A 3D model of an indian Sousson Pata short sword, which has an S curved blade and is heavily influenced by the kukhri. I modeled this a few years back and it was a mess. I tried to use it to dress a character I was working on recently so I decided to remodel it and use it to work out a good 3DS max to zbrush workflow for detailing. I have almost cracked this workflow and also found a few gems along the way like the unwrapping in zbrush – which is brilliant by the way. Working all this out took ages as I had to go back and forth so many times but I’m hoping I can replicate the process easily and get it all right in one go.
Light app is an Ipad application that is a fun and stimulating tool for lighting buildings by experimenting with combinations of lights to create different effects. It has recently been shortlisted for the CG Architect 3D awards 2015 in the Interactive category. if you haven’t already, then check it out…
You can view the other award nominees on the CG Architect website
I worked on this model while doing a game character course with Alex Troufanov who works for ubisoft on the Assassins Creed games. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much along the way. All the armor patterns were painted by hand and I used some Punjabi koftgari examples as reference. below is a brief overview of the process we went through
- Anatomy sculpting
- hard surface modeling
- sculpting hi-res detail
- Baking and Normal Maps
- texture painting
I have pretty much started to remodel everything from scratch in hires without worrying about poly counts anymore. The idea is to create low poly models later and bake the detail into normal maps.
This is a standard Sikh Dhaal which has most of the major details added. It also has varying levels of damage that could be animated. For example, if the shield in the game is hit too many times by opponents then it can visually show gradual damage until it is unusable and another must be found by the player.
I have recently been practising digital sculpting and decided to dig up this old sword model to see if I could add surface details using zbrush
I had to remodel some of the parts as the original low resolution model didn’t include all sections of the sword.
It’s not mega detailed but its good enough for a first try and will try again to see if I can improve upon it.
“The swords of the Sikhs were said to bear bending and crumpling, and yet be fine and sharp” Charlotte Speir Manning (Ancient and Medieval India)
Here is a gallery of early work mostly interior design detailing visuals
I find the architectural details of Harimandir Sahib (Amritsar)very interesting, so I started to look at some the main elements of the structure here is a 3D model of the most common type of smaller domes which follow the perimeter of the roof.
I started off in graphics quite a long time ago, I was pretty handy around a computer (a 386 with 4mb ram) and was asked to produce some leaflets for a gurmat camp. Unfortunately I wasn’t very handy at graphics so made a lot of crappy posters. I kind of grew up in my teens in and around the SNA gurmat camps in South Birmingham, where I made a lot of friends.
Gyani Sukha Singh(AKA the cyber Gyani or his lesser known name of The Poster Ninja) is a true LEGEND who runs the camps like clockwork. He is dedicated, unshakeable and an inspiration to all who have the pleasure to be in his company.
BUT, there is one part of his operation that is just ran like a proper desi operation. A few weeks before the camp, everything’s organised, but, no one knows about it, oh my god we need a POSTER, otherwise no one will know, no one will come and eat the chips and beans and our future will be doomed. Read More
A friend of mine runs a Sikh helpline which provides help and support for young Sikhs facing various problems. It’s a great service and a lot of young people have benefited from its anonymous support. My friend was producing a video promo to raise awareness of the main issues faced by people who call the support line and he wanted a higher resolution version of the logo and a logo animation ident that could be used on all video promos and marketing materials. Read More
I have always wanted to join some sort of art or drawing class and finally got round to enrolling on an evening course two weeks ago. Here are some sketches I have produced. Some are pencil and paper and some I tried to use Photoshop to try and get used to the bamboo tablet. They are a bit rough as I am a total beginner but I didn’t realise how relaxing and enjoyable drawing could be.