Doing a private project, researching character design.
Zbrush and Photoshop, 2 day’s work.
Quick lunchtime doodle, about 2 lunches, 45 min each. Just Zbrush, listening to music and letting it go.
Started work on a new 3D head. At the moment pretty realistic but will stylize as I go. Working during lunch hours, about 45 min per day. 3 lunchtimes so far.
I had a model that I did about 2 years ago in my Zbrush folder, waiting to be rendered.
With the release of Zbrush 4 its the perfect moment. I decided to render it all inside Zbrush and do the usual composite inside Photoshop.
It was great fun and learned a lot. The BPR render, SSS, new camera and project settings and being able to render separate passes, just amazing.
And here is the result
For those interested, here are some of the render passes that I used out of ZBrush for the final image.
My Character Creation Tutorial just went online at 3DTotal!
You can check it HERE.
Relaxed 30 min sketch on a nice Sunday…
and some life drawing sketching
I wanted to make a nice render for the video tutorial character I made, and seeing that I also wanted to learn Vray i decided to get the together!
Amazing renderer, intuitive and really fast. Still learning how to use the actual Vray Shaders, but I’m quite happy for this first effort, more will come soon!
Here is the final result:
This set of tutorials should give you a overall idea of the process of character creation.
It does not go into technical details of the sofware that is being used, but should give you ideas and suggestions of different tools and methods in the process.
This is the process I used to make characters during 2009, this means most tools have been updated and Zbrush now has Decimation Master or GoZbrush, while max has an improved UVWUnwrap process.
PS. The original tutorial was in this post, but due to the amount of traffic and feedback I got I made a specific page for it. Please use the link above to head for the tutorial
A little youtube video to show the LE1700 in action with Zbrush and Paint Tool Sai.
And Zbrush works amazing on the tablet, this is my second sculpture using the le1700 and it went really smoothly. Made my own UI layout to accomodate for the lack of buttons and after a couple of hours it was organic modelling again!
Got a LE1700 Tablet PC. First time doing Life Drawing with one. Used Sketchbook Pro.
And another one. This time decided to tackle clothes. This is the reference used.