CGTantra has announced their November Challenge, and the results are guaranteed to be easy on the eyes.
A femme fatale (pronounced /ˌfɛm fəˈtæl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam faˈtal], with all [a]‘s) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetypal character of literature and art.
Lets show some emotion and balance in our character.Throw in a pedestal under your character for her to stand, lie or crawl on.
Full submission guidelines are available on their site.
November “Femme Fatale” Modeling/Sculpting Challenge Guidelines.. – cgTantra Forums.
Samar Vijay, a well-known character artist, sits down and models a hot and sexy ‘CowGirl’ using ZBrush and 3ds Max, and posts the whole thing on CGTantra.
When I was done with that I took the base mesh to zbrush and started sculpting the female body. Once I was done with a decent sculpt which I thought was ready to pose, using zbrush transpose tools I posed the body and gave some final touches to the sculpt acc. to the pose. I mainly focused on the curves of her body to make her look hot and sexy.
via CGTantra.com – Making of ‘The Cow Girl’ – Samar Vijay.
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via fxguide quick takes » Evolver goes live (3D Character generator site) + coupon code.
Samar Vijay specializes in 3D character modeling for games, and sits down with CGTantra to spill a few secrets of the trade.
Most of the artists use zspheres in Zbrush, but I usually do the base mesh or blocking phase in 3dsmax as I am much faster and comfortable with it. Once I am satisfied with the base meshes I export them into Zbrush and start sculpting. After pulling and pushing some areas with MOVE brush and posing the mesh for giving it a nice gesture, I spend a long time sculpting. For this I primarily use the standard, clay, clay tubes and smooth brush to get the desired results. Once I am done with all the sculpting and other hi-res details I then take the mid resolution meshes back to 3dsmax.
via CGTantra.com – Interview with Samar Vijay – CGTantra Feature Artist.