Here is my first digital portrait, and in fact the first portrait I have ever done!
I have just completed my first digital painting project, its a reconstruction of a Russian Bronze Age settlement.
This image was created in Photoshop 5.1 and Vue 9 Infinite was used to create the clouds.
The following video demonstrates the production of the image throughout the process.
The image was painted live in front of the client, who was very satisfied. The whole process took about 7 hours.
In the final part of this series, I will look at ways to tweak the texture map that was created in the last part further to add an extra level of depth to the textures. Firstly, lets recap on the model as it was at the end of the last part.
It looks okay, but there are still areas which can be improved enormously. For one, the rock texture is a little bit boring to look at, and there are a lot of cracks in the rock texture which could do with some additional texturing.
So now we have all of the texture maps that we need to make a good looking map for the rock face we are going to be working on, we now need to think about how each of the materials is going to be distributed. Obviously, all of the maps cannot be shown in full at the same time, so they must be made only visible in certain sections. While this is entirely possible to do in the function editor of your program, for example Lightwave, or even Vue, I prefer to use Photoshop, for a number of reasons. Firstly the control in Photoshop is much easier in my opinion, and you also have the option of drawing directly onto the model, which is fantastic.
This tutorial is based on a request by Christian Key to demonstrate how I would go about texturing a model of a rock face (which he has kindly provided). This tutorial will be split over a couple of days due to current time constraints.
While I understand that there are infinite different ways in which this could be done, this is the method that I would use.
I will not be focusing on the basic principles of how to apply textures here, as this is covered in a wide number of other places, and will probably just add confusion to the subject. If you are having problems with any part of this tutorial, please feel free to send me a message and ill help you the best I can.
Software that will be used is the following:
So first step, lets take a look at the model.