Monday, October 17, 2016

Amongst the Living



Some Speedpaints based on the idea of robots living among humans and all that comes with that.

The Oracle

This was both fun and frustrating to do. It's an attempt to combine two things I'm really interested in; the techniques of the impressionist painters like Sargent and the possibilities of 3D for illustration. I used a combination of Zbrush, 3DsMax, Bitmap2Material, Mental Ray, Akvis, and Photoshop to achieve this. Apart from modeling stuff myself in Zbrush (the cloth) and building the environment in 3DsMax, I also used some assets from Daz3D, TurboSquid, and CGtextures. However I did not use and photographs and tried to paint a lot of the stuff in that the original render missed. I wanted to see how far I could push Mental Ray and was very disappointing with the render times (a whole day) and I think that in the future I will switch to either Keyshot, Redshift, or Octane. There are a few things that I hope to improve on in the future but It's been a great learning experience that I hope I can share, if anyone is interested, with everyone at some point. Here's the render I painted on top on.