Challenge #886 "In the Shadows" (12/06/20) Entries CLOSED

Nice theme! Made something really quick again. Hope u like it!

cheers!

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“In the Shadow of the Machine”
Pure, cycles

Wish I could have worked more on this one but didn’t have time this weekend. I had much bigger plans for it starting out.

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“Sleep tight”

Pure (using freely available textures), Cycles.

I can see now that eyes glowing in the dark as well as monster-spider-thingy have already been shown here but these are kind of obvious ones for the theme :slight_smile:

@Helge - super fun entry :smiley:

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“it’s only a huntsman”


Pure cycles, 1000 samples @ 1920 x 1080

Now I have a mostly finished rigged spider, still could use some added details :slight_smile:

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A Dim Light of Hope


Pure entry. Everything made in Blender, only procedural textures. The character was traced from a photo.

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Mars Landing
Pure entry, everything is modelled by myself. Textures are from https://cc0textures.com/
and https://www.textures.com/ the backround is a random night sky photo from google search.
I used the cloth brush extensively on this. Great to make some sci fi padded walls.

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The tracing technique is one I always use in these challenges for lack of time! It’s very helpful to add in a quick figure :smiley:

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Very clever… Seen simulare with a youtube “magic” guy.


That looks great, dig it alot.

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“Ocean Shade”

Pure - 1024 samples.
Thought shade at the beach when i read the weekend challenge title.

Side note - First render from the new machine. Nice to be on hardware from this decade!

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“Under the Bleachers”
Pure

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“He Waits”
Pure

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I’d rather stay in the shadows
Pure. Cycles.

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Hello all,

This is my entry for this week:

“The dream eater”
Pure - Cycles 6000 samples + denoiser

All models are new and all the textures are procedural. The only image used is for the number on the puzzle piece.

Some color and contrast correction where added post poroduction. The result was also too smooth after the denoiser so I had to add some noise in post prod :sweat_smile: :rofl:

I found working on a scene like this beeing quite frustrating because I spent a lot of time getting the model and texture as I wanted but since the end result have to be quite dark, there are plenty of details that are getting lost. I think that it is something I need to work on, adapting the detail work to the final scene…

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Death sandwich

Pure, Cycles

That’s the first time I’ve used adaptive sampling(trap base/floor) and I love the effect.
I have tried denoising with OptiX Denoiser but it messed up the background too much. Final image was made with 8k samples. Textures from cgbookcase.com

@Kanga3020 thx for that theme!
@FlyingBanana great tip :smiley:

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“… under the bed” (pure eevee)

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Luxcore Render 2.3
Game of shadows

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Eclipse
Pure, competing

Blender 2.83 Cycles + compositor
256 samples

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That reminded me of this song, for some reason

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Jupiter in the shadows
Jupiter model from sketchfab ( CC0 cultural heritage model)
Rendered in Eevee.

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Here is my entry:

GNOMON: THE SHADOW OF TIME

Pure Blender 2.82a, Cycles.

RobertT

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