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Making Of ' Setubal Beach'

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Texturing

Well, before I even started texturing, I needed to define what the sky would look like, so I could define the reflection and gloss map for the sea and the sand. I downloaded some pictures from CGTextures and created my own sky with Photoshop (Fig.07).

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Fig. 07

With the sky ready it was time to apply the textures to the scene. In the boat, for example, I used Photoshop again to paint it and made some diffuse, specular and bump maps. But as you can see in Fig.08, I also used a bump map I made in ZBrush. That's because in there I could make more relevant relief for the boat (Fig.09).

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Fig. 08


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Fig. 09

The first thing I did for the sand was export the grid I'd created in XSI to ZBrush so I could do all the relief work and define where it would be wet or dry (Fig.10). After that I exported the bump, displacement and normal maps (Fig.11).

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Fig. 10

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Fig. 11

Back in XSI applied the maps on the grid and made a basic lighting set up. I also made a light bake. With that I would know exactly where all the level differences of my sand would be in the mesh (Fig.12 - 13). That allowed me to paint the reflection and gloss map with precision and I define where the wetter places would be (Fig.14).

The same process was used on other parts of the sand and sea.

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Fig. 12

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Fig. 13





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Luis Lopes on Mon, 13 June 2011 12:51pm
Amazing work. By the way, i found some information concerning to Setúbal, Portugal at the Portugal Dream Coast website. http://portugaldreamcoast.com/en/the-city-of-setubal/ .
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Bruno Guerreiro on Fri, 18 February 2011 10:28am
Beautifully executed! Nunca vi a praia de Setúbal tão bem ;) Congratulations Douglas!
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Hendrik Van Heek on Tue, 15 February 2011 6:30am
Thanks for this great making-of! Excellent result!
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Mohinder on Mon, 14 February 2011 10:48pm
Great image but a very vague desciption of how it was done.
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Ramon on Mon, 14 February 2011 6:46pm
Nice! Thanks!
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Leo Sakamoto on Mon, 14 February 2011 3:25pm
Great tutorial! Congratulations young master!:)
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Alexandre Sokabe on Mon, 14 February 2011 2:48pm
Very cool man! Nice job!
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