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    Default 3D Jam #4: Rim Lizard - groBoto

    I created this guy as a throw-away sketch for the 'Every Day An Hour' thread over on CGS... saw some potential and thought, why not toss him into the mix at the Bust A Move challenge (already have another entry going -- 'Kione Anddroid Navigator').

    Breaking away from a piece -- giving it room to breathe -- is always healthy. Bouncing between these two will allow me to do that.

    This started as an organic, 'self-guided-scribble' -- no concept beyond 'something reptilian' when I started. I intend to continue in that vein -- let the piece find its own path (the way I usually work, even when there is a more specific goal defined.)

    At this point 'stylized and sculptural' are the prevailing notions.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Awesome as usual!
    Here's a Groboto sample: Groboto -> C4D -> After Effects
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NP2mQ9t7RQ
    It's a wip... more AE magic to come...
    Happy Friday!
    Lemo

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    Default Rim Lizard - continued

    Hey Lemo,
    Thanks my friend. Your vid is sweet.

    Here's an update on the Lizard... a fairly brief ZBrush session, adjusting volumes and proportions -- a little bit of refining and a tiny bit of detailing.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Default Rim Lizard - continued

    Just a quick pass with my favorite 'sculpting alpha'. It's an alpha I created in GroBoto a while back -- produces really interesting things with the Displacement Brush.

    I know it's too much... I'll either selectively pull back with the Morph Brush, or just start again from scratch (takes just a few minutes). May try creating some new, similar alphas. But generally, this is the direction I'd like to go -- abstract/decorative/sculptural.

    Teeth are just initial/temporary geometry.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
    My ZBrush Sketchbook Thread
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    Default Rim Lizard - continued

    Everything still WIP (or as I tend to think of it... WIF -- Work In Flux).

    Dialed back the displacement on the head/bust... fair number of sculpting tweaks there too.

    Whipped up a stand in GroBoto. Still test-fitting and balancing everything -- minimal sculpting on the stand.

    Included a brief visual description of edge loop masking based on GroBoto meshes and special UVs (more examples and info in my ZBC sketchbook thread).

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel
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    Unique and beautiful shape compositions! And again, thanks for takin' out a bit of time to share the GroBoto -> ZBrush/Alpha workflow stuff, very inspiring and insightful .

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    Default Rim Lizard - continued

    Quote Originally Posted by Etcher
    Unique and beautiful shape compositions! And again, thanks for takin' out a bit of time to share the GroBoto -> ZBrush/Alpha workflow stuff, very inspiring and insightful .
    Hey Etcher - Nice to hear from you. Thanks, greatly appreciate it... yes, figured some people here and on CGHub might not have seen/be familiar with the technique.


    The Jam really heating up as the deadline approaches -- great stuff.

    Found a bit of time for the Lizard. Just some clean-up and detail sculpting as I continue to both exploit and dial back the complexity created by the base geometry and ZB deformations.

    Trying out a MatCap -- since I plan on a cavity-sensitive metal patina for the finish, it's important to sculpt with one in place -- informs the sculpting choices.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

    3D Jam 4:Rim Lizard - Kione
    Art:Sketchbook Thread - CGSociety Folio
    GroBoto Site

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    Default Rim Lizard - continued

    WIP - More overall reshaping -- bringing in some large abstract/stylized forms -- some work on the base as well.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Default Rim Lizard - continued

    About to wrap this one up.

    Some sculpting tweaks and detailing -- setting up materials and lighting.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

    3D Jam 4:Rim Lizard - Kione
    Art:Sketchbook Thread - CGSociety Folio
    GroBoto Site

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    Default Rim Lizard - FINI

    I'm calling this one done (has always seemed like an arbitrary declaration -- espically with digital work).

    Just simple ZBrush renders (neither tools nor time for anything else).

    ...now on to finish my other entry 'Kione'.


    Thanks for tuning in.

    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

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    Default Rim Lizard - FINI-ReThink

    Realized I lost something along the way... originally chasing a simpler, decorative style... fluid abstract forms. Got caught up in too much sculpting, reworking, and detailing.

    So... I've gone back and reworked the sculpt from an earlier state... will make this my actual finish. Still need to fix/finish a few things... but this is very close. Will post final images later today.

    One of the most liberating and powerful aspects of digital tools... the work remains forever malleable. Can be a liability if used to rework, drill, and detail a piece to death (the trap I sort of fell into there) -- but should simply free one up for endless, fearless exploration.

    Less is more,
    Best Wishes,
    Darrel

    3D Jam 4:Rim Lizard - Kione
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    Very cool man! Wouldn't mind having one of those on my desk

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    Default Rim Lizard - FINI-FINI

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Glitcher
    Very cool man! Wouldn't mind having one of those on my desk
    Hey Super Glitcher -- Nice to hear from you again... yes, on the desk, and cast in copper -- one can dream.

    Here are those little tweaks, and all of the Final Images for this entry.

    So much wonderful work showing up on the CGHUB Finish Thread... congrats and Best Wishes to everyone.

    Darrel

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