My first ever mesh sculpting =)

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My first ever mesh sculpting =)

Post by suvakas » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:27 pm

Hey,
I had a bit of free time to kill today and I thought I'll check out the MudBox trial.
This is what came out after fooling around for an hour or so.
Since it was my first try ever, then I thought, that it deserves it's own thread :lol: :lol:

Rendered with the latest Indigo version.
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Post by Borgleader » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:28 pm

Wow he looks great! He would've told you, but you forgot to give him a mouth :wink:

Nice work suvakas.
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Post by Doug Armand » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:16 pm

+1

Really neat character - Like a lot
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Post by CTZn » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:01 am

If you had no digital sculpting experience before that's excellent :)

At this stage I import the shape in Maya and build a clean topology over it, I hardly go further in details before this step.

The render is very eye candy !

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Post by suvakas » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:00 am

Eh, thanks guys.
The thing is more of an accident, than a character :P

@CTZn
Could you explain your process a bit more?
You re-create the topology in Maya? Why don't you use the mesh as it was exported from Mudbox (or similar soft.) ? I'm asking, cause I don't know what's the common workflow.
Currently I just exported as obj and imported it to Max.

Ps. Here's a side view :P
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Post by Kram1032 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:46 am

suv: becuase you could go into further details without problems, with a more optimally shaped mesh ;)

if you go into deeper details with the current mesh, you'll soon run into computer-spec-related problems...

Great first try :D

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Post by CTZn » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:03 am

Currently I just exported as obj and imported it to Max.
I would have done it the same way to render a sculpt :)

I was refering to character design only, after a quick shaping I import the -not so- high rez mesh and build a lowpoly version with better edge loops. I then import the lowpo back in the sculpting software and go ahead.

The step I was refering to. On the left a sculpted sphere, on the right the reconstructed mesh that would be sculpted further. To build the mesh I used an option wich makes the sculpted sphere sticky, to create and place new faces/vertices.

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Post by suvakas » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:18 am

Great. Thanks for the tip.
CTZn wrote:To build the mesh I used an option wich makes the sculpted sphere sticky, to create and place new faces/vertices.
Interesting. So you manually create a new geometry over the sculpted one?

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Post by CTZn » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:32 am

Exactly. It's a normal modeling process, except that the "final" shape pre-exists. You shaped it with a sculpting sowftware just like one would scan drawings as references, but now it's a 3d sketch.

Glad it helped !

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Post by Kosmokrator » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:58 am

oohh nice suv!!!!!!
i like it.......
work on it more.....mat,light setup,model sculpt and will out a great render!!!!
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Post by aleksandera » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:16 am

Nice!
Can you tell us what is the poly count?

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Post by suvakas » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:31 pm

Thanks guys!
aleksandera wrote:Nice!
Can you tell us what is the poly count?
A bit more than 1 million (about 1.02 million or so).

I textured the poor thing :)
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Post by Kosmokrator » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:19 am

ohhhhhh fantastic!!!!!!!
keep it up
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Post by CTZn » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:22 am

the red scares me :cry:

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Post by suvakas » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:43 am

Thanks Kosmo !

@CTZn
Why? Is it too saturated or doesn't fit with the model or what?

I have to say, that Mudbox really surprised me. It almost has no learning curve and even someone like me (who can't draw and has done only rectangular shapes in 3D) can do something in it. Very fun piece of software.

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