Practice: ModFac Hunting
Practice: ModFac Hunting
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!
Hi guys. It seems that there are 2 modelling factors that people find more challenging: (a) the core shadow and (b) ambient occlusion. I'm posting a solution for those two modelling factors for you to consider. As far as the core shadow is concerned, it might be useful to think about it in the following way: if you take the shape of the form shadow and subtract the shape of the reflected light, you are left with the core shadow. Many of you correctly identified ambient occlusion where the monkey head touches the table / surface, but missed it in some other important places. Remember to look for it in cavities, tight corners, gaps and creases, like those found between eye balls sockets.
So, this was a tough but nice exercise. I would like to hear comments on what is right or wrong.
I decided to go with sharp edges, in order to focus more on identifying the extent of the different areas than on blending them together. I feel like I got confused in a few different places, partly because the object seems to be a bit reflective, like porcelain. I might have made things more complicated than they needed to be, and I might have imagined some subtle nuances here and there. Still, that was a fun exercise!
This was mind blowing. I Ignored every detail of shadow until this assignment. Anyway, I submitted as I committed.Thanks.