Valerie Duval - Hair and Face Study

For a four weeks project in Advanced Game Art at Future Games, I decided to make a game ready hair asset for the first time. I wanted to practice making a type of hair style that is suitable for the character im currently working on, so I used the bust and face from that project and eventually chose to texture it aswell using Substance Painter. I tried out different workflows on how to place the hair cards during this project and ended up handplacing all cards in Maya. The hair card textures are created with Xgen, Arnold and Photoshop at a 4096 x 2048 resolution and the assets tricount is 24k. Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 3.
I decided to move on with this character and make a full character of Valerie Duval. The concept is based on Paul Bonners version of Valerie Duval from the Doomtrooper addition to the Mutant Chronicles trading card game. All pouches and clothes are made in Marvelous Designer.
Big thank you to Sanna Nivhede for the great feedback and mentoring during this course!

A gif of my progress during the project.

A gif of my progress during the project.

Low poly with wireframe, hair assets tricount is 22k.

Low poly with wireframe, hair assets tricount is 22k.

Hair cards used.

Hair cards used.

Base Color, Roughness and AO maps, 4k resolution.

Base Color, Roughness and AO maps, 4k resolution.

4k resolution texture maps for the body. 
From the upper left corner: Base color, Normal, Roughness, Transparency, AO and Cavity.

4k resolution texture maps for the body.
From the upper left corner: Base color, Normal, Roughness, Transparency, AO and Cavity.

I really liked the face and hair and decided to continue and make a full character. This is still WIP and above is a high poly of the body.

I really liked the face and hair and decided to continue and make a full character. This is still WIP and above is a high poly of the body.

The concept is based on Paul Bonners concept of Valerie Duval from The Doomtrooper addition of Mutant Chronicles trading card game.

The concept is based on Paul Bonners concept of Valerie Duval from The Doomtrooper addition of Mutant Chronicles trading card game.

Pouches and clothes are made in Marvelous Designer and boots, armour and belts made in Zbrush with Zmodeler.

Pouches and clothes are made in Marvelous Designer and boots, armour and belts made in Zbrush with Zmodeler.