πŸ“ Superman – Man of Steel custom minifig – Blockstad progress post

Custom Man of Steel Minifigure progress 1

Our latest project is creating a custom, digital Superman – Man of Steel Minifigure.

This is a progress post and will be updated as we go along. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr to share the process with us and your friends.

Friday, 10 May 2019 – start date

Most of us know Superman, and many of us will know the 2013 Warner Brothers movie, Man of Steel. This was the feel I want to create with my own custom, Man of Steel.

Superman - Man of Steel poster
Superman from the 2013 movie, Man of Steel. There are striking differences between this look and many of the previous looks. Image from Alphacoders.

When looking at the Superman image above, some of the striking differences between the Man of Steel and the traditional Superman is the colour of his suit and cape. They are much darker. The structure of the suit is also very visible and the, what looks like rubber linings around his body and arms, are very distinguishable.

Custom Superman minifigure

The image above is a custom Superman Minifigure I made a couple of months earlier. It is based on the older colouration, but has some features I might keep for my new design.

Apart from the differences, the muscles on his chest are very defined.

Monday, 13 May 2019 – first image released

We finally got to a point where we can start showcase. In this image, our Superman – Man of Steel is rigged and all materials are added. After much trial and error, a rig for changing faces was also added. The colours used were from the Bricklink library. The textures used were a combination of Blender Cycles nodes and some painting in Photoshop.

Custom Man of Steel Minifigure progress 1

My main goal before releasing any images was the cape. Because this is a digital representation, we can cheat a bit and add some special effects to our videos and images.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 – we now have a flying cape

After much experimentation and major scaling, we managed to get a cape fluttering in the wind effect.

Custom Man of Steel Minifigure progress 2

Now its off to see if we can make a final showcase video.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 – showcase video

The final Superman – Man of Steel custom Minifigure showcase videoΒ on the Blockstad YouTube channel. We how you enjoy.

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