Fifth Element

(Moremun) #1



(san_diego_james) #2

I think you need to explain your idea. as far as renders go, it’s not particularly impressive, but if the Idea is neet, then its great. BUT WHAT IS THE IDEA. obviously I should know, but you really should explain when you post something abstract with symbols.


(Moremun) #3

Quoted from:

"The symbols came about because the band (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham) decided their 1971 album couldn’t be called “Led Zeppelin IV.” Jimmy Page explains on “Led Zeppelin: The Black Mountain Side”: “We decided that on the fourth album, we would deliberately play down the group name, and there wouldn’t be any information whatsoever on the outer jacket. Names, titles and things like that do not mean a thing. . . . I had to talk like hell to get that one done.”
Adds Robert Plant: “Each of us decided to go away and choose a metaphysical type of symbol which somehow represented each of us individually–be it a state of mind, an opinion, or something we felt strongly about, or whatever. Then we were to come back together and present our symbols.”
John Paul Jones’ symbol (circle over three interlocking ovals) was found in a book of runes and purportedly represents a person who is both confident and competent. It also mysteriously appears on the cover of a book about the Rosicrucians.
Bonham’s symbol (three interlocking circles) came from the same book, and Bonham just liked it (though Plant says the circles symbolize the man-woman-child trilogy). At a stop in Pittsburgh, the band noticed it was also the emblem of Ballantine beer. You be the judge.
Plant’s symbol (circle around a feather) features the feather of Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess of justice and fairness. It is also the emblem of a writer. Plant says the symbol he created was drawn from sacred symbols of the ancient Mu civilization, a fantastical place that supposedly existed until 14,000 years ago. The last remnants are said to be the primitive statues at Easter Island. Those who believe in Mu also believe in Lemuria, Atlantis and maybe even the Easter (Island) Bunny.

 Page designed his own symbol (Zoso). Though it resembles the alchemical      symbol for mercury, its meaning remains a mystery. The most recent fandom      theory is that it symbolizes a near-death or Tantric sex experience to unify      the worlds of the living and the dead, and thus to reveal the secrets of the      universe."

As for the fifth symbol,it may look familiar to you :slight_smile:


(outbacksam34) #4

I’d give the render a background of some kind. Maybe have the symbols as part of a stone wall like ancient hieroglyphs of some kind.


(blenditall) #5

It’s a good/funny idea, but doesn’t look like much more than that: an idea. It needs some kind of scene – even if it’s simple – just to give it a professional, finished look. I would suggest a studio lighting type thing with either just a plain white/black floor or a glossy reflections floor.
Just play around with it. I think with lighting like this (in the tests>doodles thread)

and a good camera angle it would be pretty nice.


(Ace Dragon) #6

There’s some black artifacts where the faces overlap in the circles, not something you want everyone looking at it casually to see in a finished project.


(SURFiNG) #7

idea is really AWESOME!!!
I think you have to move this on “under construction” forum for suggestions and everything
Don’t screw that wonderful idea dude!


(Moremun) #8

I am learning the composite nodes by trial and error method.Here is a try applied to the fifth elementh work.And the below is the node composition: