Right, a slight repose here.
I've decided not to bother doing anything more with Claire. For a few reasons.
A - I hate her.
B - It's a waste of time and very counter productive.
C - I'd rather move on, my workflow and approach has changed since this character, everything I have done on it is just a mess for me now. I can't deal with it.
D - I hate using Photoshop to paint texture maps. Something I just realised. I'm sick of painting something, saving it, reloading it, rendering it, rinsing and repeating. My next project will be different. I'm going to be finding ways around that, and use Photoshop for minor changes and tweaks. Body paint or something to that effect will be my next port of call.
I've done as much as I can stand really. I tried to adjust the skin maps for her head, so she doesnt have such beady eyes. I'm updating the shader, viewing the map, and it's showing that that map has updated, yet it won't render the update.
So screw it. I'm done with her. I'll get turn arounds and what not rendered of her for my showreel. I'm having to force myself to use her in that at this point.
Posted by Jon Stewart