The "Night Watch" is a made up snoring security guard of the ***8220;Rijksmuseum***8221; in Amsterdam. The name of this piece refers to the famous Night Watch painting of Rembrandt you find in this museum. The image is inspired by works of Norman Rockwell and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.
I used GoZ a lot to bring pieces from Maya to ZBrush. The patterns were created using NoiseMaker with custom tileable textures. Designing MatCaps was new to me as well as modifying materials, so I spent quite some time working with LightCaps and materials. This was great fun, fast and really powerful. My goal was to create an image that has a typical global illumination (sun and sky) feel to it, including the low sampling noise you quite often see. I also included a version that uses the standard material and a default light set-up. It***8217;s just one piece for this beta but I hope you like it.