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Old 26-11-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Christmas Ornaments

Modeled some ornaments since x-mas is coming and all. C & C welcome.
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Old 26-11-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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Nice!

You did the reflection using an image, so the ornaments could reflect the image right? or what
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HDRI you use .. right ?
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And that reflection map clearly isn't mapped correctly since you can see a border in the middle.
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Old 26-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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AnthonyCg, make it so that you can't see the HDRI and turn off reflectivity on the ground.
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Looks nice.
Which reminds me, I got to get my decorations up....
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Thanks for the crits ppl.
I did use hdri for this one.
@DJBlazer- Yeah, I was hoping that I could get away with that one and thought it wouldn't be that big a problem since it looked like the ceiling of the building was circular anyway, but its an easy fix.
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Here ya go Jr.Who.
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Old 28-11-2007, 09:20 AM   #9
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What renderer are you using for this?
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I would guess mental Ray.

Think I would lower the reflectivity and add a fresnell effect to it, and poss a very, very slight bump.
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@Jr.Who- I rendered this with mental ray. I'd expect a better job from Maxwell though which I may try if I have the time.

@Gster- Can you map fresnells to DGS materials?
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Originally posted by AnthonyCg
@Jr.Who- I rendered this with mental ray. I'd expect a better job from Maxwell though which I may try if I have the time.

@Gster- Can you map fresnells to DGS materials?

I wouldent bother with maxwell for 2 spheres with a reflection and a plane, bit over kill, learn one render before jumping for the "make cool" button

I would also just use a blinn, dunno but I feel I get a lot more control.
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Old 29-11-2007, 07:35 AM   #13
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@Jr.Who- I rendered this with mental ray. I'd expect a better job from Maxwell though which I may try if I have the time.
Did you turn on FG and GI?
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I would suggest just to use final gather to start with, just to get some nice lighting from the image starting low then moving up till you get a nice look, you can make a really great render without going for global illumination, caustics, mental ray materials etc etc, hell jsut use the HDR as a reflection map and switch off FG!Make this a bit af a rendering lesson, so you understand what each thing in the render settings does.

Also it will get your understanding of shaders up too, with the fresnell ramps etc.
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