Hi there! I’ve made this project for fun with my friend and great 3D artist Joaquín Alme http://joaqalme.tumblr.com/ in order to create some guy using sss Skin that looked cool. He modeled the character based on my concept and rigged it with love :D. Then I modeled and sculpted viking’s accessories and props and also texturing, shading and hair. We used Maya, Zbrush, Xnormal, NDo2, and Shave and haircut for the hair. It was rendered using mental ray and finally composed in photoshop.
Don’t be afraid of him, he’s so nice!
You can tell for sure that my heroes are not usually strong and fit…. I’ve just recovered this concept about a nerd guy and his favourite lifeless pet. How sad is that? The real thing here is that I was looking to try out the amazing Arnold Render so I modeled the character just for this purpose. All the modeling it’s done in Maya, sculpted in ZBrush, then I used XNormal and CrazyBumps for maps, Joe Alter’s Shave and Haircut for hair and finally Photoshop for texturing and compositing.
All the shaders are Arnold’s Standard and Arnold’s SSS for Skin, pretty awesome what you can achieve just tweaking and playing with some parameters! Besides, the render is extremely fast and easy to understand. Just thinking a strong relationship between Arnold and me has born :)