Its great to have a bit of free time at work play/learn and to finally finish this guy off. A quick test render today with ZBrush's fiber mesh, I don't quiet have the full control of the hair fibers yet, but will keep on playing with variations. I have added wrinkles and pores - I will need to push them further and make the wattle under his neck more obvious. Its not so much of a rough sketch now, but I really do need to finish it off soon and move on.
I have had this guy sitting in an old folder for while, I have been wanting to finish him off for a while. I recon I am about 70% there, I am not planning on texturing him up, but do want to give him a proper mustache and hair (pores too), now that I am happy with the general look. I started him in 3DC a while back - rebuilt the base mesh, spent 6 tentative hours on him today and will finish him off by next week . Slowly does it it seems.
I have been working on some of the facial details on my heavy man, blocking out basic details - still symmetrical at this stage. Body is also being rework - starting to see some issues with my anatomy so reworking the geometry. Will post a body shot soon.
Nerdcore set - up pt1, soon to be supplemented by a swing arm.
I recently started working on a digital tablet (Bosto Kingtee 19 MA) with a mapped gamer keyboard (Razor Nostromo), so far its been a bit of a learning experience, getting used to a new way of working (its probably going to stuff me up at work where I use a wacom and a standard keyboard - but what the hey!).
The Nostromo works beautifully, now that I know where I have mapped what keys to which button.
The Bosto - is good for the price you pay and no doubt as the tech becomes more available (i.e. cheaper) more people will work this way, but it has an annoying viewing angle issue which can make things difficult to see (especially with Z Brush's dark U.I.). I am hoping that by combining it with a swing arm monitor I will be able to get a better viewing angle (s). I do like the size of the Bosto and for the price you cannot complain - if I get into the big league I can always pay for the big boys. Speaking of the big boys another unfortunate is that I cannot keep my current wacom tablet in use while using the Bosto - I do hope that that gets sorted and wacom/windows allow for sharing of the pen input - as I still prefer to use tablet over a mouse even when using a digitiser/monitor.
Below is a pic of my Z Brush doodle, yes its an alien concept sketch - once I am more comfortable with my new set-up I will get back to more traditional sculpts- So far working this way seems to give me more energy, it could be the early stages of hardware love, but it seems to free me up get me to be bit more gestural.
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