Here's a turntable video of the reconstruction
This is really cool! The skin is that thick!? The eyes kind of throw me off though. They look like they are too small and the upper eyelid should be covering a portion of the top of the iris. She has a bewildered look since here eyes look slightly popped.
Yeah, In all the reconstructions that I've seen so far, including this one, what I find weird is the thickness of the skin, especially on top of the zygomatic bone. I think it's too thick.Originally Posted by womball
I know it seems weird (the thickness of the scalp flesh always surprised me) but the thicknesses are determined from datasets created from measurements from dozens & in some cases hundreds of people. In the old days they actually poked probes into the flesh of cadavers & took the measurements that way. Now they use MRI to get the data. It's very accurate & there is a ton of documented data. It's all specific to race, gender & age. There are also normal/obese/emaciated adjustments that can be made. Also, the eyes & irises of humans are amazingly similar even throughout different ethnicities. (25mm for diameter & 11-13mm for irises). I could have made her eyelids a bit more closed which is more typical of a general relaxed state, but I wanted her "look" to be just a bit more intense.
I don't know what happened to some of the images I had posted previously of another forensic artist's recontruction (whom I personally know) to give an example of the accuracy of the recontruction method I use but they have been taken down or mysteriously disappeared. That posting now seems to convey that she did the reconstruction of the mummy that this thread is about. Anybody (i.e. moderater) know why/how would these images would have gotten removed from my posting? Anyway here they are again- they are not ZB images but included to demonstrate the accuracy of my method in response to questions in this thread.The technique has been applied more so to "currently" deceased than any other. It is what is commonly used in cold case/unidentified type scenarios. There have been many "hits" as a result of a reconstruction & it is extremely accurate when used by a trained artist. I have a bunch of reconstructions on my website but I do not have permission to show any of the actual photos of the victims. This reconstruction was done by forensic artist Karen T. Taylor whom I studied with. She is one of, if not currently the most prominent, forensic artist in the world. I think the images speak for themselves as far as similarity. The technique & methods are well proven.
I have been reconstructing the face from a skull for the past few days using zbrush tutorials. All worked fine till the last step. The muscles are all set but I cant seem to get the skin on to it. It was said i should use remesh all but the results in some absurd shape. Please help me.. What am doing wrong in here??
Images are attached..
1st one is the one with muscles, other one is the distorted "remesh All" technique applied state....
try "merge visible" of all the appropriate subtools then Dynamesh the merged result. From there you can try to inflate or scale that mesh to use as your skin.