Blender Cookie - 2012-06-13 17:45:51
Hello and welcome to this tutorial series on creating a realistic head in Blender 2.6!
This is a complete tutorial series explaining the creation of a realistic human portrait with Blender. The entire process will be covered from base mesh modeling, detail sculpting, texture painting, hair growing and styling, sub-surface scatter shading, and compositing. Some of the more time-consuming tasks will be time-lapses with commentary like modeling, sculpting, and texture painting; the other parts will be mostly real-time.
The first part of this Blender tutorial series explains a more artistic approach to generating a base mesh for the head instead of traditional box modeling techniques. This technique is a hybrid method incorporating both modeling and sculpting. We will start by sculpting the basic forms and volumes, then retopologizing a usable facial topology that will serve as an excellent base for sculpting our high-frequency detail.
DISCLAIMER: We cannot redistribute the references used in this tutorial due to the license, but we can use them under Fair Use laws for educational purposes. They’re not available for commercial use, though.
Note: This series has been previously available on Kent’s Vimeo channel but he has kindly permitted us to repost them here in order to reach a greater audience. Parts 2-4 will be available on Blender Cookie very soon, while part 05 will be available exclusively on Blender Cookie.