Behind the Scenes: The Butter Cookie Girl


Greetings and peace, expensive listener.

My title is Silvio, I’m 35 years previous and I am going by the title “Romélus3D”. I’m a 3D modeler, artist, and freelancer primarily based in a village close to Paris.

I stumbled upon Blender a couple of yr in the past accidentally. I used to be attempting to develop a recreation that I had been engaged on on the time, and I assumed switching from 2D to 3D could be extra applicable to ease the asset creation workload. Nonetheless, it turned out to be a cheerful mistake, because the workload did not change, however I ended up specializing in 3D modeling as a substitute.


I began from the underside with YouTube tutorials.

I see artwork as a temper lifter, inspirational, and private improvement. In the mean time, I am attempting to enhance my abilities by choosing fairly difficult items. I consider that to enhance with artwork, we have now to expertise as many artwork kinds as we are able to so as to higher our understanding of it, as it’s fairly arduous to understand.

The piece we have now right here is drawn by Rinotuna and since I discovered it stunningly wonderful, I made a decision on a heartbeat to do it.

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The prior piece I made, Gyro Zeppeli, confirmed that I may do it, despite the fact that each bit took round two months!


I select probably the most spectacular piece I can discover in my eyes in order that I can deliver it to life. This one was so spectacular that I could not cease eager about “what if I deliver it to 3D?”. Then, I often create the Blender file, watch all the creator’s items, and attempt to study their model and browse a little bit of their thoughts.

Subsequent, I exploit Gigapixel AI to make the reference increased decision and undertaking it on the modeled elements. I then hand paint or repaint the elements that do not match. In fact, I make the again and aspect from scratch, typically stretching the paint and adjusting it


Matching the artist’s model is sort of arduous. The modeling half is predicated on eyeballing and deduction.

These items barely share any frequent options since they’re distinctive, as is their 3D modeled counterpart. That is what makes it arduous to place them collectively.

Even when we have now two axes lined whereas we undertaking the drawing, it offers us much less affect on the piece. I at all times make certain to remain so simple as doable to not improve the complexity of the already advanced mannequin.

Now we have to keep in mind that most of these illustration items don’t have any symmetry, so we do every part from scratch. I attempt to have as many separate shapes as doable to make enhancing, UV, and modeling simpler, since it is a lengthy private undertaking.

I deal with having good topology too, even when it isn’t animated. It’s fairly frequent sense to me.


I exploit exterior software program like Krita or Insurgent 5 to make “fast edits” by projecting the viewport.

I make certain to solely choose the longer term painted space. I do not use Substance Painter, solely conventional portray apps. Then, I think about what’s lacking and make it match.

Typically, I even choose elements of the projected texture and reverse-engineer it so I can have a cohesive last piece. Some elements could be a lot tougher than others, so I strive a whole lot of various things earlier than I proceed with my work.

In fact, I apply subdivision modifiers so the feel will get projected correctly, then I simply reproject it into a correct UV (this would possibly change if I plan to animate the piece).

Lastly, I exploit the basic inverted hull define technique and preserve it straight with the modeled elements. This entails inverting mouth normals so they do not draw pointless strains, clamping strains, constructing strains, manipulating depth, and stacking meshes.


Thanks for studying, expensive listener. I hope it helped you perceive extra concerning the course of.

Have a pleasant day!

In regards to the Artist

Cicconi Silvio, a 3D modeler from France.