The latest Artcraft developer diary for World of Warcraft has been posted. This week's entry features a look at the new Troll character models that will arrive with Warlords of Draenor. Both male and female models are included!
One of the unique challenges for the Troll models were their tusks. In the character customization options, you have the ability to select from a number of tusk “styles.” While other race models (like the Tauren) have similar customization options, the additional modeling, texturing, and animation articulation of the Troll face—and mouth especially—made this a distinctive challenge. We actually had to model the Troll with a flat lower lip; then, for each facial customization option, we went in and posed their lips to naturally wrap around each tusk option.
Check out the entire entry on the World of Warcraft site.