What we are working on right now!
In the oven...
The current film myself and the Luma crew are working on. A lot of our shots in there:
Deadpool makes History with $132.4M opening Weekend! Very happy for my boss Tim, and also very proud that I had the chances to be a part of this project, from the test footage pitch 5 years ago to the final product.
I worked on the 85 second full CG frozen moment opening title sequence. I have modeled, textured and shaded the head of the first character we see on screen. I have also created his hairs and beard with Ornatrix. It was a fun challenge because I had to match the actor from scratch, without having a scan and with short schedule. We received a base model from Atomic Fiction for is clothing. I created high-res textures and sculpted the character in pose in Zbrush.I also worked on the Deapool model in that sequence. Digital Domain provided us with the model and textures. I worked on creating new shaders in 3dsmax and up-resing the textures for those extreme closeups. I also sculpted the character in pose in Zbrush.
I also worked on the version of Colossus that you can see in the sequences towards the end of the movie. We received a base model and textures from DD. We then reconstructed shaders for our 3ds Max and V-Ray pipeline. I was tasked to lookdev this damaged version of Colossus. We received initial concept art, and were given the freedom to play around with the design. I used the undamaged Colossus as the base, then I re-sculpted, textured, and shaded him.
More images to come soon:)
My friend Edward Quintero is starting a new online school: Mold3D Academy.
They have an upcoming class " 3D Printing for ZBrush Artists". Here is the link to the actual class:
Edward did a 3d print of my "Get out of my yard" model last year. His work his amazing:
Pretty cool paper from Koki Nagano and Paul Debevec's team on a measurement-based approach to recording and simulating dynamic skin micro structure. I'm proud of my contribution to that!
And here's a pretty cool video:
Added a bunch of my Arbiter renders in the portfolio section. Hope you like it!
Blur won a CG Award for The Elder Scrolls Online Trilogy Cinemartic , featured in the November issue of 3D World!
Vray 3.0 also won a very well deserved award, and they choose one of my image to illustrate this ine the magazine. Thanks guys, and congratulations to everyone at Chaos Group!
I have been asked by Chaos Group’s Christopher Nichols to join the digital human league, a group he created with key VFX industry members aimed at further research and discussion into synthetic humans. I am honored to be part of such a team of talented peoples. My main tasks was to take the scan data that we had and make a complete model of it that matched the references we have of Paul Debevec. The scan only gives us the face, not the whole head, and obviously had a very dense topology. I first created an animation friendly topology of the whole head. I projected the details of the scan, re-sculpted and improved things that the scan did not get right, then I sculpted and textured the full head (hears, skull, neck, back of the head ect...) I created the eyes, the shirt, build skin shaders and tested everything in Vray. My renders here are work in progress, more like proof of concept that the base first pass at modeling and texturing is enough to other member of the league to start experimenting on shading and lighting. There is still a lot of things we will be working on, including giving him some hair. You can watch more images in my portfolio section.
Fx guide also released a podcast where Mike Seymour Mike interviews Chris Nichols on the subject:
ZBrush Characters & Creatures is on pre-order! Order this invaluable title now and receive an exclusive resin model of one of the aliens that features in the book, created by the talented Caio César!
EvolveCG held an opening ceremony for is Character Artist Exhibit this past Friday. Some of my work was exposed there, including prints of my sculpture by Mold3D. It was a lot of fun to be there and spend some time with all those great artist.
The book Digital Art Master 9 is out. I’ve have written a chapter where I explain how I have created my image Linford.