Hi all! You may have seen my photo that I posted last week that featured Mr. Gold. If not, here it is:
The truth is, (if you didn’t already figure it out), that it is a render! Yes, it’s a cruel joke, but I needed to test out my photo-realism skills again. 😉 No, I have not actually found Mr. Gold (although I wish I did!)
How I made Mr. Gold
Well, since you know it was a render, I thought I’d show off how I did it. 🙂
First, I simply modeled a LEGO minifigure (a different one that the one I used in my Johnny Thunder render).
Then, I created the Cycles Materials (like I did in my tutorial). I found some Mr. Gold reference images (which are really hard to find!), and I photoshopped a couple of them, and I traced them with Inkscape and made the textures (which, admittedly, were not accurate enough since all that I had were a couple of images). You can download Mr. Gold’s texture and many more from the link below!
The next thing I did was create a dust map, and details map (similar to my tutorial which I linked above), and I applied my plastic bump-map.
I then took a photograph of my hand, imported the image as a plane into Blender, subdivided the plane, and added a subsurf modifier.
I then played with the colors a bit (following a real-life image of Mr. Gold). Obviously, the image below has too much of a gold color and isn’t realistic.
I modeled his accessories an rendered. After a bit of compositing, it was done. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my little joke! And if you were full of jealousy because I “had Mr. Gold”, you can stop it now. I don’t really have Mr. Gold. 😛
Check out the gallery of my other Mr. Gold renders!