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WChestnutt
02-19-2003, 05:23 PM
Hi,

this is bloody amazing, how in the world was it made?

http://www.renderosity.com/viewed.ez?galleryid=334026&Start=19&Sectionid=10&WhatsNew=Yes

anyone know?


Thanks,

Will

Corn Dog
02-19-2003, 05:44 PM
Note to anyone about to use the ABOVE link, you must have a login ID for Renderosity.

Tommi
02-19-2003, 05:54 PM
I guess... they modeled... textured... and rendered it... :p

Seriously, the subtle reflections on the car looks like a HDR map and the background... looks like compositing... :shrug:

AnimaLMotheR
02-19-2003, 06:08 PM
The guy posted that car on this forum too..

http://www.lwg3d.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10735

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43557

red_oddity
02-19-2003, 06:27 PM
Check the Gallery here on CGtalk.
He explains how it was done (the BG is modeled and rendered aswell, if i understood the guy right...)

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43557

WChestnutt
02-19-2003, 07:40 PM
thanks for the links, i found what i was looking for...

Will

policarpo
02-20-2003, 05:20 AM
hard work.:buttrock:
determination:buttrock:
focus:buttrock:

and oh yeah...LIGHTWAVE!:buttrock:
:buttrock:
:buttrock:

fender
02-20-2003, 08:21 AM
policarpo,
yep, yep, yep, and yep!:bounce:

sorry, just had to back that.

Nikos
02-20-2003, 10:58 AM
hmm... something tells me you were talking about my image... ;)

Yepp, everything in the scene was modelled.
It was lit with an HDRI map and one area light.

How it was done?
The same way as any other image. ;)
You just need a lot of patience. As it was a personal project I didn't have any time restraints so I could take my own time to work on it as much (or as little) as I liked.

The wireframe:
http://nikosgatos.tripod.com/upload/mg-pb_wireframe.gif
(copy paste url into new window)

WChestnutt
02-20-2003, 11:32 AM
Hi,

it is definitely the most realistic car i've ever seen:drool:

how long did it take?

Thanks,

Will

Nikos
02-20-2003, 11:44 AM
thanks Will! :)

I think it took over a month to model the car and the environment... I actually modelled the interior bits as well, but you cannot see them from that rendered angle. :shrug:

This did not include the render time which was very, very loooong...

WChestnutt
02-20-2003, 11:58 AM
how long did it take to render then?

thanks,

Will

Nikos
02-20-2003, 12:07 PM
It was rendered on my machine at own at print resolution (read: big image)... I had to make a background, foreground, reflection and car window pass.

Furthermore I split the scene into 144 tiles just in case the scene would crash during the render... which it did several times... ;)

I have no estimate of the total time, but each tile took between 4 to 50 hours or something to finish...

Seriously though, I cranked up most of the settings to maximum just for the h*ll of it. I could have cut down the rendertimes by 1000% but as I didn't have any deadline I thought I might as well see how far it can go... ;)

WChestnutt
02-20-2003, 12:56 PM
Thanks!

Will

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