As a good Prog Metal fan and drummer, i could not refuse to do a big drum render at least one time, and here we are!
Modeling was way more annoying than expected, since all here are actually real shell sizes of a real drumkit;
Pieces like rims are things that require multiple sizes maintaing a structure, like holes, bevels and so on
I’ll post a little making of later this post here, and explain better some points (or try to)
Most part done without the need of references, i’m a professional drummer and see these beauties everyday, so the most was done using my on drum (that is few centimeters away from me right now) as reference, and the other half using google (cuz a DW drum costs almost the same as a sport car - at least here in Brazil, only a bass drum can costs up to 3 thousand dollars) and YEAH i dont have one of course, but most things are similar to each other
Having helped set up and tear down a drumkit like this for a few years (my drummer was lazy aobut it, so I helped) I ahve to say bravo on the level of detail and the texture process, this is great stuff!!
And yeah, i agree with you, in the studio where i usually record theres a gold plated DW, and the “gold” are far less saturated than what you see in the promo pics from google, but should i change it a little bit in a next render
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
And YEA, vistalite is one of my favorite drumkits so far, my next drum set (in real life) is planed to be a clear acrylic finish, to people see some leg motion~~
But for the render i just wanted to see the veins of the wood and these type of things, also that paint finish from the Neil Pert drumkit, that absolutelly ROCKS
hahahahaha oh my god you are absolutely RIGHT! WHERE’S THE GONG CYMBAL!!1
i swear that i planned to do one, but you know, things going and going and puf, it’s gone ):
maybe in the next render i’ll find a place for this!
But thanks man!
and yeah, i agree with you, its like crushing the overall composition, i would like to change, when i see this really makes me upset, but do what huh, if rendered again more 20+ hours to wait
But as you can see, i made earlier few tests with darker background: