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    Default Carver's Sketchbook (tutorial added Pg. 4)



    Greetings all. I seldom post (shame on me), but scour this site daily. When the new update arrived, I decided to really try to get my arms around the updated rendering options. There is so much to learn, let alone understand. I pulled this sculpt out of mothballs to put my feet to the fire and thought I would share. There are still elements that I am trying to tie together, but I am fairly happy with these results as a starting point. I am trying to do it all in Zbrush before I scamper back to Photoshop and have at it like I usually do. I want to put more atmospheric density in there, so any pointers will be greatly appreciated.


    Here are some shots of the main model.



    In the movie, we really only see it from one side, so I had a little fun on the reverse.

    As always, comments and crits are welcomed.

    Carver
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    aaaaa kill it...

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    I picked a new angle and have been fiddling like Nero. I got some nice translucence with the lightcap and skin shader 4. Still fighting the shadows in the render.

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    great first step results!!! looking forward to your next

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    very cool great sculpts

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    Thanks for commenting guys. Sometimes it is like pulling teeth to get a response. Thank you for taking the time. You all rock by the way.

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    Default Manthing

    Been working on this for a while. Still have some background elements to add.


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    This is a paint over I did a while ago. The Manthing and the critter I call the Mucker, and the muddy ground were modeled and polypainted in Zbrush, the background and water were added in Photoshop.



    This is another image I did of the Mucker. As before, the critter is Zbrush, and the rest is painted in Photoshop.



    SWAMP SHARK

    I did the design sculpt for "Swamp Shark", the SCYFY channel "Classic"...Ahem... This is the original version, which was really simplified due to budgetary constraints. The upper detail is all that remains.

    All of the Barnacle detail was removed. I created a Barnacle brush for this, and it works pretty good. I will upload it if anyone wants it.


    Some other things...




    This is a rejected concept for "Area 51", as yet unreleased. They went with a really simplified version along these lines. I will post more images from this project once it is released. I did all of the Alien and Alien tech design on this show, and created a lot of physical props as well.



    This is just for fun.



    Thanks for looking!
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    Fascinating work .... very unique creatures! I can't wait to see more.
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    Chalkman,

    Thank you for your comment. I wish i could take credit for the dogthing and Manthing. These are just my takes on the works of others. Manthing is a Marvel Comics character. His comics weren't all that popular, but his look is so iconic for me. When I had chicken pox as a kid, my Dad brought me home a bag full of comics. Eerie and Uncle Creepy, and some other rather macabre stuff. The only mainstream comic in the lot was an issue on Manthing and he/it has been with me ever since. I guess he is my gay cowboy. I just can't quit him. HAH!

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    Swamp Shark meets Buffy the Shark Slayer!
    Too bad the shots of your creature were so blurred up in the flic.

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    Mikala,

    That is putting it mildly. It wasn't so much blurred as erased. There wasn't enough in the budget to sculpt all of that detail on the full sized shark head, so the wiped it from the digital model as well...That's the way it goes!

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    Default Barnacle Brush.

    I would love to have the barnacle brush, very kind of you to share!
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    Default Barnacle Brushes



    Barnacle brushes I used on the Swamp Shark sculpt. They are very basic drag rec setups. They work really well if your poly count is cranked up. Enjoy.


    Barnacle_Brushes.zip

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    Thank you so much! Got to build me a boat or a shark now!
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