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Old 06-20-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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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.

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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 06-21-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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Beautiful work man. Nice and skilled one. Congrats!
Old 06-21-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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Fantastic...I love It
Old 06-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #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.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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Very very nice
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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beautiful colors man , and gr8 work
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Is this real environment or it in 3d? Anyway work is great

Could you please show the wireframe?
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@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.
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