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Making Of 'The Duel'

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Hello, my name is Carlos Andres Lopez, I am 3D Character Artist and graphic designer, currently living in Bogotá, Colombia and I have worked for five years in this fascinating world of Graphic Arts. The initial concept was born in the company I work (Zerofractal Studios) and the initial idea was to have a bacteria character in a battle position, carrying a can of disinfectant as a weapon. He would also be wearing elegant clothes - a gentleman of combat - and would be in a darker environment.

This is the final concept drawn up by Juan León (Concept Artist) and advised by the Zerofractal team (Fig.02). Juan gave life to this character with this fantastic piece and this was where my work started.

Fig. 02

This is the base mesh entirely in 3ds Max (Fig.03). It has a total of 32,068 polys and is not subdivided. When I work I generally start in the T pose and then do the posing in ZBrush. I also sculpt in ZBrush, starting with the base mesh. After verifying the UVs are correct, I begin to make the initial details, applying symmetry so I get what I want from the chapter.

Fig. 03

In this case I already had the original sculpture and so I could start with posing the character in ZBrush, using the Transpose tool (Fig.04). I used masks and moving pivot points to get a good and credible pose. Once the character was posed, I began fixing any imperfections in the sculpture and then moved on to detailing the skin, clothes and accessories.

Fig. 04

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Jago on Sat, 27 November 2010 4:06pm
Great making of!! Congrats!!
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RedKing3D (Forums) on Fri, 26 November 2010 9:00pm
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MStandar (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 11:11pm
Thanks for this :).Very cool characther, and a good making of.
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Dannho (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 4:35pm
Hey congrats my friend!!!Thats pretty good boy!!Muy bien!!
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