Friday, 5 October 2012

VFX Project

So this is currently what my new group at school are working on. Our idea was to create a digital set of a laboratory experimenting on strange creatures, and composite ourselves (me) into the set.

We decided to use a real-life setting, project it onto geometry and build props and a set extension for it.The location we went for is Middle Head in Sydney, an old military fortification.
Middle Head
Here's a concept painting I did for our environment..

Since then, our actual 3D set has changed drastically from its original concept....haha. I'll put an image/video up of it once it's completely finished.

Anyways, myself and another member of the group were given the task to create the creatures which would be inside the lab. Here are a couple of concept drawings of my creature.

 I was originally leaning more towards the mermaid-like creature depicted above, until another member of my group suggested maybe I do a pregnant creature where you can see the baby inside her belly.
I figured that was a pretty interesting idea and decided to go for it.

Made a quick alien body mesh out of the female base mesh I had made a little while before

 Zbrush Sculpt..

Skin test render- Struggled a little with the colour but ended up settling on a fleshy skin tone.

Please ignore the annoying portal lights on the back

You might be wondering, "hey Nicole, that's cool and all but where's the baby in the see-through stomach?"
Well...that didn't happen, I wasn't too sure on how exactly I would go about doing that and also I ran out of time and had to move on to texturing the set. But that's not to say it won't! Although it probably won't be in the final project, I might come back to this character and make that darn baby! Maybe...

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