XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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06-07-2004, 03:49 PM
Hi Cgtalkers I'm back with a new picture.

It was born five days ago as a test for my new sub-surface-scattering shaders and for developing a multi-pass rendering technique that would fit my needs (I think that soon I will write down a tutorial about these subjects).

Everything is rendered with PRMan, except for the fur that's done with Maya.
I rendered the job in 5 passes: direct, indirect and ambient light, subsurface and fur pass. They were eventually composited in PhotoShop.

Can't wait to read your critics and opinions. :p


PS For explanations about techniques involved, ask! :)

06-07-2004, 03:52 PM
What to say ? It's just excellent ! :applause: :applause: :applause:
I really love it, a great piece, it's sure ! :thumbsup:
Can we see a wireframe, and the squirrel alone ?

06-07-2004, 04:08 PM
Very nice lighting and models! Are the noodles supposed to be raw, or are they boiled? If they're raw then they look good! ;)


06-07-2004, 04:23 PM
Thank you!

a few pictures:


PS Yes... noodles are raw :drool:

06-07-2004, 08:16 PM
wow, very nice. why are the noodles a little crispy looking though? They seem to have a little brown crispyness on them which i don't expect to see if they are raw, but then again, you don't draw what you think you see, but what you really do see.

06-11-2004, 09:37 PM
Thank you!!!

I've update the final render... you can see it in the first post.
Here there are two pictures about render passes and previous SSS problems, now fixed.


http://gollum.altervista.org/3d/passes.jpg (http://gollum.altervista.org/3d/passespasta.jpg)

06-11-2004, 10:01 PM
Lighting is :thumbsup:


06-11-2004, 10:19 PM
wow great ! awsome render

06-11-2004, 10:34 PM
amazing stuff :drool: no comments!

you link to http://gollum.altervista.org/3d/passes.jpg is wrong though... it's the same as the other one

06-11-2004, 10:45 PM
nice nice.

do you have a pic without the animal.. just to see the still still.


06-12-2004, 06:28 AM
these are the passes http://gollum.altervista.org/3d/passes.jpg

and this is the picture without the squirrel

06-12-2004, 09:33 AM
Great piece, except for one thing: the squirrel's fur. I was making a squirrel myself a couple of days ago (gave up because of exams), and the fur of a squirrel is usually short and smooth, except for the tail. Work on that and it'll be great!

- Bentagon

06-12-2004, 09:54 AM
Simply superb.

Texture details are incredible. The tomato and the wheat stems look amazing.

First class work !

DJ Scorchio
06-12-2004, 10:33 AM
Front page stuff, you have much skill, great work :thumbsup:

06-12-2004, 10:36 AM
Ha! Excellent work, Elessar!! :)


06-12-2004, 12:10 PM
Absolutely incredible work :bowdown: :bowdown: :thumbsup:

06-12-2004, 06:33 PM
thank you guys, I'm very pleased to read your comments! :)
Bentagon... what is the best solution to render fur, according to you? If you use Maya you can give me suggestions, since I would like to model and render a mouse or something similar.

thank you again :)

Dr. Ira Kane
06-12-2004, 07:22 PM
None of the links works for me :( even your website Elessar, but i guess it's only me, i'll try it again later coz i'm curious about this prman.

Dr. Ira Kane
06-12-2004, 08:08 PM
wow, now the links are ok, the final image is very good maybe the furry animal looks somehow strange, but the rest is very nice. good work!

Michael Chen
06-12-2004, 10:20 PM
Looks good :thumbsup:

The only odd thing (in my opinion) is the squirrel, it doesn't look as realistic as compared to the other objects on the table. However since this is only a test run it shouldn't matter :D

Anyway great work :thumbsup:

06-13-2004, 01:42 AM
Pretty .....:wip:

I saw this on DeathFall.com week ago. It's great. Especially when
we can see those industry production-qualified approaches you
took for making this images.

I kind of agree Bentagon on fur issue.. but i'm not really sure.

I found an interesting as well as cute squirrel image. Hope it's useful for you to refer to.

http://community.webshots.com/s/image5/0/51/43/69105143KnmIXV_fs.jpg (To see the image, you have to drag this link to the address bar and let go. Or it would give u error messeges instead.)

Keep it up...:)

06-13-2004, 08:51 AM
Awesome! :applause

Are you looking for any constuctive comments?

06-13-2004, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by grid_crawler
Awesome! :applause

Are you looking for any constuctive comments?

yes, of course! ;)
For the fur.... well I must admit that I didn't follow a real reference, I based mostly on personal taste. The result is a squirrel a bit cartoonish and not photorealistic as the rest. I don't think I will make changes, but any comment will be useful in the future.
Iwould like to render fur in PRMan but i can't find a way to control and brush it the right way. The ultrafur generator is not able to convert maya fur in a decent RIB and shave & a haircut doesn't satisfy me.
I will make a little more research.... if anyone has something to tell I would be pleased to read! :)

06-13-2004, 12:10 PM
wow, excellent. TOo bad the food looks plastic. The squirrel is extremely cool. Great work :)

06-13-2004, 12:27 PM
this picture really good!!

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