Blender Tutorials: The Process of Making the Guyver 3 Dark Gigantic(2)
As the best Blender cloud rendering services provider, Fox Renderfarm still brings you the blender tutorial to share how to make the Dark Gigantic from freelance Digital Artist John Liu. And this is part two.
The guyver armor belongs to alien biotechnology. The material itself should have biological visual characteristics, and at the same time, it must have a sense of future technology. John checked many materials and was not satisfied, so he could only design it himself. He wanted to create an extraterrestrial cell-strengthening material that was unique to guyver armor, which looked like futuristic technology and had real credibility. After trying many effects repeatedly, he positioned it in a mixture of beetles and technology.
To construct Shade, we must first make a basic material, and then enrich it on this basis. The Cycles material library is used for the material, and then the original material is split and re-transformed, and combined according to the material requirements for the dark gigantic.
The Surface part is obtained by the combination of multiple layers of materials, mainly simulating the texture of complex reflection details on the surface. The way of mixing is basically the idea of Substance Painter, so it uses the Pointiness in the Geometry node and the mechanism material taken to make it. With the ColorRamp node, it is easy to get kaleidoscopic effects.
Bump is obtained by at least several texture combinations, two procedural textures Voronoi and Musgrave, six-grid texture, and hand-drawn groove line texture. The six-grid texture is obtained by modeling and baking Normal in Blender. Another part is drawn using Krita's powerful tetragonal continuous function and can be combined with these mechanisms to achieve satisfactory concave-convex light and shadow effects.
The rendering output is in EXR MultiLayer format, which is Blender's film and television-level composite file format. Krita supports most layers, and Natron supports it perfectly! EXR is the format that guarantees all HDR color information and channels of the work and provides the strongest support for subsequent work.
Synthesis can be roughly divided into two stages: A. Complete the first stage of synthesis in Blender, which mainly completes the noise reduction of reflection noise and layered output Diff (with light and shadow), Glossy (with light and shadow), refraction (with light and shadow). B. Complete these output 16-bit PNGs are sent to CSP or Krita for final synthesis effect.
To sum up
The production and sharing of the Dark Gigantic are completed, and I hope to provide you with some references. In terms of sculpting ability, Blender is capable of producing high-precision characters, and his dynamic sculpting is very efficient.
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