Artist Profile – Pascal Blanché

Pascal Blanché is a Senior Art Director at Ubisoft Montreal, his personal 3D work is pretty striking for its rich vibrancy of colours and materials.

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In a lot of his work he discusses experimentations with shaders and has a lot of very dynamic usage of colour. In a 2015 interview with 3Dtotal magazine he discusses his process, which is a combination of kitbashing, sculpting and playing with shaders.

I decided to have a quick go at something similar, and kitbashed together a fox skull (from public domain 3D scan data), as well as some ‘splash’ brushes from BadKing and started pushing shapes around in ZBrush. I then imported to Keyshot and played around with material settings.

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Although not as bold as Pascal in terms of vibrancy of colour choices, this was my first time playing outside of default materials within keyshot and tinkering with settings, and I feel that I can afford to be more experimental in the future.

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