Monday, April 25, 2011

Corona base shading

Done the base for the shading. Now I can focus more on the shaders and light. I did try using IBL (Image Based Lighting) but I don't have any good HDR images. I'm also using VRay, unfortunately I have just begun exploring it. I'm not at all that familiar with it. So it may take some time for me to get into it and get good results.
Time however is something I do not have. Oh well, let's see what I can come up with in the next week to come.
Currently this image is using the standard lights that comes with VRay (2 rectangular lights, 1 point light and one spotlight which is used as a rim light).
This was a very quick setup and this is not the final result. Well, I hope I can get into it tomorrow after work.
It's bedtime now however so I'll be saying goodnight to you guys!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Corona shading

I've started to unwrap (though I don't think it really is necessary as I'm using shaders but what the heck, I might use textures in the future so why not. Besides figured I could use the training and experience working in UV Layout) and shade the Corona project. I don't really have anything fancy to show, these are just very basic and very simple shaders and basic light.

Hoping this weekend I'll actually get to unwrap and shade up the whole thing. And do a little more as well. Hopefully learn a lot in the areas of lighting and shading while working both with Mental Ray and VRay. I will try both and see which result I like the most.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I lied, now it's finished! -.-

So yeah, seems like I forgot some really important part (the middle circlish thing). I showed it to a friend and he pointed out that it was missing.
Good thing I did, that's what you get for working on the same thing day in and day out. You miss things, even big ones like that. Beh, anyway, NOW the modeling is complete! Nothing more! As I said, I won't be doing the outer circle thing that's outside the image.
Now it's time for shading and stuff.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Corona modeling finished

You heard it! Finally the modeling process is done. It took its sweet time. I'm not gonna do the outer rings that are outside the concept image. You can see bits and pieces of them but man, I'm so tired of modeling this, I want to jump into shading.
Maybe one day I will do the outer parts, but then it means I would have to make up a lot of it. I don't mind but I kinda wanna just do what the concept entails.

Anyway, finally it's all finished. Shading and lighting next, I'm looking forward to it a lot.