Production: T. Roller
Art: Ch. Torchia, M. Rychagov, A. Shiryaev, J. Krompolc
Support: H. Bryce, M. Korman
Hi! Here's our recipe for a tasty scan/photometry treat.
For this delicious melange of photometry and 3D scan, you need:
– 3500 ounces of beefy actor
– 115 high-res cameras
– 10 mixed military props
– 10 cups of artists’ sweat
– 1 dash of rigger’s perspiration
– 1 well-rested Substance material expert
Step 1: Simmer Rich the actor for one hour under the bright bulbs of an evenly-lit room. Dress the actor according to taste. Be sure to rotate and regularly change the configuration of his gear until you are happy with the resulting photos.
Step 2: Whisk together 115 photos until you have a rich looking, albeit slightly crunchy scan. Jagged artifacts all over the surface of the model are perfectly normal at this stage of the process.
Step 3: In order to bring the model to the desired shape, use your standard 3D kitchen toolset to smooth out its surface. The key is to avoiding softening key surface details when removing the scan noise.
Step 4: It’s time to decimate the clean highpoly asset down into a runtime model. Don’t be shy to involve a rigger or animator for an advice on topology that keeps in mind geometric deformations during animation.
Next, sugar coat the model with albedo textures for the first time. Thanks to the well-lit environment from step one, you will appreciate the clean base for the upcoming material tweaking.
Step 5: Now is the time the riggers, to set up the character and have fun exploring any number of ideas and scenarios for the final serving.
Get creative in the kitchen! You may sample a wide range of delicious expressions and graceful poses when preparing to serve your masterpiece to your hungry audience.
Step 6: While you wait for the chosen character pose to be formed, prepare the icing: for this dish, we use some military equipment for our Minesweeper to interact with.
Our scene combines scanned character and handmade objects with photometric textures. These require some PBR expertise to achieve a cohesive and realistic scene, but the effort is worth it.
Step 7: Once done with the final garnish, voilá! Serve at room temperature, and share the fruits of your labor with your art-starved friends.