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Opalite and Gold
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Published: September 24, 2006
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Another fancy container. :)

The full view does it more justice.

The technical stuff:
Drangonfly and scarab models from Content Paradise, modified in Blender.
Bump map design on top surface was done in Illustrator and Photoshop.
POV-Ray for the rest.
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rabbitica's avatar
rabbitica| Digital Artist
Uh..pretty. :)
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Rab!
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LeonieZurakowsky's avatar
An excellent gift creation - I want to give this to my sister for Xmas, ok? :D
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Okay, but can I have one too? :giggle:
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LeonieZurakowsky's avatar
You'll end up having them mass produced in China like everything else these days! DANG!! :D
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes I wonder what the Chinese factory workers think while they make the stuff that gets sold here (in the US). And people buy it!! You should just look at some of the shit people buy at Wal-Mart or where ever. They must think we're nuts. They probably think "What am I making?" "What's it for?" "It looks useless and ugly." Stuff like that. Then the people here just throw it away after a while. It IS insane.
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bluesman219|Hobbyist Photographer
The thumb makes it look like a fruit pie!! :rofl:
Good one Janet. :)
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm, I like pie!
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bluesman219|Hobbyist Photographer
Me too!! :)
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rillani|Professional Digital Artist
I want one.
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Me too. It seems weird to make these vitual objects, when they should be real. :D
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ttnn's avatar
Nice opalite! Great wings!

P.S. Some day I'd love to read from you a comparative critique of Blender vs. Hexagon, as modeling tools. :neom:
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha, Me? Write a critique? Anyway, I know nothing about Hexagon. :D
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Yes, you: you can write!
If you can figure out an algorithm for floating boobs and other marvels that I've seen in your gallery, then I predict you'll love the Gordon and the Coons surfaces of Hexagon (among so many other features that you'll be able to use without writing another line of code: wysywyg!).

Get it next time there's an irresistible offer.

P.S. I expect to be without Internet for the remainder of this week: tomorrow is my big move, no further postponements. :headbang:
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Giggle... Gordons? and Coons?? Ha ha, funny names, maybe they have a demo version I could check out. Wait, I like coding sometimes, I'm a geek, m'kay? :D
Hey, weren't you supposed to move Sunday? Wha?? Well have fun tomorrow. :rofl: I REALLY envy you (not). But once you have your stuff in the new place, the fun begins... HAVE FUN. :)
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I really love your bump mapping, would you mind explaining how you go about making it?

Such detail.. *drools*

+ fav! :D
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Its just a grayscale image. I don't know what program you use, but, you probably have to use UV mapping. See if your program's help or manual has anything about bump mapping or normal mapping.
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The 3d package i use is maya, i take a snapshot of the UV mapping and take it to photoshop for texturing. Would love to see the bump maps for this ^^
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Maya, huh? Lucky bastard! :D
I posted the image used for the bump map here ==> [link]
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jsp7707's avatar
Hey, Dragonflys!!!
They look Goooood.
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dear. Where am I going? I never know. :shrug:
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golem1|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome... And that's not a word I use often.

Where you going from here?
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Doh! I didn't hit the reply button.

Thanks Dear. Where am I going? I never know. :shrug:
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