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Making Of 'Pursuit Of Perfection'

By Jesse Sandifer
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Date Added: 15th July 2010
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3ds Max, ZBrush

So my first efforts went into getting the major areas sculpted so I could get his silhouette right. I didn't want the surface of Mr. Rock to have that feeling of a giant boulder with small details sprayed on. I really wanted him to have that chunky feel and overlapping non-linear flow. I wanted it to look organic, but in a rocky way, if that makes sense? Different sized rocks, shapes, cracks, etc (Fig.06a - b & Fig.07). Since the biggest chore for the whole project was getting the surface and texture right, I thought I might dive into how that look was achieved and which brushes I used for certain strokes. There's a bunch of ways and techniques to make rocky stuff in ZBrush, so keep in mind that this was just my way and personal choice... at least for now!

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Fig. 06a

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Fig. 06b

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Fig. 07


The main brushes I used were (Fig08a - g):

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Fig.08a

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Fig.08b

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Fig.08c

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Fig.08d

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Fig.08e

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Fig.08f

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Fig.08g




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(ID: 14987, pid: 0) Nafetsu on Fri, 16 July 2010 1:24pm
I agree with Lr, so bad (with this enormous idea) you didn't keep the composition from your concept drawing (fig. 4). Anyway, you did a great great work ! Congrats !
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(ID: 14914, pid: 0) Martin Klekner on Thu, 15 July 2010 8:48pm
Im speechless. Such a great fantasy piece! Great job.
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(ID: 14901, pid: 0) Carlos Silva on Thu, 15 July 2010 6:31pm
Absolutely amazing! The idea, the production, the result! Superb!
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(ID: 14895, pid: 0) Lr on Thu, 15 July 2010 6:09pm
good sculptin work nice tut layout and detail...unfortunatly the compositon (cam angle) and eye visiblilty looses it..i ddnt know what i was lookin at.took me a while to get it
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(ID: 14869, pid: 0) WebFlow on Thu, 15 July 2010 3:20pm
Really cool work! Very interesting idea.
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