Since the last Artcraft about the male Tauren, the wondering about how will look-like the revamp female model was a little silent. Today Artcraft is focus on the female this time!
We’re here with a brand-new Artcraft! I’m your host, Chris Robinson, senior art director on World of Warcraft, and today we’re showing you where we’re at with the female Tauren.
The original female Tauren had a lot of issues with too-angular geometry and stretched-out textures. It’s not her fault—it’s just what we had available to us at the time. Our new process has allowed us to add a lot of detail to her hair, fur, horns, and hooves, to build a far more detailed and expressive face, and to add a lot of definition to her musculature (while retaining her shape and silhouette).
One other change of note: Warcraft character design is commonly known for its stylized long arms, large hands, and big feet, but the female Tauren’s hands were just completely out of control. We brought them down to a more consistent size with the other updated models, and were also able to add a ton more detail and dexterity in the process.
We hope you enjoy her new look—let us know what you think in the comments!
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Peter Kearie: Now that you have an Alchemy Lab, we can start producing work orders for you. When you have the ingredients we need, please come to me to start the first batch.
Give the alchemist’s assistant enough Blackrock Ore and Frostweed to start your first Alchemy Lab work order.
Peter Kearie: What can I do for you?
(I would like to place a work order)
Alchemical Catalyst: 1 of 1 Shipments Available. Generates a shipment of Alchemical Catalysts. Park a follower here from the Architect UI for a higher yield. You can view the progress of these shipments in the Garrison Report. Return to collect goods when they are complete.
Frostweed x 20
Blackrock Ore x 10
Peter Keari: We will complete your work order as soon as possible.