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YARSOCP by teknof YARSOCP by teknof
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My latest take on the classic Reflective Sphere on a Checkered Plane image. Created for an art contest subject "before + after", this being "after" I got my mad povray skillz!

The whole scene is constructed in pure POVray code (i.e. procedural textures and objects), apart from 1 photo texture for the HDRI.

It uses just about every photo-real trick I know: focal blur, vignetting, dispersion (RGB seperation at the edges of the image). The only other trick I know of is rendering in CIE colour space, but that's a lot of hassle with HDR.

The HDR probe is from [link]
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GreyEye Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
This is great, I love the effects you added to improve the photorealism, they worked well.
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Kathryn-has-a-bean Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one.
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JRJay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
This is the most interesting single sphere on a checkered plane I have yet encountered. Good job! :)
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BarberofCivil Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I recognize that! (Another POVer located...) Good job on the final render.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great render! :+fav:
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teknof Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
It depends on what 3D software you're using. With the renderer I use (povray) there's an unofficial version (megapov) that includes support for HDR images. Most renderers these days will have some kind of plug-in support for HDR.

The techniques for taking HDR photos are quite complex and I've never tried it myself. I'm using an image from the photo->HDR page on this website: [link] and there's some other ones with more technical info here: [link]
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belegdae Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Student
Awesome work, nice one, especially the refection in ball, is that an environment map or a background? :+fav:
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teknof Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
It's an HDRI probe. i.e. it's a 360 degree photo of a real place with extra brightness info that makes it more realistic than a conventional photo.
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belegdae Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Student
ooo intreguing... is that the sort of thing that needs specialist hardware or is it software based?
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Albrtd3 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Dude, it looks really cool and sweet. Very realistic.
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