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Rolleiflex
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Published: August 21, 2008
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Had a slow day today...

I wanted to pick a relatively complex subject then research, model, texture and render it in one day - as accurately as possible. This is probably not 100% accurate to any specific model of Rolleiflex camera as I just grabbed as many reference photos as I could, and incorporated the most interesting elements.

Modeled in AutoCAD, and 3D Studio Max. Rendered with 3D Studio MAX using Vray. Textures and touchups accomplished in Photoshop.

If there's enough response, I may upload this model as a 3D resource. You'd need MAX 2008 to use it though.
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JimFarris's avatar
JimFarris|Professional General Artist
The model looks excellent and the render is photo-realistic.  Did you ever make the model available for download anywhere?
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Saddust's avatar
Hi, I got a Rolleiflex, with the leather box and some accessories, if you need some photos...
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xXVladki's avatar
xXVladki|Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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hullabaloon's avatar
wow, realy cool
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Andrey-S's avatar
the lenses look amazingly realistic! i am currently modeling a camera and i wish i knew how to do that =)
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xMyStErIoSo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look kind of like subwoofers. :lol:
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cluelessart's avatar
as the blades in the upper lens were already mentioned i can only say:

awesome shit! :thumbsup:

can't compare the detail enough as i only own the "cheaper" version of rollei's old tlrs, a ralleicord [link]
i love handling it :) and i greatly appreciate your work!
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MissyMandy's avatar
IMO this is the best work you've ever done, though I may be a tad biased :giggle:

Absolutely stunning, there's a good chance I would go and buy MAX just so I could have a better look at it <3 Simply amazing. Well done! :+favlove:
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peanuthorst's avatar
I have just one remark - the top lense doesn't have any aperture blades, on the real thing.

This would be a kickass icon for iPhoto on OS X ;)
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dangeruss's avatar
dangeruss|Professional Digital Artist
No shit? Didn't know that, but now that I think about it... that makes sense. Thanks - but don't look for an update.
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peanuthorst's avatar
It's ok, I don't expect one.

Quite frankly I'm amazed that you managed to get such a realistic TLR in such little time.
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DarrenChapman|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know from making my k800i model how time and effort goes into creating such a detailed and accurate model as this. Full respect to you for that.
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giographics's avatar
giographics|Professional General Artist
you is one of the greaters for me. Congratulations!
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soflyfx's avatar
I'd really love to have a look into this. Would be a great upload. Thanks
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Fisk1's avatar
I got a similiar model, a Weltaflex.
Ever photographed with one of these?
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dangeruss's avatar
dangeruss|Professional Digital Artist
I've never used a TLR camera. Looks complicated.
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Fisk1's avatar
Well, you haven't got any built-in light measuring device, so you'll probably need a external light measurer if you haven't got a very good eye for such things. Film is relatively expensive too, being 12mm in my case.

More of a neat collectible than a daily use-camera. ^^
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toiletbear's avatar
I think I may end up favoriting half of your gallery....
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toiletbear's avatar
seriously. you are my hero.
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wowywow|Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I actually thought they were speakers until I saw your description ... but it would be a great design for some new speakers though if you think about it ^^
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spittty|Hobbyist Digital Artist
>_> man! this is awesome like everything you do, and you do these stuff so fast, im still working on my car for like three months lol i know i suck, anyways this looks great! and i love it
respect :)
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icyblue's avatar
oh my god! this is incredibly awesome.. :omfg:
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