The Shading Course
Module 1 - How to Separate Light & Shadow
Module 2 - How to See Light Effects
Module 3 - How to Control Values
Module 4 - How to Organize Values
Module 5 - How to Create Realistic Shading
Module 6 - How to Use Light Probes
Module 7 - How to Show Form
Module 8 - How to Invent Shading
Module 9 - How to Use Maquettes
Module 10 - Bringing it all Together
my modfac hunting assingments. distinguishing between center light and halftones is pretty hard for me. any feedbacks will be appreciated
Identifying modeling factors definitely gets hard with complex volumes but managed to survive this.
I have now seen the instructions and made my best of it. Took a peek at the final correct monkey-shart. Questions: I wonder what kind of dark shading is it in the eyes, under the eyelid? Is the penumpra always only located to the cast shadow on the surface/like utside the figure?
Here is my first take on this exercise. After looking at the solution and reading some comments I realize I totally forgot about the cast shadow on the face itself, which made me realize I am a bit confused about the difference between the terminator and the penumbra. If the terminator marks the frontier between light and shadow, shouldn't it also exist around the cast shadows on the face itself ?
I think I was the most confused about the cast shadow on the form itself as well as the highlights but I'm sure I've made many more mistakes. Some critique would be very much cherished, thank you.
I did the exercise in photoshop with a mouse, not a stylus. I found the lesson more challenging than I thought it would be, due to the complex shape of the monkey’s head and so I spent a lot of time with it. I made several changes as I went through it. In particular, I kept changing the shadow under the monkey’s brow, —from form shadow initially, to cast shadow, but settled on dark halftone; the reason being it was in the light family. Another thought was whether to include the ear on the right as a form shadow or cast shadow, or both. I also had some thinking to do about the center light. Because of the modeled surface there were some parts that seemed to be receiving center light, like the monkey’s eye on the right, even though it was surrounded by half-tone. And I wasn’t sure how broad to define the ambient occlusion. So I would really appreciate some feedback on this assignment.
I’m excited to check the “module 2 feedback”. Video and hopefully get all the corrections because I dont’t feel confident this is correct. Would appreciate any feedback on this assignment from anyone. I can tell this is a weakness for me at the moment, can’t wait to get a hang of identifying these factors well!
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