Sculpted in ZBrush Color texture painted in Substance Painter Rendered in Maya with Arnold Used Xgen core for the hair
There are many symbols in this work related to my life. Firstly, I have a real cartoon toy rat, which my mother bought me when I was 7 years old. She didn't used to have this outfit and my grandmother and I dressed her up later. This year, since it's 2020, the year of the rat begins and she should wear her outfit =) My grandmother made the outfit.
Secondly, every year is a year of new emotions and knowledge, a school of life. Therefore, the rat holds an invisible backpack, as a symbol of knowledge, of school. Why exactly invisible? Because we don’t know what awaits us in each year - that is, we don’t see this baggage of knowledge that we will receive...
I used XGen to create the whole fur and edited the guides in Ornatrix a little.
In Blender, I did rig and pose. I learned it in just 30 minutes.
Zbrush used to sculpt the model.
Mudbox for drawing PTEX cards for Xgen.
Substance Painter for textures.
Quad Remesher for retopology.
Render in Redshift. I didn’t struggle with noise in some places, since it also gives some kind of artistry. I don’t like perfectly clean renderings. The charm of perception of the render is lost, like a photo if we will fight with noise =)