Inside the Vault - Christiane Meister

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by 13pm, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 10, 2007
    It's "Inside the Vault" again. And today it's Christiane Meister's turn to answer the questions. Of course they did not ask her if she played Fallout.<blockquote>Our first Inside the Vault for 2008 is with someone all our Elder Scrolls fans know - Christiane Meister. She’s been the Lead Character Artist for Morrowind and Oblivion. She is currently hard at work on Fallout 3 along with the rest of the team.

    What’s your job at Bethesda?
    I am currently the Lead Character Artist for The Elder Scrolls titles.

    What is the best part about working as an artist? The worst part?
    My favorite part is designing how characters will look and work, down to the hairstyles, armor, and clothing. I generally liked to maintain a feel of culture — the objects that these people wore came from somewhere and were made by people of that particular place. I hope to carry that even further in the future. The worst part of the job is not quite succeeding at what you had envisioned, whether it is time, technology, or design constraints. But then art is never really finished — only abandoned.

    What would you say is your personal favorite game of all time?
    Hmm, that’s tough…I’d say the most memorable games I’ve played are Wing Commander, Grim Fandango, and KOTOR.

    What games are you looking forward to?
    I need to sit down and play Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed.</blockquote>Link: Inside the Vault - Christiane Meister
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    So she's responsible for the atrocious character art in Oblivion?

    Notice how they toe the issue of her not being lead character artist on Fallout 3. Looks like someone got demoted.

    Sad, but can't say I disagree. Oblivion has some of the worst character art I've ever seen.
     
  3. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Huh, sure, and not to even mention the fact they should have demoted a long time ago, if that's the case, the one that did get a promotion never played Fallout... Great change... Not that she did, though...
     
  4. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    She did.
     
  5. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    830
    Apr 10, 2007
    MSFD made her play it?
     
  6. Wasteland Stories

    Wasteland Stories Mildly Dipped

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    May 9, 2007
    Agree. I hate medieval style.
     
  7. ronin84

    ronin84 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 9, 2006
    i'm the opposite, i love medieval style... but yeah, morrowind and oblivion had some terrible freakin models.
     
  8. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    same here ! but that's not only medieval style.thats medieval style gone wrong ! :mrgreen:
     
  9. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    And it wasn't one of the most memorable game she have played.
    Is there a single Fallout fan in F3 team?
     
  10. TheSHEEEP

    TheSHEEEP It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 22, 2007
    I guess all the Lead guys are. You don't have to grasp what Fallout is about in order to be a fan....
     
  11. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Aww? :puppy-dog:
     
  12. Serbaside

    Serbaside Casual Vaulter

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    Dec 20, 2005
    You can't expect a corporate culture to like everything they do. They are there to get paid not to satisfy a bunch of fans. All artists have a particular style so when they change games it is only obvious that they carry the style with them and not meet the cannon for Fallout concepts.
     
  13. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    Well, they are talking about how they are great fans of Fallout. Corporate culture or not, lying isn't good.
     
  14. babadook

    babadook Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Apr 2, 2005
    Whatever it takes to get through team building with the boss king.
     
  15. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Heh, it's pretty funny if you read it that way.

    "The bad part is that, well, we keep failing a lot. I have all these ideas and images in my head, but... they just don't come out right. *sob* We... we just aren't very good at this."
     
  16. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Indeed.
     
  17. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Meister?
    Is she MSFD's wife or something?
     
  18. myzko

    myzko It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 5, 2007
    ....or lack of skill to succeed :roll:
     
  19. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yes.
     
  20. Gnidrologist

    Gnidrologist Wasted

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    Jul 15, 2004
    Please guys. Don't be so cruel to her. She's just a woman. And MSFD's wife. And MFSD was nice kind of guy. And she probably likes ponies. And...
    *sob*