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The making of 'The Blue Monkey'

By Thales Simonato de Oliveira
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Date Added: 20th August 2014
Software used:
Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush, Misc

Body hair

Before working on the hair, I considered what could be separated to make things easier. So I made three systems for the body hair: one for the head, another for the face (short hair), and a third one for the body. Based on the concept, I highlighted the main streams in red and the secondary ones in blue.

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Demonstrating the fur direction

Developing the fur

While developing the fur, I reviewed my references and picked up some main features, like flow, variation, congeries, brittle strands, and more. This made the fur more natural. To get the final render, I made 7 tests. You can see five of them on the image here.

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Testing the renders of the fur

Lighting

For this scene, I used only two lights: sun+sky, and a back light.

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The simple lighting set-up

Composition

To complete the composition, I used NUKE and Photoshop. While creating the background, I cut multiple trunks, plants and flowers from secondary images, and I diagramed them on top of a parent image. This image contains the cuts that were created to improve the scene's depth.

On the composition I used the Beauty, Ambient Occlusion, Reflect and IDs passes. On the image, you can see the Point Position and Normal passes that were rendered just in case I needed a relight.
At the end these were not used.

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The passes used in the creation of the image

Final image

I hope this making of article can help you with your studies. If you have any questions, I'll be more than happy to
assist you.

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The final render

Related links

See Thales Simonato de Oliveira's portfolio over on his site
The Blue Monkey scored a massive 1,183 points in June's gallery competiton
We have a range of ZBrush eBooks that may help you create your own animal



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