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to the King of the Seas. This Sea King was a self-imposed speed
by Simon, the author of Curvy 3D himself, to quickly create a sea
creature for use in
a monthly Bryce rendering contest at Renderosity.com. Come back
regularly to find new
tutorials related to this project.
The initial sketch (on paper) took about 30 minutes. The work in Curvy
3D took slightly over an hour. Overall, it was completed in well under
For starters, here's a screen capture of the whole sculpting process.
Don't worry, you won't need 2 hours. We have condensed this into a
rapid timelapse movie, it will take just around 4 minutes to view.
Next, we will take a look at some of the many tools
and steps involved
in making such a project come to completion, such as loading a
background reference image (the initial sketch), and merging simple
pieces of body parts into more complex items....
next >>> the Head Modeling tutorials
Below are a few more rendered images for your viewing pleasure,
done in Bryce, Carrara and others, where the Sea King model was
imported after exporting it from Curvy 3D as an OBJ file.
Test Render after applying materials in
Final render in Bryce 5.5
for Renderosity contest:
render in Carrara 8: