One Month, Two Models. My Dip into 3D Modelling.

So, one month and two models later, my self prescribed 3D modelling trial is complete. What do I think? It was a big learning curve and I barely scraped the surface but I managed to accomplish a lot more than I expected. My models look a lot better than I thought I was capable of producing in one month.

Whilst there was a bit of computer rage involved, generally I enjoyed the projects. I think that I think much better in 3D than I do in 2D. This was why I chose to specialise in fashion design at uni because I prefer making and crafting things in real life rather than trying to make something flat look real. For this reason, I think that sculpting in 3D actually came quite naturally to me. I think that if I got the hang of the tools in ZBrush, the program I used, the modelling process would become even more enjoyable.

For now though, I enjoyed my projects but I’m not sure whether I want to devote myself to delving deeper into 3D. It’s not something that you can really half do. If I decide later down the line that I want to do more 3D modelling, I would invest a lot of time in learning the programs, techniques and honing my skills.

Here is my latest project.

3D-Model-ZBrush-Ghost-Girl-F

This, unlike last time, is an original design and much more in tune with my style and personality.

3D-Model-Sketch

A few rough sketches to design my character.

3D-Model-ZBrush-Initial-Shape

Getting the basic geometry using Z Spheres and Dynamesh.

3D-Model-ZBrush-Sculpting

Refining the form and adding details.

3D-Model-ZBrush-Colouring

Beginning to play with colours and materials.

3D-Model-ZBrush-Ghost-Girl-Close-Up

Finished!

3D-Model-ZBrush-Ghost-Girl-Side

3D-Model-ZBrush-Ghost-Girl-F

Next I’m going to start exploring digital painting.

Have a lovely week!

xxx

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