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AusLife_ 3D Process by jermilex AusLife_ 3D Process by jermilex
Once the concept design in 2D was approved I started to build the 3D version in Maya. Here's some renders along the way to show the process of how I start with primitive shapes to block everything in, and then replace with highly detailed models, which are then textured. I change the lighting as I go along the way too until i reached the final version on the bottom.
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Positivist Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
This is awesome. I like the colors and lighting. I use Maya too but i'm not professional. My renders are never clear and pure like yours even I close textures' filter. Can you explain what your shading network looks like? Also I wonder the trees. Are they paint effects or something else? Do you use HDRI or physical sun and sky? Please share a tutorial about rendering.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I use a lot of procedural shaders, but really it's the render settings that allow textures to look nice. My shading networks vary wildly, with some being tremendously complex, and some being overly simple. The trees are hand modeled with polygon leaves. I've always found paintEffects to be limiting concerning lighting, and tricks with transparency also seem to not work so well. So this is a leaf pattern I hand modeled to use over and over. I rarely use HDRI maps as they limit the control you have to adjust specific parts of the image. I also do not use physical sun and sky for the same reason. It's great for people who want a quick result, but I find I usually want more control over exact values and colors of sun verses sky.
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Positivist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thank you very much for the explanation. I'm surprised about leaves. You need to be very patient. Again, I hope you do a video tutorial about lighting and especially rendering like in this design. If you do, I would like to watch and learn it. :)
Thanks again.
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vivekrevi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow .. really helps to understand and inspiring .. i used to have starting problem when i think about such concepts and this art explains it all .. like from where to begin and all .. thanks for posting each levels .. amazing work ..
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jermilex Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
you are most welcome. I'm glad it was helpful
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Muhsen3D Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
wow Just wow!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks
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fritchie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love it! Thanks for showing the steps, it is awesome to see things broken down and step by step
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jermilex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you liked it
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Mainerva Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
well this is epic :D
i wasn't expecting to see such awesome 3d when i logged in today i thought it was one of those display pieces people put in malls or even a sculpture :D really really awesome. i can't do anything like that XD

i just have one question

where does the train go???

anyway fantastic piece here's a watch :D
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jermilex Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you kindly! I'm glad you like it. I suppose the train goes into a tunnel to another dimension. ;)
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Mainerva Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
no problem all your art is awesome~! i just can't stop going back and forth to take in all the details and awesomeness :D
and loool then i guess that train must be the modern version of the hogwarts express ;)lol! again, fantastic work!
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MRexx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
wow, this is really fantastic, can u tell me, in which box u started color correct out side the maya ??
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jermilex Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
there's just a slight shift only for the last box
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darkjavier23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
that process so interesting and good !!! : )
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jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Love this one too. I gotta say, I think I like the third from the bottom as the almost final version, best. I love the cartoony, simplicity (like the trees, especially) in it. A bit too much texture and details in the end product for my cartoon sensiblities, but I'm guessing the client would never have gone for the more stylized look. They never do.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ha! So true. Glad you like this one too
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sara-nmt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
you are the best! your works are amazingly awesome :D
do u also design the buildings yourself? are u an architect?
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jermilex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I am not an architect, but I did customize the building designs, revised from photos of real buildings the client wanted included in the illustration
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sara-nmt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
still creative and amazing :)
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Sabinerich Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow so cool! So how long does something like this take you? I find 3d modeling very fascinating, but always wonder how long the process takes :)
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jermilex Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It's hard to tell exactly how long this actually took as I spend quite a few weeks waiting for client feedback and was working on several projects at once. But.... my guess if I were to compress the scene down it would be about 2 weeks of full time work for the 3D part of this illustration. The layout only took about 3 hours (the first image), then each step slowly progressed.
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Sabinerich Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow, so it is a long process.. :) Maybe one day I'll give it a try. Thanks for taking the time to answer, greatly appreciated!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No problem! Yes, do give 3D a try someday. It can be quite rewarding
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Sabinerich Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Will do! Thanks :)
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing design and great process, from the first step to the last it's always fresh.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
no prob, superb work!
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AlexT10786 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful, as usual, Jeremy. Gorgeous indeed! Just out of curiosity, how are you doing those trees? They seem unlike your usual style. Though they're very nice.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thanks! Actually, these are the same trees I've used in other projects, only smaller
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artistwork Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
its great again to see u create an excellent work..............the mountains r been model the way they look or its the texturing part which makes them real.........
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jermilex Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Coraleana Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just amazed how it can look so simple in the beginning and then look so awesome and realistic in the end!:wow:
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jermilex Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:hug: Cheers! Thank you as always!
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Coraleana Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome^^
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Hayden-Zammit Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Looks amazing as always Jeremy. Can I ask how you textured the terrain? Is it just a big 4k map or something?
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jermilex Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yes, the terrain started as a projection map to get general colors, then I baked it into a standard UV map and edited it in Photoshop (4k is correct)
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cavalars Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
how do you made vegetation and trees?
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jermilex Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
hand modeled polygon trees
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry about that. for some reason DA added my comment like 5 times!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
well thanks 5 times :)
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
he he :D pleasure :D
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, I love the colors on this one SO ALIVE!!!
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, I love the colors on this one SO ALIVE!!!
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, I love the colors on this one SO ALIVE!!!
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, I love the colors on this one SO ALIVE!!!
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, I love the colors on this one SO ALIVE!!!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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ruchitinfushion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
@jermilex:- now when you get free time please make some tutorial on Vray light/Material/Render setup.Thank you
Want to see some more digital paint also.Enjoy
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