Snufkin Fully Rigged Fanmade 3D model
The long awaited 3d model of Snufkin/Snusmumriken, the best friend of Moomintroll and one of the main characters of Tove Jansson's Moomins. I'm so happy that I finally got to make him, as I've been anticipating doing my interpretation for a long time. He has such a nice design.
Snufkin was roughly a week of work, though progress was slowed down due to the power outages and wildfires last week at the time of writing. This design is a gestalt of his incarnations from Moominvalley (2019) and Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka (1990), with small hints of Opowiadania Muminków (1977 AKA Fuzzy Felt) Snufkin thrown in. His general appearance draws the most influence from 2019, but his color scheme, the feather in his hat, and the design of the clothes worn underneath his coat originate from 1990. The denim-like material of his jacket and the presence of pockets are from the 1977 stop-motion design. There are also some artistic liberties, such as the more real looking eyes and more individualized teeth. As with the other characters, he has 4k diffuse, normal and roughness maps. Unlike Little My, who has a facial rig that relies on bone-driven shape key drivers, Snufkin's facial rig is composed solely of a more conventional weight-painted armature.
(NOTE: This is a public release version of the model. The base mesh underneath his clothes has been deleted to prevent any attempts at retrofitting the model for rule 34.)
Moomins (c) Tove Jansson, Lars Jansson, Sophia Jansson