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An absolutely great read, thank you for this. Really lays a foundation on how to go about the learning process.

Hi Matthew and Mr VFX, I’m currently researching this topic of decomposing images into shading and reflectance layers. I would love to learn about what you are trying to use this for to learn more about applications for this technology.

Hi George, I'm currently researching this topic of decomposing images into shading and reflectance layers. Would love to learn about what you are trying to use this for to learn more about applications for this technology.

How to Win a Mill Challenge?
22 September, 2017
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Check out an interview with this year’s Mill winning artists that shared some details on the creative process behind their amazing works. The competition didn’t have a theme this time, so this was all about pure creativity. 

Sasha Vinogradova

After some concepting, I decided to make a portrait of a girl with birds dashing from her head; a representation of ideas trying to escape from a person`s mind. I knew I was going for a stylized, sculptural look. To add more interest to the visuals, I picked a translucent material with a light, shining inside.

Sasha Vinogradova

Helen Hsu gave a closer look at his production magic:

Helen Hsu | Chinese Headpiece

I ZBrushed most of my elements and made a rough composition there. I then exported things out to Cinema 4D where I finalized my composition and added extra small details. The final look was rendered with Arnold with some small touch up in Photoshop.

Helen Hsu | Chinese Headpiece

Helen Hsu 

Make sure to read the full article here

Source: The Mill

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