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Following the success of #Left4Dead, a sequel to the survival horror video game was released in 2009 to much critical reception. Left 4 Dead 2 went on to win several awards and garner respect from video game enthusiasts.
It has been seven long years since the release of the game. With a cult following, L4D2 is still played around thanks to fresh content, modding inspirations and immense replayability. The Left 4 Dead video game titles are also a creative haven for modders. The co-op first person shooter zombie infestation video game has spanned for years in the hands of modders who constantly add maps, skins, sound effects, graphic details, tools and all sort of ideas that can be shaped into 3D models.
Yogensia is one such modder who has been ardently active in developing Left 4 Dead mods since 2012. This Halloween, he released a set of iconic weapons from The Shining and Friday the 13th. His models are a work of time and patience. They are extremely detailed and so far, Yogensia has made more than 40 weapon mods for Left 4 Dead 2, which include a candy cane shotgun, Harley Quinn's Suicide Squad bat and a Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar.
"Friday the 13th" Machete
"The Shining" Ax
Harley Quinn's Baseball Bat
To create the 'Axe' wielded by Jack Torrance and Jason Voorhees's Slasher Knife, Yogensia collaborated with three other talented modelers Rafael De Jongh, Maksymilian Genewicz, and Renato Carvalho.
His workflow begins as an ideation followed by rigorous research and search for reference images. Then he plunges straight into creating a high-poly object adding every miniscule detail, converts it to a low-poly and works on a process called 'Baking,' which transfers the details of the high-poly model to the low-poly one as textures.
Yogensia considers sci-fi rifles a complication and that he would like to tackle them in the future. He singled out the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens as his white whale. His next big weapon will be Negan's baseball bat 'Lucille' from The Walking Dead.