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    Default House Elf

    Hi.
    Just thought I would post some stuff I am developing for fun as I learn more about Zbrush. This is my first go at total Zbrush and my imagination.

    The character is based off of JK Rowlings House Elf concept taken from Goblet of Fire.

    Here you can see how I tried to developed the character from Zshperes. I think it took about 3-4 hours to totally flesh out the character! That is incredibly fast! Especially because I am not really a modeller, but specialized in painting.
    winky_sphere12.jpg


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    HouseElfSkinTest.jpg

    Here is a test of a skin shader. I've achived some variation by using several differnt versions of SOKAR's skin shader applied to different areas of the mesh with the simple brush.

    I qucikly painted in the eyes and some hair on the head and in ears.

    Since 01-14 I've started learning how to use Projection Master to paint 3d details. I have to big up GNOMON and the Meats Miers DVD, which is greatly expanding my imagination and Zbrush2.

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    Default bigup low_stres

    beautiful modelling, rendering,painting!

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    Incredible work man.

    Could be very appreciated if you can show the setup skin value on the photo (like a simple tutorial)

    Bye
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    Following some of the ideas presented in the Gnomon DVD I made an alpha to create gnarled textures which I will use for one of several skin texture.

    I used to paint all these wrinkles by hand on my older models in photoshop. The Alpha tool makes creating a rich and varied texture very fast and easy!

    Here is a test of the texture applied to a sphere.

    texture_Ball.jpg


    I'd like to share my alpha but it is rather large @ 800k.
    If you want a copy just email me and I will send it 2 you.

    Just trying the texture on my model by deforming the GEO in Projection Master. Not very happy with current results, but the nice thing about ZBrush is that it allows for lots of experimentation.
    skin_test.jpg

    Good night.
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    Very nice skin material. The underlying paint job is what makes it extra beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marciani
    Could be very appreciated if you can show the setup skin value on the photo (like a simple tutorial)
    Marciani, Blakshep. thanks for your comments.

    I'll try and screen grab or do some explinations when I get a free minute.

    But basically I took SOKAR's shader and tweaked it. Made a copy tweaked it again, and tweaked that one again. Then I used the paint tool to break up the main versions in different areas.

    For instance, the nose and ears have a higher red ambient compared to face.

    I think the trick to good skin shading is lots of variation. As good as SOKAR's shader is, one shader is not going to give you the variation required. Also, a color map is important. I can't wait to start digging into Zbrushs paint tools.

    -Regards
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    Superb work on the skin shader test wip!! Really gives him\her some life!

    I agree on skin shader is not enough on one model and an added color map/texture only enhances what can be achieved. you are gonna love the shader, highlighter etc brushes!!

    Have fun experimenting and I look forward to seeing more!!

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    Wink It's not...

    ...so bad for a no modeler artist
    Pilou
    Ps Funny the liittle hairs on the top if head
    Is beautiful that please without concept! ( Me and maybe also E Kant)
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    "Looks great" ...it shows your a painter ,nice balance of light/dark and shiny skin
    but it looks like your model got bored posing for you

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    This character has masses of 'presence' Great image.

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    Now that fellow must be related to my rabbit - Rufus!

    Great work, and it's nice to see your steps. I think people are starting to appreciate just how much they can accomplish with Zbrush and you have certainly contributed to that.
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    Beautiful work Lo_stres! I like the skin render and his expression. He looks like he's bored to look like he does and to have such huge ears
    Nice step by step too!

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    Hey, great modelling!

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    Thumbs up great image from a great artist¡ low_stres

    I admire your style¡¡
    Thanks for share
    Andreseloy

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