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Making Of 'Unicron'

By Clinton Felker
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Date Added: 11th April 2011
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3ds Max, Photoshop

I then started to implement value to help define the shapes more. I just used one of the standard soft brushes for this task (Fig.04).

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Fig. 04

Next I started to think about the surface texture. Based off the old Transformers movie he has a lot of moving parts, so I thought of old metal panels as a good texture solution. Since the line art was well defined it was easier for me to find points for my texture placement. Here's a breakdown of the texture placement (Fig.05).

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Fig. 05


Here's what the layer stack looked like (Fig.06).

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Fig. 06

Here's more of the same technique applied to different areas (Fig.07).

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Fig. 07




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(ID: 181389, pid: 0) Sayali on Wed, 13 February 2013 9:33am
I want this tut.
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(ID: 80044, pid: 0) Clinton Felker on Wed, 18 January 2012 11:03pm
Sorry for the delay on the responses. To all thanks for the comments. They inspire me to do better To:GFX engine I usually work in 2d only because my 3d skills aren't as sharp. I'm usually in the position where I can't exercise new techniques because the projects I'm on are very tight with time and budget. But when I get to do stuff for myself I will tend to experiment.
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(ID: 51928, pid: 0) Clinton Felker on Thu, 22 September 2011 5:58am
The way I remove the textures is I either erase it by freehand or I use the under paint as a mask then I select it. Invert it then delete.
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(ID: 46613, pid: 0) Samurai: The Creative Warrior on Tue, 19 July 2011 8:09pm
How were you able to remove the excess textures on parts of the work, when you painted over the rendered model? Did you use the eraser tool? This style of yours, has inspired me to use this process for something that I may do later for my own work.
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(ID: 39985, pid: 0) Mark Furini on Mon, 11 April 2011 8:17pm
AWESOME! I wish you had designed the transformers for the movie!!! Once again, you blow my mind with your art...
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(ID: 39983, pid: 0) Ominous Red on Mon, 11 April 2011 7:47pm
5 stars. Best Unicron I have ever seen. The biggest thing I took away was not being scared of having to restart even though you might be half way through a piece to make sure you get it right. The final illustration was amazing. I posted this in all the blogs and forums I frequent. I know a lot of people will appreciate this Unicron.
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(ID: 39967, pid: 0) Gfxengine on Mon, 11 April 2011 4:47pm
Thkq very much for this tutorial man ! just out of curiosity do you always work in this way or do you 2d only ?
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(ID: 39947, pid: 0) Chris on Mon, 11 April 2011 2:02pm
Awesome piece and great walkthrough! Nice choice of music on the timelapse video as well, making me want to watch the 80's movie again.
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