I purchased this Tudor Room by Don Webster from Cornucopia3D, and rendered it out as a high-res HDRI panorama overnight. The textures in the model didn’t really support the resolution I was rendering it at, but a little blurring of the HDRI minimised that issue.
So this morning I imported it into Marmoset Toolbag to use for my rooster. I was looking for an old-fashioned interior as I thought it would suit the rooster better than, say, an arid landscape. Spent some time tweaking the materials, and here’s the final shot.
The original capture missed quite a lot of fine detail in the statuette. I should probably work over it in ZBrush but my skills with that app are probably not up to it yet. More tutorials and more practice I guess. Anyway, I’m very happy with where I’m at with my art at the moment.