Here is my latest work done for the AutoPack visualization challenge at CGSociety. We were challenged to use this plugin with the application of our choice to download the virus/blood receipts, generate the geometry and make a compelling illustration or video.
Obviously my application of choice is Blender, so I generated the geometry and rendered many layers and parts separately, then took everything to the Photoshop oven to complete the final image you see here.
For the illustration I chose a dramatic moment of the Virus’s life cycle; the part when it binds with a T-Cell (type of white blood cell). After binding, the virus merges with the cell and releases it’s RNA inside the cell.
The virus has a component called gp120 on it’s surface, which binds with the T-Cell receptors (like a key and lock). The second image shows a close-up of those.
I hope you like this rather boring scientific stuff!
I must say, I find your work very interesting(and frightening). I am myself rather interested in science. I somehow find this stuff always compelling. And since you have described the life cycle of the virus, it become even more interesting:)
I am not sure if I like the color tones, it remdins me about sepia photos.
The rest however is pretty good. I am not a big fan of effect design like you see in many renderings that use edge shadowing or color dispersion to add details to the image, they often dont mean really anything or are not in context, but in your case the color dispersion effect adds a nice science touch to it!