Update - 6 Jan 2020
Below are the final renders for the contest! I spent a lot of the last 3 days texturing and trying to make it perfect! I spent the last 24 hours watching Marmoset lag out as I tried to set up the renders but I finally got them. I am extremely proud of how this turned out and I am thankful for the opportunity to enter this contest amongst the other amazing artists.
Below are some further renders! Be sure to check them out!
Update - 3 Jan 2020
What I've done:
I've finished up doing the basic texturing, I'm pretty happy with how far I've got with the wear and tear of the case. Adding finger marks, rust and scratches really helped tie things together although I would like to add a little more. I'm also a lot happier with the straps as I've added height and more dimension, making them look a lot more like elastic/fabric.
What needs doing:
I need to create more alphas in Photoshop to finish off the detailing on the front of the case to make it more personal and old-timey.
I also want to add more wear and tear to make it look rougher as it was used through the war.
I also need to improve the textures of the cigarettes. As I textured the case and the cigarettes separately, putting them together in Marmoset allowed me to get a better idea of what needs to be done.
Update - 2 Jan 2020
I have started creating a base texture for the cigarette case. I have just been playing around with some materials and generators in Substance Painter to find the perfect look. I have begun creating alphas in Photoshop to add text and perhaps a logo on the front. I am also going to look into adding some alphas to add a some frayed material on the straps to provide some narrative to the object. I aim to add story and wear and tear during these final stages to make the case look used.
Update - 24 Dec 2019
I'm a bit late with this update but this was scaling the object to fit a regular male model.
I also put together a mood board of hands/ fingers holding cigarettes to get a sense of scale.
Update - 23 Dec 2019
This is the schedule that I put together for my shop front. Although I have changed my idea, I have still been sticking to this schedule to be strict with myself.
Update - 23 Dec 2019
I changed my previous idea of a shop front to something much more intimate. I decided against the shop front as I believe that a singular prop will help me manage my time a lot better (in accordance to the Christmas break) rather than having multiple things to work on within a larger scale.