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07-02-2016, 10:55 PM   #1
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Funnel Web Spider
Hi everyone,
I'm a newbie to the Simply Maya forums. I thought I would start posting finished and unfinished work.

Here is a Funnel Web Spider I rendered a while back.

Modeling - Maya/Zbrush
Texturing - Zbrush(polypaint)/Photoshop
Rendering - Mental Ray

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08-02-2016, 12:08 AM   #2
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Those are lovely renders, well done. How did you create the web strands? Or are those photo backplates?
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08-02-2016, 12:24 AM   #3
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Hi Stwert..

I did it the easy way - relatively.

I used this tool (, to create textures (with a little bit of Photoshop layering etc):

1. An alpha (cutout opacity), (red image = Phoptoshop alpha)
2. Translucency
3. Spec (added a ridiculous amount of noise)
4. Normal Map - (noisy, overly sharpened image taken into "crazy Bump" for export)

So it is a 3D effect but nothing special. It works though.

Some textures used:

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08-02-2016, 11:11 AM   #4
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Fantastic illustrations
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08-02-2016, 07:35 PM   #5
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very nice indeed mate
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06-06-2016, 07:40 AM   #6
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Wow, amazing! Well done
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