There is a Maya and ZBrush viewport presentation from the Old Man character of the Swing project. This is an great art project for a 3d re-vision of the famous 1767 painting by Jean-Honore Fragonard. Firstly I captured a lot of reference images from the 18th century’s aristocrat costumes and wigs. I made the sewing pattern of justacorps jacket, the vest, the pants, the scarf, the ruffles and the bow in Marvelous Designer, then I animated the character in sitting position on the bench, so finally I got the base of his costumes with cloth simulation. Then I exported and detailed the clothes in ZBrush. I used NoiseMaker, custom crease brushes and IMM custom brush for the lace of the coat. I sculpted the head in ZBrush and I used the face of Jonathan Pryce as reference. To making the wig hair, eyebrow and eyelash I used the powerful Maya XGen. The ropes was created in 3ds Max. Here is a wip version of the rendering by Spencer Fitch. Last year was an exhibiton about the project by Chris Coy.
Video presentation about the characters of the Swing projects
To grooming the the wig, eyebrow and eyelash I used the powerful Maya XGen tool, I really like it. With guide curves easy to control the direction of hairs, with expression easy to customize the style and details, with texture maps easy to control the density.
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