Substance Painter + Marvelous Designer: Clothing Texturing with Saeid Rezaee
When I was a child, I got to play the Atari 2600. I found it really wonderful, and I was super-excited to be able to play it. I profoundly enjoyed computer games up until 1995, when I saw a 3D animated feature film for the first time – Toy Story. My thoughts and dreams took shape with the Toy Story characters. It was an encouraging moment for me; there and then I decided to learn how to create animation, and I chose my future job.
And this wasn’t just a child’s dream. I’ve been working in the CG industry for about 15 years. Currently, I’m working freelance, but I’m also building a good portfolio for future job opportunities.
This is my childhood dream and I would like to work with filmmakers, as well as game and animation companies. One day, I hope to fulfill my goals.
The first time I saw several renders done by 3D artists on ArtStation using Substance, I became eager to learn this software. As soon as I got some free time, I started learning thanks to the Allegorithmic YouTube channel.
Basically, I use 3ds Max for modeling, ZBrush for additional details, and Marvelous Designer for clothing. Before I learned Substance Painter, I used ZBrush for painting. But now I use Substance Painter (Multilayer, generator, alpha and hand paint) as the processing speed and quality of the materials is better.
Parkour Girl Project
I decided to work on clothing, and I did this with Marvelous Designer. Because of my personal interest in parkour and sports clothes, I selected this one; I was particularly drawn to the mesh of the girl because of the special relationship between the body and clothing. My main challenge for this project has been to make the clothing in a perfectly real shape, as well as to make realistic materials for the clothing.
Step 1 – Make the patterns in Marvelous Designer. In this case, I then created a final position for the clothes. (Tip: I used a Marvelous Designer avatar in my project)
What I learned
Parkour Girl is my second biggest personal project to date that I’ve created with Substance Painter. I’d already gained some basic experience creating fabrics from my first big project in Substance; in the Parkour Girl project, I tried to combine fabric layers, and I tested various materials and maps to get the model render. In this project, I discovered that it is possible to create new details and wrinkles on textiles by using Smart Materials in Substance.
I’m currently working on a personal project, and it will be finished very soon. It’s called Wine Salesman. Its style is fantasy and stylized, colorful and happy, with all of these colors and textures made by my lovely Substance Painter.