Based on Andy Helms exquisite Skeletor & He-man illustration, go check out his delicious stuff over at http://oktotally.tumblr.com/Additional resolutionshttp://slid3.com/3D/AndyHelms_Skeletor_1280.jpghttp://slid3.com/3D/AndyHelms_Skeletor_1920.jpghttp://slid3.com/3D/AndyHelms_Skeletor_2560.jpg

Based on Andy Helms exquisite Skeletor & He-man illustration,
go check out his delicious stuff over at http://oktotally.tumblr.com/

Additional resolutions
http://slid3.com/3D/AndyHelms_Skeletor_1280.jpg
http://slid3.com/3D/AndyHelms_Skeletor_1920.jpg
http://slid3.com/3D/AndyHelms_Skeletor_2560.jpg

creaturejournal:

I put together a 46 page digital artbook! It’s stuffed with high resolution images from the blog, a couple of new bits and some concepts from the Canto project! It should be finished and released on the 5th of October. Check it out!

Pre-order it here for half-price ( $1! )

My buddy mark is about to put out a glorious collection of amazing critters, get it on pre-order for a single buckaroo.

Reblogged from Creature Journal
Made for project Canto, A RhinoSaur.Based on Mark Facey’s concept designadditional resolutions;http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_RhinoSaur_1280.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_RhinoSaur_1920.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_RhinoSaur_2560.jpgMark also did the amazing textures.Check out more of his stuff here:http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/you can find out more about Canto over here:http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, A RhinoSaur.
Based on Mark Facey’s concept design

additional resolutions;
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_RhinoSaur_1280.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_RhinoSaur_1920.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_RhinoSaur_2560.jpg
Mark also did the amazing textures.
Check out more of his stuff here:
http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/
you can find out more about Canto over here:
http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, A LoogieSnail.Based on Mark Facey’s concept designadditional resolutions;http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_LoogieSnail_1280.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_LoogieSnail_1920.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_LoogieSnail_2560.jpgMark also did the amazing textures.Check out more of his stuff here:http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/you can find out more about Canto over here:http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, A LoogieSnail.
Based on Mark Facey’s concept design

additional resolutions;
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_LoogieSnail_1280.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_LoogieSnail_1920.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_LoogieSnail_2560.jpg
Mark also did the amazing textures.
Check out more of his stuff here:
http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/
you can find out more about Canto over here:
http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, Sand blasted terror birds.Based on Mark Facey’s concept designadditional resolutions;http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_SandBlastedTerrorBird_1280.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_SandBlastedTerrorBird_1920.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_SandBlastedTerrorBird_2560.jpgMark also did the amazing textures.Check out more of his stuff here:http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/you can find out more about Canto over here:http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, Sand blasted terror birds.
Based on Mark Facey’s concept design

additional resolutions;
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_SandBlastedTerrorBird_1280.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_SandBlastedTerrorBird_1920.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_SandBlastedTerrorBird_2560.jpg
Mark also did the amazing textures.
Check out more of his stuff here:
http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/
you can find out more about Canto over here:
http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, A Buggalope.Based on Mark Facey’s concept designadditional resolutions;http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_Buggalope_1280.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_Buggalope_1920.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_Buggalope_2560.jpgMark also did the amazing textures.Check out more of his stuff here:http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/you can find out more about Canto over here:http://tetrahedralgames.com/

Made for project Canto, A Buggalope.
Based on Mark Facey’s concept design

additional resolutions;
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_Buggalope_1280.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_Buggalope_1920.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/Canto_Buggalope_2560.jpg
Mark also did the amazing textures.
Check out more of his stuff here:
http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/
you can find out more about Canto over here:
http://tetrahedralgames.com/

One of my pieces for the “Press Start….to Continue” exhibitionwhich opens 30th of august. additional res’http://www.slid3.com/3D/legends_1280.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/legends_1920.jpghttp://www.slid3.com/3D/legends_2560.jpgmore info can soon be found at: http://www.ltdartgallery.com/

One of my pieces for the “Press Start….to Continue” exhibition
which opens 30th of august.

additional res’
http://www.slid3.com/3D/legends_1280.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/legends_1920.jpg
http://www.slid3.com/3D/legends_2560.jpg

more info can soon be found at:
http://www.ltdartgallery.com/

Once more a Mike design cause i love em, the Thing’s MacReadyadditional res’http://slid3.com/3D/MikeMitchell_MacReady_2560.jpghttp://slid3.com/3D/MikeMitchell_MacReady_1920.jpghttp://slid3.com/3D/MikeMitchell_MacReady_1280.jpgAnd make sure to check out mike’s delicious stuff if you haven’t allreadyhttp://www.sirmikeofmitchell.com/

Once more a Mike design cause i love em,

the Thing’s MacReady

additional res’
http://slid3.com/3D/MikeMitchell_MacReady_2560.jpg
http://slid3.com/3D/MikeMitchell_MacReady_1920.jpg
http://slid3.com/3D/MikeMitchell_MacReady_1280.jpg

And make sure to check out mike’s delicious stuff if you haven’t allready
http://www.sirmikeofmitchell.com/

"I’ll just put this here…with the rest of the fire." Based on HatBoy’s brilliant interpretation of IT-crowd’s Moss. Check out his wonderfull things at http://hatboy.tumblr.com/additional res’http://slid3.com/3D/hatBoy_Moss01_1280.jpghttp://slid3.com/3D/hatBoy_Moss01_1920.jpghttp://slid3.com/3D/hatBoy_Moss01_2560.jpg

"I’ll just put this here…with the rest of the fire."

Based on HatBoy’s brilliant interpretation of IT-crowd’s Moss. Check out his wonderfull things at http://hatboy.tumblr.com/

additional res’
http://slid3.com/3D/hatBoy_Moss01_1280.jpg
http://slid3.com/3D/hatBoy_Moss01_1920.jpg
http://slid3.com/3D/hatBoy_Moss01_2560.jpg

picked up a kinect last week for some 3d scanning experiments, more on this in the near future.

picked up a kinect last week for some 3d scanning experiments, more on this in the near future.

Incase you picked up the latest issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine (#106) covering the use of photoshop and 3D images, and wondered what the heck diddly happened, some mistakes snuck into the text upon printing, To properly clarify i’ll break down the above images you can also find in the magazine.

Using a Zdepth pass to create a lens blur;
Most 3d software will have the ability to output a Zdepth image. This is basicly a black & white image that represents the depth of your 3d scene.
(White pixels will be nearer then black pixels)
Take that image and copy it to your “normal” 3d render alpha channel, then select filters > blur > lens blur, a new window will pop up, in the top right under “Depth Map” you can select a source, select your newly added alpha image, most likely tagged “alpha 1”.
By playing with the blur focal distance slider and the radius slider you can pull focus to create depth.

This works for all images as long a you have some kind of information in the alpha channel, you can even create a quick gradient and apply it to a photo to create a tiltshift type of effect.

Adding a smoke element to the final image:
Some things can be quite hard to create in 3d, for example whispy smoke, Rather then going crazy with a particle system just add it in photoshop by creating a new layer, painting some simple strokes, then using the smudge tool to create the desired softness.
Blend the smoke layer by using either additive or screen blending and playing with the opacity of the layer till you’re happy.

Using an Ambient occlusion pass for additional shading:
Ambient occlusion is a shading/lighting technique that gives a closer approximation to how real light bounces around and creates soft shading. The main benefit is that it’s usually a faster approach then going with full global illumination solutions, and it’s a wonderfull way to bring out smaller details in your model.
Once you render out the pass (this can be a render option or a shader option depending on the software used) bring it back into photoshop and either use Multiply to blend it, or incase you’re blending it on skin try Overlay or Softlight blending modes for a more interesting result. In the case of hugo i used both multiply on the suit, and softlight on the fleshy bits.

Lastly, but not leastly, big props to Shane Hillman for letting me use his design of Hugo in the first place, check out his amazing pieces at
http://shanehillman.tumblr.com/