The idea is to illustrate something about experiments with animals.
I used Maya for modeling, Mudbox for detailing the mesh and for refining the textures.
Shave and a Haircut for fur and Photoshop for the textures and the final compositing.
No postwork on the final rendering, just a few colors and contrasts adjustments. The background was made in Photoshop.
There are three 4k textures and the shaders are SSS.
The rendering time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes for the highres image 2657x3636, I think it's pretty good considering the fur.
I hope you like it!:)
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May 12, 2009 4:53:19 pmby sylki Homepage »
EXCELLENT!!!!! You have done superb work on this image showing the plight of these poor creatures. I signed 3 petitions today about the exact same thing. I wanted to do something on these lines but your picture is exceptional and is far better than anything I could have made:-)
Apr 5, 2010 2:48:50 amby jdehaven Homepage »
Very powerful, a visceral image that presents the plight of these animals quite clearly. Most of all, the fact that you have created a very emotive expression in 3D and with such amazing detail, fur, lighting and all the elements that make this look so real... jeez I am just in awe of your gallery. Being on here for a little over 9 years, I can honestly say that you impress the hell out of me more than any artist I have ever seen on this site. Just don't let the idiot copy/paste commenters get to ya, they are more than abundant unfortunately, but your work is so friggin' impressive I am just in awe.