Yet another macro-style render inspired by insects and nature.
This was done while testing out the latest advances in the development of Arion for 3ds Max v3 to make sure everything still works ok.
I’ve downloaded an ant model from the great great great zeroboko website: http://zerokobo.web.fc2.com/
Then I unwrapped every piece of the ant mesh, imported it in ZBrush and did minor adjustments. I also created the color and normal textures in ZBrush using polypaint.
The ant was then rigged in 3ds Max 2016 using CAT, hair was done with Ornatrix and the vegetation was scattered with Forest Pack Pro.
The foreground and background grass which is barely visible because it’s out of focus was done using Arion Fur in 3ds Max.
Finally the render was done, naturally, with Arion Render for 3ds Max and post-processed with ArionFX for Photoshop.