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Source Four by VossBC Source Four by VossBC
Anyone who works in the theatre should recognise one of these. A great piece of equipment. My hope is to render an entire theatre (if I ever find the time) and I want each piece of it to be as detailed as possible.

This Source Four was rendered in Bryce 5.5 and actually has a hollow center with a white lightsource inside. The lightsource passes through a convex lens and a flat semi-transperant "gel" which I colored blue for this rendering. I can have different colored lights by changing the color of the gel and leaving the light white.

As a side note this piece is missing the brackets used to mount it on a pipe.

I welcome advanced critiques because I want to grow as an artist, but please remember I'm new at this.
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sscully Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Interface Designer
Great rendering! I don't see many depictions of the Source Four with the Enhanced Definition Lens Tube. Very unique. Since your depiction has the Enhanced Definition Lens Tube (EDLT) attached, it would make more sense if you add a Gobo holder to the unit, as the purpose of the EDLT is to enhance the projection of Gobos..........Man I love Source Fours :D
VossBC Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, what a great reply! I agree, a Gobo holder would make perfect sense, I keep telling myself I'm going to go back to this project and add in those details, but I never do.
VossBC Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's been almost a year now, so I don't really remember which zoom I used as a reference.
As for the shutters, that's a good catch :)
One of them is hidden on the other side, obviously, and the other one, I accidentally deleted when I deleted the yoke, which I decided made the unit look to bulky and not as sleek and cool-looking. I didn't notice that the shutter was gone until after I had posted the image :)
I suppose I could fix the mistake and re-post it, but it took a year for anyone to notice :lol:
Frosty-Orca Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006   Photographer
woot ETC source 4 Elipsoidals zoom!

very nicely rendered! its about time somebody took the time to do 3d renderings of some of the theatrical lights that are true to life!
VossBC Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I've been waiting so long for someone who apreciates this type of thing to come along!!!
Frosty-Orca Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006   Photographer
hehe. your very welcome. i actualy was working on doing something very simular on a game called Second life. i was working on making more realistic and true to life lighting fixtures, but i have since moved on.

im curious as to which of the ETC source four zooms you based your moddle on. there is the 15-30 degree zoom, and then there is also a 25-50 degree zoom.

(PS: in your rendering it looks as if there are only 2 shutters, is that intentional?)
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