Here’s a little metal bug I made up for the weekend challenge, but it turned out real nice, so I decided I should post it here too. It’s losely based off of the hunter-seekers from the Dune universe, or at least what I imagine them looking like. Of course I think they hover, so…
It’s all done in Blender 2.27. I’ve got two spots, one for light and one for shadow, a hemi pointed down, a darker hemi pointed up, and 12 lamps circling the bug. All of the lamps are tinted blue. I started setting it up as a standard three light system, but the bug was to dark underneath so I just added some lamps around it. It was a lot mof messing around with the settings to see what looked best. I’m working on another shot of it right now with different shadow lighting. It’ll probably be done today.
Nice second shot! I really like the bug! I would never ever presume to tell someone how to change or edit their work of art, however, that puppy is screaming for some wings. You know, the translucent type with a few viens running through them. Again, I’m not trying to tell you what your art should be, but what my impression was looking at your wonderful second render!
looking cool, does it have a kinda burnished metal finish, I spent ages last week playing with shadow/lights etc and never got close to yours, is he on a table, just 2wondering if the background shoud be a darker shade, behind tabletop?
He’s not really sitting on anything right now. I’ve got a plane under him, butt hat’s only for showing shadows. The material for the bug is just a envmap with csp,cmir,ref, and spec on. (I’ve got two other cloud textures on there, but that’s just to cause some differing colors so it looks more interesting.) The spec is up high and the hard is down low. Make sure you set the mapping style to refl for it to look right.
Stephen2002-I’m working on an environment, but I don’t think it’ll be done real soon. What do you mean by a shadow-lamp dome? Faked GI?
that metal roach kicks arse, it rocks, it’s my idol, that’s what i want to become when i grow up, image it, no one could step on you and kill you. or have it as a pet. very proportioned and it looks like a real roach, no the texture, yes the shape. i like it’s reflection, but wht’s being reflected on his back
Get me some pesticide! Nice bugs guys! Goo, I think, imo, that it could use some feet(claws, whatever)! the wing would look good too. Bone, get a shoe fast! Only crittique is that it looks too…blah…in the underside.