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Making Of 'Shaved Bumblebee'

By Till Nowak
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Date Added: 9th December 2009
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3ds Max, Photoshop, ZBrush
"The Shaved Bumblebee" is a computer generated image created by Till Nowaks to participate in the "strange behaviour" contest of in October 2007. It tells the little story of the bumblebee Bernard who wanted to impress his friends with a funny experiment. It was one of these boring days, when they were as usual looking for some adventure or monkey business to get involved in, when the three bumblebees managed to switch on an electric shaver. And Bernard, for the first time in his life, completely freed himself from his beautiful yellow and black fur, under the shouting and cheering of his friends. But then he watched in the mirror and had to recognize that the result didn't please him as much as he expected. But hey, it will grow again....

The production started with a simple drawing. I usually start to work directly in 3D, without any sketches, but in this case the contest rules enforced the classical and professional workflow which starts with a scribble.

Then the bumblebee character was designed in ZBrush and a first test composition in 3ds max was done. The naked bumblebee was born...


This is the pure rendering from 3ds max.

This is the final result after all the editing.

Here you can see all the parts that were replaced during the editing. Almost no parts from the original rendering survived.


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