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Defining Style

I used a low poly version of the model and overpainting to find the look for the final image, making sure the sizes worked and also that there would be space for the text (Fig.18 - 19).

Fig. 18

Fig. 19

Render Passes

These are the basic render passes I used for the image. I had to make a few more for the lighting of the weapons and others for masking the figures, the foreground etc (Fig.20).

Fig. 20

Model Turn

The model was my favorite part and also the most challenging. I wanted to achieve a result that I felt proud of and the director liked (Fig.21 - 24).

Fig. 21

Fig. 22

Fig. 23

Fig. 24

And here's the final image (Fig.25).

Fig. 25

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this article and I hope you found it useful. I would like to thank 3DTotal for giving me the opportunity to share this Making Of and also for giving us tutorials from other artists, which I learn a lot from.

To see more by David Munoz Velazquez, check out Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5
Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6
Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy
Digital Art Masters: Volume 7
and Prime - The Definitive Digital Art Collection

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Munozvelazquez on Fri, 03 February 2012 11:39am
Hi JJ: I just merge the dummy on a subtool mad made it a single poly group. Then I used transpose master using a mask for the dummy I moved the model to fit more or less the posture. Regards!
Munozvelazquez on Thu, 02 February 2012 8:34am
Missflesh: The vegetation is from a library, sorry if I didn't mention it. I made the modeling for the big trees.
JJ on Wed, 18 January 2012 4:07am
how did you apply the dummy pose to your model? thanks
Munozvelazquez on Tue, 10 January 2012 10:25pm
Hi, yes the plants are from a library. There are also some ones painted. Regards, Munozvelazquez
Missflesh on Tue, 10 January 2012 9:00am
How did you make the vegetation? Did you model them all or are they pre-made meshes you downloaded somewhere (since the tutorial does not show how they are made) or are they from some-sort of Max library?
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