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View Full Version : The Life of a Sea Turtle - Tutorial by mrgrotey

06-19-2010, 04:24 PM

Hi guys, I've been working on this over the last few months and can finally release it.

It's a set of video tutorials explaining how to go from a concept to a fully modelled and textured low poly model, using Photoshop, 3DS Max and Mudbox.

It's completely free of charge and can be distributed as you wish (just please give credit where due

Here is a link to the model in a 3D viewer on my site (small plugin required)
3D VIEWER (http://www.mgrote.com/turtle/viewer_page.php)

This tut id also located on my site http://www.mgrote.com/tutorials/turtle_tut.php

It was a heck of a job to get this all finalised and I'm really glad it's done

i hope it helps some of you.

Anyway here are the links...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_00_intro.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_00_intro.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_01_refs.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_01_refs.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_02_maxrefs.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_02_maxrefs.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_02a_ref_download.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/tutorials/turtle_references.zip)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_03a_upper.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_03a_upper.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_03b_lower.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_03b_lower.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_03c_front.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_03c_front.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_03d_rear.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_03d_rear.avi)
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06-19-2010, 04:25 PM

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_03e_head.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_03e_head.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_03f_parts.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_03f_parts.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_04_quad.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_04_quad.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_05_high.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_05_high.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_06_retop.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_06_retop.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_07_unwrap.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_07_unwrap.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_08_normal.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_08_normal.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_09_ao.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_09_ao.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_10_texturing.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_10_texturing.avi)

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/mrgrotey/turtle/turtle_11_seams.gif (http://www.mgrote.com/videos/turtle_11_seams.avi)

06-19-2010, 05:55 PM
I will certainly take a look and i'm sure i'll pick up workflow tips along the way. Much props for giving back to the community! :thumbsup:

06-20-2010, 11:19 AM
very good work mrgrotey, i will definately try your tut out later

06-20-2010, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys :)

Annoyingly, I've just been informed I forgot to include the last video about fixing the texture seams .etc I've deleted all the original videos now so I'll have to do it again, bear with me it'll be here in the next few days hopefully.

06-20-2010, 03:03 PM
Yeah nice model. I will try your tut hope to learn a lot Thx for Posting

06-22-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks! :)

Just added a link to download the reference images (in between step 2 and 3) I drew in step 1, this will let you model the turtle without having to draw the refs yourself :)

06-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Just added the last part about texture seam removal after re-recording.


06-28-2010, 02:27 AM
Wow! Thanks a lot. Looks like this will be good.

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