Coming to the last year of college I have come to think about how far ive came in terms of 3D modeling, from my first ever 3D barrel to an entire game filled with clusters of assets and they all in themselves help me progress further in my specialisation.
Over the past two months of making assets, my modeling development pipeline has become ever more structed in what application I carry my asset over to for further texture or modeling altercations.
Continue reading “My pipeline of working on 3D models…”
This is an overall summary of the past 8 weeks, versions have been made with improvement to; character interaction, Sound and obviously graphics.
My biggest struggles throughout the project has been the programming; on the bright side, I have been trying to grasp the more common features of programming by looking through YouTube videos, Unity script references and even my own written code and seeing if there is any similarity between what I have done and trying to do.
Continue reading “Imagine Worlds project Update”
Going further into substance painter, I have suddenly come to the thought of actually adding detail to my models to give them that more realistic outlook to who ever is viewing it.
Let me start with a dustbin…
Now to the untrained and simplistic eyes to an everyday consumer, this is a household Dustbin. But to the more detailed eye of someone like an artist or modeller alike, you may see the details which are peppered on the surface such as how the metallic lid stands out from the top but also curves into the shape of the upper bin lid. Followed by the slight indent of the word ‘PUSH’ placed on the board. Finally the Scarlett red logo standing out from blue coating the bin shows the make of the bin and what kind of style it may be trying to imply.
How is this done?
Let me show you via substance painter and Photoshop in synergy with each other to create something which looks quite bleak and then add the realism to further give even a bin a slight hint of coolness.
These alpha maps which were created in either Photoshop & Illustrator combined to create the crisp decals which were applied to the models later on as normal, height maps, or simple color maps.
This Bin which was followed from the concept that I have placed above has already been given the TLC it needs in a completely different way. Apart from giving this assets beautiful glistening metals, instead I have added some rust, dirt and more importantly … DECALS!
Like I mentioned before, like the reference above I have used the ‘PUSH’ decal created in Photoshop, and applied it onto the lid of the bin as a height map and changing the parameters inside to convert it from on outer dent into an inner dent.
When I open up substance painter, I get all my default assets such as: Brushes, Alphas, grunge, procedurals etc..
But what if I want something more, something accustomed towards that object?
Take the grandfather clock for example…
Not much of a clock without the layout of a clock on the front, right?
Well it was possible thanks to the power of Photoshop. Now when I consider the advantages of Substance painter, it takes out the tedious task of having to re-update texture maps and then re importing them over and over again. I can now make brushes with Photoshop that I can import into Substance Painter making the whole process so much easier.
How to import textures into substance painter:
‘Open Substance Painter’
- Select the Import resources button in your shelf.
- In the pop up box, click ‘Add resources’ .
- Select you files which you want to import.
- Apply your textures to a specific category
and finally import.
The textures you have imported should then be in your shelf under project.
Today’s blog is introducing us into the world of both art & 3D modeling/design…
Google sketch up is a 3D modeling software that can be used like any other similar acting software yet is holds specific characteristics which make it more artistically related. Firstly, I imported a Mansion model of which I could place into a 3D environment and render out different angles with real-time views.
After placing my camera where I wanted it to be, I then changed the style (Filter) of my camera from a simple mesh like look to maybe a pencil sketch filter, shadow added filter
… let me show you.
Besides the pretty filters, Google Sketch-up can be a very important tool for digital concepts. If I was to export this and move it over to Photoshop, I would then apply another layer and draw over the image making it easier to create scenes in addition to this there would be no need to re-create an entirely new scene as I can render a new perspective from within Google Sketch-up.
I have placed some current sketches below to show how easy it can be to sketch up an entire scene…
Rule of thirds
Now the reason I have placed a rule of three in the composition is because I am currently learning about how to create the way a story is told from within an image. How to make the audiences eyes move to where you want them to move, for example…
In this example, I’m trying to show how the photos composition in the rule of thirds view explains how the eye can be lead from one point of interest to the other. The helicopter on the left is swooping throughout the image with vibrant colours the eyes should follow the direction towards the next point of interest which would obviously be the ship.
The first week is coming to an end and we are being told about the entirety of the course and that includes the practice and real synoptic projects where we are all in groups to develop either a game, VFX piece or an interactive environment.
We have chosen the ‘world of Vert’s’ challenge where we make an entire environment alongside a playable character, we now have a solid Idea alongside a 5-team and boy its turning out to be better than expected.
Continue reading “My specialism in Next-Gen Year 2 & Synoptic Project”
After previous tries on substance painter at home, I finally got a proper intro for hoqw to find my way through the app…
Starting with the default character that Substance painter has placed in I got to grips with assets such as masks, brushes & rendering in PBR ‘Physically based rendering’. As the class were going through the steps, I thought I would Launch a model of my own and see what it would look like in the rendering mode
s you can see, the PBR takes into account the different maps that has been applied as shown below…
Substance painter is a great way of easing the texturing section of the modelling pipeline, and by substance keeping all technical peripherals such as ‘Roughness, specular, metal, normal & height’ there is no need to rely on external applications such as Photoshop unless its to alter a brush and make it a .png file format, this is something I had done on the same day with a clock face texture which I am thinking about applying to this model.
Clock – Man