Friday 5 December 2014

Cargo Container

The Next project I had in mind was to create a game level which brought both the Call Of Duty 4 training map and the multilayer map shipment together. For this I started to create a cargo container. 

Started by blocking in the made shape and pieces while also ensuring the size dimensions was correct. I moved onto creating the High poly first and then going back to create the low.

The corner piece was the first of the small high poly pieces I created. I used a chamfer box and used a boolean to create the indent.

I then went and deleted two of the boxes side faces and tidied up the edge flow of the boolean. I then duplicated this round and filled in the gaps.

Moved on to creating move detail on the side girder where the door hinges would be.

Blocked in the pole pieces which are used as the doors opening and closing mechanism.

Close up of the mechanism.

High Poly version of mechanism.

Final Low Poly Version.

Final High Poly Version.

Exploded mesh for bake.

Normal map generated from bake.

 AO map generated by bake.

WIP Diffuse.

WIP render so far I also need to go back and edit the Normal map and AO map.

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Next Gen Crate

Decided to try and learn some new Next gen texturing techniques so made a Crate something simple but can look good with the right texture skills.

Started by creating the high poly mesh. Created one face of the box and a corner section which I then duplicated the face of the box to create half of the box. 

The Final High Poly looks like this.

This is the Final Low Poly which I used the high as a base.

 Exploded mesh for bakes.

Final Diffuse With AO.

Metalness Map.

Normal Map.

Roughness Map.

Final Outcome.

Friday 20 June 2014

Fantasy Stylised Shield Zbrush Project

So I decided after uni work has finished to start working on getting better at the areas I knew wasn't as strong as my main skills, This included sculpting and texturing within Zbrush. For this I decided to create a simple Shield asset which would then be textured as a stylised piece to improve and widen my skills in texturing.

Started the project in Max by blocking out the shapes. I then made two different models the base mesh to which would be used for games and a high resolution mesh which would make sculpting easier.

Once the mesh was completed I imported the mesh into Zbrush. As you can See there is only half the wooden planks as I will be mirroring them over.

I then started the sculpting by subdividing the centre piece and adding noise. I used layers in my method as it allowed me to control the amount I wanted after finalising the outcome. It gave me more freedom to play around after. I then used the trim dynamic brush to smooth off the roughness to add more realism to the sculpt.  

I then finally added some dents into the centre piece using the same brush. I moved onto the second main metal piece the outer rim. For this I used the same technique as the centre.

Image shows added dents.

Moved on to the planks now and I used the clay brush to add depth and character, after which I then smoothed with the Trim Dynamic brush. 

I followed this step for all three planks both front and back.

I then added in the grooves using the Orbs crack brush. Which I then controlled the strength with layers again.

 After finishing both the front and back of the planks for the time being. I moved onto the middle round piece by using again the Trim Dynamic brush I flattened areas off. I then used the Orbs crack brush to add small scratches.

I then added in big gash marks to make it look beaten up.

For me to get a real sense on what it would look like I mirrored the planks over in Zbrush to see the final outcome.

I thought I went a little to crazy on the wooden plank grooves so went back and edited them, While also adding in more detail.

However came across an issue with the third plank where the layers would save the information I changed so have decided to just redo the whole process again, Practice makes perfect.

Well I started re-sculpting the small plank on the far right using the same technique as before. 

Added the final major cracks to the small plank to match the others and add detail. 

I moved onto the back of the shield and created some noise on the leather strap and also used the crack brush to add small details. Then followed by creating some worn metal and damage on the metal handle.

I used the same technique for the small metal brackets as I did for the leather strap found at the back.

I then moved back onto the wooden planks to refine and tidy up the back facing plank faces.

I then exported the mesh piece by piece and exploded the low poly mesh to bake using X normals.

Normal Map generated from bake 

AO generated from bake with cavity Map overlayed.

WIP of the Shield 

Thursday 22 May 2014

Major Project Production #Environment Jump

Final asset for to create was most likely the most important one for the scene the jump section. 

This was built out of simple boxes then I applied a texture I created ready for unwrap.

I worked out the characters height but also the height he would be possibly on the bike at this point to work out the height of the roof.

I then began to unwrap the planks and spread them out to they dont look to repeated.

Further down the line of unwrapping 

Complete Unwrapped