Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 07-02-2007, 11:51 AM   #1
jerryapple
Subscriber
 
jerryapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: dallas
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default glass vase

It's rare for a Maya site but here's a glass vase I modeled, rendered in Cinema 4D.
Most of work is done in Maya & thanks to Kurk Spitfire tutoral I learned a lot on modeling, texturing, rendering.
Attached Thumbnails
 
jerryapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
publicFunction
Senior Software Developer
 
publicFunction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Posts: 1,701
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Nice...

It has a bit of a real, but cartoony feel to it. The cartoony bit refers to the plant.
__________________
Chris (formerly R@nSiD)
Twitter
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will truely know peace - Jimmy Hendrix
Winner SM VFX Challenge 1
3rd Place SM SteamPunk Challenge (May 2007)
publicFunction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
arran
Registered User
 
arran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

yeah good job - the vase looks great, just not sure about the plant - it looks kind of fake and plastic.
__________________
arran3D

arran3D blog
arran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 02:51 PM   #4
NeoStrider
Registered User
 
NeoStrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

i agree with r@nsid. the plants do contribute a cartoony feel to the scene, but at the same time even with just a simple ramp shader like that, it works really well. nice job.
__________________
Accept no substitutions.
NeoStrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 04:17 PM   #5
enhzflep
Subscriber
 
enhzflep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The plant I don't mind, guess that's personal preference, although it does detract somewhat from the realism.

The thing I noticed immediately, was that the water appears to have no refraction - i.e the plant stem doesn't appear to bend at the air/water 'interface', as it's called.
enhzflep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #6
publicFunction
Senior Software Developer
 
publicFunction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Posts: 1,701
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Default

It gives me a real Pixar vibe due to the plant. That cant be a bad thing
__________________
Chris (formerly R@nSiD)
Twitter
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will truely know peace - Jimmy Hendrix
Winner SM VFX Challenge 1
3rd Place SM SteamPunk Challenge (May 2007)
publicFunction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 10:33 PM   #7
jerryapple
Subscriber
 
jerryapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: dallas
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default thanks!

Thanks! everyone for your comments, your right the plant looks cartoon, I wanted something quick & easy to add to the vase to complete the scene. For the vase I used refraction 1.5, HDRI. Trasparency doesn't cast shadows so I added a fresnel texture to cast some shadows based on the vase normals.

Does anyone think the stems seem tobe floating above the vase or is it just me ?
jerryapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
NeoStrider
Registered User
 
NeoStrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

i didn't think there was any water in there to begin with... the part at the bottom should be the reflection of the round base the vase is standing on, as i see it.
__________________
Accept no substitutions.
NeoStrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2007, 08:53 AM   #9
marlonjohn
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,937
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

chris is spot on! love the vase and that but the background colour dosnt really do it for me, i reckon it should be placed on a desk or some sort, well thats my opinion .. very nice though
marlonjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glass se7enhedd Lighting & Rendering 18 10-12-2010 02:27 AM

Thread Tools





A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.