Pu Yi, Alberto Blasi (3D)

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  03 March 2005
Pu Yi, Alberto Blasi (3D)

Title: Pu Yi
Name: Alberto Blasi
Country: Italy
Software: BodyPaint, CINEMA 4D

I got inspired by a photo made by the National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry in Rangoon, Burma (1994) and by the main character of a movie, Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Emperor, which is about the last chinese emperor Aisin Gioro Pu Yi, so i decided to give my character the same name. Of course this doesn't want to be a copy of anything real at all, that's all i look for when i make 3D characters: creating life through the digital medium.
The modeling has been made in CINEMA 4D R9, same about the rendering. All the textures (except the background photo that comes from a frame of the Last Emperor dvd) are 100% hand painted with BODYPAINT 3D R2, 3k square resolution, the fur is Shave&Haircut. I also used the Translucent plugin and the Chanlum plugin in the luminance channel, the first for a good SSS look and the second combined with a fresnel shader for a tad peach fuzz on the edges. I also added some colour correction in post and then 3 different blurred passes of film grain, to achieve the same look of the movie.
What i was after is a serious strong look, in strong contrast with the tender age of the kid. I hope you like it.
Alberto "ThirdEye" Blasi.
www.albertoblasi.com | architect & graphic designer
  03 March 2005
That is an awesome render! The eyebrows look a little strange, but other than that, I think it's fantastic.
  03 March 2005
I agree, something with the eyebrows throws me off...looks fantastic though.
  03 March 2005
Great work Alberto. As mentioned the eyebrows look off a bit, the lips are looking a tad strange, mainly the spec and corner of the mouth. The scalera (white part) of the eyes looks to be a tad bit too dark. I konw eyes are one of the toughest parts of a character, and you did a really nice job with them, they just look a little flat, and the scalera is off just a bit. There is also some wierd dirt or something on his upper lip that's a bit distracting. Excellent piece overall though. Well done.
Light & Stuff
Think for yourself, question authority.
  03 March 2005
excellent and photoreal except for the eyebrows, as said above.

will geddes
graphic design | advertising
  03 March 2005
5 stars ....awesome work
  03 March 2005
you already know what i think

great job man.
  03 March 2005
Thumbs up

Very nice rending!!!
  03 March 2005
I really like it, but it's realism causes some (missing?) aspects to stand out. There seems to be no actual tear ducts, altho it might be caused by contrast, and more noticeable is the lack of (or the barely noticeable) eye lashes. That's what I notice anyway.

Good job anyway!

  03 March 2005

Great job.
Mails to go before i sleep
Mails to go before i sleep
  03 March 2005
Great work,

¡¡ awesome render, Shaped and shaders !!
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Daniel Moreno
  03 March 2005
youve improved a ton since your last piece. nuff said
  03 March 2005
... no words...

Bravissimo! Modellazione, composizione, tutto è allo stato dell'arte.
Grande lavoro.

You are the best! Modelling, composition, all is at the top.
  03 March 2005

no crits ,what to say.....5 stars i think..so congrats
  03 March 2005
Great Job!. I agree about the eyebrows, but man..i love the subtle veins in his forehead. Great work!
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