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    Default The Black Pearl

    This is the animated version of the Black Pearl from the Pirates of the Caribbean. Gentle Giant Studios is putting this out and it was shown last weekend at Comicon (3D print).

    I did most of the ship with Maya (My first hard surface model).
    The monster is all Zbrush, and zspheres made the tentacles easy.
    The clay brush was great in fading one tentacle right into the
    kraken's main body, the seam became invisible.

    I did this about ten months ago (it seems) and after this I learned to
    create hard surface stuff in Zbrush rather than Maya - but I still
    go back and forth on some things.

    -Brandon Lawless

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    Great piece! I really like the "kraken" part!

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    I really like this. Looking forward to see it painted as a real model
    on the Gentle Giant site.

    Cheers

    Ralf Stumpf

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    woww! i think this is reallyy cooll!! i would love to see more close up of the model! great work !

    -fabian

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    yeah...definately WOW!!!
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    This looks superb. Excellent modelling. Would love to see it textured.

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    Outstandig work. Please do show more, if you can. The quality on these is amazing.

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    turned out great!

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    Default Thanks for the comments

    Zbrush is awesome.
    For instance, after I did the ship, I went into the deformation menu and used, um, taper or something, and just ballooned one end of the ship or the other, or both. With the deformations you can squeeze and fisheye ... oh yeah thats what I did, perspective, I did that - negative on the slider and positive, back and forth so the middle of the ship got squeezed in essence, making what was a technically correct ship into a funhouse ship.

    It was a fun ride playing with the deformations to do what 2D professionals have been doing since they were born. When an artist draws something he is using tricks that we 3d toy makers have to understand to make a 3D sculpture. For instance Scooby Doo. If you try and sculpt him like he is drawn you're not going to get it right. You have to average out all the perspective drawings that some penciler has done, puzzle it out, until you get the most appealling 3d model.

    This is the future, where the penciler, the sculptor and the carpenter all come together. Zbrush is amazing. I'll post more images tomorrow (running zbrush with bootcamp and I don't want to reboot yet). I also emailed my manager to see if I can post some more stuff, hopefully he'll check his home email soon and get back to me so I can post a bunch of stuff like this.

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    Outstanding work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Fantastic work.

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    Awesome...big fan of Pirates Of The Carribean anyway.

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    Default I added more views

    I edited the original post, adding more pictures.
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    Default The ship by itself

    Here is he ship. I imported many of the sections, then used the deformations on them, then fit them all together.

    -B

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