Friday, 21 December 2012

Minor Project - Concept

I spoke to Alan today and he gave me a few more pointers to make this better.  I've lessened the dark round the edges, put more subsurface scattering on the skin shader and rendered the smoke in Maya so that it takes into consideration the rocks. I hope it's better.
Here's a slightly different version. 

Minor Project - Final Concept

I've been playing around with my concept a little more and added some mist. I personall think it gives it some more depth with the mist, what does everyone else think?

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Minor Project - Textures

Here are the texture maps. Colour, epidermal, subdermal, specular and displacement.

Minor Project - Harry Turnaround

This is what I've got so far for the turnaround, Hopefully I'll have plenty more time to make some improvements.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Minor Project - Hziulquoigmnzhah

Minor Project - Latest Render

I've taken all the advise I've had regarding my last render and looked at improving it. First by repositioning the front limbs and curving the spine some more. Also I've taken out some of the red, and made textures for the subdermal and epidermal to let the skin shader do some more work.

This is without final gathering.

This is with.

Here I mixed with and without.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Minor Project - Rock Textures

I've started to texture the environment, the rocks look like they need a little work on the shader but it's a start.

Minor Project - HDR Lighting

Test 04

Ok, I think this is the one, there might need to be some tweeking after I've made the textures but overall it's nearly there.

Test 03

I felt that it was way too bright on Harry so I've moved the light so it's coming from behind more and making it more the same colour as the sky.

Test 01

Today I found the perfect HDR image and backplate online for free. This is my first lighting test.

Test 02

Here I've added a yellow rim light to simulate the yellow sun shining from behind.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Minor Project - Posing Harry

Here's pose 2, still a bit of work to go though.

Here's a quick pose, both Alan and Phil have given me some ideas to make it look better so I'll get on the now.

EDIT: Just realised this hasn't got the latest displacement map on it, so I'm going to fix that too.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Minor Project - Harry's Rig

This was really difficult to put together, but I got there in the end.