Saturday, April 16, 2011

A monster post!

I've been scrubbing my computers in a vain attempt to tidy up my files. I found a big folder of Guild Wars model shots from a number of years back and decided to post them just for the pun. Also, stumbling across these guys made me feel very sentimental and songs like Memories began floating into my brain.
Anyway, this is my day job!

Note that game models often go through multiple hands, so not all of these were 100% my work alone. I believe a couple were variants I worked on, but I'm forgetting who did what. Barry Sundt, Xia Taptara, Shawn Sharp, Jason Wiggin, Billy Wardlaw, and Jason Juan were partners in crime on the Guild Wars creature modeling team.
 For instance, I think Billy did the initial model for this rock elemental and I went in and created the snowy variant here.


Longasc said...

Even after quite some years these models are still the best I have seen in any MMO. The animations are also awesome. It's quite amazing how much more hardware than GW some games require just to run and then still do not look nearly as good.

Keep up the good work, I'm so looking forward to Guild Wars 2!

Paul Lemarquis said...

Cool I remember those fro, Guild Wars! Awesome!

Andrew Olson said...

So awesome!

Anonymous said...

Seeing these is so awesome :oD i play Guild Wars a lot hell its running the now lol :oD

Katy Hargrove said...

Thanks so much! We really try to put our best into everything at Anet.

Longasc, I don't think you will be disappointed!

Super Pie said...

Man... I killed these all at least over a dozen times by now, haha!

Thanks for posting these! :D

Katy Hargrove said...

Haha, yeah. That is probably the only thing I kind of dislike about making game monsters. They exist for the slaughter!