Author Topic: C.H.U.D. Inspired Manhole Cover  (Read 368 times)

I'm still a beginner Intermediate SD user, but I thought I would take a stab at making a manhole cover similar to the opening scene in C.H.U.D.  I watched it again recently and it was a mess of a movie. **BUT** what it did have, was some really nice street photography of early 80s NYC. I thought about recreating the opening scene, but too much life is conspiring against me. I *DID* take a stab at using Substance Designer to make a procedural manhole cover though. Certainly more I could add to it, but it works pretty well in the lighting conditions it would see.  Pretty sure the manhole cover in C.H.U.D. was a foam prop (So they could have a puppet arm pop it open) and they ran out of time to do the text so covered it with a block, but I could add it pretty easily, so I did.  I found the text tool in Designer a bit limiting, so maybe would try bringing in something from Illustrator or Photoshop (But then it wouldn't be fully procedural).  The lighting in the scene was great too, hanging out in a sewer with a smoke machine probably wasn't that fun for the puppeteer though.
https://skfb.ly/6OANE



Hmm, can't seem to attach files right now, I will try again later.  In the meantime, pics are here.  https://www.artstation.com/skantron/blog/ZeqG/substance-designer-manhole-cover
Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 06:55:03 pm