Worth Your Metal
Gray Metal Panel
These two metal panel scans were a great opportunity to scan a common texture from the real world. These panels were used on sidewalks and I was able to source a relatively clean subject and then follow it up with a duplicate of a rusty panel. At the least it is a very good texture reference complete with normals and height map. Hopefully it is actually a good study subject for comparison.
Rusted Metal Panel
And here is the much more interesting rusted subject.
Natural Gas Tank
I broke this scan up into pieces so that the loops wouldn't throw ZBrush into a tailspin when I UV unwrapped it. ZBrush still had some tricks up its sleeve because it rotated all the pieces by 180 degrees on the Y axis somehow before I GoZ'd them into Cinema 4D. But eventually I got it all straightened out. I think it came out great. At 448 RAW images to scan it, it had better come out good. I hope you like it.
Actually breaking up the scan into different pieces presented its own troubles as I had many projections of the hose onto the side of the tank. I generated a couple versions of the tank texture, once using all the camera positions from one side of the hose and another from all the positions on the other side. Then in Photoshop I used the best of both sides to assemble a reasonable tank texture that didn't include ghosting of the hose. I also used a smaller texture map for the smaller pieces. I feel like I am slowly becoming a tiny bit more creative and intentional in the use of my tools during clean up. May it only increase the quality of the models I upload to you all.
This photoscanned model is UV'd and has 8k maps for color, depth & normals. Enjoy!
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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.