Workstations

Well, I thought we could all put in here our weird/futuristic PC and/or other computer-like models.

I made this one today, took me an hour and a half to get it to this stage. I’d say it’s almost finished, but I still need to apply textures for the keyboard (either that or I could just go with text overlay - but that’s just not professional).

This one (Metacortex Workstation_01) was inspired by DVD players and the world’s first 8-core computer (8 big columns, filled with lights and pipes down a poorly-lit hallway).

Hope ye like it… I know I do. (for the Game Engine, I plan to use a reflection method I’ve used before, but make it semi-transparent - a texture with alpha and mirror realtime rendering in the UV options)

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2coYHRxU1c

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Added the keyboard “text”, minor glass modeling touches and inside optical drive modifications.

Keyboard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y90mN-3t5ro

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Rendered a lighting test, representing a complex algorithm: fatal error, reboot, system check.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv14Q930MFU

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Nice but trynna make your keyboard more realistic :evilgrin: like this one : http://www.freefoto.com/images/04/34/04_34_12---Computer-Keyboard_web.jpg

Nice led effect !:eyebrowlift:

Owen.

cool kheyboard

Great!
Can you please explain how you get this glowing effect from the colored lights?
(red, green…)

Is that post prod? (like node work on the rendered images)

Thx :slight_smile:

Keep it up!

Hey!
Well, yes, I used the Sequence Editor to add that glow (scene strip with a GLOW effect added, then off to render).

But, I am pretty sure you can reproduce this effect using halos for every button… you just need patience to set the material accordingly.
Peace!

In the video. Why its calling S.O.S? =)

Thx David for the information :slight_smile:

as far as ‘professional’ goes, sometimes the quickest method is the best - projecting textures is completely fine, its not a cheat. grinding through laying out text objects all over the place works for some tasks, sometimes it doesn’t…