After Leaving Red 5 in early 2016 I wanted to brush up on my modeling skills. It had been 6 years since I had done it professionally and it seems that the whole pipeline had changed. So set out to learn a ton of new software as well as Physical Based Rendering, which led met to start this scene. Through this piece, I was able to become efficient in Zbrush, Substance Painter and Designer, X-Normal, Marmoset, Quixel, and Speedtree while re-familiarizing myself with the newest Maya, 3ds Max, and Photoshop. A ton of software, but it was worth it. I found a solid pipeline that I later used on my next scene, The Teleporter.
The Idea of Barn Finds came from a painting by Paul Detlefsen, “Horse and Buggy Days“. I thought It would be cool to take that Environment and stick a giant robot in the background. The reference of the robot came from a Simon Stalenhag’s painting.