Zombie arm progress in Maya

I painted my Zombie arm today. I wanted it to look very dirty and bloody and battered and bruised. After painting i was able to start creating the internal bone structure and begin rigging and setting attributes. I ended up spending more time painting than i should have, but it was really enjoyable, there’s something great about sculpting an object and then painting it and seeing the created thing – i cant wait to bring it to life when i animate it!

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I added flesh colours and red blood, but i also used blue and green and yellow to make bruises and discolouring to the skin to make it more aged and rotting and hopefully realistic.

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Frostbite and bruises (veins look great here..)

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This is the paint job that i ended up going with, removing the black frostbitten fingers and i generally toned it down a little. I felt like the other one was just not quite right and although i liked it, i think this should look better and translate better when it comes to animating it.

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Still got a pretty gnarly bloody stump!

Once the paint job was done and i was able to export the paint layers (and bump layer with the remodelling id done previously) into Maya. Then i could begin creating the bones and giving them attributes.

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I used different perspective views to make it easier to get the bones in the right place.

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It’s coming along..

I’ve somehow managed to lose some of the bones so i am going to have to figure out what i did wrong or am doing wrong and fix it.

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All connected up and nearly ready! Still gotta do the fingers.

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