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I recently embarked on a new experiment which I believe will be of particular interest to the Displayhack audience. I started with a fairly simple question: is it possible to use genetic algorithms to generate coherent, aesthetically pleasing textures? As the idea evolved in my mind and in conversations with friends, I decided to build
Welcome back! In this part we will start sculpting a humanoid character using ZSpheres. ZSpheres is a very useful (and powerful) tool in that it offers you a super-fast and highly flexible way of getting starting the sculpting process (often the hardest part). This means that you don’t have to create a base mesh in
Hi and welcome to this series on sculpting in Pixologic ZBrush. In this series, we will investigate some of the game-changing techniques that have made ZBrush so popular among digital artists. First, a quick primer on what ZBrush is. ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting application (Autodesk Mudbox is another software package that offers
Welcome back! We created a character in part 1, using various 3D-modelling techniques inside of Maya (or your preferred modelling package). We now have our 3D-mesh and UV-layout ready to go, though our character looks kind of dull just with that default-gray Lambert-material in Maya. Colors anyone? In order to unleash your creativity and bring your
This is going to be an ongoing column, concerned mostly with execution graph technology and Quartz Composer. I originally was going to write a piece about Quartz Composer, and attempt to cover basics and some uber-cool projects done with it. The reality is that the subject is way too broad to cover in one article.
Hi and welcome to this series on modelling and texturing game characters. My name is Mathias and I am a modeller on the game “Evil Junior” currently under production by Illuminatics Gameware. I will be using Maya as my main tool in this series of tutorials, but the principles I’ll touch upon applies to all