View Full Version : Ring Of Imagination, Rivendale (3D)

12 December 2003, 09:58 AM (

I took a little trip down fantasy lane, ...and this is what I have to show for it;:)

Feedback is welcome...

12 December 2003, 10:08 AM
:eek: :eek: wow!

I have no idea what it is but it rocks dude!! Absolutely totally stunning! I love the piano, the mouse, the heads...

not gonna crit this one, that would make me an old nitpicker ;)
**** and a plugging advice from me :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:17 AM
Tell me what to do, master! :bowdown:

Frontpage, no doubts.

12 December 2003, 10:53 AM
hah, awesome!! :applause: :applause:

Very good work, beautiful use of colour and SSS, love how your abstract objects seem to blob into each other, and it's now my new wallpaper! :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 11:51 AM
Wooohaaa !!!

Sweetness, im totally zombified, i wonder how does this mesh looks like.

Ian Jones
12 December 2003, 11:53 AM
Wow, couldn't resist commenting. This is a really unique piece! The mouse is a fantastic focal point. Which rendering system did you use for the SSS? could we also have some specs aswell?

12 December 2003, 11:56 AM
CRAZY!....and very very well done!


12 December 2003, 12:01 PM
nice ring ;)
Would like to see a larger render just for the hell of it... at least close ups of the details, looks great, nice acid trip.


12 December 2003, 12:03 PM
Woah.. awsome work as usual and if i know Rivendale right, this should be a Brazil render.

Beautifule art :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 12:05 PM
simply love it... great organic feeling...

12 December 2003, 12:06 PM
damn...Total insanity...did you eat mushrooms before modeling this???Mad props man...

12 December 2003, 12:11 PM

12 December 2003, 12:11 PM
it is so creative that i dont have the words.. to define ...

12 December 2003, 12:13 PM
Hey. I love it. That's about all i can say.

But i think some noise/grain would be very fitting.

12 December 2003, 12:16 PM
it s impressive :cry: :cry: :cry:

12 December 2003, 12:31 PM
Do I see elements of this:

in this piece?

Very original use of 3d. It looks like it's real. I sonder what it is about SSS objects like this that makes them look like they are small. Maybe because light doesn't travel that far through large things. Could be the mouse :P.

omfg i just went to your website. I love the slopey. I was all set for it to start singing.

The Cross
12 December 2003, 12:35 PM
Very difficult to critisize cause it's weird, it's freaking well done, and it says i don't give a shit what others think.

The top of the cloth dosn't seem to be absorbing the light as it's supose to. Interesting render though, is it Mental Ray ?

Did you make it from start to finish, or did you decide to splice some of your other models together as a starting point ?

12 December 2003, 12:35 PM
Ah, that's great. It subtly makes me think of something that M.C. Escher might do if he had a 3D program. Very creative. Good work.

12 December 2003, 12:37 PM
amazing stuff!!
your portfolio is absolutely breathtaking :)
(nice touch with the wires next to the renders)

12 December 2003, 12:42 PM
Cool! I like it.

And strange nobody mentioned Dali.


12 December 2003, 12:58 PM

12 December 2003, 01:16 PM

the ring calls to me. :eek:

12 December 2003, 01:18 PM
cool John Lennon meets Dail

12 December 2003, 01:20 PM
Wonderfull work, tecnicaly perfect and very original!

12 December 2003, 01:24 PM
very odd and very well done:surprised :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 01:32 PM

12 December 2003, 01:35 PM
thats freakin amazing!! :buttrock:

The use of 3d for this kind of surreal-evocative-imaginative piece opens an original-beautifull world of posibilities for 3d...


12 December 2003, 01:35 PM
I'm nailed! :bowdown: wish it was an animated movie.

12 December 2003, 02:01 PM
Excellent idea, but the 'pageing'(did i write it well?) is killing the whole thing.

12 December 2003, 02:03 PM
wow, that's so weird, but I really like it :thumbsup:

really great work, it looks very complicated, can we see a wireframe?

12 December 2003, 02:12 PM
very very very good JOB !!! super idea nice modeling and texturing :love: :buttrock: :applause: :bowdown:

12 December 2003, 02:25 PM

Love the rendering quality
No-one else has mentioned it yet, so im gonna sound like a crackpot, but it kinda looks like the bastard child of the alien queen with her egg sac mixed with stuart little and the borrowers!

very nice work.

12 December 2003, 02:25 PM
Awesome Work......
I like it very much.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 02:56 PM
Damn this is so beautiful...i like this.
And the pictures on your site are so...........great.
Can u make any tutorials or give fex little thinks about the textures (they are so good)

12 December 2003, 02:56 PM
The beauty of the absurd...... one of the most original pics here, no doubt. Great quality rendering too. :thumbsup:

PD: Is this concept from your dreams or chemically induced??:curious:

12 December 2003, 03:02 PM
Ive seen your wesite.. Awesome models. (especially the heads..)

This pic also rocks! Great works... freaky :eek:

12 December 2003, 03:05 PM
A wonderful piece - I don't see how this is supposed to be _abstract_ though. It is very concrete actually! Kandinski is abstract for example... This picture is not even abstracted in my opinion.

But very surreal anyways. Reminds me of Dali!

This is art ladies and gentelmen!

Impressive use of sss btw. Great modeling, textures, lighting, everything ;)


12 December 2003, 03:10 PM
Something's just come to my mind...

Maybe the use of 'abstract' related to art in English differs from German? If so, I'd like to apologize. Short definition:

concrete: objects or subjects are depicted the way they can actually be found in reality.

abstracted: the shapes are reduced in detail

abstract: no object is actually depicted. The picture - in most cases - consists of very simple elements like lines, dots, areas of color. As I pointed out, Kandinski's art is what you'd call abstract in Germany.

So does the definition differ? I'm really interested in this so please don't take all this as an insult :)

Keep on rocking :beer:

12 December 2003, 03:16 PM
wow....finally something

im lovin this...very imaginative stuff

how the heck this didnt make frontpage i'll never understand

this is what 3d art is really all about,making the unreal look real....IMHO....

12 December 2003, 03:35 PM
Wow...thanks for all the great feedback and the frontpage plug as well. I really appreciate it...
I used mainly Brazil for the rendering, but I rendered many different passess that I composited in Photoshop, and some things were rendered with the scanline also. I used a LOT of layers with different blending modes to get the feel I wanted.
To answer some questions:

pur9e- yes, that image was the idea I started with. That is a drawing I did a few years ago. The concept changed quite a lot though as you can see

The Cross- The heads you see on the right are from an earlier model I made a while ago that I mashed together:) The rest is made for this one.

Raul-Reznek- pageing? I'm not sure what you mean. Can you explain?

Shin Chan Pu- hehe, no chemicals were used except some nicotine. I guess I'm wierd by nature then;)

JoBbe- I see what you mean by it not being abstract, since it's all pretty clearly laid out for you. But it's not depicting some thing real though, more like an image of the mind, wich are usually quite abstract/surreal. I just had a hard time figuring out what to call the thread name, since the usual descriptions didn't fit to it.

Cheers all, I'll be back soon with some wire renders...

12 December 2003, 03:38 PM
wow eh .. strange :shrug: but veeeeeeeeery nice :)

12 December 2003, 03:42 PM
a little?

this is the freakiest stuff I have seen on the forum, congrats :D

12 December 2003, 03:55 PM
whoa... excellent!! it's a surreal translucencyfest. Very inspiring. Were mushrooms involved? ;)

12 December 2003, 04:20 PM
Absolutely awesome. :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 04:26 PM
Great work Mille:beer:
But also So complex :scream:

12 December 2003, 05:05 PM
This is a really interesting image to look at. I really enjoy it, especially the mouse playing the piano and the alien/skull object in the back.

12 December 2003, 05:19 PM
Really, really impressive !!! :eek:
Wow ... What can I say ? I love it, it's really great !!
Fantastic work, absoluty no crits
:applause: :thumbsup: :bowdown:

12 December 2003, 05:23 PM
Wow, that's cool. It looks like a cycle of life piece but a very unique version.

12 December 2003, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by JoBbE
Short definition:

concrete: objects or subjects are depicted the way they can actually be found in reality.

abstracted: the shapes are reduced in detail

abstract: no object is actually depicted. The picture - in most cases - consists of very simple elements like lines, dots, areas of color. As I pointed out, Kandinski's art is what you'd call abstract in Germany.

So does the definition differ?

I would say that your definitions are the same that I use and was taught in school.

12 December 2003, 05:28 PM
WOW!!! GRReat! I liked a lot the veins on mouse's ears... a very special artwork :)
It would be nice if you can share some tips about materials/texturing and lighting/render technique ;)


12 December 2003, 05:30 PM
:drool: :drool: :drool: wat a crazy idea....:bowdown:

12 December 2003, 05:44 PM
JoBbe- I see what you mean by it not being abstract, since it's all pretty clearly laid out for you. But it's not depicting some thing real though, more like an image of the mind, wich are usually quite abstract/surreal. I just had a hard time figuring out what to call the thread name, since the usual descriptions didn't fit to it. [/B]

I see ;)

And I've just noticed that what I said was actually not relevant for the thread at all, so sorry for the OT and for being a smartass :wavey:


12 December 2003, 05:49 PM
Excelent work, really amazing..!!!

Can we see the WIRE??? please.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 06:28 PM
Wow! You're an I hear expose 2?'s not's surrealism

12 December 2003, 07:04 PM
A good piece of Art... :bounce:

12 December 2003, 07:11 PM
very nice and fantasia-like. Do you got a link of any other stuff you've done

12 December 2003, 07:25 PM
Thanks a lot!
Here is a flatshaded render and some wires:
Wire baselevel
Fully smoothed(renderlevel)

12 December 2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by oxyg3n
...the alien/skull object in the back.
thanks, it's actually a catskull that I built from reference.

12 December 2003, 07:31 PM
I am a cg enthusiast and currently in school to learn what I can with hopes of a job making movies when I graduate, so I don't know that much... But from what I do know, that is truly amazing. I LOVE sss and wish I knew how to do all those layers and compositing. Very much an inspiration to me!!
Excellent work!
:beer: :applause: :thumbsup: :drool:

Edit: after reading the last post about the cat skull I left wondering about the cat and the mouse. Don't know if it was intended, but it does give another meaning!!

12 December 2003, 07:33 PM
gaaah! shit va snygg, hur lång tid tog det där?!!
påminner mig om dali

12 December 2003, 07:34 PM
Amazing dood!


I'm totally floored by this!

12 December 2003, 07:34 PM
hey,it is super work.......I want to make something like this.......:buttrock: :buttrock: :wip:

........sorry for my bad english

12 December 2003, 07:36 PM
very, very,mmm very, very nice :applause: both concept and execution rock.

ahh.. just one crit, concept wise : It'd have been better (in my opinion) if the cat and the mouse were going in the same direction (in the ring), would have better suggested a cycle. Like it is now the image is driven to the left.

Anyway true piece of art (if it would be a paiting, a sculpture or a photography, it would be as cool) .

12 December 2003, 07:47 PM
great work!

I am sure you could show us some other perspektives also - would love to see some details ... fantastorealo

12 December 2003, 07:48 PM
wow, that's so weird, but I really like it!!!!



John Keates
12 December 2003, 07:49 PM
I am realy fascinated by this and rather annoyed that it is very much like the kind of stuf that I paint only much better. I realy like your other stuff also, but I would like to see more of this. You are realy making use of the tools that are available. Such a reliefe to se something other than goblins and aliens for once. I agree about the direction of the cat though.

12 December 2003, 07:53 PM
wow!!i like it, amazing!

12 December 2003, 08:44 PM
You successfully knocked the wind out of me. Such a strange composition, but as I look, I am totally in awe at the level of detail put into everything here.

The faces, the mouse, the piano, that flawless cat skull. I really love it all. I have the flat shaded version on my back ground because the full rendered version is too amazing. The lighting in the flat version is great and allows me to bask in the wonderful detail without being too scared:)

Great stuff

12 December 2003, 09:08 PM
Awesome. I'd say Dali meets Nirasawa!:buttrock:

The SSS is beautiful and I certainly get a rush from it. I'd buy that as a bracelet! Bring out the prototyping tools!



12 December 2003, 10:06 PM
That realy werd, awesome!! Beautiful work!!!

12 December 2003, 10:20 PM
Ey man! I'm home a couple of days and you go and post something this awesome! Excellent work my friend.

Kommer in imorrn så vi höres då.

12 December 2003, 10:26 PM
nice mood and super modelling.:thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 10:54 PM
hey man nice illustration!

I like to see this kind of work, nice subject, I'm tired to see too technical stuff like cars or planes :argh:

interesting surrealist work :)

you can have a look to this website there is also nice fancy creations :

12 December 2003, 11:18 PM
Vackert! Looks like a painting.

12 December 2003, 11:21 PM
Really unique! Very nice! I honestly don't see anything to critique...


12 December 2003, 11:40 PM
That is the most random thing I've seen in a long while! :D

The mouse alone demands his own film... nay, TV series!

Luxury stuff :)

12 December 2003, 12:13 AM
Hey Really Cool Shite man!!! I love the render looks superb....maybe if it is not too much too ask, you could post some shots of the light setup and the settings used to achieve the SSS you have in this image.....I have done a couple of passes in brazil with the wax shader but it seems to never look like the way that I want it to look??????

That would be cool if you could do that!!!

Nice Job!!

12 December 2003, 12:53 AM
I find these kinds of pieces so incredibly intimidating. I call these kinds of pieces “ego killers”. As soon as I start thinking that I am coming close to mastering my medium, something like this has to come along and send me back to the drawing boards! :)

Excellent work, Rivendale!

12 December 2003, 01:06 AM
What is it?!

12 December 2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Cinematography
“ego killers”.

heh, I know what you mean :) I am at the point now that I can do a lot in 3D and that I'm starting to realise that this kind of images contain an immense bunch of creativity, so much I will never reach and that makes me :cry:. Every say 30 pixels are details I never wouldve come up with. That's what makes me jealous.

12 December 2003, 01:44 AM
yeah..i just became speechless.
well nothing to add to it.
it is just impressive. your imagination rocks!!
what's in you brain dude??

ji revolutions¢â

12 December 2003, 01:52 AM

This is my first post. I've been meaning to start posting here for a while but I never seem to get around to it. Long time reader, but now that I'm finished Uni forever, hopefully I'll have more time to reply etc. Anyway, I just have to say how cool this mouse picture is. I've simply never seen anything like it. I also like how on the front page it simply looks like a mouse playing a piano (which is funny in itself), but then I clicked on it and it freaked me out.

Anyway, really cool!!!

I hope to post some pictures soon as well.

12 December 2003, 02:10 AM
I don't post much, but couldn't let this one pass me by. Brilliant work - it's great to see some really creative ideas around here.

12 December 2003, 02:13 AM
cool cool cool great work :) great shaders and great ideia :applause:

12 December 2003, 02:25 AM
Not much people really apprieciate true abstract art and some people do. I really like it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The Time Serpent
12 December 2003, 03:30 AM
me walkin around looking for the words

:bowdown: :bowdown:

umm can we have a wallpaper of it?:blush:

12 December 2003, 03:37 AM
so when do we get to see it animated is what i want to know!

12 December 2003, 04:24 AM
That is some very very cool use of 3d... Kick 4ss

12 December 2003, 11:58 AM
Thanks a lot people, and thanks El rafo for the link, a very cool site...
I'll see if I can get some closeups for you later today. As for animation...don't think so:scream: , you'll have to imagine it;)

12 December 2003, 12:46 PM
very different...but it looks nice :)
didnt read all posts, but did you want to say something special with this image?

12 December 2003, 01:23 PM
sorry for my words, but thats jusz ****iing great!

really heavy!

i don't think i've ever seen somethhing like that before!

really! :rolleyes:

ah 1280x1024 version would be really great!

12 December 2003, 02:15 PM
WOW! That's for sure the best 3d-scene I have seen in a while.
The rendering and especially the mouse's material are simply awesome. :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 05:18 PM
Ahh, so cool! Very pleasing for the eyes.

12 December 2003, 06:01 PM
Thanks, thanks!

Elmond Ark Shin- I want to leave it up to the viewer how to relate to the image, I don't like to explain too much. If there is a message maybe it is that you should set your imagination free and not be afraid to explore the unknown. All these shapes and form are just me searching for myself in a way, because I pour my soul into what I do, however strange that may sound.
Here are some closeups of some details:

12 December 2003, 09:03 PM
I can't see anything ...the pic is just a red X :cry: i really want 2 see it

12 December 2003, 09:11 AM
SWEET oh so SWEET :)

keep it upp Micke!


12 December 2003, 09:41 AM
just came upon this, and thought that I'd give you my 2c.

Fantastic stuff, love the sss and the'd be nice to have a wandering camera seamless loop such that we can just leave the movie playing all the time...given the subject matter, it'd make for a really engaging little short...c'mon, put a camera on a path and set off your computer for a week...:beer:

12 December 2003, 10:01 PM
I love this peice alot. I like the wax-like transparency and texture on the objects.

Expose 2
Expose 2
Expose 2

12 December 2003, 01:57 AM
That is some seriously GOOD work Sir.

And, hopefully it will inspire more artists to take risks and follow in your creative Big-foot path.

Very sweet indeed. :drool:

12 December 2003, 01:05 AM
This and that head you's too much, man. You're amazing. Keep inspiring us.

12 December 2003, 05:18 PM
Any chance of a 1024x1280 render of that, It would be cool as a wallpaper :)

12 December 2003, 08:45 PM
It already is cool as a wallpaper. But I second the request for a larger render.

More detail shots too!

12 December 2003, 04:57 PM
Thank you very much!
Here is a larger render if you want:
1365x1024 (

12 December 2003, 11:56 PM
very nice image.:applause: :love:

12 December 2003, 03:07 AM
great work!! one of the best images i've seen in awhile....

- enter this in EXPOSE2

01 January 2004, 04:43 PM
Thanks a lot Fredy and piglet-pooh!
I've entered it into Expose 2 now so we'll see how it goes.

03 March 2004, 12:06 AM
one of the most creative pieces I've seen on here.

07 July 2004, 03:47 PM
i am so lazy to think the story behind it now...anyway, GREAT

07 July 2004, 06:20 PM
lucy in the sky with diamonds

07 July 2004, 04:38 PM
oh my god!

im in love

that is f**king amazing.

09 September 2004, 10:58 PM
was that an ACID trip you went on????? GOODNESS!!

03 March 2005, 08:26 AM
these rings are a remarkable concept.... i love them

the execution is flawless.... well done

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