Creature Head Texture Look-Dev

Creature Head Texture Look-Dev

In this tutorial Alex shares his techniques for designing the texture style for a creature head. Using a new model made for this tutorial based on a personal sketch, the creature's skin detailing and style is designed in both 2D and 3D. With a 2D grayscale drawing, little information exists for how the creature would look once textured. Using Photoshop we can quickly develop a variety of looks which can be photo-realistically previewed in both Photoshop and Maya.

By layering specular, reflection and ambient occlusion passes out of Maya, the textures can be designed photorealistically in Photoshop while being projected onto the surface and rendered from different angles in 3D. This approach allows a texture artist to show a supervisor various approaches to a creature's texture design in little time. Once a look is approved, this technique makes the process of developing the final textures quick and straight forward.

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