Learn How to Set Up a Stylized Brush Stroke Effect in Maya & Arnold

Marceau Tonoli shared an impressive hand-painted still-life 3D project and explained how it was made.

Check out Lemons Still Life, an outstanding 3D artwork with a 2D-like hand-painted visual style created by Matte Painter and Surfacing Artist Marceau Tonoli. According to the creator, the illustration was set up with Autodesk's character creation, rigging, animation, and simulation software Maya and its production 3D renderer Arnold, using only the applications' basic tools without any third-party add-ons.

What's more, the author shared a comprehensive tutorial, thoroughly explaining how the stylized brush stroke effect was set up in Maya and Arnold. As noted by Marceau, the approach is compatible with any rendering engine and requires no external programs.

The tutorial features:

  • Scene files of the ArtStation project.
  • Substance 3D Painter scene.
  • A 30-minute video tutorial of advanced LookDev/Shading techniques to show how to make it from scratch.
  • LookDev setup scene for Arnold.
  • Brush Alphas and brush tileable maps for a stylized look.

You can learn more and access the tutorial via the author's Gumroad page.

Previously, 3D Artist Omar Faruq Tawsif also showcased a hand-painted-style still-life illustration and shared a detailed step-by-step breakdown showing how the final result was achieved with Blender.

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