However the game is not released yet, at the time The 20th Century Fox had been purchased by Disney all the work I achieved had been validated and copyrighted by this company. Then I'm pleased to have the right to share it, at least partially on my portfolio. So here are some miniatures which had been painted and exposed during game conventions since the begining of this production around 2018.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buggy de plage
I like buggy cars a lot, then I created this buggy from scratch using many reference pix of this type of cars. I used Blender for all the poly modeling and the UV's process, and I used Substance 3D Pt for baking the input maps and for texturing, I used also ZBrush to sculpt parts with higher levels of details to be kept in the NM. Then I created the number plate graphics in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Then I tested some HDR environment maps, and made some 3D rendering using Iray. I really wanted to reproduce this sparkle blue painting of the cars I took reference from.
Here is the Lapin Crétin I created after the famous Ubisoft game character I like it so much! Then I wanted to reproduce Ubisoft technics and Art here to create another course for the Art and 3D class I teach at E-Tribart and ESRA. So here is presented the full process, as I used ZBrush for the sculpting + retopology and also UV's in Blender, Texturing in Substance 3D Pt, Rigging and skinning in Blender, and finaly I created a short animated sequence in Unreal Engine 5 with also some post-process effect I created to make this short clip look cool. I made also the video editing in Adobe premiere pro adding the original soundtrack of the raving rabbids I downloaded.
I created some of the merch pieces for this game using 3D scultping and printing technologies and my traditional art and molding skills. I'm happy to share with you pix of this released game so that we can appreciate through these visuals its very High end and polished quality in all the ways. Also I had been fortunate to work with 2 awesome and talented Illustrators FORTIFEM, you can see on the last pic they are on the wooden floor almongst their kraft. As I'm in admiration for their graphic art and as I think it's valuable to be working with great artists, I posted the illustrations they created on the cards and packaging as well as it gives a better idea of the overall game quality, they made a colored versions and also black and white, I really like the rendering of this project created by Maxime Le Dain and published by Bragelonne Games.
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.
Happy to share this 3D asset I made in ZBrush and Substance 3D. Here again an object I chosed to teach students some 3D hard surface technics and some procedural texturing. So here is the final visual version of the related course rendered in Iray and also Marmoset Toolbag. When I run my class I show all the process using a video projector or when it's online teaching all I explain is directly visible with screen sharing.