I would like to share with you my last work which is the photomanipulation with self-made 3d elements. The main theme for the work is "Tomb Raider" series.
Software used: 3D Studio Max, Vray, ZBrush, Photoshop, Quixel nDo2, Quixel dDo Beta, xNormal
The final image:
Stock image from http://jagged-eye.deviantart.com
3d models and wires:
All comments and criticism are welcome Also if you have some questions about making this work feel free to ask
Jan 17 13 09:47 am Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Jan 17 13 11:51 am Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Not bad. Feels a little too much like hand painted shadows on ambient occlusion, and not 'lit' enough to me.
Jan 17 13 12:20 pm Link
Carthage, Tennessee, US
The only thing I could see as needing critiqued for looking off is from the stock image used, the way the gun is being held.
I like the work you did in merging the 3D elements with the stock image it is very well done, without knowing what was used and seeing the piece I don't think a lot of people would be able to pick out what is rendered and what is from the photo stock.
Jan 17 13 12:31 pm Link
Thx for the comments
And about lighting and shadows. I didn't use any 3d character model from poser or daz studio so I had to paint the character's shadows by hand on the Vray's passes I rendered.
The light in the scene is 2 Vray lights (planes). Now I think I should have used one Vray sun (for more direct shadows) and second VrayLight (plane).
Hope that in the next photomanipulation project the integration between photo and 3d be better - but I'm still happy with the effect I got
Jan 18 13 01:14 am Link
Des Moines, Iowa, US
I like it, I think you pulled it off pretty well!
Jan 21 13 11:55 am Link
New York, New York, US
I think it is pretty impressive, but I'm not an expert...
Jan 21 13 12:05 pm Link
Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Manipulation can be done by anyone but i must congrate you for the incredible texturing. Your objects look real not plastic and this is the most difficult. Good job.
Jan 23 13 11:54 am Link
Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
Jan 24 13 12:43 pm Link
Five, Marin, Joe Diamond, Ovidiu Oltean - thanks so much for the comments. I'm glad that you like this image
Jan 29 13 09:13 am Link