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Making Of 'Black Wires'

By Carlos Ortega
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Date Added: 20th March 2012
Software used:
Maya

As for posing the character, the great thing about the elegance and aesthetic of the female form is that it has an enormous range of expressions and you can get tons of different poses and keep a nice looking silhouette (Fig.17).

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Fig.17

I didn't want anything too extreme though, so for the final image I went for a simpler pose that showed the character's attitude: cute, rebellious and playful (Fig.18).

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Fig.18


Lighting & Rendering

I wanted to recreate a real fashion photo shoot light setup, so after some quick research on the internet, I analyzed some great pictures and found a nice setup that enhanced the subject's silhouette. I arranged four Area Lights around the model (Fig.19 - 20), one main light (Fig.21), a fill light (Fig.22) and two more pointing towards the back of the model (Fig.23) creating a nice rim light.

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Fig.19

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Fig.20

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Fig.21
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Fig.22

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Fig.23





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(ID: 243610, pid: 0) Pete on Mon, 06 January 2014 2:40am
amazing model has great character to it, just had one question, any chance you could run through how you created the eyes???
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(ID: 216522, pid: 0) Milad on Mon, 02 September 2013 7:54am
Man i love this character,really beautiful and very well done...bravo!
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(ID: 99113, pid: 0) Carlos Ortega on Sat, 31 March 2012 3:01am
Hey thanks for the words guys! I used a layered shader at first but it made no big difference so I ended up using a standard maya shader applied just on the legs geometry. For the stockings I created a tiled pattern and a second UV set just for the legs to avoid visible seams and get the stretchy look in the wider areas of the legs.
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(ID: 96880, pid: 0) Sam on Wed, 21 March 2012 9:47pm
Excellent tutorial thank you ! And I too am wondering how you made the stockings, did you used a layered-shader? Because I can't get any SSS to work with the layered shader. Anyway, great work, love the stylistic look!
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(ID: 96424, pid: 0) Daryl on Tue, 20 March 2012 5:30pm
That's a very pretty model and thanks for the tutorial. I have one question about the texture. How do you make the stockings and apply it to the leg?
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