There is a Maya and ZBrush viewport presentation from the Young 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 Casanova movie as well references from the 18th century’s aristocrat costumes, wigs and tricorn hats. 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 laying position 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 took reference photos from a guy to find the right expression of his face. To making the wig hair, eyebrow and eyelash I used the powerful Maya XGen. 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.
I used the face of this guy as reference
— 2016 —