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Chess Globe v3 by evilhomer145 Chess Globe v3 by evilhomer145
I am convinced this work is cursed. On every attempt I run in to the strangest problems, all the save files for the previous version have either been lost or have become corrupted. Not to mention the ridiculous number of problems and errors I encountered along the way. Everything from texture files not being recognised, fatal errors while rendering, geometry just plain disappearing and of course Maya crashing without warning.

On the up side I did learn a lot, in particular, command line rendering, polygon reduction, some finer points of lighting with final gather and the exact breaking strain of my keyboard.

This work has become a kind of gauge, having to rebuild it so many times has severed to remind me just how far Iíve come.

Progess shots [link]

Made in Maya
Rendered in Mental Ray
Post in Photoshop

Update: Colour and contrast ajustment.
One of my moniters is dying, everything comes up too bright and slightly wrong colour. I didn't realise this at the time.

v2 [link]
v1 [link]
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Given 2004-09-05
Chess Globe v3 by ~evilhomer145 shows one of the most innovative 3d pictures i've seen in a long time. the quality in details and the love that went into this idea make it an outstanding and classic piece of the 3d gallery. ( Suggested by bluespeed9 and Featured by tigaer )
Kano-20 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this print is sooooo....
scherezada Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Featured here [link]
lostnorth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
I almost feel the pieces stands for tall buildings and the masterpiece aims to critisize the current damage to environment around the whole world! Quite an awful work. Thank you for sharing.
myprrrecious Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
MrJames330 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
at first i thought i thought that was an akuma from D.Gray_man lol
inecendium Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist
pretty nice
Marsuwai Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Good model and really good idea.

Have you ever tried building it in RL (magnets might do best) and actually playing it?
Ness8Bit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
dude this globe is really awesome!
used it here [link]
if you disagree please let me know!
color88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
you should paten this. using magnits it would make a really great variation to the normal game of chess. i'd by it
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
:wave: this deviation has been featured here: [link] !!
BlueSolace Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
This is incredible work. All of it is beautiful, and I can see how much thought and planning was put into it. I'm sure this has all been said before, but I love this piece and wanted to say so.
Shoe-Junkie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
This is wicked, I love it.
carde018 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
OMG this is awesome!!!!!!!
mauia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
I have no words ...
metalhed1382 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Your hard work paid off man this is an excellent piece. I am in my first 3d course at school now workin with 3ds but I've been self teaching maya so its good to see some good work come from it. Motivational for me.
Day-Crow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
very nice
Centauran Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wash-away Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great peice.
cadaverEYES Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   Filmographer
lol it's just worth it :)
good job :)
epicdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
awesome concept
Zanaris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
The world truly is the chess board of the powerful. Awesome picture.
WolfWarhead Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
It's so awesome in so many ways.


I'm going to track you down and sacrifice you in some horrifying satanic ritual to absorb all your artistic powers.

Just thought I'd let you know.
irisire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
My friend this really unbelievable aewsome!!!!!!!
danevilparker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, i love the design of the knights!
radink Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! :eyepopping:
brandq Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
Very nice work.
dosenbierDing Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i like especially the steampunk style of the figures
amazing artwork!
HBosman Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student
Wow that's just great!!!

How did you do that
Tinak Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
world chess
aNdicTed Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
kena bangeutt!
klepto21 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Brilliant! Extensive amounts of energy were put into this, I can tell.
density-tmr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
This is excellent work. Totally unique and very smooth throughout. Good work.
imachrismoose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
i forgot to ask, y not try to make a real one?
imachrismoose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
FREAKY COOL!!! how did you do it?!? i had no idea it was even possable!! i especially LOVE the pieces. i cant tell ehat is whough, eccept for the knights
kopfverdreht Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006   Photographer
Magnificient :) !
Kanamaelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
magnifique !!! J'adore ! ! ! *o*
valav Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
very nice. the idea have politic significate?
Snavender Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
I'm glad you finished it, cursed or no. It is now my wallpaper. :)
Kidcorona Featured By Owner May 24, 2006   Writer
It would be cool to play on, albeit confusing at first.
VeiledSarcasm Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
I think this is a fantastic concept. I would love to see it as an actual sculpture... do you sculpt?

I may (if I find the time) create the real thing, and of course I will give credit where credit is due.

Keep up the good work.
transatlant1c Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional Photographer
thanks man, finally a decent one that will fit my desktop... i think... close enuf!


keep it up!
Gois Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Student Digital Artist
cchasem Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
all around beautiful piece of work. nice concept/design/modling/tex/light/render...
you just know your stuff! ;P
i do wish there was a bit more diferentiation between the queen and bishop designs.... but that's me being picky. ;)
tonypapesh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I really like this piece - I have one question, I saw you put a watermark on it - I was wondering how exactly you put it on there. It is really cool how it doesnt show up on the piece unless you play around with it.
evilhomer145 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
I used this [link]
da5id2112 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
That is so sweet! :+fav: for sure!


On a technical note: Have you thought about applying some fresnel to the globe?

The reflection intensity is the same in the center as it is on the edges... I think you'd like the result if you dimished the reflective intensity towards the center. But please don't take this as criticism as the piece is truly amazing the way it is. :clap:
daftpunk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Did you ever try re-merging the scene into a fresh scene? You may lose your environmental effects and render settings, but those are easy to re-input.
evilhomer145 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
I have done that many times to save corrupted files, that [articular one was too far gone as I recall.
daftpunk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Ouch... Kinda wish there were some external max-3ds converters because of things like that.
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