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    Default Digital Sculpts by Darren Wallace

    Hello everyone!. This is my first post
    Here is a project I'm currently working on. My friends and I have monthly challenges and this month we had to mix two or more animals together.

    This is Octo-Wasp (Octopus/Wasp)
    I picked a octopus as I've wanted to sculpt one for a while and I picked the wasp as they both kind of share the balloon like abdomen/body, so I thought they could mix well. General response to this so far as been "That's terrifying!"

    Hope you guys like it so far, cheers

    ***Updated render***



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    Cool concept

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    Default Shader test

    Here are some shader tests done in Maya with Vray. I've never had much success with using the sss2 shader, lack of spec control and normals/bumps looking weak and soft. I'm using a blend/layered material made of two materials. One is shinny wet translucent (SSS2) the other a standard Vray material. I painted a mask in zbrush to blend the two materials as I want them. The sub surface material is strongest under the tentacles / webbing while the "solid" material is strongest on the body and head.


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    Thanks

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    Default Here are some older projects, mostly 2013

    (The Bird) Bust of a creature I designed for a short film.

    2012

    (Happy African Chap) First attempt at a realistic face. Zbrush

    2013

    (Alien) Creature I designed for a short film. Zbrush / Maya / Vray / Nuke

    2012-2013

    (Hero) Just playing around. Zbrush

    2013

    (Shark) Shark made for game. Zbrush / Maya

    2012

    (Torso) Anatomy study. Zbrush

    2013

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    Default More old projects

    (Wolver-Minion) as made for an online competition. Zbrush / Maya / Vray / Photoshop

    2013

    (Turtle) I made for a game I helped with in a class project. Zbrush / Maya

    2012

    (Zombie) Zbrush / Maya / Vray / Photoshop

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    (William) Character concept for a short film. Zbrush

    2013

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    Very nice! Great job on the hair on the minion, fibermesh?

    Cheers,
    Brian

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    Nice body of work! Especially love the Octo-wasp. The thought of a wasp grabbing on and repeat stinging is very creepy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horganovski View Post
    Very nice! Great job on the hair on the minion, fibermesh?

    Cheers,
    Brian
    Thanks Brian!
    I used Shave and a Haircut for Maya to get the base shape. But I was having issues with rendering with Vray so I created curves from the S&H hair then used that to drive Maya hair. Which I could happily use the Vray hair shader to render.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynneMitchell View Post
    Nice body of work! Especially love the Octo-wasp. The thought of a wasp grabbing on and repeat stinging is very creepy!
    Thanks Lynne
    Yes it is creepy! So much so it has inspired me to rig and animate it doing such a thing, should be fun.

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    Great sculpts Darren! Your minion made me laugh for sure, and your animal sculpts are spot on! Nice job on all!
    -Mark

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    Ewww! I'd hate to have a run in with the octo-wasp.

    Nice work.

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    I finally got around to setting up the wing materials. As well as being a bumpy transparent material I wanted to get that colourful rainbow high light effect like a lot of insect wings have. But it's only visible when it's reflecting. It was as easy as adding the desired colours into the reflection map. I'm rendering some turnaround videos so here is a few stills from it. I'm yet to setup the wing "bones?". I may also add some body hair / fuzz.

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    Very cool concept...and great execution. Like it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueferret View Post
    Very cool concept...and great execution. Like it a lot.
    Thanks!

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