I recently finished this project where I wanted to challenge myself to create a photorealistic study of a monkey (Barbary Macaque) and it has been a great project and a learning experience so far.
The monkey was sculpted in ZBrush, retopologized in Maya, textures were painted in Mari and a few bits done in Photoshop. The hair was done using XGen in Maya which was a “fun” learning experience. The shading, lighting and rendering was done with V-Ray.
I’m currently looking for some feedback/critique in hopes to make some final changes that could help in reaching that realistic result.
The full project with breakdowns can be found here: PROJECT
Looking forward to the replies!
Close up render: