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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
It’s not often that we can see a tutorial, that requires a separate post, but this one is an exception. Blizzard’s Senior Character Artist Marc Brunet published an incredible tutorial called “3D Hand-painted Character For Games“.
First of all, this tutorial lasts 9 hours and 30 minutes. It’s incredibly long and very detailed. Secondly, it covers the entire creation of a game character. There are overall 7 chapters, which follow the smallest details of the 3d model production. There are also countless additional materials: Base Mesh, Final Mesh, High Poly Sculpt, Textures, PSD with 3D assets setup, Photoshop Actions, Custom Mat Cap, Photoshop Gradients and a Concept Sketch. So far it’s one of the best tutorials that you can buy for money, if you are doing 3d modeling for gamedev.
Marc Brunet is also a founder of Cubebrush – one of the biggest and some of the nicest platforms for artists, who want to sell their tutorials, textures, 3d models and other content. It’s a wonderful platform for young artists, who want to watch the production of awesome and high-level productions.
You can purchase Marc Brunet’s “3D Hand-painted Character For Games” for $42.