Colorado has some fantastic rock and stone subjects. In hopes that I can eventually convert these scans into some great ZBrush brushes I have begun to scan these great local rock and stone surface textures. If you have the time please feel free to jump in and help me convert these over to ZBrush brushes.
Rock Face One
Uniting the West
This is the first of what I hope will be many more free Unity Assets. We've been working on a western shooting game and some specific western assets seemed a little hard to come by. I've had the fantastic experience of working with Vitaly to have these assets built for Unity and today I'm giving them away here.
Bar & Cabinet
This asset just didn't exist at any level of quality anywhere in the asset store, so we had it made. It's a beautiful piece of work. It is based on two different bar styles from the period. In our game we needed a bar for the drinks to slide off of, so we have broken the bar where the proprietor might enter and exit.
Let's Get Ready to Rubble!
I've wanted to create some rubble assets for a little while now and with my home scanning studio setup all I've needed now was some rubble subjects. Just recently I located some and the scans are coming out great. They are a little difficult to handle because they are constantly breaking little pieces off and making a mess of my scanning room. For the most part they are great if a little heavy to manage. My next step will be to physically break these subjects and scan the fragments. :)
Propping Up Production
Ornate Opening Box
As I continue building up my base of props, I've begun creating more functional pieces which can be opened and closed. Doing props in this manner makes them more versatile but also requires more scanning and processing time and often destroys the original prop in the process.
After being inspired by some miniature work by a fellow 3D scanner my wife and I decided to get started on a castle erector set of assets. So we toast this part of the collection with this rock wall. We decided to build our subjects out of Cindercone because it has some lovely micro details to it. We also made our mortar out of a mixture of sand and Mod Podge. This rock wall was constructed on a foam board which supplied support while we built it. It really has a ton of geometric detail and gave me a bit of trouble when I processed it in ZBrush. But it is complete and here for your rustic enjoyment!
Texture & Grit
Here we go... I've been putting this off long enough. Here are scans that I've acquired which needed to be converted into seamless textures. I searched quite a bit for a good workflow for this and frankly, didn't find any. So it's just Photoshop and manually cleaning up each layer (color, normal and height) after I've rendered them out of ZBrush. Enjoy!
Getting the Pitcher
Now I get to dive into all the little objects that should populate my fantasy world. Our fantasy story includes bedrooms, kitchens, palace quarters, common quarters and secret meeting halls. The variety of objects that need to be captured is a bit overwhelming so it's time to start at the beginning. While rummaging through my favorite thrift store I came across this very common looking pitcher. It's perfect. Nothing flowery, just utilitarian. This will go perfect all over the place. :) Enjoy!
Finding Dragon Fire
This scan had me pretty excited from the start. We were traveling through the middle of nowhere... also known as Nebraska (all of it, haha), when we saw this statue inviting us to scan it. My wife has grown accustomed to me wanting to disappear and take a couple hundred photos of a subject. She also knows that I am gathering photos for our castle collection and knew at once how perfect of a subject this statue was. She graciously agreed to watch the kids while I went to work. When I felt like I had decent coverage and stopped photographing we had 200+ photos in the can (no cans really, just sd cards). Since this subject is about eight or so hours away from where I live, returning to gather additional images just wouldn't be an option. So I was relieved to see that I had enough coverage to recover the scan. :) Woohoo! This little guy will become a type of torch holder, where fire is burning in the dragons mouth in our fantasy castle of Tarsia! You may use it however you want. Download and enjoy!
Paving the Way
Square Paving Stone (1)One
This is a first, in a couple of ways. This is the first turntable scan that I've done and I quite enjoy how much easier it is to do turntable scans. And this is the first of a new series of scans called The Castle. These stone paver scans are an experiment to use MoGraph or some other tool to erect larger stretches of castle walks, floors and roads. We'll see how it turns out. Enjoy the pavers!
In my pursuit to create a great castle set and locate large hewn stone subjects I found a gold mine... a cemetery to be more precise. This cemetery has some fantastic stone structures (such as this crypt that I will use as a plinth) and on an overcast day I was able to photograph without any interruption. It was a rather rewarding visit and it will augment my castle structures nicely.
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Staying busy dreaming of synthetic film making while working as a VFX artist and scratching out time to write novels and be a dad to three.