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Cheeslegs SithLord [WIP 3] More Sculpt / Hair by Shastro Cheeslegs SithLord [WIP 3] More Sculpt / Hair by Shastro
 I've sculpted a bit more, and completed the back leg, and also put in the first bit of hair, its still not quite done and needs alot of work in some areas, yet I'm still quite happy with the results :D

Did all of the hair in an about 5 hour live stream, a step up from what used to take me 2 weeks, is now taking me hours. Had a pretty decent number of people watching, which is always cool, better than the usual 2 or 3 that show up XD

Tried a couple new things as well with the hair, making it a bit more cohesive than I usually do it.
 
Made with Blender and Photoshop (Photoshop for just a tiny bit of post, hair is completely 3D)


Render Information:
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Sculpt has 2.4 million quads, and 4.9 million tris
- Hair has at least 15 thousand strands or more, each parent had 50-250 children on them.
- Took 13 hours to render at 50 samples, at default render settings, on a 2.4 ghz 8-core laptop CPU, using only 4 cores, and 8 gigs of RAM.


Things Left to do
- Lets just say... alot: More characters, more hair, more sculpt, more lightsabers, more smoke, more scenery, more.etc.jpg



Take Virtual doughnut for reading this far, and don't forget to STAY AWESOME!
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Aschenstern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing <3
Tell me can you give me a tip: after finishing the sculpt what is the best way ro proceed if you want to animate the modl?:)
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After you finish sculpting in order to animate you have to retopologize the mesh, a great setup for this can be found at this link: youtu.be/2hEHtKH55Us beyond that just look up retoplogy tutorials and you can find out the proper info. In general, a mesh is sculpted, retypologized, textured, rigged, then animated. 

Basically, retopology reduces the quad count of a mesh and makes it reasonably UV unwrappable. 
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Aschenstern Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You cant imagine how much you have helped me.
I was literally looking everywhere for some short, precise description of the workflow - and you gave it to me!
Thank you!
I hope one day you will make tutorials. I would love it so much!
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Aschenstern Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...i wish you would do a tutorial, you are literally blender god!! I love your works!!
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Shastro Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, there are many who are vastly better at it than me :D

Thanks so much! I do plan on doing more tutorials... eventually....
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Aschenstern Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hardly, you are amazing!
I am looking forward to them!
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NoradTwo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
The title alone is worth a comment!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I heard it somewhere and had to use it! 
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Des-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Filmographer
Shastro, this is gorgeous!

I love the texture done on her skin/plating; looks very bug-like and that matches her design perfectly.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks so much, only more to come from it. Gotta build the rest of the scene, should have some more renders up in a few hours or so :D
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madcomputerscientist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Artist
La la la la So pretty!
The sharp horn, the teeths and flickery tongue, and hair and slobber and shimmery carapace! So cool!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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ChronoTrickle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This keeps getting more impressive with each step!
I'd suggest posing the right leg a bit differently - right now both legs kind of overlap and it looks like there's only one leg in total.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely gonna see about adjusting that leg, might be tricky though, the armature was applied absentmindedly like a week ago XD

Thank you :D
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ChronoTrickle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you can always change the camera position/rotation slightly instead, to show the other leg a bit more. That's probably the easier way as well.
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AeridicCore Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat hair shader makes me jelly.
Time to abandon SFM and learn Cycles.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cycles is the shiz meng :D

Though if you do ever legit start learning blender and cycles, lemme know and I can give lots of links to great learning sites and resources :D

Though its actually a pretty simple hair shader, blender recently got an addition that makes it so easy it feel like cheating.
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AeridicCore Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ye, I started investigating into Cycles already, so if you have any good tutors (esp. on lighting, AO and materials), i will appreciate it.
Hair's not my only feature, I'm more into composition and color schemes. I guess I should start getting all my SFM stuff (scenebuild models etc) into Blender asap. I was pissed with SFM's lighting limitations already, and now when new drivers do not support Source AO... Screw this 10-years engine.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for late reply.

I think I'll just unload almost all the thinks I have. 

Check through em all, and in particular www.creativeshrimp.com

First I'd say there are two pony group resources that you can go to for advice : my-little-3d.deviantart.com/   and the group me and a few others created on google plus plus.google.com/u/0/communitie… there you can find quite a few people who are all willing to give critique and advice.

And here is the links:


Usefull Blender Tutorial Links!
-Blender Guru - Over 190 videos covering various topics.
-Blender Cookie - Costs money, but extremely extremely valuable
-Blender HD
-CG Geek
-BlenderDiplom
-33 Assorted Blender Tutorials
Blend Tuts
Blender's Official Tutorial Page
Blender's Official (PAID) Tutorial Page
Gleb Alexandrov's Awesome Blog/ Tutorial HubTHIS ONE IS SO GREAT! It might not have sheer volumes of content but it'll give you alot more than blender knowledge, It can help you get inspired!
Blender Sushi
Chocofur -  Check Out the Shading Tips and Advice Here!


Blender Resources

Blend Swap - Get Loads of models here, even MLP Ones.
The Official Blender Artists Forum
Go here for more Blender Specific Feedback and Critique!
CG Textures - This One will benefit any CG artist
Pixabay - This website has loads of high quality free images, that don't have any licences attached to them whatsoever you could go sell these on the street as your own work and it would be legal (but please don't)


Other Useful Site(s):
Level Up -  This is a general art help website that has some great podcasts. 


And lastly for many more links that I've missed check out this amazing Blender artist's personal collection of useful links: Creative Shrimp.com/resources
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AeridicCore Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's a lot of info. I will look through all of this after I finish Dashie, thanks.
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storm-flash Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
i seriously have nothing to say about this ... just WAW :O
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Shastro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D, Glad its looking good so far
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