With this article we want to start a 3-episodes story regarding the development of the main characters’ 3D models.
As you may know, we teamed up with AAA artists (if you missed the story, you can read it HERE) and we’ve already shown you the amazing concept arts provided by Shaddy Safadi (The Last Of Us, Uncharted 3 and others…) in THIS ARTICLE, so let’s add the third dimension!
Ronald Gebilaguin, 3D artist best known for Uncharted 3, The Sims 3 and others, used the arts to create the tridimensional models of Jack.
This episode is entirely dedicated to our main character: Jack Black.
This is the final concept art for Jack. We’re still in the bidimensional domain.
How do you make it fit in a three dimensional world? Yes, you need a very talented 3D artist!
First of all, starting from Shaddy’s concept, Ronald started sculpting the model. Please note that 3D sculpting is a technique generally used only in AAA projects due to its costs.
We had a few small changes in mind, so we sent Ronald some requests.
After that, he added textures. To really reach an outstanding result for the skin rendering, he used 8 (yes, eight!) different layers: diffuse, specular, gloss, normal, subdermis, skin mask, ambient occlusion and translucency map. Check the differences in the image below.
Adding some details made the 3D model final.
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So, see the 3D model in action in our 2+ minutes game trailer on our website.