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Eorzea, The Making of a Realm – Part III

August 12th, 2010 by Tony Garsow

yhyurA lot of time and creative effort goes into designing equipment and items for a MMORPG; one must consider how a player will visually respond to the types of clothing and weaponry they will equip to their own personal avatar. As character modeler Keiichi Baba explains in the newest installment of Eorzea: The Making of a Realm, taking the visual aesthetic of a drawn character and representing that as a 3D model has several stages. When planning out items of clothing for example, the team decided to create variations within each type, rather than just a palette swap.  That and Baba explains that equipment design was built like a blueprint in which clothing (for example) could be layered and restructured without having to redesign the character completely. You can watch this and more in the video below!

Via: Youtube – FINALFANTASYXIV

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