Since I don't like the default way that ZBrush renders (I'm probably doing something wrong) I decided that I would try in Maya or C4D, but I never got that to look very good either. I read most tutorials, but my renders always ended up looking crappy. At the moment, the default view in ZBrush looks the best haha.
These are exports of my model in Zbrush without eyes or teeth.
I don't need all these options and settings and whistles and bells when rendering. All I need is a way I can sculpt creatures and details in ZBrush, and then get a nice looking render, where I can setup light sources and materials (something that I find hard to fake in photoshop). Going through Maya just hurt my head. I like C4D because it has a much easier UI and I like the material options much better.
I just can't get detail from my Displacement maps in Maya or C4D, I haven't tried 3ds Max yet, does anyone know if that is easier? For one thing, their are actual in-depth tutorials on 3ds Max which I couldn't find on Maya or let alone C4D.
Is Vray any friendlier to use? Basically what I am trying to achieve is a look like this:
You will probably need more info as to what the renders actually look like in Maya and C4D, but before I go into that deep stuff, I just wanted to know if 3ds Max is any easier (or if the tutorials are more user friendly). And anything else that might help me achieve a nice render.
Thanks heaps, Max