View Full Version : These 2 were just for fun...

03-09-2005, 05:31 PM
was merely doing abstract stuff and came up with these for cool desktop images.
No plans to tweak them any further etc.. just thought they looked neat.

Steve Reeves
03-10-2005, 12:17 PM
Hey they look pretty cool!

Can you tell me a bit how you modelled the object(s)?


03-10-2005, 02:19 PM
it was really simple simple stuff actually just created a long box then used boolean to drill holes thru it sorta like support beams in ships or things then I would spiral them and twist them a bit. For the top image I basically was going for a weird spiderweb sorta feel to it so I put some mild bending on them and layered the same object a couple of times to give it more depth. for the 2nd image I was playing with the seashell tool then tab, control+d to make it nicely smoothed. One of the things if I remember correctly was going into polygon mode selecting the entire object giving it just a small bit of bevel and then deleting the new bevels which gave it a wireframe look to it then stretch and twist. The surfacing was easy too.
for the surface settings these I have found look really good for metallic stuff.
color ( whatever was desired at the moment)
luminosity 0
diffuse 40
specular 125
glossy 55
reflection 15 or 25 somewhere in there.
smoothing & dbl sided activated

ray tracing plus spherical map
image scene angle 0
reflection blur & refraction blur 300%
any nice HDR image

then off to layout with just the 3 spots all shadowmapped
mapsize 1024
fuzziness 55
lights positioned from left, front above & directly from below.
camera enhanced low setting D1 ( NTSC)