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12 December 2001, 08:55 AM
I start most of my images as a test for one function or the other and some of these images
(such as the image below) do get to be interesting enough to be posted.

This image is mostly consists of 3D primitives and text with some 2.5D brush strokes and it was simply
done as a ZBrush rendering test (the image below is cropped version of a larger image).
The image is quite bright on my system; I do hope that it is not too washed-out on your monitor.

A Question: Looking at the above image, can you tell what kind of ‘real-world’ material the scene is mostly consists of? ( Wood, is not the right answer:) )

Comments and questions are welcome,

12 December 2001, 09:10 AM
sugar ?

only one niggle. There's some aliasing problem on the Z and the corner of the R.

12 December 2001, 09:57 AM
soap? ivory? marble? and yeah turn up teh antialiasing a bit, neat image

12 December 2001, 01:29 PM
Hum, I'd say ivory, but it's also true it looks like soap ... :D
12 December 2001, 02:03 PM
my my.. sub surface scattering in Zbrush.. impressive doctor..

or are you just really good at faking it?

12 December 2001, 02:06 PM
the zbrush guru:)
look realy nice


12 December 2001, 03:08 PM
wow man!!!
ur work is very good!!!!!
ivory, snow, ice???:)

12 December 2001, 05:27 PM
really excellent.
truly interesting
the materials are awesome.
the shading is very good.

el gatto
12 December 2001, 06:57 PM
Hummmm!! it looks like wax to me :)
looks nice by the way ;)

12 December 2001, 06:58 PM
Look like 'opale' for me... Don't know if it's the same word in english :(
Uhmm, will look at zbrush more closely :)

12 December 2001, 07:32 PM
looks like jelly or wax....or maybe im totally wrong

12 December 2001, 08:55 PM
HHhhhmmm..........maybe your onto something here, model shaped soap!

(just might be a little pain washing certain areas though!........if ya get what I mean....)

Anti-alias prob........but very nice work indeed.

12 December 2001, 09:34 PM
I way wax soap or pvc. Looks a lot like the pvc items I make with a cnc mill:D

12 December 2001, 10:14 AM
Amazig soap modelling! ;)

This image is totally should correct the little aliasing problem and add this image on a gallery....
Pretty interesting!

The lighting is amazing!

12 December 2001, 11:25 AM
Bump up the AA.

12 December 2001, 03:21 PM
It looks like the aliasing came from comping it in photoshop... am I right? Is that where the colors came from? Anyways, nice work.

My guess is wax :)

12 December 2001, 02:00 AM
Thank you for your very kind replies, Looks like GI is hot topic these days:)

This was indeed an experiment with wax/soap material (just regular soap, not the pain-inducing kind described by enay:) ) but as I look at the image, the impression is that some areas are looking more like marble/ivory than soap/wax. It would obviously help if the depicted objects were associated with specific material (i.e. A bar of soap object would make the material more soap-like ). This worth further investigations.

rendermonkey23: The only items done outside of ZBrush are the signature text, a 4 pixel-wide border and saving in jpg format:)


12 December 2001, 04:08 PM
wohoo i waz right

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