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Making of 'Gollum'

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Date Added: 9th December 2009
In conclusion, as seen in the above image, gamma has been placed at 1.1 (it is 1.6by default). Examples of pass (reflection, ambient occlusion, colour and subsurface scattering):

Fig. 28

Finally, hairs were rendered in Maya with Mental Ray (this renderer allows you to obtain hairs with good quality with shave and a haircut):

Fig. 29

Matte Painting and Compositing

For the background, I created a matte painting with images found on the web:

Fig. 30

I assembled them and reworked them in order to obtain the background I wanted:

Fig. 31

To finish Gollum, I mixed different passes in Photoshop and made various retouches in order to perfectly integrate the character with my matte painting:

Fig. 32

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Finally, I integrated the character with the background and I made last retouches and necessary colour settings:

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E.crickey on Mon, 24 September 2012 11:23am
what did you use maya for in this gollum model? and what is a displacement map? also, what is symmetry in zbrush, is it like the mirroring feature in maya a little bit?
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