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Toolbag Artist Highlight | Ep.129

An electric set of beautifully crafted renders to motivate you on this fine Monday!

Artist Credits:

  1. Laura Gallagher’s mind-blowing study of Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lectar.
  2. Henrique Naspolini’s outstanding take on Sonya Blade.
  3. Kamil Trocinski re-appears with an awesome study of Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman from The Lord of the Rings.
  4. Andor Kollar created a distinctive Soviet Sergeant.

Thanks for checking out the latest featured artwork rendered in Toolbag. Stay tuned for more next week.

Toolbag Artist Highlight | Ep. 128

Enjoy a fantastical selection of awesome renders.

Artist Credits:

  1. Paolo Pallucchi created an adorable, colorful girl by the name of Lulu.
  2. William Paré-Jobin crafted a brave looking warrior.
  3. Kimmo Kaunela made a fancy lightweight railgun for the VR game Planetrism.
  4. Dmitry Koval’s engineer is locked and loaded for the battlefield!

Thanks for checking out the latest featured artwork rendered in Toolbag. Stay tuned for more next week.

Dev Spotlight | Hushed Escape

Game artist and designer Benjamin Wahl and programmer Christoph Horinek used Hexels exclusively to create the distinctive look for their voice input based stealth game, Hushed Escape.

You take the lead role of Mira, a young woman escaping from an alien prison on Earth. The blind alien race despise sound and your only way of escaping the prison is to make noise into your microphone to sneak past the guards as quietly as possible.

 

Benjamin paints backgrounds, characters, and assets using Trixel mode. Animations were created in Hexels as well, and exported as sprite sheets for use in Unity. The cutscene animations will be using the folder of images export feature.

 

The game is a result of 2017’s Global Game Jam and has flourished into an ongoing project in development. It was nominated for IDGA Austria’s Best Game of the event and was later presented at the Vienna Gamedev Meetup.

 

The team worked day and night in extremely cold temperatures to meet their goal of creating a playable demo with Hexels and Unity.

 

Keep tabs on the project via Benjamin’s twitter and try out the first demo here.

Got a game in the works which incorporates the use of Hexels? Contact us at hexels@marmoset.co and show us what you’re making!

Toolbag Artist Highlight | Ep.127

Sit back and enjoy another round of fantastic art rendered in Toolbag.

Artist Credits:

  1. Blair Armitage knocks it out of the park with her whimsical duo, Oniko & Tama.
  2. Satoshi Arakawa created a wonder of a woman.
  3. Chen Wang shows there is beauty in sadness.
  4. Darren Pattenden conjured a man with the fanciest of hairdo’s.

Thanks for checking out the latest featured artwork rendered in Toolbag. Stay tuned for more next week.