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This one is dedicated to :icondavenit:. I told him I would rip off his awesome conceptual photography ideas and add my own twist to it... and this is it. :#1: He commonly uses glasses and liquid as a theme, as well as blood.

The idea presented is about how two ideals can cause a broken heart. The gravity on either side tugs and tugs until something snaps.

It's not meant to be like a real heart and real blood, if it were, I would kill someone and get a photo of it all in the middle of Hutchisons lab to get crazy gravity effects instead of rendering it.

Technical Details

Created in Maya 8.5 and Zbrush 3, and rendered with Mental Ray. A new l_Glass shader was used on the glasses and on the blood. Dispersion used on the glasses. Mental Ray physical subsurface scattering (miss_physical node) was used on the heart with about 500,000 photons for the inner scattering. Parti_volume used on the area surrounding the heart for the light to cast the photons into for the light streaks. Streaks are easier to see in various other colored versions, however I wanted to keep `Davenit's style of fading white backgrounds.

I painted the background as an HDR from photoshop cs3. The camera in Maya had a Mental Ray exposure control to get the perfect look, since without it you can't really get a more photographic exposure range.

The heart shape was a very very low resolution model taken from my image Higher. Subdivided and sculpted the veins in Zbrush and exported back to maya.

Here are some pictures:

Here's the heart inside of Zbrush: Veintastic

Here's a shot from in Maya: Low Res Blood

And here's a shot of the lighting setup: Top secret
Lighting was a little tricky this time. Had to have a sphere surrounding the entire scene with a gray ramp on its incandescent fading slowly towards the behind of the camera. Then I had to have the HDR painting plane sit in front of that (the background that you see). Then I had to create three reflection cards, which I then shined lights onto to give a more non uniform look. Most people just apply surface shaders or lgiht shaders to planes (such as with the Maxwell renderer), but I shined lights onto them with a prenumbra and dropoff so that it was brighter towards the center (but still brighter than white towards the edges). It would have been possible to also achieve this effect via a ramp on the incandescent, but light's give a more effective style in my opinion and more control.

Anyways... enjoy :bow:

And don't ever get too conflicted.
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Fuckingnamed Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
norishh Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOW! <3
FairyFindings Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this would make a killer piece of art for an eclectic kitchen, dining space or bar....yeah, I'm odd...I have this sort of running list in my head of vaguely food-related images that I'd love to someday have, when I have my own kitchen to decorate, again. I like having inspiring, whimsical and weird stuff around me when I'm creating, be it on my computer or in the kitchen. :D
aldonwn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Very impressive work !! i love the result. ;)
LesserOfTheTwo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
i read wat you said it meant.
buuuut some people mite see it as Wine or alcohol either causeing people to love or lose love.
ha but maybe thats just me.
still awesome tho!
AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!! =D
belladonna24 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
In all honesty do you bleed brilliance?! Love this!
DJSleepyDayz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
is it appropriate to say i JIZZED in my pants
microbito Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009 a bartender...and a hopeless I speechless...Excellent Work..Simply Amazing!
fon91 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Wow I love it! All your works are fantastic! :Star::Star::Star::Star::Star:
chaoticalex Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cOol!! to fav!!
chiachrome Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
when Busby SEO Challenges collide!
yinyangi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Student
It turned out great
stardust30 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
very very cool
LizaLove Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Writer
i think this is dd worthy :)
FaeryTael Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
I love it! It makes me want candy for some reason...I think it's the colours. =p Anyway, wonderful job!
dcj69 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
A fav of mine
azn1x6flame Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
How sad and true it is that two ideals can create a broken heart.
xscorcher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
wow, touched!
writeswithlight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
wow... the work that must have gone into this..
random-cheeky-monkey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
julius666 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
THAT's ass-kickin' good! Congratulations!
Very nice!

crystalinewaters Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Way cool n' awesome effect! :heart: :w00t!: :+fav:
drailed Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
This is too perfect, great job with everything man, as always.. original, unique, interesting, beautifully rendered, I'll have this on my wall someday... :+fav:
JRMN Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
cool ideA!
OrdinaryFreak101 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007   Writer
I love this one a whole lot! genius!
cose-design Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
awesome man
bigbadbuttbomb Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a refreshing concept (: great work
OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
:wave: hello there!
Congrats! :winner: you have earned yourself an ODD (Oibyrds' Daily Devs). This feature deviantArt Page was created two years ago to showcase artwork that gets lost in the crowd of dA (and in the case of the more popular artists - I post those simply because I love them ;))

If interested you can view your featured work (and others) at this link:
Due to time contraints I am unable to contact people specifically when they receive an ODD or wait for permission to do these features. With that in mind - please just politely say no thanks and I shall remove it. If you'd like to add yourself to the safelist of featureable artists please let me know via this journal :)

Keep up the great work (and as always - forgive the impersonal cut-and-paste :heart:!
Sandi ox
aka `oibyrd
lockna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
wicked ... i really like this one ...

cough ceck out my gallairy some time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ....please
egohavoc Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007

You should give this as a dual desktop file! I would love to use this. :D
ddjfx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
oh god. so good. really good.
mazda898 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
god youre good
Atsil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
awesmome!!!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart:
aarohijohal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Natushi12 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an awesome concept! Its the best :D
inukijo8303 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
omg thats awesome!!!
i always have issues with liquid on maya... so ive been avoiding it lately lol.
your so lucky to have a Z brush!!!!!!!!!!

anyways awesome...ass usual. love the awesome texturing of the heart.
TheWretcheddm Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
spectacular, just spectacular.
joseafus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
haha, cool idea
AoH-Silence Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Hey, would you me so kind as to give me a copy of your latest l_glass version? I lost mine in a computer crash.

I implore you Mr. Swanky Anderson, save a lost soul!
DivineError Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Sure can bro. Gonna have to wait till later today though since I'm at work.
AoH-Silence Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Take all the time in the world, be sure to toss me a note :)

Great work as usual btw. I find it wonderful that you take the time to write out all of your technical details, it sure helps people like me see how professionals compose their pieces.

Rock on :D
Tollo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
crazy!!! i love it
slave-screams Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
very original. i totally dig this piece, great work :)
jane1958 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
This is lovely !
jarod1872 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
First off, that's bad ass. You already know that though. Second off, thank god for you explaining how you did it. It's annoying a lot of the 3d artists on here who just put stuff up without even saying what program they used. As always, your stuff is superb, and your technique (hopefully) let's us all learn and be better artists.
11thagency Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
tbob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Damn thats sweet looking.
Matt-Mills Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the great description. i'm taking notes..

great stuff as usual man. :)
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