This is my first post of finished work. My main focus on this project was to explore the fur and grooming tools. Figured a short haired critter would be a safe place to start. That, and my wife LOVES bulldogs (she gathered all my reference). Hope you like. C&C welcome.
The fibermesh was quite fun to work with. Though I can see how grooming can be quite a challenge as the length of the hair gets longer. I’m hoping to slowly work with incrementally longer haired subjects as time/schedule permits. Should be a learning experience.
Hey Soulrebel, great job on the Bully. I must ask what were your settings for the short fur. I’ve been working fibers for a little bit now, and I still have a long ways to go. But your treatment of the bulldogs fur is excellent. I’m doing the Halloween challenge, and my subject is Cujo. So I’m trying to get as many pointers as possible. Kudos again
Sure, my pleasure! Naturally, the scale of your object matters, so adjust as necessary but the main fibers panel looks like this:
i used the Hair 2 material with some minor adjustment to the specular color and ambient settings:
Also, after I accepted the fiber settings, I used the GroomHairShort brush to vary the flow of the fur with the ‘Front collision detection tolerance’ reduced from the default 50 to 20 (again, this is relative to the object scale - whatever works). Under ‘Display properties’ for the fibers layer, i reduced the BPR shadows from 100 to 75.
The lighting was a simple 3 light setup. nothing special.
Do share some pictures of your cousin’s bulldog and like to say bulldog puppies are very stubborn and trained them in a proper way could be quite challenging. This type of bulldogs usually need proper attention, affection, best mood and love from their owner.