Logo

General / 10 March 2020

Hi Everyone!

I'm happy to present to you my new logo from now on!

It's something that I really wanted to have, it took me a while.

Cheers !

Twitter : https://twitter.com/JeryceDia 

Insta : https://www.instagram.com/Jeryce/ 


  

My Afro Art Stories = Introduction/Family

General / 01 October 2019

Hi people!

I wanted today to talk to you about a really important subject for me.

Since my first participation in the Beyond Human Artstation Challenge in 2017, I never had the idea to make an Environment based on my culture. 

At first  I just wanted to make regular moderns houses, sci-fi,  and realistic grungy scenes, I found them beautiful, it's really inspiring to look the details that some artists can put on their scenes, I tried to do it but, I was forcing myself, the motivation wasn't there when 3DS max and other software were opened.

I was searching for something who inspired me, something that I could be very proud to create and show to my family that's why in every one of my scenes, by doing this I feel like they are blessing my scenes.

My parents are born the Republic of Congo, My dad, a Lari (Ethnicity) descendant, and my Mom both Mbochi and Kuyu. So yeah haha, in addition to my dad stories I have a lot of research to do since I'm Lari/Mbochi and Kuyu descendant.

Most of my creations are tributes, that is why I'm heavily studying everything that touches the African Art, for example, masks, symbols, places, different tradition, and languages to avoid mistakes. My goal is to create my own style and to properly create art with deep meaning. And I want to have a lot of fun too!

I'm deeply in love with Africa, everything from this continent are touching my soul and makes me smile.

I did a lot of different things in 3D and my heart is not doing the same sound when I'm working on that kind of scenes, that is why I'm going to practice and learn more on this subject.

Wakongo River

first African scene that I made in 2017, took me 2 months to find the idea for the Artstation challenge ( 80lvl Interview

My main Inspirations was, my Cousin's house and the River in Congo, and the dream about a peaceful and wealthy city


Woman Statue: Represent my mother, the central element in this scene ( same in my heart )

Golden Adinkras Mask: Each Adinkra Symbols on their forehead represents the values that my dad taught me

Third wooden Mask: Represent my GrandMa who passed away, I wanted to give her hommage in this scene

I printed the scene for mother's Birthday that year 


Teranga

First fully playable environment based on an actual place in Senegal, I discover the meaning of Teranga by growing up with a lot of Senegalese neighbors back in France. They quickly became like my family after many years so I dedicated this scene to them.





Names of my Senegalese friends and Family in the scene

You're going to call me crazy but I made ALL those patterns by hand in Substance designer haha
 


I will continue those littles stories meanwhile you can check my other works in this album!

Thank you ! Merci !

Twitter / Instagram






  

MIGS18: ArtStation Portfolio Reviews

General / 05 November 2018


Hi everyone 

I will be at the   MIGS - Montreal International Game Summit to give a portfolio reviews with Artstation

5PM TO 8PM on Monday, November 12 at the MIGS18 Mentors’ Lounge. 

See you there!

https://magazine.artstation.com/2018/11/migs18-artstation-portfolio-reviews-demos/?fbclid=IwAR3ZH3KssUE8WWkemWINB4jorLPuzel9S7NBEpqQDt_bThUba2dfloH9itY

Feudal Challenge Update blog . 01

Work In Progress / 23 October 2018

Submission page: https://www.artstation.com/contests/feudal-japan/challenges/51/submissions/33298?sorting=popular

Hi Everyone

The time is flying so quickly when you join this kind of challenge! How I'm going to able to work with Read dead 2 this Friday !

One week after where am I? I manage to translate what I had in mind into the engine and made a block out  

Blockout

Sculpt

Graphically I want to get close to God of War, it was a graphical masterpiece for me, inspired me for new techniques and pushed me to work harder thanks to the Santa Monica team I'm really motivated!

 After the blockout, I made different rocks and see what I can achieve in term of formation with them and how they react to the lighting.

I made them not too sharp, and not too much noisy to be able to read the scene easily.

Sculpting done in Zbrush, textured in Substance Painter.

I add a detail normal maps created I substance designer to play with the noise of the rocks 



  
Lighting / Formation Test

In Progress 

Right now I'm finishing the Oni Rock Mask !

I didn't want to make a too long post so you can see my other stuff in the blog part of my challenge!

https://www.artstation.com/contests/feudal-japan/challenges/51/submissions/33298?sorting=popular

See you!

Joining the Feudal Japan Challenge

General / 15 October 2018

I wanted to rest a little but I can't avoid this theme. Great opportunity to try something else.

Here are my main inspirations! 

I will try to make 1 or 2 post per week on my submission page 

Good luck for the one who's joining the challenge!


  

Assassin Creed : Odyssey OUT

General / 05 October 2018

 It was a very Good experience, I learned a lot while working on this game. I'm extremely happy to finally have my name on it, it was hard! 

Congrats Ubisoft and my Family for the  support !

 :Special thanks to some member of my team ! Vincent Derozier  ; Pierre Fleau ; Jonathan Benainous ; Tangi Bodio  ; Leevi Galita . 








Twitch !!

General / 30 September 2018

Hi Everyone !


Hope you're having a good Time

Just to tell you that I made a Stream page!

https://www.twitch.tv/jerycedia

Right now I'm making a fan- art weapon from League of legend ( Sejuani )

Thank you everyone !




New Studio

General / 03 July 2018

After a few months off here

I'm happy to announce that I had my first day at EIDOS Montreal as a 3D Environment Artist !

I wanted to mark this day on my Arstation Profil 


  

Afterglow - Unity Lighting Blog Part.01

General / 31 January 2018

I started this project to help me improving my knowledge of colors, colors grading, camera position and of course lighting in Unity.

Pipeline

I started by spending a lot of time on Pinterest, you can find a lot of good photography, this is how I fell on the work of Tadao Ando and many other great architects and superb movies shot.


My deadline was 3 days per scene. I like to work with a deadline, it keeps you organized cause you have to planify and think of each step to don't lose any time.

I didn't want to stay too long on 3DS max and that kind of composition is perfect to focus on the lighting.

I always isolate the meshes out of the camera range or far away for this exercise, to lower the lighting parameters on them in order to increase the other. 

I watched a lot of videos, and articles about colors and composition in movies, this one is one of my favorites.

You have the name of the movies, good shots, everything you need. I admit that I wanted to do all the shot in this video haha :D.

 

Color Picker

After finding the good references, I used the website Adobe Color and Palette FX to pick some colors directly in the references. 






LIGHTS

I tried to limit the use of SpotLight/point light I find it easier to have a smooth natural Light with a Mesh and an emissions material on it or the Skylight.

Lighting with an Emissive Object

  • Pos: Natural Lighting.
  • Cons: Take more time to bake for a good quality.

Lighting with a SpotLight/PointLight

  • Pos: Easy to have a preview; take less time to bake for a good quality; Mixed mode to keep the specular Impact.
  • Cons: the angle of the spotlight, Harder to make it look natural.

I used Enlighten, for baking most of the scene except the "Tron" where I used the new Progressive Lightmapper in BETA.

I find the progressive Lightmapper really realist without waiting for more than 3hours with the Enlighten, especially if you're using an Emissive object like me.


The new Post Processing stack V2 (Beta)  is really outstanding, I'm really impatient to touch the final tool. It is really easy to use it, you need to try!

I habitually choosing the ACES mode for the Tonemapping which uses a close approximation of the reference ACES tonemapper for a more filmic look.

The trackballs is THE thing, and I love the Lift which has the most effect on the shadows, it allows you to give colors to them.

Just for quoting people! I didn't want to have any material first but I learned a few things in substance designer with Pierre Fleau and it was a good opportunity so why not. Thanks to Rogelio Olguin for his 3D presentation model.



I will do more in-engine talk and screenshots in the second part.

enjoy


Fallen Sanctuary - Unity Neon Challenge - WIP 02

General / 31 December 2017

Hi Everyone, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

I didn't post a WIP for a moment cause of Christmas Holidays! 

With the help of Amplify Creations and their Amplify Shader, I have now a Shader that allows me to use 3 Texture set with the vertex painting, something that I love is that the 3rd one that I called the "Dirt texture set" is using a Triplanar projection feature, it's perfect for the Snow!

I practically finished all the textures that I needed to do the architecture and I made Bricks that I can place all over the environment as a support for the textures

I need To finish a Second view and other buildings that I'm going to put in the background.

I will Break the silhouette  of the buildings more in my Polish session, 1 week before the end of the contest

The contest is finishing in 2 weeks, Already cut a lot of things cause I will not have the time otherwise.

If you have tips or anything tell me!