Realistic performance is not the whole of 3D art. 3D technology is constantly developing. This is the important driving force for 3D character artists to create. In film and television works, the visual development of characters is the most crucial step.
Jung-Won Park is a 3D character artist from South Korea, specializing in 3D modeling, character modeling and rendering.
This time, we based on the Mulan, the 2020 movie, we will create techniques such as creating realistic and delicate skin textures and high-quality 3D character model rendering. The main used software and renderer are Maya, Arnold, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Mari .
## 1. Model creation
Before the model is created, the reference material collection and basic model adjustment must first be performed. Then, perform basic model disassembly UV, heavy topological operation, and detail engraving. This step is very important.
## 2. Texture Drawing
Draw a model, refine the color texture, and drawing texture of the head and neck, face, forehead, arm and other body parts. Then draw clothing, accessories, and swords. If you don't know the material of any item, please check your reference picture or find a satisfactory reference.
## 3.Displacement map
The Displacement map is the most important part of the entire texture drawing process. Zbrush & Mari software is required for collaboration and in-depth analysis of TexturingXYZ displacement map settings.
## 4. Camera principle and lighting
Camera principle and lighting adjustment, this step can make the works infinitely close to the real world. It is necessary to properly set and test the ratio of scene to real world, camera parameters, and basic lighting.
## 5. Highlighted texture creation
Create highlight texture, including marking the model's highlight position, making primary high-light reflections & secondary high-light reflections, and perfecting the highlight texture.
## 6. Skin material
The skin material is made to match the principle of light as much as possible.
## 7. Eye creation
The creation of the eye is believed to be a diffcult things for many students. First, create eyeball models, iris materials, and perform UV splitting, use PS to create scleral texture to create scleral materials. And finally, handle inner corner detailing.
## 8.XGEN fur creation
XGEN makes fur, which is the only way to pursue delicate results. Before making a production, first analyze the fur making ideas.
Then, create the upper eyelashes, eyebrows, fluffy hair on the face, the top area of the hair, the hair of the forehead bangs, the hair on the face, and the fine hair on the back of the neck. Among them, the use of Fibermesh for hair styling, the application of random expression of hair distribution, increased hair volume, and the creation of ponytail will be the focus of learning.
## 9. Body and clothing materials
Use UDIM to create displacement texture for apparel gloves and master Substance to Arnold. Draw the displacement texture of the arm, highlight texture, and perfect the hand coloring material.
## 10.Posture adjustment
Model rigging and posture adjustment, adjust Pose in Zbrush, learn to use Maya's "transfer".
## 11. Light rendering
Light rendering can be combined with a variety of advanced rendering, such as Arnold. Apply HDRI lighting, add lighting layouts, adjust DOF & chromatic aberrations, handle rendering noise and finish.
## Skin, detail, light
There are 3 core contents of character visual performance. Rendering how to obtain high-quality image performance, in the texture part and the rendering part of the work of the model artist's level of high judgment, Park Zhengyuan's skin, hair, lighting rendering performance is called crafts level.
SSS skin texture production,