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by Lights_and_Shadows
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Diamonds
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Diamonds

Hi guys ! @Lights_and_Shadows Really detailed suggestion you gave me there ! Thousands thanks cause it sure makes me wanna try it out ! :D I wonder tho if simulating the whole lightning studio does impact the render time significantly. I'll try to give it a shot next week and report here what I fou...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Diamonds
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Diamonds

If I may, I want to offer a suggestion for you :) What I did for my gemstone renders is actually create a whole lighting studio, including lights. I started with a cube, cutting out a portion of one side to have an opening to "place" the gemstone in, as well as sticking a plane inside it to set the ...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: High-res LEGO bricks testing
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: High-res LEGO bricks testing

Yeah, I wasn't able to fit in the custom stud logos, not in the way I need them to. Oh well.

With that said, here's another render. This time it's the 1x1 brick, round with fins. A bit more difficult to model properly like this, but it was done. Rather elegant too.
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by Lights_and_Shadows
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: High-res LEGO bricks testing
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: High-res LEGO bricks testing

Still trying to find a good roughness value that's accurate to bricks in real life, as well as bevel amounts. Here is a picutre taken by me, you can use it like you want. There are a few things you should have a closer look at to get a more realistic shape. In your case I would add your own logo on...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: High-res LEGO bricks testing
Replies: 4
Views: 432

High-res LEGO bricks testing

Hey there folks, bringing in some tests for some high-resolution LEGO bricks that I'm modeling on the side. Using the LDraw equivalents as a reference for these. I'm hoping to eventually have all of the parts in that database modeled out for future LEGO renders. Including beveling on the edges. Here...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Gemstone Dispersion Test
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: Gemstone Dispersion Test

Modeling the gem itself took around 5-10 minutes :) I use diagrams that I browse for on faceting websites (I usually follow them by mere glances instead of tracing them directly in Blender, unless absolutely necessary) I feel that having an exact trace can potentially detract from human errors in th...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Gemstone Dispersion Test
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: Gemstone Dispersion Test

Sorry for being inactive, rather busy now as of late. College classes fast approaching most importantly. Decided to return to an old lighting setup that always works well for this kind of thing. I'm sure many of you from the old forums will recognize it if you look hard enough :P I had to modernize ...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: LEGO® 7111 Droid Fighter Recreation
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: LEGO® 7111 Droid Fighter Recreation

I love this LEGO thing, now if someone could do a LuxBall made of LEGO :D I'm attempting this right now, in fact :P Proving to be quite a challenge for my PC. Had to get Brickr, which takes .obj files and converts them to Lego models. Probably easier in the long run. Have to put them to rather larg...
by Lights_and_Shadows
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: LEGO® 7111 Droid Fighter Recreation
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: LEGO® 7111 Droid Fighter Recreation

Model itself is done, now just the environment.

Here's how it looks currently (going to rig this as well so that it can go from its regular flying mode to where it's "docked" like in the movies, standing up)
droid_fighter_test_two.png
by Lights_and_Shadows
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: LEGO® 7111 Droid Fighter Recreation
Replies: 3
Views: 691

LEGO® 7111 Droid Fighter Recreation

Hey all, I'm back with a LEGO® render. Recreating the Droid Fighter set from the 1999 Star Wars theme. Using the newly updated LDraw importer developed by TonyLobster, which can be found here . Having very good luck with this addon for multiple reasons. Mainly: Most of the cleanup and beveling optio...