View Full Version : Still Life: Nepenthes carnivorous plant

Peter C.
10 October 2003, 09:18 PM
First time posting in the gallery, after getting the suggestion in the Cinema 4D forum where I posted it first.

A South-East Asian carnivorous nepenthes plant, modelled in Cinema 4D R8.2, textured in Bodypaint R2 using photo scans and manually editing the maps. SSS simulated using Translucency Pro v1.1. HDRI + additional lighting. X-Frog tropical plants for background.

Thanks for viewing, comment welcome!

10 October 2003, 09:31 PM
stunning, but you could turn down the specularity on the plant

Peter C.
10 October 2003, 09:39 PM
Thanks themonke. I actually prefere it with the contrasts given by the high specularity, to add to the dreamy/moist atmosphere to further enhance the SSS.

10 October 2003, 09:44 PM
wow, really amazing composition. front page material IMO!

10 October 2003, 09:53 PM


how much time to render that?

oh yeah....looks like the texture is lil stretched at the base of the plant...

1 more thing...can u show the maps u used?


10 October 2003, 10:01 PM
man that is absolutly beautiful! FRONT PAGE!!

Peter C.
10 October 2003, 10:25 PM
Thanks again :D

Here are the maps & a sloppy wire;


10 October 2003, 10:52 PM
Wow...very nice work Peter C. I like this very much, good job!.


10 October 2003, 12:00 AM
very realistic. I love it.

10 October 2003, 01:01 AM
Front page material, I love the work

:applause: fantastic

10 October 2003, 06:42 AM
Hello Peter. This really is a fantastic render. It deserves respect and adulation. I'm such a beginner but have always kept an eye on your renders and have seen an artist who has made great strides in the last few months. Your modeling and texturing skills have improved to the point where it's almost hard to believe. I wish I had the patience to sit down and read the BP manual. I have it sitting right in front of me but just can't muster the strength (both physical and mental) to pick it up. ;-) Anyway, absolutely fantastic lighting and texture work here. Much respect from me. -- 3d_e

Peter C.
10 October 2003, 08:36 AM
Thanks again everyone for all your kind comments. I really appreciate it! :beer:

10 October 2003, 09:14 AM

10 October 2003, 10:38 AM
very nice

10 October 2003, 11:19 AM
This picture works very well ! Maybe the "flower" misses some translucidity... But stills very nice !

10 October 2003, 11:44 AM
This is simply gorgeous! :applause:

10 October 2003, 11:51 AM
Wow... good work there. But is that a ladybird at the lid of that plant??

5 Stars! :applause:

Peter C.
10 October 2003, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by nanabaky
This picture works very well ! Maybe the "flower" misses some translucidity... But stills very nice !

I actually tried it, but adding translucency does wash out some texture details and some of the specularity. So I had to compromise.

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