This was one of the projects where I learnt lots of new things and had a lot of fun, it was the first time I decided to recreate something real so I gave it a go. I chose spiders because I am really scared of them… so… why not
Rendered in Cycles, about 600 samples. The bark was a simple plane , which I later on sculpted on a basic shape and then used lots of displacement and bump.
I made the model looking at some spider anatomy references. To speed up work I basically did only one leg, rigged it and then duplicated it seven more times and then just changed the position. The colors of the hair were painted by hand.
Here there is also a peak without the hair…