3D Female Character From Concept
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The purpose of this course is making beautiful 3D model from start to finish without any skip and turning a 2D concept into 3D.
We’ll starts with ZBrush with face and body and base posing and doing the tools in Zbrush, then we have Mari, Marvelous designer, substance painter, Xgen, Arnold, Maya, and Zbrush UV layout. Last two weeks are special weeks for tweaking and finalizing everything and adding best feeling possible to character including XGen, lighting, color schemes, cloth tweaks, material tweaks, and finally compositing in photoshop.
Each week we will focus on a different aspect of character construction and explore the technical ways of assembling a final character. We will begin by learning how to read a concept! We will tell you a few tips that help you to analyze them and understanding them better to turn them into 3D.
Week 1: Blockout
Blocking body and face and making pose reference / making right scale for maps / making base pose / modeling the eyes a / making very basic lighting to see the eyes and unwrapping the face and eye parts.
Week 2: Skin Test
Painting albedo map and displacement map / Import both albedo and dis map to zbrush to apply and starting for texturing and suing polypaint / Using extractor brushes and plane to grab the texture and boost up the texture and export skin albedo to Maya to test render and assign materials to it / Making lips smoother and nudge the polypaint and making rigged eyes and mirroring eyes.
Week 3: Clothing
Very quick intro about marvelous tools / Making the sleeves, overcoat, scarfs in MD / Export to Zbrush to refine / Making collar in ZBrush and cleaning up mesh and edges and folds / Adding thickness to mesh and adding uvs and reconstructing mesh subdiv / Cloth brushes of 2021 / Paint dragon and using techniques to make strokes look very sharp.
Week 4: Accessories
Modeling sword part using zmodeler and new features in zbrush 2020 and 2021/Using the radial system and curved tubes and make flower-shaped-like on the sword/Making buckles and fabric parts hanging from the hanger and adjusting/Blocking dragon shape on the hat with zbrush tools such as topology Curve brushes and matching them on the surface.
Week 5: Scupting and Cloting Refine
Continue the Last week content to refine our sculpting and clothing, make it look more detail and perfect. In this week we are going to make logos ready for substance painter stamps and adjusting and making tools in zbrush and making pose and armor look better.
Week 6: Hair Grooming
We start to groom the hair and hair parts of character;
XGen in Maya/Hair, eyebrows, lash, peach;
And we use unwrap in zbrush and maya uv layout to unwrap;
MD ready files are available for student to see and study;
Note we switch to maya 2020 update 4 for having a better and faster viewport;
Results as well as using of GPU to preview faster.
Week 7: Xgen Grooming Continue
We will start grooming rest of xgen under hand and xgen in smaller parts and we will use zbrush latest update which is 2021.5 with Thick Skin Feature.
Week 8: Furs on Cloth and Tweaking Face
We will work on fur on the coats and tweak the face and make materials for Character hands;
Finalizing pose of hands,sculpt and polypaint;
Adding noise to the hair color to have little color variation;
Tweaking eyes and light and removing dismap error;
Make up effect using Arnold mix shader;
Making of water drops in zbrush and rendering in maya;
Making pins on the coat.
Week 9: Substance Painter to make textures for tools and cloth
We will start completing the pose in zbrush and transfer that to maya and we transfer hair xgen tweaking all the aspects of character including texture, lighting, materials, xgen and all the aspects.
Making of uvs and id masks in zbrush and texturing in substance and export and render in maya Arnold;
Convert xgen to polygon, correct cloth and make udims for main cloth;
Making the cloth material in substance painter and how to use alphas for cloth creases in substance painter and zbrush / adding details;
Making back fabrics on the the skirt and render.
Week 10: Material Tweaking
We do some tweaks in cloth and pose and we do the rest of substance painter materials;
Sculpting on the bigger fabrics under sword and making uvs;
Sculpting big fold on the coat before substance painter;
hat armor unwrap in zbrush and maya;
Rendering cloth and scarf and exporting new meshes and dismaps;
Making new textures in substance painter;
Peach fuzz xgen on forhead and eyebrows.
Week 11-12: Tweaking, lighting, shading, texturing and final compostion
We’ll go and add many more details. We will correct face, eyes, xgen grooming, lighting, shading, textures, etc until the final composition;
We find the flaws in external software and import it in to photoshop to see what make face and eyes look better;
Making flying hair in the front and add more depth to the hair;
Making iris brighter and refining skin and eyes’ setting;
Redoing coat sleeves and some notes related to its pose.
Vahid Ahmadi is a CG artist and digital sculptor, from Bolivia, currently living in Iran, Tehran. He has been working in CG since he was 17 years old and has more than 10 years of experience. Now as a freelancer, he has made 3D character models for many companies and game studios, such as Bluepoint Games, KingSoft games, Seasun games, Darksidetoy collection company, Rcb collections company, Capcom.
His works have been featured on the ZBrush home page and have won several art awards, including “Aries”, which was made in 2018 and exhibited in ASIAGRAPH 2018 as an outstanding work.
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For cancellations, the deadline for a full refund is a week before class starts. Within a week to the start of the class, we can issue a full refund minus a $25 admin fee. After the course starts, refunds will be issued proportionally, depending on the number of courses that have been activated for you. In this case, a management fee of $25 also applies. After activating Lesson 7, we will no longer be able to refund. There is no refund for the Standard Pack once it’s activated.
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