The goal of the project was to study hair-creation workflows in XGen.
3D Character Artist Leandro Sakami, known for creating both stylized and realistic-looking characters, has unveiled his take on Arcane's Vi. Made with Maya, ZBrush, Substance 3D Painter, Arnold, and XGen, this version of the character boasts a high level of detail and has some peculiar facial features that seem to combine both realistic and exaggerated cartoony styles Alita: Battle Angel-like. According to the creator, the goal of the project was to study hair-creation workflows in XGen.
Below are some of the renders and WIP shots shared by Leandro, you can check out more by visiting the artist's ArtStation page:
And if you are interested in learning more about Arcane, we also recommend checking out the recent AMA session conducted by the show's co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee, in which they answered questions related to the past and future of Arcane, shared some behind-the-scenes info regarding the show's second season, and discussed their approach to writing a script, establishing characters and more.