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by : BTF

Friday, March 20, 2009


Here is the most recent render test. Thanks to suggestions given to me by a SME, David (DJX), and the need to have a color render to show next week, I went ahead and started roughing the lighting and texturing out a bit more. This image uses physical sun and sky with a portal light. Both GI and FG are in use. The final render was tweaked in Lightroom.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Contour Shader Test on Organic Models

I am finished with the low-polygon versions of Maxwell and now the boy Michael James Chapman. In the next few weeks I will be in ZBrush creating Normal and Displacement maps for all of the above as well as some temporary textures to show off our project in April.

The contour shader I used to render the Wheelchair Turntable unfortunately it doesn't work as well for organic models because of the smooth curves. But it was worth trying. Stay posted.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hospital Progress

The story opens with Max in his hospital room. Hospital Modeling is underway. Here's a render with basic lighting. Actual modeling is perhaps 25% completed.



Monday, March 2, 2009

Wheelchair Model

So one of the main characters in our story is a boy who is sick and confined to a wheelchair. I figured that a wheelchair model would be fairly easy, but took an approach that allowed me to replicate all the details of the fasteners, welding(s), and intricacies that actually make up a wheel chair.

The rendering style is one I have been wanting to experiment with for a while. It is a combo of Mental Ray interior lighting setup, Ambient Occlusion, and a Contour shader to add the Vector Stoke look. Pretty happy with it.



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I have no idea what is up with Blogger's compression of video Mine is Quicktime H.264. Will look into it soon.