Hello everybody, I would like to present you with the making of my latest image: "Walther P99".
Before starting to model the P99, I searched for as many different reference photos as I could find on the Internet, so that I could understand the form of the object better.
I decided to start the image by modelling the cylinder head, because it was the easiest. Then I attacked the modelling of the pistol grip. For this step, I started with a box in editable patch, and then converted it to edit poly to add the details. I finally finished with the silencer, which seemed very easy to make after modelling the pistol grip! (Fig.01 - Fig.05)
As far as the materials were concerned, in the scene I essentially used Arch & Design. Starting with the plastic of the pistol grip, I used a noise to recreate the grainy appearance of the material. I then added rounded corners to create the soft edges on the model (Fig.06).
For the metal parts of the pistol, I created a map in black and white in Photoshop, drawing on the reference photos that I had. This map served for the bump and the anisotropy of the material. For the diffuse, I used RGB Multiply to give a tint to my material, without forgetting the rounded corners (Fig.07).