I'm on a grail quest. Photorealism WIP

Work In Progress / 09 November 2018

For the past week or two, I've been working on a project. I've never tried a photorealistic face before so this is mostly R&D for myself. It's very heavily a work in progress, so I'm open to whatever comments and critiques you guys can give me. So far only the ZBrush sculpt itself is finalized. The skin diffuse color and the eyes are all quick temporary polypaints, just so I dont feel like I'm staring at a grey alien while I work on the displacement and specular. The model itself is based on scan data of a friend of mine that I had to clean up. The fine details are from Surface Mimic. I'm very happy with it so far, but I have a long way to go yet. This will be my first attempt at a stylish hair cut, so I'm excited about that.

Here's a dump of my WIP shots so far.





  


  

Learning Substance Painter

Work In Progress / 20 August 2018

I decided to make the switch from Quixel to Substance Painter since I'm getting so into Designer lately. I honestly can't believe how I managed without painter. Years ago, when PBR first started becoming a thing that everyone really needs to know how to do, Quixel was an excellent way to get your brain around the concepts. And their libraries are top notch. But the Substance workflow vs. Quixel is night and day. Not to mention the speed an stability. I'm never looking back. Sorry Quixel, you were good to me.


This is just a test WIP to familiarize myself with the interface. It's no where near acceptable finished work. So take it with a grain of salt. Rendered in Marmoset. But I actually like it more in Substance's Iray renderer.