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Here is a short demo I created from scratch to finish using softwares I use generaly for video games and real time rendering. I set up a composition with lighting and cameras and get into the sequencer of Unreal Engine 5.2 to make a nice cinematic rendering using the path tracing.
I created this gramophone using Houdini Side FX, as I wanted to approach the Houdini technics for low poly modeling with nodes compare to 3D poly modeling in Blender or Maya like I usualy do. This was at the time I was learning procedural technics in Houdini. Then I carried on with the unwrapping UV's unfolding still in Houdini and then I used Substance 3D for baking the input maps like NM, curvature, AO, etc...and texturing, and finaly Marmoset Toolbag for real time rendering and the Mviewer which I should embedded here and Adobe Premiere pro for the ken burns presentation and turn table, I chosed the enjoyable "petite fleur" music by the saxophonist soloist and composer Sidney Bechet.
Sonic Super Team
I created all the minis for this Sonic table top game released in Europe using 3D sculpting and printing technologies and my traditional art and molding skills. I also made the meshes retopology for these 8 characters and the texturing to help for the teaser.
I created the minis for this game released, based on the specifications I received.
I sculpted in ZBrush this Link's awakening character version based on a collectible I used as a reference. As an Art and 3D teacher, I create bunches of tutorials and courses all the way, then here is a sample. I always pick subjects, or choose characters I think students would like to work on, to make students learning with pleasure, it's really important to me in my classes. Then, I chosed Link as it's a simple character in its overall shape, but also showing a mix of organic sculpting and hard surfaces, then a very good way also to introduce the Zmodeler technics. During classes and Through this Link 3D character creation process, I clearly explaine and make demo on the video projector of these following key steps : model sheet, sculpting, retopology, UV's unfolding, texturing, set up, animation (here I used Mixamo to keep it simple) and the 3D rendering.
Mario is definitely one of my lifelong fav character, and I'm happy to present my work on this guy here, including, High def sculpting and the retopology low def using ZBrush. Showed in blue and orange coulour it's the HD version exported from ZBrush I rendered into Key shot and the retopology low def as a final rendering here in colour textured in Substance 3D Pt and rendered in Iray.
Flash Light 1950
Here is a flash light I created from scratch based on the ref pic showed at the bottom of this page. I like to create low poly assets and make them look realistic in their shape, textures and overall aspect. I wanted to push some technics in Substance 3D Pt such as the anchor point functions and many others. I designed the seahorse pic and use it in the height channel to keep being close to the ref but with creating another logo. Then I used ZBrush for all the modeling, mainly with the Zmodeler brush, and also Substance 3D.
PLANET OF THE APES - THE MINIATURES BOARDGAME
I created all the miniatures, apes and soldiers for this game, and lots of the 2D graphics. This project is still in production and should be on shelf on June 2025. All the characters are based on the observation I made while binge watching many times the movies and also thanks to all the references the 20th Century Fox shared with me, like all the turn table created by Weta Digital, which were a great support to my 3D conception and adaptation of the film characters into small table top game pieces.
Blue Moon Cristal
I created this cristal when I worked for the studio XP which is a school of video games development and its components for the 8 to 20 year olds. My role had been to create several chapters to update the online class contents of this school, and this Cristal had been one of the courses I worked on. The Studio XP use free ware and open source softwares such as Blender, Krita and also Unity, Then soon I finished with my assignement for the Studio XP, I decided to polish a bit more this Cristal to create also a complet new course using Unreal Engine 5 instead of Unity and to push some awesome UE technics to teach the students of E-Tribart and ESRA.
Felix The Cat
Another collectible I created from scratch in ZBrush and I used Unreal Engine 5 and its sequencer for the 3D turntable presented here.