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  10 October 2002
First Post : Still : Computer/Monitor (GI)

I finally got the courage to post something for c&c, here's something I did about a year ago just for kicks on my iMac before I got my new computer (kinda a previz I guess)

keep in mind I was fifteen at the time (just turned sixteen), and the back of the monitor was my first spline model, but its still one of my favorite images. I have the project on a zip disk somewhere so as soon as I find that I'll post some wire frames and fix a few things (notice the floating battery and lack of center to the cds hehe) and also do a better quality render (render times were hell on an iMac).

oh yeah, it was modeled and rendered in Lightwave 6.5, and the CD textures and windows desktop are from random sources.


EDIT: Scroll down for updated final
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  10 October 2002
Very grany but is beauty
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  10 October 2002
great work.. only complaint is (apart from being grainy) that the battery next to the computer looks like its floating

other than that excellent work man, great stuff
  10 October 2002
the grainy look is annoying....also the centre of the disks look a tad too transparent.....the modelling is excellent!!
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  10 October 2002
pretty good, but one thing, if you're a creative person(which you are by this work), how come you got the disguisting xp wallpaper?! eeeeww!
  10 October 2002
OK, found the disk and fixed its problems and re rendered it, here's the final, tell me what you think.

igor: I used that wallpaper because when the first image was rendered, XP had just come out, and I didn't have it (I was on a mac then), so I found an image in a Windows XP review for the screen.

ps. the image lost a lot of quality compressing it down to >50k
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  10 October 2002
Very nice !

My only criticism: tidy up your desk !

And now go ahead and model one of those new iMacs...
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  10 October 2002
Wow, thats some great work for someone your age!
Congrats, keep going!
Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas
  10 October 2002
How'd you get the Coke can texture?
  10 October 2002
Hehehe you shouldn't leave those pirated cds lying around on your desk

Nice work
It's a good thing that you seem to have discovered the "Shading Noise Reduction" option
Well done
  10 October 2002

Man you are Realy Crazy
This is amazing Real Life !!!


  10 October 2002
looking good man!
but.. you shouldn't be using a DvD drive as the primary cd rom... dvd's get worn out real easy
  10 October 2002
Nice work, and good day light too.
Your shadows are perhaps too sharp else than for a brighter direct sun than the one you figured. The tint is ok, though.
What package did you used ?

But it's really a shame you modelled such a used concept (Right, you are only 15/16). I know people who rendered cigarettes packs, ashtrays, and even their lava lamp (I'v done that too, gasp! This ain't a shame).

Now, stop kidding. and keep up the good job.

Gwen Heliou
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  10 October 2002
aww man.... put the huge domino back in the render.. where'd it go?
  10 October 2002
Marc Andreoli: thanks, and my real desk is much worse lol.

Joril: thanks

bcole23: I pieced the coke texture together from alot of places. but the bottle image actually came from another coke can texture that was lying around my computer.

Leigh: thanks, and actually I didn't use shade noise reduction, I used more rays per evaluation, and better jpeg compression.

FastRay: thanks, man

Opeth: thanks, couldn't afford both, so I went with Dvd.. it hasn't broken yet (knock on wood ) oh and Opeth is one of the greatest bands, can't wait till their new CD.

Biohazard: thanks, the shadows are a little too sharp probably, but I liked the higher constrasting shadows more then the realistic ones I tried, so I went with them. I used Lightwave.
And about the overused concept, see I was about to get a new computer, so I decided to model it using images I found online. and I had just descovered GI so I had to try something photorealistic. now I'm moving on to more abstract things (not swrilly volmetric lights and stuff, just more abscract then this hehe). but I find adding details MUCH harder without a good concept..

liquidhalf: lmao, that was a badly modeled/textured deck of cards that came in at the last minute. maybe I should add a giant domino tho...
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