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Making Of 'Ruo'

By Yu Cheng Hong
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Date Added: 14th October 2010
Software used:
Photoshop, Maya

The background image was modelled in 3D, for the chair I used a Chinese lion sculpture for the arm rests, with Eight Trigrams (a set of symbolic signs created in ancient China) (Fig.13).

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Fig. 13

At this point, I was still trying to think about what the background should look like (and it was really bothering me!) (Fig.14).

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Fig. 14

I refined the background and put more work into the lighting, but I still didn't know how the colour tone should look. So, I used the Color Balance option to adjust the colour tone; I tried to give it a warmer tone to see how it would look, but I didn't feel it worked with the character, so I reverted back to the colder blue tones (Fig.15 & Fig.16).

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Fig. 15


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Fig. 16

Because I was still struggling with the background at this stage, I got stuck into detailing work on the chair and designing the feature of the metal with some glowing light on it - making it more sci-fi looking (Fig.17).

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Fig. 17





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(ID: 238476, pid: 0) Hardik on Tue, 10 December 2013 5:11pm
Great work.
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(ID: 238475, pid: 0) Hardik on Tue, 10 December 2013 5:11pm
Awesome work.
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