Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30

Thread: My latest Art Project

  1. #1
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,789
    Blog Entries
    5

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sundialcompass.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	260.9 KB 
ID:	1726  
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  2. #2
    Community Leader pyrandon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    1,346

    Default

    Wow--that's amazing! I'm amazed! Robbie, you are amazing! I wish I could do that sort of amazing work!!!!!
    Don
    GM, Westaven
    My gallery is here
    __________________________________________________ _______
    "Keep your mind in hell, but despair not." --Saint Silouan [1866-1938]

  3. #3

    Default

    Wow - that looks like a photo! Very nice!
    jaerdaph
    JUST ADD HEROES An ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game Blog by Joe "jaerdaph" Bardales

  4. #4
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,789
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sundialcompass.jpg 
Views:	39 
Size:	203.2 KB 
ID:	1728  
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  5. #5

    Default

    Very cool - way to take it up a notch in the photorealism department!
    jaerdaph
    JUST ADD HEROES An ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game Blog by Joe "jaerdaph" Bardales

  6. #6
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,789
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Thanks!!!

    Here's my inspiration by the way.

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

    I might just order me one.
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  7. #7
    Guild Artisan töff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Fresno, California USA
    Posts
    864

    Default

    Only $82 bucks? Dang that seems cheap.

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

  8. #8
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,789
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sundialcompass.jpg 
Views:	32 
Size:	214.9 KB 
ID:	1729  
    Last edited by Robbie; 11-24-2007 at 01:23 AM.
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  9. #9
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,789
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sundialcompass.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	217.1 KB 
ID:	1733   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sundialcompass2.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	196.9 KB 
ID:	1734  
    Last edited by Robbie; 11-24-2007 at 02:51 AM.
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  10. #10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •