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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #345 on: May 16, 2019, 06:03:56 PM »
Thank you, everyone. Progress has stalled a bit as (real) work has picked up lately and I've been distracted by my plan to build a a set of human figures. Quite a complex process, I've learned.

Here is "man02." Better mesh than before I'm learning to plan for joint deformation and I'm getting some practice adding hair in Maya. I think I'm happy with the level of detail he will never be placed this close to the camera in an actual scene.

This is a standard render. It looks much better with the path tracer, but the eyes use a glass shader and turn black.


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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #346 on: May 17, 2019, 05:45:21 AM »
You're getting good at this too!

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #347 on: May 17, 2019, 01:32:12 PM »
Getting good indeed, that skin texturing is really good. Could be improved only by Sub Surface Scattering...maybe we'll get that soon.
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #348 on: May 17, 2019, 02:26:58 PM »
Thanks, guys. Getting there. I'm hoping with practice I'll be able to give the faces a little more character. Each mesh will be used 2-3 times in the scene, so the poses will get a final pass through Mudbox to make them more unique.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #349 on: May 18, 2019, 11:43:06 AM »
You're getting good at this too!

Echo! :)

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #350 on: May 20, 2019, 01:58:21 PM »
Here is the complete figure. In the process of finishing up this fellow I found a couple of small errors in the mesh and rigging. Once those are fixed I'm planning to use this as a base mesh to make a few "canawlers" to populate the boats.


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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #351 on: May 20, 2019, 02:09:20 PM »
Wow...way more better than I could ever do..on all counts, modeling and texturing...great period clothing mate...
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #352 on: May 20, 2019, 02:44:50 PM »
Thanks, Bobby. I've been looking at lots of old photos over the past few months.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #353 on: May 20, 2019, 02:57:54 PM »
I've been looking at lots of old photos over the past few months.


no doubt heh heh, my Dad, born 1897, wore pants much like that with suspenders always...and a belt LOL...don't ask me why.
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #354 on: May 20, 2019, 03:33:59 PM »
Belt and suspenders  my kind of guy! Great memories.