My latest Art Project
Just wanted to share an early early render of my latest art project WIP. Its going to be one of those combination sundial compass things and I have spent most of the day doing the dial art and making the metal material...I'm not 100% done with the metal material, and of course I still have to actually model the device itself...but I figured I'd show it off...
Also, this sparks a new little change I'm doing...since there is no WIP forum anymore, I figured I'd make this General/Misc mapping a catch all for map related artwork as well. This isn't a map, but its map related. AND I plan on rendering out a version of the dial to be used as a map object.
Wow--that's amazing! I'm amazed! Robbie, you are amazing! I wish I could do that sort of amazing work!!!!!
Wow - that looks like a photo! :!: Very nice!
Dang! You guys are too kind ;) Thank you!!!
Here's an update...I've built a housing and a glass bezel...there's also the knobs used to fine tune the leveling of the compass. I haven't added the sundial and the latitude adjustment guide, but you can see how this is going to come together now at least.
I changed the environment map to something a little brighter, but its unfortunately also a sky, so the environment map doesn't match the lighting...I'll fix that.
Very cool - way to take it up a notch in the photorealism department! :)
Here's my inspiration by the way.
I might just order me one.
Only $82 bucks? Dang that seems cheap.
Nice work. 3DS Max? What renderer are you using.
Yup...3d Studio Max 2008...Mental Ray is my renderer...and I'm using the Architectural & Design Materials.
Here's an update for tonight...I'm goin to bed...will probably model the sundial and the latitude adjustment indicator tomorrow and MAYBE get the etching for the sundial parts done...then I gotta add screws.
Render time 4:36 minutes...its gonna go up a lot though once I increase the samples and add Global Illumination, caustics, and final gather.
I lied...I did a little more modelling before bed...NOW I'm going to bed for real.
Tomorrow I'll do the etchings and finish up the actual scene.
Really beautiful! I wish I could make 3d models like that!