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Old 11-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #46
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:24 PM   #47
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:16 PM   #48
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hi everyone this is my render done in Maya using mental ray, i am still trying to make it look better if u guys can give me some suggestion that would b gr8
Old 11-29-2009, 06:27 PM   #49
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I'm in, a quick take on the wintermood-setup,
very nice modeling btw!

Maya/mental ray:

Old 11-29-2009, 06:55 PM   #50
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glorious morning

I wanted to give this morning sunrise picture a nice feeling with cozy looking materials and stuff.
Cinema 4d shaders by me and some textures downloaded from web and
I wanted to put a render to a poster of my previous challenge.

Lighting: Spent hours and hours to tweak the sunlight just into right angle and direction.

Spherical HDRI map in a sphere. I have used a hdri map from hdrlabs HDRI handbook.

Geometry: Some work with inverting normals in obj file. Hypernurbs to sheets and blanket.

Still a bit murky imho.

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Old 11-29-2009, 07:17 PM   #51
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Lovly challange. Thanks Jeremy, David & David for providing the scene.

Im aiming for the glorious morning but maybe its too much of midday? For my next version i will add the guitarr

Rendered using mental ray, no fg no gi

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:26 PM   #52
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I have worked on the lighting. I hope it looks very psychedelic. I am now working on textures and shaders. C&C welcomed.

Rendered in Yafaray using ambient occlusion.

Cheers and God bless.

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:32 PM   #53
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Question assist on loading the scene maya 2008

hello everybody .. thx to jeremy for putting another really inspiring challenge ..

been trying to load the file ma and obj using open with ignore version and import for the obj but i always get a crash or something .. i would like some tips or maybe an clean maya 2008 file without any plugins or mr so i can work on this

thanks in advance
Old 11-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #54
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which one has strong effect to the scene?

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:24 PM   #55
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Short film

just in case you wonder how the scene was used in a short film, here is a short example ...
Old 11-29-2009, 09:35 PM   #56
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drmaya ... the first image of yours looks better atmosphere wise, the colors just feel more interesting then blue .. the blue is more cliché to me and looks too clean. Also, just a little point, i would make the poster a little more unbalanced as far as composition .. this is too much in the center with the wall and the pillow, makes me wanna jump between the too and i assume the pillow is the center of the image, so maybe make the poster a little bigger and point to the pillow with one of the corners or something ...

else it looks pretty nice, what did you use to render it??
Old 11-29-2009, 09:40 PM   #57
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new update ..

i need your opinions to do better ?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #58
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and PLEASE, if you could, give credits to David Vacek who was actually the key modeler.

so just write "modelled by: David Vacek, design by: David Tousek" .... this is more precise and if im the only one listed, it would not be fair ...

sorry for the confusion, it was couple months ago when i gave this to Jeremy and did not really clear this little formal detail.

Old 11-29-2009, 11:10 PM   #59
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Here is my first step, done in a few hours today :

For the moment only 1 sunlight and an area light but willing to get a more colorful result.

I hope my subject speaks for itself .

You guys entries are pretty mindblowing...
Old 11-30-2009, 01:38 AM   #60
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Here is what I am working on. Just have my base lighting in right now, I am still trying to figure out a compisition that I like. Any thoughts?

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