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Sculpting and ZBrush pass

When all the pieces were modeled I export them to ZBrush as separate subtools and began sculpting step-by-step: modifying shapes, adding more details - wrinkles, scars, hair, veins, folds etc.

For the body parts I used layers for the scars, veins and skin texture. At the final stage my .ZTL was about 60 millions (without weapons) (Fig.07 - 10).

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Fig. 07

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Fig. 08

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Fig. 09

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Fig. 10

Low poly model

After the high poly model was modeled and sculpted, I exported the lowest level of all of the subtools to OBJ one by one.

When all the pieces were in Maya, I grouped them into blocks depending on my low poly needs and started retopology using Maya's standard tools for polygonal modeling

When low poly was done, I continued with UV mapping inside Maya (Fig.11 - 12).

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Fig. 11

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Fig. 12


When the low poly model was done, I did some preparations before exporting pieces for baking. Parts that could potentially cause bugs when baking Normal , Cavity and Ambient Occlusion maps were separated from each other.

So every low poly piece was exported as a separate object to make the process of baking easier and much more predictable. By the way, before exporting meshes for baking I did triangulation to avoid Normal "shifts" in the future. Doing this helps the geo look much cleaner with and also don't forget about hard edges at surface critical angles! (Fig.13).

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Fig. 13



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Khall on Thu, 13 October 2011 10:33am
Lovely artwork,lots of thought went into the design,very good of you to share your style and workflow hope to see more from you.
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Blob on Mon, 08 August 2011 7:21pm
cool model
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Adan Rodriguez on Tue, 02 August 2011 4:49am
Awesome work with lobo my friend!
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