The "Sphere Challenge" was part of the Zbrush 2018 beta testing process. pixologic.com/features/spheres…
The point is to take a sphere and, using the new "Sculptris Pro" feature, sculpt something from the sphere. I figured I'd do one as a means of teaching myself how to use the new toolset. When I originally conceived this idea, (God damn it. *facedesk*
Pun not intended.
Fuck it. I'ma own that shit. Pun intended.) it did not even occur to me that anyone would find this offensive or inappropriate. Maybe I've just become super jaded. The first place my mind went was NOT the "naughty" place but the "lol, that's ridiculous" place. However, some people have expressed the opinion that this is a "horrific abomination and it should burn in the fires of hell alongside Hitler and Calligula."
So I'm slapping a mature warning on it just in case.
I would have liked to include a big, beefy dad-bod lion cuddling the belly, her gonking him in the head with her mug, and liquid flying out but my rig started chugging at the 300K poly mark and I didn't want to push it. Sculptris Pro is AMAZEBALLS but it doesn't seem to like functioning with higher polycounts, which, ya know, fair enough, considering what it does. If I had the time, I'd retopo, UV map, and texture her. Put something smartass on the mug like "I wish this was coffee" or somesuch like that.
I also wanted to try something cartoony. It's been a long, long, lllooonnngggg time since I've gone full toon. It was fun though, I did cheat the tail and cup. Sculprtis Pro has kind of a similar problem as Dynamesh in that it goes HUR DDDDDURRR when very thin or long shapes come into play, though, it's not quite as bad and there are no swizz cheese effect.
All in all, I had fun. LOVE the new features. One of these days I'll have to try out the new transform tools, though, they kinda look nightmarish, to be frank. T__T
Total time: 12hrs ish.