|Posted: 05 October 2018 at 4:05am | IP Logged | 1
Jeffrey, 3D packages vary -A LOT- there are various 'rendering' options for a model. Some of these emulate a black and white 'technical' drawing.
As with all renders, they are very dependant on the lighting and the model itself.
A deep trench in the model will often appear like a bold line
A shallow indent can appear very light in the render.
It is -likely- that what you are seeing are these shallower parts of the model.
Models can be given a skin or decal using an image, like a texture map and John -could- have drawn those details then to be mapped to the model.
However, it would likely be faster to have modeled it. JB is pretty dang handy with 3D models.
I'm not answering for John, I just feel like maybe this might help your confusion.
If you are interested in modeling, 3DS MAX has a render as standard called 'Ink & Paint', which does this effect.
I'm fairly sure you can get the same effect in 'Sketch Up', which at one point, it seemed every Comic artist was using for their sets.
Edited by Darren Taylor on 05 October 2018 at 4:06am