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04 April 2003, 05:50 PM (

Title: Lord Of The Rings (bag End), Cbutlerc (3D)
Software: 3ds max, combustion, VRay

All was done with Max and Vray.
All comments are welcomed and encourged.
Here is a higher res version 1500 pixesl @ 200k (

04 April 2003, 05:53 PM
amazing :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 5 stars from me

04 April 2003, 05:55 PM
ahhh...impressive...very very impressive...good work m8!

+fav wow

greez hEad

04 April 2003, 05:56 PM
wow nothing to crit! very detailful! How long did you work on this project?

04 April 2003, 05:58 PM
very impressive work. definatly worth the award.

04 April 2003, 06:04 PM

04 April 2003, 06:18 PM
Great work!
This is my favorite...

04 April 2003, 06:46 PM

very well done


04 April 2003, 06:48 PM
Amazing job...Be proud of this one!

04 April 2003, 07:22 PM
When I look at this piece, I'm saddened.... no wait, what's the word... as yes! Delighted!

In all seriousness though, that's really great work.

How long did it take to model everything? I'd think it would take a while to make all those objects individually, are most of them just slight variations of others?

Heh heh, nice easter egg with the teapot in the back. Excellent touch!


04 April 2003, 07:41 PM
Amazing!! IT's belongs to gallery..... 5 Star!!!:buttrock:

04 April 2003, 08:00 PM

04 April 2003, 08:01 PM
100 STARS:buttrock:

04 April 2003, 08:08 PM
Truly amazing!!!
There is someting confusing me with the floor. The reflections near the "door" make the floor look somehow blury while on other sides it is quite sharp.

By the way: How can I rate stars???

04 April 2003, 08:59 PM
Front Page!!! :bounce: Front Page!!! :bounce:

good job corey, i have to say that this is probably my favorite that you have done. keep up the good work and continue to impress us!!!!

what great pinecones :drool:

04 April 2003, 09:09 PM
The most quality, realisitic and worked scene has I never seen, congratulations I love it.
Yes great, great, great..... WOW :applause:

04 April 2003, 09:13 PM
I think that the pictures above the fireplace could have a more aged look to them, also I am not shure what the dark spot (shadow?) above the candle on the left of the image is from. Overall nice image, and excelent lighting. Maby you could show us how you lit this scene?


04 April 2003, 09:13 PM
wow, great work. one things stands out for me right now though, that's the map leaning agianst the book on the table. because of it's angle and lighting it looks a little out of place, but apart from that this is a wonderful amazingly detailed image. how long did it take to render?

the dark spot would be form the plaster getting smoked by the nearby candleflame.

04 April 2003, 09:19 PM
incredible, he is equal to the original one of movie.
i like very much.:bounce: :bounce:

04 April 2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by mdme_sadie
the dark spot would be form the plaster getting smoked by the nearby candleflame.

Good idea, however if that was the cause the smoke would disperse (sp) more causing a larger grey spot and not the long black one. If you are refering the the flame burning the plaster I can see that but the burn't area would be smaller I think. Also the marks don't appear where there are other candles close to walls, see in the kitchen and by the fireplace to the right.


04 April 2003, 09:49 PM
All of these great comments from everyone is very encouraging.
and thanks for the great ratings. :thumbsup:

I was hoping some would catch the teapot in the back, and it was placed there intentionally.

The dark spot above the candle on the left is supposed to represent smoke build-up from the candle, I just could'nt get that right, it was killing me.
That was one of the things, I was not really satisfied with.

Overall though I was very, very happy with the results.

Please anyone with comments please feel free to post.

04 April 2003, 09:51 PM
Godlike! :eek:

04 April 2003, 09:59 PM
cbutlerc man, do u have icq/msn? plz answer my email..

04 April 2003, 10:10 PM
:applause: :applause: Wow! Very very impressive. You totally captured it. :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 10:12 PM
WOW! Great work!:wip: Very detailed!!!
But I got another crit: I think the wooden floor is reflecting too much. It looks as if Bilbo had just mopped it.

04 April 2003, 11:17 PM
woa:eek: :eek: !!!!!!!

definitly well done, looks like front page material to me

04 April 2003, 11:34 PM
:eek: Beautiful!!! :eek:


04 April 2003, 12:09 AM
I watched the progress on this one over at scifi3d and it went from great to fantastic to perfect. Front Page Lil'D, come on give it up!!!

04 April 2003, 12:39 AM
You actually have to stare at it for ages to find even the slightest flaw. I love it.:D

04 April 2003, 12:46 AM
'WOW' is what i said when i opend this thread.

Brilliant work

04 April 2003, 12:48 AM

04 April 2003, 02:51 AM
incredible! Watch me drool :drool:

the realism and attention to detail is amazing :eek:

Nice Work!

it's my wallpaper now

04 April 2003, 03:32 AM
Excellent work. I dont think I need to say I love it. ;)

04 April 2003, 03:33 AM
this pic is really cool... life like and All.... I would give it better but the scale only goes to 5 so I state I would ahve given u like a 10 or something... really well done man I like it alot.....

04 April 2003, 04:26 AM
you would bring tears to bilbo

great work

04 April 2003, 04:32 AM
wow amazing

looks like a photo:bounce: :applause:

04 April 2003, 04:49 AM

04 April 2003, 05:04 AM
Wow! I can't really say anything else and I HATE jumping on the 'wow' bandwagon! Superb work.

04 April 2003, 05:06 AM
love it man! id love to live there :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 05:41 AM
Jimeny Crickets.....EXCELLENT ALL THE STARS :buttrock:

04 April 2003, 06:06 AM
sweet jesus!

incredible work! my only suggestion is.. the wood in the fireplace looks like a very solid color, looks good... but to me it just doesn't look quite right..

but the image is friggin perfect! awesome work! :)

04 April 2003, 06:44 AM
This is really nice, it almost looks like the image is right from the dvd. How long did it take you to model and render?

04 April 2003, 07:20 AM
good one

04 April 2003, 07:37 AM
Well from the last time I saw this to now it has improved for the better. I still see somethings that would be nice to change but they are all minor and don't distract me from the whole image.
I'm just wondering if you could post a nice wireframe showing just the room off. I dont need to see the teapots. lol.
Anyways keep this quality work up and think Dynaimic. lol
Go Podracer....hehe.


04 April 2003, 07:39 AM

just like the movie !!

04 April 2003, 07:50 AM
There are a couple of shadows that look a little funny here and there, but they are so minor so the don't matter much :) Very good job.

Btw, because of the shadow behind the candle on the wall near the window, the smokestain looks like a shadow of something that isn't there... Maybe soften the edges more?

04 April 2003, 07:54 AM
Amazing job JUST PERFECT congratulations.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

But please remove the TEAPOT. hehehehe :wip:

04 April 2003, 08:53 AM
Wow thats really amazing i like it alot.

You managed to capture the slightly painterly look that the film had perfectly.

Tis my new background hope you don't mind :beer:

C ya keep it up.


04 April 2003, 09:15 AM
TERRIBLY well done!! O my god, that is beautiful!!! :bounce:

04 April 2003, 09:18 AM
awesome... :drool: frontpage!!

04 April 2003, 09:27 AM
Wow, that's a lot of detail!

04 April 2003, 09:34 AM
wow, saw your WIP this turned out to a very well modeled and textured piece. very nice!


04 April 2003, 09:35 AM
when can I move in?

04 April 2003, 09:40 AM
Ok, first post for me. I've been lurking a while and this id the first time I've felt moved to comment. This is a very nice piece, the lighting and radiosity really help make the scene seems real.

The major ascpect that struck me was that, despite the excellent lighting and detail, it still seemed 'too cg'. I took the liberty of sticking your pic in Photoshop and added some noise. We are so used to looking at images on film and photographs, when there are no imperfections something looks 'wrong'.

Try noise settings of. 2.5% Gaussian with Monochromatic checked. Play about and see if it makes a difference :)

Again, good image - well done.

04 April 2003, 10:03 AM
very good work :buttrock:
if Peter Jackson could see this image...

04 April 2003, 10:06 AM
Excellent! Great job on the lighting :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 10:23 AM

I am speechless...

Best regards.

Peter C.
04 April 2003, 10:57 AM
This is excellent, must say the lighting is perfect! :thumbsup:

Two questions if I may. First, how many lights did you use, and secondly, is it Arwen in the portrait on the right wall? :p

04 April 2003, 10:59 AM
:applause: for the details, very well done
(... sorry my english :D)
great work!!!!

04 April 2003, 11:03 AM
I would give my left arm to live there! Hmmm, well, at least a couple of fingers... :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 11:22 AM
cool teapot :applause:

04 April 2003, 12:14 PM
Excellent job but i find the mug/beaker thing on the table very distracting as it is very close in color to the candle on the stand.
It is the first thing that leaps into my eye and draw it there. and being similar in size to the candle bit in the background, they form a bright spot in the whole picture.
I think the color of the mug should be changed
Otherwise this is a very good job done.

04 April 2003, 12:15 PM
Absolutely amazing!!

This is my new favorite picture!! ! ! ! ! !!

Great piece!!!

No crit...:eek: :eek: :eek:

04 April 2003, 12:27 PM
carrement bien mec !!!

04 April 2003, 12:29 PM
Very well crafted piece. Nice and cozy feel to it should be in a hobbit hole. ;) The only crit I would have is that the fireplace and the logs seem unused, maybe dirty up the inside with lots of soot and ashes. 5 Stars here as well. Keep it up!

04 April 2003, 12:31 PM
very nice!!! :applause:

04 April 2003, 12:42 PM
wow...that looks so amazing...real life almost....7 stars outta 5 :buttrock:

04 April 2003, 12:47 PM
great job man

04 April 2003, 01:25 PM
Wooooow, Coool, I love this work, great lighting job. :D

04 April 2003, 02:07 PM
Very nice indeed.

Not to burst your bubble or anything but...didn't WETA do something like this already. Yeah, I think it was in some movie not too long ago.;)

04 April 2003, 02:32 PM
Nice work!;)

04 April 2003, 02:59 PM

04 April 2003, 03:07 PM
Wow...looking good exspeasially the lighting....:buttrock:

04 April 2003, 03:21 PM
The front page thanks mods and thanks to everyone else for all the great comments. :thumbsup:

Here is the a Wireframe ( for those interested, i know robetp wanted to see.

Samadan - I originally added some grain to the image but toned it down alot to give just a slight variation, I didnt want to over do it.

PeterC -Yes that is Arwen on the right. I used lights in the windows to simluate sun pouring into the room and a Direct light for the sunlight on florors and walls. Then played and played and played with the GI settings to get the right amount of light in the room

I think overall it took me about 60-70 hours to model,light, and R&D some Vray stuff with the materials.
Thats a rough guess because I dont do any time tracking on personal projects. It seems like a long time to me but between my job and family I get interupted constantly and never get a good workflow going.
I am very,very happy with the result though.

04 April 2003, 05:36 PM
I don't know if it has already been asked but... rendertime? :shrug:

Fantastic work tho! :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 09:30 PM
excellent work, very realist

04 April 2003, 10:02 PM
Very nice, coozy and warm..

I wonder what some cool colors would look like in there?

BTW - Should you copyright the image -especially when providing higher resoultions?



04 April 2003, 10:21 PM
Final rendertime was about 4 hours @ 1500 pixels.
That was with calc and all.

I have a single AMD 1800XP w/ 512mb RAM

04 April 2003, 10:25 PM
cbutlerc man, I sent u a pm about what we talked about :D plz answer me soon!!!!!!
By the way, how much time did it take u to make this pic?

04 April 2003, 02:00 AM
that's cow B(this is chinese english)
that' cool(this is Americans english)
:cool: :cool: :cool:

04 April 2003, 01:51 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
how long you work with it?

04 April 2003, 05:08 PM
wow, that could have been a photo from the set. Everything is quite realistic and everything looks grounded to the floor. Very good work!

04 April 2003, 09:31 PM
Amazing.....really...Amazing....:eek: :eek: :applause: :thumbsup: etc. etc.
i want to live there! now i just got to make a 3d model of myself, i'll send you it and you can add me to the scene.... but first i better learn how to make a model of myself.:shrug:

again i say Amazing. Well done!

04 April 2003, 11:39 PM
Very nice work. The lighting is great!

04 April 2003, 11:58 AM
I knew you wouldn't let me down ;)

Please be sure to enter this into Expose you definitely have a chance

You have received the CGtalk choice award .Please feel free to display this image anywhere you like! Inspiring work.

upon receiving this award, it guarantees you a spot in the cgtalk gallery hall of fame ( - which you are now placed

P.S. Please email me @ for the award .psd file


04 April 2003, 10:18 PM
congradulations! u d-e-s-e-r-v-e it

04 April 2003, 07:20 AM
fantastic image, keep up the good work there :)

04 April 2003, 04:46 PM
This came out beautiflly :thumbsup: :applause:
Really cool work!

04 April 2003, 11:52 PM
really nice..... I love the lighting.

04 April 2003, 12:03 AM
it's nice... maybe too clean to be a true hobbit dwelling but a nice rendering none the less.

04 April 2003, 07:48 AM
nice work.:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 08:26 AM
Very nice work. How about the exterior now.;) :beer:

04 April 2003, 03:47 PM
Very nice work. How about the exterior now
Dont be so shocked if one pops up in the future :eek:
I have other stuff I need to finish right now though.

Thank you everyone for the great comments it has been very encouraging for me.

04 April 2003, 10:06 PM
dude, that's some great work you have there!

05 May 2003, 05:13 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: awsome job

05 May 2003, 05:13 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: awsome job

05 May 2003, 05:58 PM

06 June 2003, 01:24 AM
:D I love it
i would love to live there...:wavey:

06 June 2003, 02:41 AM
And its not on a freaking Front page... I almost missed this one. Awesome work!!!

06 June 2003, 05:53 AM
Originally posted by DSedov
And its not on a freaking Front page... I almost missed this one. Awesome work!!!

Actually, it was on the front page... about 6 weeks ago. :)

06 June 2003, 09:26 AM
holy jesus yah. definatly godlike.

like... yah. i don rally post tons. but i'd feel all bad n' mean if i couldn't let em how it's all godlike n' stuff.

n' if i woke up n' saw that, i'd feel like bilbo.

i saw tha pic n' was like "wai. whys there a photo of some lotr set.."

bu yah. awesomness


mister conehead
06 June 2003, 10:54 AM

This is amazing! Very good work! :bowdown: :arteest: :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 02:18 PM
It's nice to see someone working in the architectural field doing such outstanding work. Your attention to detail in this is just amazing..

06 June 2003, 05:00 AM
This thread comes back every once and a while and I would like to thank everyone their comments
Very incouraging.

dmthurman Thanks for the words, the architectural field is not as recognized as film work, but it is starting to get recognized more and more.
Thanks for the uplifting comment. It helpd very much.

06 June 2003, 07:17 AM
everytime i see this im just astonished by the sheer detail. its understandable why this thread comes up from the dead so much

lol and just having watched LOTR:TTT its nice to see the lighter side of middle earth, in bag end :-)

06 June 2003, 01:06 PM

06 June 2003, 01:54 PM
Excellent!:airguitar :buttrock:

06 June 2003, 02:43 PM
I think it is perfect.
very detail
You are high-hand.:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :bounce:

07 July 2003, 12:02 PM
:thumbsup: nice ! :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 04:07 PM
Very awesome!! Looks perfect! My only thing is, and it is more of just a laugh but, you used a pic of Frodo and Arwen insead of Bilbo's father and mother to hang above the fire place.

But wonderful work none the less. I smile at you!

07 July 2003, 06:21 PM
WOW! :drool: :drool: :drool:

11 November 2003, 03:33 AM
This image is beautifull!!!I thing a long work ,,really beautifull,the light is nice.:applause:

11 November 2003, 04:57 AM
Wonderful lighting...

Only crits:

1: Surfaces seem too square and regular... (more warping and wear in the corners and edges of the wood surfaces would push the image a bit more.

2: More varation in the wear (textures) of wood areas (i.e. more worn on the areas Hobbits might touch etc...)


11 November 2003, 08:11 AM
The light is wonderful!
And .... everything is good!:applause: :applause: :applause:

11 November 2003, 11:44 AM
very nice!:eek:

11 November 2003, 01:20 AM
great work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 08:04 AM
Really nice work on this one, well done.

07 July 2004, 12:28 PM

That is one of the best images i have seen on CGnetworks thus far!

Keep up the most impressive work.

07 July 2004, 12:52 PM
:bounce: Very nice work :bounce:

08 August 2004, 04:20 AM
so neat,I love it

08 August 2004, 04:42 AM
very nice work.......

08 August 2004, 09:31 AM
Very good, impressive...
One of the best interiors...
BTW: is this interior before or after was ring destroyed?
it think that is after because picture on wall... that girl.. i forgot her name

The Witch King
09 September 2004, 11:50 PM
Thats a job well done. Bilbo will be very comfortable in there

02 February 2005, 04:00 AM
You got all the details!

you should try to add character in it!

Alexander K
07 July 2005, 12:10 AM
Wow! where's Bilbo?
Congrats pal!
How long did it take to create?(I mean the whole thing)

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