Finally I used the "material06b” from the Total Textures V07:R2 – Sci-fi DVD
to make the texture look dirtier. I changed the blend mode to Soft Light, opacity to 50% and applied a Contrast adjustment of 200. Also I used "alien05a” and "number__16a” in Color Dodge blend mode like symbols around his armor (Fig.29).
Fig. 29 - Click to Enlarge
In the image you can see the different settings I used for the shaders of the body and armor. You can also see the SSS map that I got from ZBrush by baking a red skin material (Fig.30).
For the illumination I used the HDRI dome light method and added some fill lights and a rim light. Remember to use Gamma Correction 2,2 and V-Ray frame buffer for better results.
The following image shows the lighting setup in the viewport (Fig.31).
Fig. 31 - Click to Enlarge
For the final image I took the render and the alpha channel from the V-Ray buffer and composited it in Photoshop, adding the floor, background, glows, Overlay layers for more contrast and Sharpen in some blurred areas (Fig.32).
Fig. 32 - Click to Enlarge
Finally all this hard work was done (Fig.33).
This project was very hard, but fun to make. I learned a lot by mixing human anatomy with animals.
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