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Polaroid 1000

April 1st, 2017

Hi there, after all this time, here’s a new creation, the classic Polaroid Land Camera 1000!

polaroid1000

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Props
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Empire State Building clock/compass

November 18th, 2012

Hi all, here’s a quick exercise, wanted to model something quite detailed and Art-déco related so here it is!
I’d like to thank hecestmoi (on DeviantArt) for sharing cool architecture photos, really inspired me here!

Little anecdote: I couln’t find the appropriate font so I made the numbers and letters myself…

Done in 3Ds Max and “rendered” in the CryEngine SDK.

esb_clock_final

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By Michaël.
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Mailbox

February 2nd, 2011

One more object for my Vice City project.

mailbox_presentation

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Props, Vice City Project
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Bus shelter

February 1st, 2011

Here’s one more “prop” for my big Vice City project.
736 tris.
1×1024 (diffuse, specular, alpha).

vcstreet_busshelter_presentation

Also a little bonus, the original version of the “Visit Liberty City” poster :) I made a panorama of the Statue of Happiness in GTA IV and used it to create the poster.

lc_ad

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Props, Vice City Project
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My tribute to GTA Vice City

January 21st, 2011

I’m a big fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, remember ?
Okay so, each fan of this series must know that chronologically, after Liberty City, it has to be Vice City in the next game…. So GTA V MUST take place in Vice City ! If not… I think it will be a disaster for the fans :p
Considering that, and the fact that I’m looking for a job (environment artist in video games !!!) and also the fact that I’m a huge GTA geek…. I told myself I could create a part of this “next-gen” (or current-gen if you prefer) Vice City. So for the next few weeks, it will be my main project.
Here is my first work in progress. I’ve made some basic props like a fire hydrant, street signs, traffic lights, trash bins, etc and also a lifeguard cabin for the beach ;)
This picture is just a 3Ds Max viewport screenshot so there’s no normal map.
Stay tuned for more, I hope Vice City fans will like it !

vicecitystreet_wip01

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Environments, Props, Vice City Project
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(update) Fire Hydrant

January 10th, 2011

Hey, I’m back :)
This time I wanted to make a good quality prop so it’s a little too hi-poly to be in a game, but I still like it !
I used 3Ds Max to model the low poly and high poly versions and the Mudbox/Photoshop combo to texture.
The picture is a realtime screenshot from 3Ds Max viewport using Xoliul’s Shader.

presentation-firehydrant

Update : I’ve used the hi-poly model to make a low-poly version, because nearly 3,000 tris were far too much. Now it’s only 1,006 tris and uses 1024px textures (diffuse, normal, specular).
Screenshot from 3Ds Max Viewport with Xoliul’s Shader.

firehydrant_lods

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Props
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Wheel

November 25th, 2010

Here’s a special part of what I’m modelling this week, as you can guess, it’s a car ^^ My first, and wow, that’s difficult !
For the moment, here’s the wheel (once again, my first wheel), which has its own UV.

presentation_wheel

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Props
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Unfinished stuff

November 15th, 2010

Here is a page were you will find some little things I’m not satisfied with, abandoned stuff, etc.

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Environments, Props
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Rock’n'Roll !

November 3rd, 2010

Here’s another famous object from Back to the Future (with the Hoverboard I already posted). Enjoy !

presentation_ampli

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By Michaël.
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“Those boards don’t work on water…

October 31st, 2010

… unless you’ve got power !”
The first of a series of BTTF props I will model.

presentation_hoverboard

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By Michaël.
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Kaboom !

October 22nd, 2010

To change from rocks, here’s a big old bomb !
Modeled in 3Ds Max and I painted the base texture in Mudbox to avoid apparent seams. And the rest of the texture is Photoshop as always.
2158 tris
1×2048 (diffuse, normal, specular)
Screenshots from 3Ds Max viewport with Hardware Lighting and Xoliul’s shader.

presentation_bomb_min

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Props, Weapons
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[Update] Mudbox and some rocks

October 15th, 2010

I was working on a little scene about Halloween, but I discovered Mudbox… so the scene is on standby for now.
So. Mudbox. Hmm, I already knew ZBrush but I’m not a very big fan of it. Not so user-friendly, very dark, not easy to handle for a beginner. So I tried Mudbox after having seen some good tutorials from Sascha Henrichs. First, I tried his tutorial about “procedural rocks” with 3Ds Max : the first part is about creating the rock with some modifiers, and the second part is about unwrapping and then texturing the hi-poly rock in Mudbox. Unfortunately, the third part is not yet available.
So here’s a preview of the rock in its current state (more than one million polygons…) :

rendu_stone

I really like this technique because it’s more “random”, so more natural (because nature is totally random). It’s also very fast to get something looking good. The main drawback is the fact that you don’t entirely control the process. So if you want to create a specific stone (like for example the famous rock formation of “The Lion King” :p), you’ll have to sculpt it with ZBrush or… Mudbox !
I like Mudbox because it’s really user friendly, clearer than ZB and you can use it just by guessing how to do. So, here’s the second tutorial : this time we sculpt the stone directly in Mudbox, starting with a simple cube. When it’s done, we have to use a low level of polygons as the low-poly version because a major weakness of Mudbox is its lack of re-topology tool.
So, I unwrap this low-poly version of the stone, create the normal map in Mudbox, apply it on the low-poly model and then texture it once again directly in MB.
Eventually, I import the model into 3Ds Max, apply the textures, set-up a little lighting and use Xoliul’s Shader and here it is :

stone_mudbox01

It’s not so “low-poly” (3072 tris) but I’m about to try a re-topology tool in order to get a 1000 tris or less stone.

The entire process :

wip_stone_mudbox
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UPDATE.
I have tried a software named 3D-Coat for my re-topology test. It’s very efficient and easy to use. So, now my 1 million tris stone (procedural) is only 420 tris !
I will now texture this low-poly model with Mudbox.

comparaison_rocks

UPDATE 2.
Here it is, the low-poly stone is finally textured and ready to be used in a game !

rock_final

UPDATE 3.
Another “procedural rock” I did this afternoon. Sharper than the first one, and more detailed (1066 tris).

rock2_final

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By Michaël.
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A heater

September 16th, 2010

A quick prop to change from all these guns.
2749 tris.
Heater : 1×2048 (diffuse, normal, specular)
Wall : same

heater_presentation

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By Michaël.
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A tribute to GTA

August 2nd, 2010

Here’s a scene I’ve made with a friend (Aurélien Bayonne). For us, it’s a “tribute to Grand Theft Auto” because we are really big fans of this series of games, and we created the scene in a way it may be in a GTA : lots of objects with low details but various and colorful textures, to create a realistic scene with as few polygons as possible. Each object is individual, with its own textures (from 128 to 1024) for a total of 25 059 tris.
So, here are some “beauty shots” (=> screenshots from 3Ds Max Viewport with Hardware Shading and Ambient occlusion enabled, no retouching) and some views of the scene in the wireframe mode, without textures.

02 03 08

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By Michaël.
In : 3D, Environments, Props
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Water Tower

May 18th, 2010

It’s been a while since my last post, but here’s something new, a good old water tower. I used this one as reference.
5 747 tris
2×2048 (diffuse, specular and normal maps) + 1×1024 (diffuse, specular and normal maps)

watertower_01

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By Michaël.
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