This is my third attempt at a Vader helmet (my last being six years ago, and about the last time I was really frequently on this site). Anyway, I really wanted to try again as I have never seen a 3D Vader model that looks exactly like the movie. They all are a little different in proportions and such.
What I’m going for:
This is where I stand so far.
I’m happy with the modeling so far. The mesh isn’t 100% done, there are a few details I need to add like the lines across the bridge of the nose. Right now the face is just two halves and they aren’t joined so there is some issues with that in the render that will eventually be fixed.
There’s something about the lens’s that look off to me, but I can’t quite tell.
I like how the dome looks but I may do it over cause I got some weird geometry in there and it’s making it tough to get the look I want.
As for the materials, I used the ones in this .blend file (http://blog.mikepan.com/post/137759885931/realistic-car-paint-brdf-material) that I download and changed the color, but I used a different material for black and the grey and the grey has an orange peel effect that the black doesn’t. I also wasn’t sure how to tone it down. I’ll eventually make both have it as it adds a little realism to the material.
What do you guys think?
UPDATE: DEC 8