Colorbleed director Tom Hankins recorded the work on this starfish image. The result is a beautiful timelapse on how he creates the image from start to finish.

The timelapse video

The final image

Here’s how it turned out:

CG Seastar

CG Seastar

Steps of creation

  • Modeling / Sculpting
  • Texturing
  • Shading
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Compositing

Tom goes through each of these steps in the (timelapse) recording

Why create a making of?

Releasing a making of can be very helpful for others in the 3D community. It’s like sharing tips and tricks. We wouldn’t have come this far without others sharing their techniques, so we would like to always be open and give back to the community where possible.