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Old 10-09-2010, 12:18 AM   #106
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woh...hey, thanks fellas, i wasnt expecting that. i like this way, but the film still way seemed professional looking to me, at least with how i can see it down the road. but i do like this way also.

chirone: i basically followed the steps from the tutorial mentioned above. it was a dark zbrush render with a little fog, then adjusted in ps - firstly with the gradient tool to get some patches of light, then just kept playing, adding al's (hue, curves, contrast etc) and flattening it all, duplicating and layering back over with different blend modes (screen, colour, linear dodge), and repeating those steps a few times till i got something i thought was alright. just painted the blue glow eye and some blue fog on the left with a cloud brush to finish. there was a high pass filter screened over the top at one point too, which was a new one on me...got that from the tut too.

the good thing about this way is that it was very small dimensions, so i could easily double or treble the size, plus i could render an alpha layer too, to more easily add some background, and i could polypaint him up too, so theres lots of room for progress/experimentation
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:06 AM   #107
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im so glad you made the change the bright coloured wax style monster wasnt doin it for me but this new render is how i expected it to look after your first model pic.

Well Done. :attn:
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #108
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Yeh I agree speedy!! the black and white was good...this is f*****g awesomness in its glory. I LIKE it.....this is truly a drastic but exceptional change ben...well done.

Good research and pottering around my lad.

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:48 AM   #109
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ha ha. Nice. That's it then, sold. The way forward is set.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #110
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another play/experiment with colours/PS
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:15 PM   #111
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I really like the detail and design, but I think the lighting is a bit to harsh.

Also, I was wondering what it was supposed to be doing in your scene? Is is after somebody?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:02 PM   #112
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Thanks.

He's just supposed to be pulling a nasty, threatening pose really. Nothing special.
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I much prefer this version to the one with the glow Ben, but as THX has said, the lighting is a little harsh.

Overall loving the design though!
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