View Full Version : [Product Viz] Autopole, Simone Nastasi (3D)

04 April 2009, 09:06 AM (

Title: [Product Viz] Autopole
Name: Simone Nastasi
Country: Italy
Software: 3ds max, Brazil r/s, Photoshop

This is a rendering of my caompany's most famous (and sold) product, the autopole.
Used Brazil's domelight with an exr made from my previous interior as emitter (and environment for reflections, of course).
I used B2 panorama camera to make a low AA panorama rendering, then mapped it on a sphere and put it behind the autopole model, then used camera DOF.
In the original version I've made also a toon pass over it.
Boss liked it a lot, considering also the time spent/result ratio :D

04 April 2009, 04:53 PM
nice render....

but.. so,.. wait... what exactly does this thing do? not too familiar with autopoles myself..

04 April 2009, 06:14 AM
The autopole is an variable height aluminum pole that can be fixed between floor and ceiling in a snap - just push the lever and the rubber ends will grip, making the pole steady. It used to be the standard for photographers that wanted to have a quick and portable studio (and probably it still id) - two autopoles, a white screen and voila. Until a guy 20 years ago thought to use it to display merchandising, and since then it became a furniture component, mostly for shops, with lots of accessories to be picked at (shelves etc).

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