Author Topic: Meet MAT - Pavel Vlasov entry. Clock MAT.  (Read 34299 times)

Let's call the base for this part of the head done.



Starting to introduce some folds and extra details into cloth.


I hope he doesn't get wrinkles, but sharp creases do add a bit of polish.
It looks like he put on a bit of weight.  :P  Just enough so the vest tugs on the buttons.  Well done.

I see the bulge from his pocket watch.  Nice.


QUESTION:  How did you make his chain?  I'd love to learn.
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QUESTION:  How did you make his chain?  I'd love to learn.

It's a bit untidy improvised method and works only for small chains but it's a quick one.

I've made 2 layers in Photoshop. One for the top ring and one for the bottom ring.



Then with some help of eraser and gradients I've done this (it's important to delete the middle part of one ring overwise chain will stack on itself in wierd way).



Now take your "height map" to Substance Designer and use Height to Normal node. Export the result.



Load the first picture as your alpha and the third one as your normal. It is important to keep height channel enabled for the brush 'cos it will compensate for the erased part in case if different sections don't combine well. Turn on Follow Path and adjust the Spacing and Angle to make a proper chain.

That's it. ;)

Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 07:41:55 pm

That's awesome.  Thanks for the great answer.
I definitely need to experiment and practice "Follow path."  It's been in the back of my mind for about 10 days now.

It wasn't my original intent, but would you mind if I borrowed the pictures you posted?
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It wasn't my original intent, but would you mind if I borrowed the pictures you posted?

Sure, no problem. You can use whatever you like. They are not perfect by any means but still worked great for my purpose.

It wasn't my original intent, but would you mind if I borrowed the pictures you posted?

Sure, no problem. You can use whatever you like. They are not perfect by any means but still worked great for my purpose.

Thanks again.
Here is a picture of it being put to use:  https://forum.allegorithmic.com/index.php?topic=17046.new#msg71926
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It's a seweing time!

Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 02:46:09 pm

Your character is really amazing, so much details !

Your character is really amazing, so much details !

No kidding.
I keep thinking, "What more could he possible add?"
Then he posts an update with more detail.  It just keeps getting better and better.

Pavel/Liz00n, do you use a microscope when doing your painting?  Wow!
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Your character is really amazing, so much details !

Thank you very much!

Pavel/Liz00n, do you use a microscope when doing your painting?  Wow!

No))) I'm just repeating every stroke for 20 times like a maniac until it's perfect.  :P


Look what I've found! The missing gears from his mouth!



And guess what! You can wind him up now!

Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 10:38:43 pm

This is an amazing job. Very detailed, intricate and insanelly well made.

You've not asked for but I can't get in and out of this thread without saying it, as I feel this could help you. The only thing that I would criticize is that overal the colors are a bit monotonous. There should be something more striking to make the image globally more appealing. My immediate thought was a red vest but I'm sure you'll have a better idea.

Anyway you should ignore me, I'm just passing by, I own Painter but never used it and just get very curious to see the things you guys come up with.

This is an amazing job. Very detailed, intricate and insanelly well made.

Much obliged once again.


Finally my old pal is ready for some serious texture work.



Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 04:13:15 pm

Wow! Really turned out beautifully.

Clever "old-fashioned photograph" look.


I feel bad saying this, but I have to...
I don't care for the wrinkles at the top of his back, between the shoulders.  It looks like it doesn't fit quite right and he should revisit his tailor.  I love everything thing else.  I have run out superlatives for lavishing praise on your great work, but felt compelled to share this thought with you too.
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