Guild Wars 2

Tyria's next Topmodel


Wenn sich die Welt in Gefahr befindet, gibt es nichts wichtigeres als das richtige Aussehen. "Guild Wars 2" Character Artist Kristen Perry erzählt von der Erschaffung der Kleidung in Tyria 250 Jahre nach dem ersten Teil.


"Guild Wars 2" spielt von Seite der Künstlerin in einer vollkommen anderen Liga. Jetzt jedoch muss Perry, anstatt nur einer Handvoll NPCs einer bestimmten Region,  die Gewänder für eine komplette Stadt entwerfen, von den Bettlern bis zu den Herrschern. Sie steht der Aufgabe jedoch mit Enthusiasmus gegenüber.

Designing the clothing for a race is a lot of fun, particularly when you start at the beginning with a clean slate. One of the things I really like about GW2 is it gave us the opportunity to see the town inhabitants as a whole, rather than just an individual list of needed people (even though what I got was a list of needed people, heh heh). This allowed me to draw a block of designs at once and see them all together. Doing that gives insight into how the NPCs work as a crowd, spreading out interesting silhouettes and shapes that make them simultaneously a good backdrop for the players as well as appealing individually.

Natürlich hilft es Perry, dass sie viele neue Möglichkeiten in den Tools hat.

Perhaps one of the most significant new tools is the use of normal maps. For the first time, we can make use of much higher modeling techniques to add richness to an otherwise modest poly budget. We do have more polys to throw around as well, but there's a lot to be said for the smoke-and-mirror use of a good normal map. I think perhaps what I love the most, besides normals and the fun of 3D sculpting, would be the silhouette polys I can now add and the higher texture resolution that goes with it. A collar may have edge depth, whereas before it may have just been a texture shadow. I can add more fullness to forms and folds and really get a nice layered look.I can add more fullness to forms and folds and really get a nice layered look.

Diesem Interview könnt ihr entnehmen wie besessen diese Frau von Mode ist. Wie es aussieht hat ArenaNet mit Kristen Perry einen guten Treffer gelandet.