'm trying some things out :)

Why am I doing this?
For fun, mostly. It started out as a little project to see if I could read the game-files. When I was first able to pose models, I wanted to share the results with you guys :) I'd still love to get some feedback from someone at Telltale, what they think about it. :)

I will take requests of what you would like to see next. But remember, I am using the game-files, so I can't use models that are not in the game.

So, I'm looking forward to more feedback, ideas and maybe even some pointers of what I could do better or different :)

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  • edited June 2014

    Clem is total badass in that first picture

    Clem (copying Michelle) : "I'll pop you!"

  • Hey Gunab, these models are amazing. I was wondering if you could do a 360 view of the models as reference for fan art. Don't worry about it if it's too much work, these would just be really good for studying proportions.

    I have tried doing clay sculptures from characters in-game but the lack of accurate reference makes them fall short in quality.

  • Hey, I didn't say it would never be merged or closed. ;)

    But apart from maybe adding a light spoiler warning to the title... I have no problem with this thread, all provided Telltale accepts this kind of game art.

  • You mean like rotation 360° around a model? No I'm sorry, I can't just yet.
    The only program I have for this is Fraps. And my editing tool where I would rotate is in another window, so fraps looses focus :D
    But I'm planning to do automated animations for this very reason ;)

    JonGon posted: »

    Hey Gunab, these models are amazing. I was wondering if you could do a 360 view of the models as reference for fan art. Don't worr

  • Has support been contacted about the 1 day delay on posting in the fan art thread?

    Vainamoinen posted: »

    Hey, I didn't say it would never be merged or closed. But apart from maybe adding a light spoiler warning to the title... I have no problem with this thread, all provided Telltale accepts this kind of game art.

  • No, just some full body screenshots on all the models. Like front, side, back, 3/4 view, and maybe some close ups on the head.

    Gunab posted: »

    You mean like rotation 360° around a model? No I'm sorry, I can't just yet. The only program I have for this is Fraps. And my ed

  • Which i doubt they will. Those images are borderline copyright infringement.

  • That second one is BAD. ASS.

  • Thanks and yea, you're propably right about the spoiler-thing.

    Vainamoinen posted: »

    Hey, I didn't say it would never be merged or closed. But apart from maybe adding a light spoiler warning to the title... I have no problem with this thread, all provided Telltale accepts this kind of game art.

  • No, I assure you, that's no copyright infringement ;) At least it wouldn't be in Germany, but I guess the US has the same law there ;)

    flymoefly posted: »

    Which i doubt they will. Those images are borderline copyright infringement.

  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited June 2014

    I assure you both, we're not in a grey area here. In principle, rights holders could already sue simple fan art makers' butts off, in Germany as well as the US. But mostly they won't.

    If you're really interested in the rights situation, look up Josh Wattles' 2012 SDCC speech on the matter ("Fan Art Law at Comic-Con", deviantART channel on youtube). It's an insightful as well as witty video.

    This kind of TTG file tampering has been around for a long time, guys. It's essentially how Laserschwert did his incredible Tales of Monkey Island fan art poster, which gog.com promptly and to this very day mistakes for official art. And what happened to Laserschwert? Well, one year later, Telltale hired him to do the official Back to the Future box art, that's what happened to him.

    Gunab posted: »

    No, I assure you, that's no copyright infringement At least it wouldn't be in Germany, but I guess the US has the same law there

  • I wonder if that could happen again :D

    Vainamoinen posted: »

    I assure you both, we're not in a grey area here. In principle, rights holders could already sue simple fan art makers' butts off,

  • thats awesome, first pic doe. one bad ass motherfucker

  • Since my last pics were kind of "bad ass", this is now something different :) I would want Clem to do just that if and when she is reunited with Christa!

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    Gunab posted: »

    Since my last pics were kind of "bad ass", this is now something different I would want Clem to do just that if and when she is reunited with Christa!

  • crista's eyes are kinds freaking me out a little though...

  • why do you do this to me. that was not a question, just keep on doin' it ok. yeah, ok

  • They are closed, you're right, looks weird from this angle :D The other angle will be better ;)

    crista's eyes are kinds freaking me out a little though...

  • Are you taking any requests ?

  • Make Luke x Bigby with that pic

    Gunab posted: »

    They are closed, you're right, looks weird from this angle The other angle will be better

  • Bigby and Luke? oO Why?

    Chateau posted: »

    Make Luke x Bigby with that pic

  • Yes I do :)

    Are you taking any requests ?

  • Telltale hire this guy! Pretty amazing how you can do that with the models, they look as good as the in game poses.

  • When you get the chance can you please make more adorable ones of Sarah and Clem? :)

    Gunab posted: »

    Yes I do

  • that's hot

    Gunab posted: »

    Bigby and Luke? oO Why?

  • You've seen the sneak-hug-image I already did? I have another Sarah-Image in mind, but it won't be adorable :(

    When you get the chance can you please make more adorable ones of Sarah and Clem?

  • Oh, ok, yes I could do that. Probably not all models, though, but some :)

    JonGon posted: »

    No, just some full body screenshots on all the models. Like front, side, back, 3/4 view, and maybe some close ups on the head.

  • I love that second one so much. Please, more.

  • can you make one were clem is on the ground on her knees looking dos like she's sad, wish lee standing in back of her with his hand on her shoulder with a sad face.

    And if you can and if you want. can you put her hat on the ground in front of her like she took it off? if you cant, then can you just put it without her hat on.

    if you don't want to its fine. But if you are, take as long as you need. Thanks.

    Gunab posted: »

    You've seen the sneak-hug-image I already did? I have another Sarah-Image in mind, but it won't be adorable

  • Great job man!! love to see more of Clem and Christa ;)

    Gunab posted: »

    Since my last pics were kind of "bad ass", this is now something different I would want Clem to do just that if and when she is reunited with Christa!

  • I've seen the sneak hug image :) It's my favorite! Anything with Sarah in it will be adorable, to me at least. Thanks again for making these awesome images. :)

    Gunab posted: »

    You've seen the sneak-hug-image I already did? I have another Sarah-Image in mind, but it won't be adorable

  • edited June 2014

    I like seeing the images because I make little stories to them in my mind.

    The sad ones also. You said you have an image in mind that wont be adorable, well im looking forward to it. PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET IN THE FEELS TRAIN!

    I've seen the sneak hug image It's my favorite! Anything with Sarah in it will be adorable, to me at least. Thanks again for making these awesome images.

  • Clementine would never say that. She's better than that

    Clem is total badass in that first picture Clem (copying Michelle) : "I'll pop you!"

  • It was a joke...

    USMC1786 posted: »

    Clementine would never say that. She's better than that

  • edited June 2014

    In the second photo, who's the person with their hand in the air?

  • Carver.

    kawaiiclem posted: »

    In the second photo, who's the person with their hand in the air?

  • Oh, I thought it was him. I couldn't really tell who it was from that angle.

    Hershel posted: »

    Carver.

  • Gunab please ignore this creep

    Gunab posted: »

    Bigby and Luke? oO Why?

  • You know what's really weird? I thought the same thing when I saw that picture. All I kept thinking is Clementine saying "I'll pop you!"

    Clem is total badass in that first picture Clem (copying Michelle) : "I'll pop you!"

  • I have no idea, because I'm not working for Telltale.

    That's probably something all the downvoting newbies also don't quite understand.

    JonGon posted: »

    Has support been contacted about the 1 day delay on posting in the fan art thread?

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