I'm a big fan of Life is Strange. So, I set out to do a more realistic and slightly older version of Max wearing Rachel Amber's clothes from Episode 3 of the game. The project was a huge learning experience and the character improved a lot over time. A big thank you to everyone who gave me feedback along the way!
Extra shoutout to Lenz for letting me use his awesome environment: https://www.artstation.com/lenzmonath
And Ramon for the boxes: https://www.artstation.com/shyralon
Due to me setting up the character shaders in Marmoset Toolbag and the environment being In Unreal Engine, I had to match the cameras/lighting as well as composit the character onto the UE4 scene for two of the shots. This was done using HDR render passes from Unreal and HDRIs that were generated using NVIDIA Ansel. Both were imported into Marmoset Toolbag where all of the final renders happened (except the table shot).
Work in progress thread: http://polycount.com/discussion/175403/life-is-strange-max-caulfield