Martian-Inspired Rock & Soil Study
Beauty Shot

Beauty Shot

Final Textured Low Poly & Rock Sculpt

Final Textured Low Poly & Rock Sculpt

Material Render

Material Render

Main reference, mostly shape/composition and ground texture ref.

Main reference, mostly shape/composition and ground texture ref.

Some color grade explorations based on ref to make it feel more dry, even though not the ultimate direction I was going in.

Some color grade explorations based on ref to make it feel more dry, even though not the ultimate direction I was going in.

Progress gif

Progress gif

Spent a few nights this week kicking out this material/model study of Martian Soil & Rocks. Started by sculpting the rock in Zbrush, then composed this little scene with it in Marmoset by digging up an old practice Substance Designer material that I ended up finalizing and tweaking to match for this rock. Went for flat-ish shale-looking rock. Was a fun little exercise, haven't done personal work at home in forever!
Wanted to push colors and wetness in my version, even though not quite dry and dusty as Mars. Mars reference was more of the launching point/inspiration, didn't want to mimic it 100%.