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09 September 2002, 11:17 PM
3ds max 5, finalRender (GI-HDRI), 30 min RT

These are the three elven rings from the Lord of the Rings...

Narya, Vilya and Nenya

09 September 2002, 11:30 PM
Really nice ! My advice would be to tweak the gold shader : it looks like a mix between metal and plastic currently. Try to use the Cook-Torrance shader for max (plugin donwloadable on 3dluvr).

09 September 2002, 12:07 AM
Cool modeling!!
I agree about the textures,They look a little flat for powerful rings!!
I would add a little soft point light near by to give them some shadows.
The GI is turned up so high you can barely see the shadows.

Dave Black
09 September 2002, 01:36 PM
look'n good!

I found a tutorial on creating CG jewelry that might help with your lighting. No offence, just saw it and thought of you. Good luck, they look very cool!


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