3D Tutorial: How to Make a Stylized Character(1)
1 Month rendered in 2 hours, the fastest GPU & CPU cloud render farm, Fox Renderfarm still share with you 3D tutorials. This project is made by the 3D character artist, JFD. In this tutorial, he will show you the process of making a realistic character. Zbrush and 3ds Max are used to make models. Toolbag is used for topology. Substance Painter is used for textures, and Photoshop is used for final compositing.
Software used: Zbrush, 3ds Max, Toolbag, Substance Painter, Photoshop
I wanted to make a realistic character to practice what I just learned. In the process of collecting information, I want to add a bit of technology to the character to increase his sense of mystery. So I chose to add a pair of headphones full of science fiction.
The whole work is divided into three parts, Blocking, high-poly, and high-poly for mechanical parts. First of all, I started to model the character's head. I used a basic head model in Zbrush to modify it as needed and sculpted a high-poly on this basis. I can organize and save the model from my previous work as a basic model.
In this process, first, use Zbrush to sculpt the head mechanism, and then use the skin brush to sculpt the details of the skin. I used the basic brush that comes with Zbrush in the whole process. And the details of skin pores use XYZ skin and Alpha channel mapping.
After the production of the head model is completed, it is the high-poly production of the mechanical part. This part of the model is first made in Zbrush to make the main shape and then placed in 3ds Max for topology and subsequent smoothing.
Hair making is a challenge. This part includes four parts, hair, beard, eyebrows, and fine hair on the body. I found some good references.
The hair production mainly uses Zbrsuh's own hair system, Fiber Mesh, which can make the hair into a solid model, use the hairbrush to comb the hair, beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, and fine hair. We can see all the brushes I used in the picture below.
To make the hair, we need to group the model first. It is mainly used to select the hair growth area and add a mask to generate the hair so that the hair will be automatically grouped for easy adjustment of the shape. Another benefit of model grouping is that the length of the hair can be better controlled according to the grouping.
Before the beard is made, the models are also grouped and made with the Fiber Mesh brush. The beard is generated first, and then the position, length, and shape are adjusted. The sweat, eyebrows, and eyelashes are also made in the same way.
The following is the high-poly rendering effect tested using ZBrush's BPR renderer. We can clearly see the direction of the hair and beard hair, and the rest is the texture.
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