Dstrukt’s Chris James Hewitt focuses on the use of displacement in a 3D world, revealing the best way to mould its output into a detailed and twisted piece of digital art using Photoshop, 3ds Max and VRay
Throughout this tutorial you’ll be experimenting with displacement to turn a simple model into a detailed piece of geometry. Displacement pushes and pulls at a shape using the blacks and whites from a referenced map – many 3D artists use this method to create grass, fur or brick walls; but you’re going to use it to create a basis for an abstract design: Invertebrae.
This tutorial is primarily for users with basic to intermediate knowledge of both 3ds Max and Photoshop. It’s also worth noting that I’ve used VRay as my render engine – there are a series of screenshots showing my render setup, which you might wish to incorporate.
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