View Full Version : Sperm!

07-22-2004, 10:40 AM
Ok, I'm sitting at home, bored, feeling Ill, annoyed at my complete lack of paying freelance work.

To cheer myself up I made a quick picture. Literally half an hour is all it took.

5 different model variations, procedural textures, depth of field medium enhanced antialiasing and a textured poly for the backround.

Simo :D

07-22-2004, 10:45 AM
Heres the scene.

07-22-2004, 12:45 PM
Looks good. I like the way you've used gradients to texture the outside brighter than the inside (at least that's what I'm assuming you did to achieve that).

I have to ask - what was the inspiration for this? On the other hand, maybe we shouldn't go there....!


07-22-2004, 01:10 PM
"I'm a funky spunky junky for your love"

07-22-2004, 03:16 PM
This looks really great. It has a "scanning electron microscope" look to it that makes it seem authentic.

07-23-2004, 05:33 AM
looks nice-
the heads of the sperms could be a bit different form the tail- but for a half an hours work looks nice-

07-23-2004, 08:38 AM
Sperms do not all march along in perfectly straight lines.
The bounce around like they have Brownian motion.

07-23-2004, 09:16 AM
True I suppose they do. But isn't that only when they are put in a dish. Usually they have a natural direction to swim in and go "up" so to speak.

Although there are always the ones that swim down, and best of all the ones that swim in circles. :P

07-30-2004, 11:17 PM
:eek: :eek:

07-31-2004, 11:29 AM

Maybe tweak the head surfacing a bit to represent it being thicker than the tail.

Like sense of motion - which is correct btw. Upstream 'til target acquistion (or rebelling from being placed in a dish) then squirming all around in search of an entrance point. Except for the slackers.

A thought for another render :smile:

Good image - especially considering the time element.


08-03-2004, 06:26 AM
I have to ask - what was the inspiration for this? On the other hand, maybe we shouldn't go there....!

I think it IS what's on the hand that's the inspiration.....

Just kiddin'. Love the image. Too kewl.

08-03-2004, 09:45 AM
You'll have to ask my girlfriend about that. :p

Brett H.
08-03-2004, 04:39 PM
It's a good image, nice electron-microscope render. The only thing that grabs my eye and immediately says "THAT'S GC" is the crumple procedural. I really wish Newtek would just remove the **** thing. I see it so much, it is just so obvious when I see it again. Crumple for oceanscapes, crumple for rocks, etc.

This is not to crit your work though, you work within the limitations of the software.

Again, nice image.