Seoul-Based Character Artist Creates Award-Winning K-Pop Model

Dec 28, 2022 at 12:05 pm by -gToon

Praised for its “Excellent, expressive details on the characters and costumes“ by the esteemed jury of the 2022 Character Creator contest in Korea; Yunji Jung’s K-pop-inspired model “A Lovely Girl” charms its way to first place. Known to many by her alias: Little Gold, Jung shares her award-winning workflow from concept to final render along with useful techniques that got her into the top three.

As a professional character modeler in South Korea’s gaming industry, Jung finds it remarkable that changing poses and facial expressions are so effortlessly done in Character Creator (CC). Moreover, she feels that CC brings game characters one step closer to reality, even rivaling real-life K-pop idols in terms of beauty and grace. Incidentally, it is this blurring between reality and the virtual world, as well as the enthralling ambiguity that comes with it, that has become her life-long endeavor. Aside from all this artistic talent, Jung is also trilingual; with fluency in Korean, English, and Mandarin.

Get a glimpse into the competitive world of 3D character design in South Korea and what it takes to stand out in a globalized gaming industry and enter the mindset of a professional game artist at the top of her game. You can follow Yunji Jung, aka Little Gold, here:

Software mentioned:
▪ Character Creator
▪ Marvelous Designer
▪ ZBrush
▪ Substance Painter
▪ Photoshop
▪ Marmoset Toolbag

Character Creator 4 (CC4) is a full character creation solution for designers to easily generate, import and customize stylized or realistic character assets for use with iClone, Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine, Unity, Daz3D, 3dsMax, or any other 3D tools. CC4 connects industry-leading pipelines with one system for 3D character generation, animation rig, asset management, look-dev rendering, and interactive design.

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