vendredi 26 août 2016

Maintenance Platform Texture Update

Finally had a chance to texture this asset in Substance Painter. Great texture program, so much control over your textures.

lundi 22 août 2016

Quick Update

Waiting on AE render to finish, I though I would post up the UVs to the maintenance platform that I created. UVs were fairly straight forward and easy. I actually enjoy creating UVs for models. Didn't get a chance to texture yesterday, probably finish that up tonight.

dimanche 21 août 2016

Maintenance Platform BG Prop

A new maintenance platform I made today in Lightwave. It took about an hour to finish modeling. I'll start texturing this later on today. I'll use Substance Painter to finish the texturing. I have found it to be extremely efficient to paint quality textures for rendering. UVs were created in Lightwave. I may switch to 3D coat to create quick UVs if the Lightwave ones don't hold up well to texel density. A quick F9 out of Lightwave before I start the texturing.

vendredi 19 août 2016

Sci Fi Prop Image

New image posted in the Images Section. Sci-Fi prop created in Houdini and textured in Substance Painter. Check it out here

jeudi 11 août 2016

Houdini Hair and Fur Development WIP

Working on my Hair and Fur Houdini tool knowledge this week. A lot of great features that give a great amount of control. I have used other grooming tools for other 3D packages too. I still use those tools. Since we have been using Houdini as our main package, I want to try and keep everything in one main software.

Model comes from Aaron Guiterrez, one of our character artists at work.

***I learned a lot about Hair from abvfx here  Please check out his video about Hair and Fur in Houdini.

Houdini allows a great amount of control through painting maps. You can paint paint Density, Frizz, Frizz Frequency, Frizz Roughness, Clumping, Thickness, and Base Color. This is really helpful when you want to control the amount of hair in certain areas.

Density values are controlled through black to white scale or 0 to 1. Houdini defaults with 2,1,1. I change it 1,1,1.

Houdini Default values

Changed Value

Even the default value for Attribute Create furdensity is set to 1. Changing the value to 0 will allow you to paint the area you want to affect versus painting and taking it away.

Here is what it looks like with my initial furdensity painted for the beard. Using a separate node for the Beard, Hair and Sideburns gives me individual control over how much Frizz. Clumping, Density and Thickness is applied to each part.

In Order: Thickness Map, Density Map, Frizz Map, Clump Map, Frizz Frequency, Frizz Roughness

The eyebrows are part of the beard Node at the moment. This will change later as I want better control for the eyebrows apart from the beard.

Painting the density for the eyebrows. There are a lot of options for painting the density of the eyebrows. You can adjust the opacity of your map, which makes it very nice to adjust the density.

My initial layout of the beard, eyebrows, and hair. 

This hair is more uniform and looks like it has been brushed a lot. It also looks like the hair is very thick and coarse. I eventually went back into the hair and adjusted the thickness attribute, fuzziness profile, and fuzziness profile. I also wanted to give  him some dirty dusty hair. I was able to achieve this through the color on the hair material. Adjusting the root to tip blend will adjust the two colors.

Here is what my final hair looks like. 

Still a lot to learn using Houdini 15.5 Hair and Grooming tools. I like using the tools. A lot of control with the air so far. I want to try Braids or rough course hair next.

mercredi 3 août 2016

Canister Texture

I was able to finally texture the Canister prop. Houdini to Substance Painter 2 is a good workflow. I was able to create UDIMs in Houdini and then have Substance Painter 2 recognize the different UDIMs. SP2 doesn't recognize the different groups from Houdini. The tiles came in as the UV space numbers.

The TextureSet List has them listed as the following UV Space.

I realized later that I did not maximize the workflow effectively. Need to go in and fix that. Make sure no UVs are crossing the borders. If they cross the borders Substance Painter 2 will give an error and will not load the model correctly.

Here is the final image with the textures added within Mantra.