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Making of 'Little Dragon'

By Vlad Konstantinov
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Date Added: 4th July 2011
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop

The material for the eyes is a simple VrayMtl with faint reflection, glitter and texture painted in Photoshop.

When I'd finished all the materials I had to fix my rendering settings and the parameters of the light sources a little. The final rendering of the dragon in 3ds Max is demonstrated here (Fig.16).

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Fig. 16

You may notice that it's a rough and unpleasant render, but the most important things for me are there - a cleanness and the absence of strong highlights and deep shadows. The lighting system and rendering setup are shown in Fig.17 - 19.

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Fig. 17

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Fig. 18

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Fig. 19



The final render was saved like a TIFF with the alpha channel. Besides this I created some additional layers such as VRayDiffuseFilter, VRaySpecular and VRayAlpha, which I planned to use for post-production.

All further work was done in Photoshop. First of all I drew a simple background and tuned the brightness and the hue of my dragon (Fig.20).

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Fig. 20



 
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(ID: 270525, pid: 0) Mike on Fri, 25 April 2014 6:52am
Hello, a beautiful dragon. Would like to build a papercraft model. Could you provide me the file at disposal? Mfg. Mike from Germany
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(ID: 47677, pid: 0) Irendeir on Tue, 09 August 2011 8:46pm
This drawing now wallpaper on my desktop =) Fantastic Vlad! I spoke to you and once again I will repeat, it - he is a fine dragon! ;)
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(ID: 163362, pid: 866556) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:11pm
[QUOTE=Nupsi;866555]Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi[/QUOTE]Hi! Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it!
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(ID: 46372, pid: 866556) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:11pm
[QUOTE=Nupsi;866555]Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi[/QUOTE]Hi! Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it!
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(ID: 46370, pid: 866555) Nupsi (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:09pm
Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi
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(ID: 163361, pid: 866555) Nupsi (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:09pm
Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi
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(ID: 46347, pid: 866501) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 3:29pm
[QUOTE=Not-Registered;865861]Awesome!Really awesome. Can you say how you started modeling? With box, sphere...[/QUOTE]Thanks! Almost always I use poly-by-poly technique.
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(ID: 163360, pid: 866501) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 3:29pm
[QUOTE=Not-Registered;865861]Awesome!Really awesome. Can you say how you started modeling? With box, sphere...[/QUOTE]Thanks! Almost always I use poly-by-poly technique.
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(ID: 45976, pid: 0) Roma on Sat, 09 July 2011 1:44pm
Awesome!Really awesome. Can you say how you started modeling? With box, sphere...
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(ID: 45819, pid: 0) Vlad on Wed, 06 July 2011 10:21pm
Thanks guys! If you want, you can give me some questions about this article and I'll be glad to answer.
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(ID: 45776, pid: 0) Peter Kvarnström on Wed, 06 July 2011 1:31pm
Great final image and I really like to see other artists workflow. Thanks!
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(ID: 45692, pid: 0) Julian on Tue, 05 July 2011 3:09pm
Great M-O thanks for sharing! Good Job!.
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