Chess kings

My second finished image in blender :slight_smile:

http://www.netandmagic.com/blender/kings.jpg

Render information:
Time for modeling, lighting and texturing: 2 hours
Time for render: 30 mins.
OSA: 11

What did you do for the lighting? It seems to need a bit of help, but perhaps you achieved the solid black through PPing it. Anyhow, the kings need a bit more space, they’re too closely enclosed by the spot. The lighting needs help. It would be neat if you had each of them a more blatantly different color. Perhaps add some fresnel if you’re using raymir, which it looks like you are… The image also looks oddly compressed. Nice job, though.

http://www.netandmagic.com/blender/kings2.jpg

The kings are remodeled. I made this king from a mesh circle, extrude it and apply a subsuf. The new blend filesize with the three kings is 260Kb.

The old king was make with bevOb. The blend filesize with two kings is 457Kb. !!

The crystal material:
http://www.netandmagic.com/blender/kings2_crystal.jpg

Rendered with radiosity.
The scene have 3 lamp spot and 3 planes with emit to 0.4, for radiosity.

Some scenes values:

Radiosity Hemires: 1000
Radiosity Max Iterations: 1000
OSA: 8
Render time: 11 Mins !!! (the last render was 30 mins).