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3D Digital Design3d modelling3D Renderinganimation workflowcharacter designCharacter riggingcharacterisationConcept Artcontemporary portraituredigital costume designDigital Doubledigital portraitdigital sculpturefrancis baconFreudian unconsciousMayaobservationPatrick Stewartpatrick stewart as francis baconscene settingsculpture
December 19, 2011

Close to final renders

The tests are near completion. Mental Ray is a temperamental and sensitive beast. The displacement maps in particular seem to be error prone and unstable. Just a few more tweaks before the final output.  By…
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October 19, 2011

More elements and refinements

Creating textures with correct bump, displacement, specular, diffuse properties is a time consuming process. everything has to be tested and tweaked until near perfection. In the case of a photoreal scenario, If…
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3D Character Modelling3D Digital Design3d modelling3D Renderingcharacter designCharacter riggingConcept Artdigital costume designdigital sculpturefrancis baconHDRIMayaMental RayPatrick Stewartpatrick stewart as francis baconProcedural modellingproject managemnetZBrush
September 28, 2011

Mental Ray tests

I am checking the lighting setup with Mental Ray for Maya. It is proving to be a very sensitive and tempermental program, struggling to simulate natural lighting from the small portal windows…
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3D Character Modelling3D Digital Design3d modellingcharacter designConcept ArtDigital Doubledigital portraitdigital sculptureelizabethan portraitfrancis baconLook and feelMayaMental RayPatrick Stewartpatrick stewart as francis baconscene settingsculptureZBrush
September 25, 2011

Props for the Portrait

Francis Bacon was the philosopher who formulated empiricism, which became the basis for the scientific method. I am placing the portrait in an Observatory and the Props will contain references to the…
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