Escargot, Ed Whetstone (3D)

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Old 06 June 2009   #1
Escargot, Ed Whetstone (3D)

Title: Escargot
Name: Ed Whetstone
Country: USA

This project was all about texturing something deceptively simple, the Sultan of Slime, the humble snail. Then, the challenge was to composite it convincingly onto a photographic plate. The trickiest bit was replicating the very particular pattern of bumps and protrusions that snails always exhibit. This particular snail isn't based on any specific species, but a mishmash of ones I thought looked interesting.

Credit Where Credit's Due

Low Poly snail was modeled by Todd Fechter. Texturing was accomplished using a combination of Photoshop, Maxon Bodypaint, Mudbox, and Zbrush for the shell's ridges. Gotta love the Rake tool.
Old 06 June 2009   #2
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Beautiful work man. Nice and skilled one. Congrats!
Old 06 June 2009   #3
Fantastic...I love It
Old 06 June 2009   #4
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Really beautiful piece man. I think the composition is excellent, just enough elements to keep it interesting without overwhelming the viewer. Also beautiful colours. Really enjoyed this! Keep up the good work.
- "The more I learn, the less I know"

Old 06 June 2009   #5
Very very nice
Taeyoung Kim
Old 06 June 2009   #6
beautiful colors man , and gr8 work
Old 06 June 2009   #7
Is this real environment or it in 3d? Anyway work is great

Could you please show the wireframe?
Old 06 June 2009   #8
@kvakin: The environment is a photographic plate, as mentioned in the description. Thanks for the comment! And I'll put up a wireframe and breakdown as soon as I can.
Old 06 June 2009   #9
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