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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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a collectible I created from scratch, and after my own concept art and love for this character using ZBrush. As Dragon Ball Z is one of my childhood fav anime. I had such a great time sculpting this piece in 2014, then one of my oldies. I remember I struggled at this thime making the cloud in volume because there used to be only 2D ref and nothing more, as there were not a lot of merch and collectibles of Son Goku molded back in the days.
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.
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.
Mitch Pigs Demo
Here is a short demo I created from scratch to finish to get into the new update of Unreal Engine 5. And also mainly to push the envelopp of my technical knowledge using the Lumen for lighting and many other softwares I use generaly for video games and real time rendering. Then I sculpted the Pigs after a concept art I found out watching the Instagram Artist Mitch Leeuwe I really like the general cartoon style work he provides in his short reels, and as it reminds me of the Preston Blair animation books I'm totaly keen on. Then, I decided to create a 3D version of this cute little pig. So it brought me to get to create his hairs for 3D real time, which was interesting, and then I textured it, making 3 different versions out of it, like you can see, the white, pink et black pig. Finaly, I made the character set up in Blender (rigging + skinning), and an simple idle animation to brings these pigs to life. I also created the all environment, the ground using ZBrush and Quixel mixer, and I sculpted and textured the wooden planches. For the trees and the grass these are collections I downloaded from the Epic marketplace. I also added some sounds and music copyright free for the soundtrack and completed the UE cinematics with the final video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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.