This is my version of Bear rider which was sculpted by awesome 3d character artist - Maria Panfilova. She gave me this model and I've made the all grooming(hair,fur,feathers) + lookdev+lighting+render work for it =)
Maria gave me Substance Painter file, so I exported the all textures and adapted them to Vray Next.
Hair and fur was created with Ornatrix Maya. Rendered with new Vray Next beta for Maya on a very fast Vray.Cloud
Awesome HDRi from https://hdrihaven.com/
Slide down to watch info about guides =)
For bear body and bear head I've created many guides. because it is more comfortable for me in this work, but for simulation of course I recommend 2000-3000 or smaller =)
Render was done on a very fast Vray.Cloud. Awesome magic cloud =)
My interview - https://www.chaosgroup.com/blog/andrew-krivulya