Xavian is the male anthropomorphic lion of the Zindi Kingdom. He is not the most – in-shape warrior. He spends most days sleeping atop trees, eating fried food, and listening to sports. After seeing the destruction of his hometown and the displacement of his people. He becomes motivated to make a difference in his world. He sets out on a journey to dismantle and rebuild his home nation under the banner of bringing truth and establishing order.
History of Xavian
Xavian has been my character for over seven years now. He has gone through many changes in designs and to different mediums. I planned for Xavian to be a graphic novel. However, due to time and budget, the project fell through.
I never gave up on Xavian. He continued to appear in many of my doodles and art projects over the years. Finally, in grad school, my classmates loved his character design and suggested making him into a 3D model and continue your story.
Xavian’s Game Model
Zulthus , our 3D Artists, made sure that the creation of the in-game model for Xavian was perfect. The in-game model will have 23k tris that will allow the mesh to deform smoothly for the animation. Below are pictures showing the creation process from Blender to Unity.
Zulthus created a full-body rig for a wide range of motion. Also, the rig will include a facial rig that will support facial deformation to add eye movement and blinking, and facial expressions. Xavian will have numerous amounts of animations ranging from Idle, Jumping, and attacking. Below are a sample of those animations: