The Four Seasons (not the hotel) - Luke Byron Encarnacion Gnomon BFA 2023
This is one of those projects that seem to never elude me. Also if can't tell... I like making foliage, yet I don't have any succulents. CG is easier to maintain. I CRUNCHED this really hard, soo best of luck through the breakdowns. I was more of a picture person with books anyway. I hope you are too.
I start off with a basic mask and then subtract it with a paint mask layer. UVs helped a lot as I didn't have to do a lot of messing with different projections.
Much more straight forward! Vray Fur combined with Moss cards. In Maya, scattering the cards with MASH onto the plane that has Fur on it. Depending on the render, whatever allows curves to be rendered as tubes. Which should be all of them I think...
Controlled through multiple masks, but mostly toning down the BUMP... That was a struggle.
QUICK COMP Tip.
I hope you know Nuke. Quickly rushing over.
Take your fog card. Merge and multiply with the Zdepth. Same logic and multiply it with a self illumination or lighting AOV, then plus it back in. BADA BING BADA BOOM.