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Making Of 'Enjoying Summer Break'

By Yinxuan
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Date Added: 28th May 2012
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After finish the main posing using Maya, I imported the mesh into modo and made some adjustments directly on the mesh, especially around the arm pits, where the skin is often not that great. I also spent a lot of time on the facial expression, focusing on the smile and also on the general look - never forget the look, it is so important. Then I modeled the bikini and refined the hat shape (Fig.03).


Concerning the texturing, I did most of this after finishing the model of the character, apart from the body's textures because they were all done (as I'd used this model before). I mainly reworked the skin color to give a slight tanned effect. I created the hair, hat and bikini textures, as you can see in Fig.04.


To light the scene I started by activating the Indirect Illumination in the Global Illumination panel of the render. I modified the directional light by activating the Physical Sun. I modified the angle and parameters of this guy using the Time and North Offset parameters to light the character from behind. And I created two area lights at the front to simulate the reflection panel used in photography (Fig.05).


For the skin texture I used a diffuse color for the surface and added a second texture, this time a Subsurface with a darker color (Fig.06). Using these two textures together gave me a good skin result and meant the light would work properly on the character.

Fig. 06

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Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Silver NightFall on Mon, 03 October 2016 8:11am
What is the model called?
Ivory on Mon, 11 April 2016 7:09pm
Ah! Exquisite
Bob on Thu, 01 August 2013 5:19pm
Amazing! Thank you so much to share! Your style shines! Keep it up :)
Jaykill on Tue, 23 April 2013 8:16pm
Amazing stuff, exactly what I was looking for ! Brilliant !
Javi Ideas on Sun, 10 June 2012 2:57pm
So...the hat is modeled with a cloth program, sculpted with alphas, just a texture with a opacity mask,...? its showing AO! btw i love your work!
J.A.Pfeiffer on Mon, 28 May 2012 3:07pm
Big fan of your work and this tutorial is just what I have been looking for. Thank You for sharing!
Livachu Poke on Mon, 28 May 2012 12:28pm
Your wireframe is to die for, great stuff. Love it!
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