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3D Artist Creates a Crocodile Eye Animation With Maya & ZBrush

Massimo Righi showcased a new lifelike animation and shared some still renders and WIP shots.

3D Creature Artist Massimo Righi, whose incredibly realistic digital animals impressed us on multiple occasions in the past, has recently showcased a series of renders and work-in-progress shots featuring a stunning new beast. This time, the creator has crafted a remarkable 3D crocodile model and even animated the eye of the reptile as part of an animation test. According to the artist, the model was created using Maya and ZBrush and rendered with Arnold.

Earlier, Massimo also presented a realistic tiger portrait groomed with Yeti – a tool for creating fur, feathers, and procedural geometry:

Prior to that, the author showcased Black Cat – Walk Cycle, a lifelike animation sequence depicting an adorable cat walking directly into the camera:

You can check out more of Massimo's works by visiting the artist's ArtStation page.

And if you want to learn more about the artist's workflow, we recommend checking out our recent interview with Massimo, where he walked us through the process of creating fur for a realistic 3D cat model and discussed the tools he used to make a cat look lifelike.

Sculpting scales for a digital crocodile is definitely not an easy task. If you want to learn more about sculpting 3D scales, we encourage you to check out our 80 Level Digest on the topic in question, featuring some informative tutorials, educational materials, and useful resources that will help you set up high-detail creature scales in ZBrush.

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