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Check out World of Warcraft’s updated female Night Elf model

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Posted on May 14, 2014 AT 05:53am

Blizzard has unveiled World of Warcraft‘s updated Night Elf female model that will be introduced as part of the game’s upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion.

“The female Night Elf was actually one of the first models we started, but as we began to develop our other character models, we also wound up refining the overall look we were going for with the models and our processes for creating them,” explained lead character artist  Tyson Murphy. ”Ultimately, we felt that in order to do the female Night Elf justice, we needed to revisit her model with fresh eyes and continue iterating based on what we’d learned from working on the other models. The Night Elves have such a distinct but subtle character, and we spent a lot of effort in trying to help that come through.

Of course, as with all updated models, the aim is to keep everything that players liked about the original models while bumping up the polygons and texture resolutions. “Overall, we’ve made her new model a little more defined, made some of her proportions a bit more realistic, and added a bit more muscle tone,” Murphy added. “We wanted to visually communicate that she is a fully capable warrior huntress, and small details like muscle definition help highlight that. We also put additional focus on her hands and fingernails, giving a very slight point to her nails to provide just a hint of a more feral nature.”

The most important Night Elf feature (the ears) has also received some love. “In the new models, we’ve taken care to fully integrate the ears into the geometry, which leads to a far more natural and high-quality look.”

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