I wanted to create an image to thank the Azzurri for this amazing Euro2020. 
So I decided to try to replicate the fabric of the jersey to make it adhere to a heart. 
A real "Cuore italiano";)

I used Blender and Substance Painter.
First of all, I looked for the official jersey
Then I recreated the pattern in 4k with Photoshop
I therefore created an alternative pattern for the hexagons. I thought I might need it for bump map.
Then I found a good 3d heart model online. (I'm so bad in modeling...)

So I tried to work with cloth in Blender, but the result didn't convince me very much.
I wanted something stronger, more direct
So I decided to texturize the heart as a whole and switched to Substance Painter for unwrapping and texturing
Back to Blender, where I softened the maps a bit and created a lighting setting. 
Here the final render (1000samples, Cycles)
And some details

A version with a more particular effect. Ecco il vero cuore italiano ;)
Thanks for watching and GRAZIE AZZURRI!!!
Cuore Italiano
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Cuore Italiano

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