X

REGISTER TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR NEWS AND GET ALERTS
ON your favorite games

Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions
No thanks, take me to EGMNOW
X
Customize your news
for instant alerts on
your favorite games
Register below
(it only takes seconds)
Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions


X
X


 

Following Blizzard’s controversial Draenei model April Fools’ Day joke, the developer has now revealed what the actual model will look like.

As part of the game’s upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, each of the game’s races will be getting a complete model upgrade. Previously shown models include the male Tauren, female human, and female dwarf.

“The original female Draenei has some fairly extreme posing that happens when she’s animated. If you were to see the static model of the original without any posing you’d see that it looks very similar to the new one,” Senior Art Director Chris Robinson wrote. “With her pose applied her shoulders stretch backward, her pelvis rotates forward, and her chin lowers—causing her head to angle downwards.

“The curvature in her lower back, and why the head shape looks slightly different, are also due to the new model not having the same posing applied yet. She also looks a lot taller! Ultimately all of those things will be addressed when we animate the new model, they just don’t take place until she’s rigged and sent on to the animation team.”

Warlords of Draenor is currently available to pre-purchase and is set to release this fall.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Blizzard shows off World of Warcraft’s real updated Draenei model

By Matthew Bennett | 04/10/2014 03:34 AM PT

News

Following Blizzard’s controversial Draenei model April Fools’ Day joke, the developer has now revealed what the actual model will look like.

As part of the game’s upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, each of the game’s races will be getting a complete model upgrade. Previously shown models include the male Tauren, female human, and female dwarf.

“The original female Draenei has some fairly extreme posing that happens when she’s animated. If you were to see the static model of the original without any posing you’d see that it looks very similar to the new one,” Senior Art Director Chris Robinson wrote. “With her pose applied her shoulders stretch backward, her pelvis rotates forward, and her chin lowers—causing her head to angle downwards.

“The curvature in her lower back, and why the head shape looks slightly different, are also due to the new model not having the same posing applied yet. She also looks a lot taller! Ultimately all of those things will be addressed when we animate the new model, they just don’t take place until she’s rigged and sent on to the animation team.”

Warlords of Draenor is currently available to pre-purchase and is set to release this fall.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89