Vase by Joe McGovern.
These two panels from Balmy Alley are a test of large-scale models using normal maps for detail on a low poly-count model. This original model was a modest 400,000, but the lo-poly is 40,000.
This is just one garage with two murals in an alley filled with murals (in a neighborhood filled with murals).
Find out more about the alley and it’s artwork:
- Victorion, el Defense de La Mission – Sirron Norris – sirronnorris.com
- The Missing Page in Where the Wild Things Are – ©2003 Guarina Lopez, sponsored by Precita Eyes
bonum fabulis claims no rights to any artwork captured in this photomodel.
The physical model is a plaster cast that was found on the street more than twenty years ago. The plaster is pink, and has faded un-evenly over the years through sun exposure.
The detail is baked from the full res 3.3 Million poly model onto a 45k poly model. This test uses a 4k un-lit albedo, and a 2k normal map, plus a quick 2k roughness map.
The model was created from 219 photographs taken in a diffuse lightbox, and masked before calculations.