For the clothes I used Marvelous Designer 2 and divided it into 3 meshes; the upper kimono, lower kimono and his pants. I then exported them to ZBrush and used ZRemesher with default settings to get a nice topology.
Importing and assembling the meshes
Using Marvelous Designer 2 to create 3 meshes
All my textures were done in MARI, using photos and creating tileable textures as bases for the clothes, bandages and body. I also used some dirt maps as multiply to create the used/old appearance.
I unwrapped my entire model using UVLayout for seams (you can use any software you prefer) and then I imported it into ZBrush and used UVMaster with Using Existing Seams option enabled. This is the fastest way that I’ve found for unwrapping and with a better result.
Unwrapping and creating textures
Light and render passes
For the lighting I used a studio setup and placed the light using the realistic viewport in 3ds Max (very handy!) I used V-Ray with an HDR image for reflections. I also rendered Specular and Reflections from Render Elements and an Occlusion pass.
Creating the lighting using the realistic viewport
I always test which passes I will need for the final composition. In this case I rendered 3 passes – the Beauty pass, Occlusion pass (using V-Ray dirt) and Specular pass from Render Elements and rendered them in TIF 16-bits 300-dpi with a matte background with no Alpha contribution, so I could use it to make my masks.
Testing and using the passes of the scene
In Photoshop, I blended all the passes, did some color corrections and got 2 images for the background.
I hope you guys like it and that this help you with your projects. Thanks so much for the support of my wife and friends and thanks a lot to 3dtotal, you guys have been very kind to me.
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