Title: Secret Apprentice
Name: Manny Llamas
Software: mental ray, Mudbox, Photoshop, XSI
Here is Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice I created for the game “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed”.
This is one of the many costumes Galen Marek, aka “Starkiller” wore as he hunted down Jedi for Lord Vader.
For this render I remodeled the head other sections and up-rezed my low poly in-game mesh, since none of the high poly mudbox / z brush sculpts contain any UV information.
It was tricky keeping the UVs intact throughout the mesh while up-rezing the polys on hard edges, but still was much faster than re UV mapping to already created textures.
Rendered in xsi w/ mental ray, effects, vader and touch ups in photoshop.
The idea for the image was to show the Apprentice unleashing the over the top force powers seen in the game.
Hope you enjoy it! =)