Low poly Cigarbox Banjo

This was an exercise in low poly modelling where the visual heavy lifting was done by textures. It was created for a specific project but wasn't used in the end so I'm sharing it here. These home made cigar box banjos were popular in the American South during the depression of the 1930s. Typically they'd use an actual cigar box as a resonator and the fretboard consisted of waste timber or a broom handle. I also used this project to look into Blender, where some of the look development was done using Eevee. There are a few personal nods in some of the detail ;)

Close up render (realtime Toolbag3)
Post work in Photoshop

Close up render (realtime Toolbag3)
Post work in Photoshop

Game ready Cigar Box Banjo Close up

WIP of wooden box texture layers

WIP of wooden box texture layers

Game ready Cigar Box Banjo

Finished textures

Finished textures

Geometry/Material breakdown

Geometry/Material breakdown

Wireframe

Wireframe

WIP Texture Breakdown

WIP Texture Breakdown

WIP Look dev

WIP Look dev

Realtime render (Toolbag 3)

Realtime render (Toolbag 3)

Realtime render (Toolbag 3)

Realtime render (Toolbag 3)

Look dev in Blender. I used this project to learn a bit of lighting and materials in Eevee

Look dev in Blender. I used this project to learn a bit of lighting and materials in Eevee