In this multi-part series, I’ll be covering how to box-model a stylized dragon, making heavy use of the various sculpt tools. The texturing will cover creating tangent normal maps and using the “toon shader” to get a nice cel-shaded look. I’ll also go into some intermediate rigging with some nice animations; from walking to pouncing to flying. and finally we’ll look into setting up a good composition with props and lighting.
In this fifth part, I add seams to the model and unwrap the UVs, followed by a high-rez sculpt to give some subtle scales here and there. I then create a tangent normal map to apply to the low-rez version, and also bake the Ambient Occlusion.