WMV Harder Than It Looks!

In honor of the Oscars and to celebrate her birthday Matty, Sugar & Blood is holding a transmog contest.

“Submit three mog outfits, (Mogit is fine) of three characters from one of your favorite movies, or from one of the award nominees this year…. This is not their Oscar or red carpet attire, but the costumes in the films.”

This is the perfect opportunity to try my hand at WMV again. I downloaded WoW Model Viewer several months ago in hopes of learning to mimic some of the awesome artwork I seen around the WMV community. I started it up a few times but quickly gave up on making anything with it after figuring out the import character feature was broken and there doesn’t appear to be any MOP gear sets available in it. Upon trying again today I found the import character feature is working now and I haven’t tried this yet myself but here’s a tutorial on importing MOP gear.

Of course a very few people who read my blog will not be surprised that I chose Twilight while most everyone else will, haha. I present my version of the movie poster Breaking Dawn 2. Don’t laugh too hard I know it reeks but it’s also my very first real try at using WMV.

Warcraft - Breaking Dawn Movie Poster Breaking Dawn 2 Movie Poster

What I liked, I (accidentally) managed to get the poses fairly close to what I wanted.

What I didn’t like, when the male humans starting running, they closed there eyes. Also the human males are just too bulky (muscle bound) and every single one seems to have a square jaw which imo makes them look old. I chose the lightest skin tone for both male/female but they don’t match. I think the background is lame but after way too many hours on this already I gave up and just used a quick screenshot taken in Storm Peaks.

Bella_Cullen Edward_Cullen

Jacob_BlackThese are the three characters I chose to transmog; Jacob Black, Bella & Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn 2 movie.

The contest is actually more about costumes than full gear sets,  so class requirements are not being followed, allowing for mix/max of gear types.

To help find items I like to look through the selections found at WoW and Icy Viens. To learn how to use WMV I visited the forums and youtube.

11 thoughts on “WMV Harder Than It Looks!”

  1. Wow…that looks amazing! I think you did a great job with the poster’s look. And, yep, I see why you agreed with me on the lack of solid colors in WoW gear…namely black. When I was looking for a vest for Han there was a perfect one that was almost completely open in front. The only problem was that it came in every color but black…green, blue, purple, tan and red…no black. :o(

    I use the in game addon MogIt when I put together outfits because it’s loads easier to use. The only thing that I like that WMV has, and MogIt doesn’t, is all of the gray and white named gear. The animation feature is nice too, but I don’t dabble in fancy images or videos to get much use out of it.

    Anyways, great job with the outfits. Matty’s gonna have a hard time picking a winner I think.

    1. Oh yah I remember those vest. I do have mogit but it’s just as unused as wmv was for me so I’ll prolly try this a few more times at least. I’m not a huge animation user either but I do love that it has extras like the mounts, pets, ect.. Thank you, and thanx for stopping by and commenting =)

    1. Ty, I loved your entries as well and your postcard photos very kool! I wanted to leave a comment but blogspot wouldn’t let me =(

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