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    Wip 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.
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    Wow--that's amazing! I'm amazed! Robbie, you are amazing! I wish I could do that sort of amazing work!!!!!
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    Wow - that looks like a photo! Very nice!
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    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.
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    Very cool - way to take it up a notch in the photorealism department!
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    Thanks!!!

    Here's my inspiration by the way.

    http://www.stanleylondon.com/sundialcomp.htm#REG

    I might just order me one.
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    Only $82 bucks? Dang that seems cheap.

    Nice work. 3DS Max? What renderer are you using.

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    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.
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    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.
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