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Digital Morning position 1 by robodesign Digital Morning position 1 by robodesign
The room and all the objects were made at a real scale. I worked on this scene from december 2003 until late june 2004. This image took 8 days, 8 hours, 49 minutes and 59 seconds to render.

I used radiosity, caustics (for the globe on the desk) and SSS (for the courtains).

Special thanks to Shademaster and Cinemike for suggestions and critiques during the creative process.

Be sure to also check out the second render.

I recommend you to view the "Making of Digital Morning" page which shows all the images I saved during the creative process.

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The image was rendered with:

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 1.7 Ghz;
  • Memory: 1 GB RIMM;
  • HDD: 20 GB SCSI (10000 RPM);
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Digital Morning position 1 by ~robodesign shows how a detailed lighting rig mixed with realistic textures can truely make a piece. Zoom in and marvel at all the wonderful details contained in this 3D render. ( Featured by bluespeed9 )
DCan1081 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very nice piece, bravo. That render time would be heavily improved with better hardware. ;) 
carpediemisa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I like this render, it's fantastic
manishpanchal Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Artist
nice one
Coresk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I had a jawdrop when I saw this. Especially when I saw that it's almost 8 years old! And the render time!!

Man, I envy these skills =P

Very well made, quality of textures is extraordinary!
darl1412 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i love it :D
kropped Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Wow - very impressive modelling skills
AlinamE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
omg this is so realistic awesome work !!
egyfahd Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
very good one
i like it
Hucklemary Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Artist
very good work!!!
chewedpencils Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   Photographer
this look so real! GREAT JOB
Migrena Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Perfect! :heart:
Addieo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
You work on this in a team? Ain't done that yet. I've got a Quad Core 4 gb memory blah de blah and it dramatically decreases render time I would suggest upgrade if you have the money :) if not well you can produce this so keep it up.
robodesign Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The image was done on an Athlon XP at 1,5Ghz, an old PC.

Now, I have a new PC. Intel Core 2 Duo with 8Gb of RAM and as we speak, I am working on a new image, of a greater complexity and realism.

Anyways, thanks for the message.
Addieo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sweet, sounds amazing.
MissIsabeau Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   Writer
*jaw hits floor*
jbrown67 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i was confused about all these comments until i saw that it was 3D art. i was wondering why they were saying "great job" about a photo of a computer
Vulcalunar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
very nice..
1HappyGuy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Nice !
looks realistic
but there is a problem with keyboard
i can't feel the weight
imaGeac Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey man that's simply awesome!
What Kind of software do you use!!!
you're "Patienceman"
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop: It leaves me speechless... :faint: I admire your patience.
Amritesh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
MIND BLOWING..... tht's just awesome.... i m also a 3d modeler.... i wish i could make something like u have done... gr8 work..
imoh1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Looks fucking gorgeous, the sunshine, and everything!
Awesome photorealistic work!
Perhaps make a Vista version of the Desktp, the win 2000 theme looks a bit ugly ^^
Vendetti Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks great but still kinda 3d

technolife Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
8 days to rendeR?...and i thought my 8 hour abstract renders took long!!
i like it
snootybee Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
wow this is so cool! u put so much effort to put all the details..salute!
bobjim Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
oh my ...
Zypa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
cute photo :)
i have the same hdd rack,the same Teac unit and the same "shell" :)
8 days..your poor processor :)

nice photo in final :)
seiichi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
that is so insanely hawt!

Great detail! I really love it!
Rcc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006   Digital Artist
WOW really really nice I would never wait for 8days longest render Ive ever done was 8 hours :D :+fav:
cberry240 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Straight out of toy story? =P
Good work.
Prominance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Wow. Incredible job my friend. +Fav!
kurokeren Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
Waaaah, bagus sekali!!! (Indonesian for VERY GOOD) Good work. the object's rather plain, but the rendeering job is awsome! How many lights did you guys use? the monitor doesnt seem to real thou... no offense
rendering Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005   Writer
vary nice!!!!it's wonderful
niknak Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Great work guys. One question tho. When u say it was made at a "real scale" I assume u mean 1:1 - arent most models built liek this??? Mine certainly are. I dont see why this makes it more impressive. I may well be misunderstanding you here but the image is not 1:1 is it? if it was it wouldnt fit on my screen!
robodesign Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The idea is ... the models are correctly scaled in relation to each other. Why mention this? There are n00bs saying stuff like "the mouse is too big compared to the keyboard" (or whatever). It might be, compared to his/her mouse, but that's the way I got my mouse :).
Darkstrawberrys Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
very nice! evey detail. i love it :D +fav ! because you deserve it
GalyBS Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
great job
it's very coooooool;):):):):):):)
reynante Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
wow. uber. i can't breathe...
KingMango Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's another wow...
Only critique being the blooms on the curtains. A bit much for such a realistically inclined piece. But still this is one fantastic scene.
DA-Founder Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
I would hvae chosen a interstig subject as its a bit dull. the work is good.
dagrock Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
Wow , Unbelievable .

Respect :D
frogamb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
PERFECTION! It looks like you took a picture. No critiquing from me. 0o0
paradisiac Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
This is amazing. It looks soo real.
And 8 days to render...I dont think i could wait that long!
paradisiac Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
This is amazing. It looks soo real.
And 8 days to render...I dont think i could wait that long!
siriusasthma Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
Calendar-> February 30 days? :-
kainna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005   Interface Designer
Enigmajade Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! With the amount of effort you've put in, I sincerely think you deserve it!

You've done an incredible job with the overall lighting in this piece. I would love to see the rig that you've come up with. There's a great sense of the early morning brightness there and I applaud you for that. It would have been nice to see just a bit of particle interaction in the air, but I would say that it is indeed better to leave it out than to overdo the effect, as many are wont to do.

The most noticeable feature that clued be into the fact that this was indeed a 3D image was your green "glow" on all of your computer equipment. This glow seems. . .overdone. Too exaggerated? In comparing your image with similar products around my own house, there isn't nearly as much of a light-bloom from such a small LED. Also, in your image, these small lights actually seem quite noticeable in this bright, early morning room. In reality, they probably wouldn't have as much significance.

. . .I absolutely envy your desk. What a beautifully done texture. I only wish that there was some evidence that the desk had been used -- small scrapes or scratches, weathering where wrists or cups sat, pens/pieces of paper scattered on top of it. Dust? I am meticulously clean, but even these small things find their way onto my poor, overused desk. ;)

Onto what perhaps bothers (and intrigues) me most about this image: this strange, blue globe that you've added to the scene. It is beautiful, lovely, a wonder to look at and ponder, to be sure. But. . .what is it? Is it self-illuminating? Self-illuminating and somehow keeping all of it's light to itself? I looked at your other render (this render is by far the superior composition, if I may say so), but can't quite account for any light hitting the globe externally to illuminate it in such a way. It baffles me. Truly.

I am curious. Just how is the calendar being held onto the wall? And does it really have only two really thick pages? ;)

I don't understand the amount of artifacting I'm seeing with how long the creation and rendering of this scene took.

^_^ I adore when artists are able to not become so focused on their work that they can't joke about it. 1.44 Gb! HA! I love it! I'm hoping that the 30 in Feb was the same. Awesome job!
robodesign Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
All the jokes in the image are intentionally implemented in it.
To see how the globe it should have been in the final click on the link: [link] . In the final renders it doesn't look as realistic as in this work in progress render :(.
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