Since Ukranian artist Alexey Kashpersky (opens in new tab) graduated with a degree in Master of Visual and Decorative and Applied Arts, he's gone on to create a series of CG artworks for TV and print. But, to maintain and improve his skills, Kashpersky also spends time working on personal projects, such as this awe-inspiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus piece.
“This work took me roughly three weeks to complete," he says. "All the small elements, except the body, were taken from an HIV model generated with Cellpack (opens in new tab). I just replaced the original sphere with my new model. The body object and Cellpack elements were detailed and textured in ZBrush, using Decimation Master to optimise the mesh and UV master for unwrapping.
Using a combination of ZBrush (opens in new tab), 3ds Max (opens in new tab), Cellpack, V-Ray, After Effects (opens in new tab) and Photoshop (opens in new tab), Kashpersky has managed to create an incredibly detailed microscopic image of this deadly virus, leaving us totally in awe of his 3D skills.
This article originally appeared in 3D World (opens in new tab) magazine
Liked this? Read these!
- Best 3D movies (opens in new tab) of 2013
- 25 top free 3D models (opens in new tab)
- Blender tutorials (opens in new tab): ways to create cool 3D effects
Have you seen any inspirational 3D projects recently? Let us know in the comments!