Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by Draven, Mar 12, 2007.
Actual still from Episode II:
SO nice to have a PC capable of rendering this now....
Wow, cool! That looks great!
Sorry, I haven't really kept up to date with your poject and don't really know much about it other than waht I saw on the first episode. When is this due out do you think?
Amazing scene Draven! You do all that using lightwave? Looks like it will have taken alot of patience for that. Im curious if you would recommend using lightwave over Maya (which i use), or have you not tried maya? I look forward to more.
Gorgeous as always!
Being cheeky for a second, do you have any spare time to perhaps work on a intro scene for the freeware TF game I'm making :O.
cant wait for this to be finished!
Can't wait to see this at Botcon Draven. Will you have DVDs of Redemption available for purchase at the con?
Maboroshi: I'm planning on premiering it at Botcon. It'll on the net shortly afterwards.
prime_force: Everything you see visually in Redemption is done in Lightwave. As for which is better, I haven't tried Maya (although I'd like to at some point). I'd reccomend getting demos of each, and seeing which one you find suits you better.
Showster: Sorry d00d, but at the moment, free time isn't something I have any of...! LOVE your work though!
Mako: Bring a blank DVD, and it's yours.
you really should try maya draven, at least just download it and import your lightwave files so that you can render it out using mental ray.. heres a really simple bot scene i made (also an actual still but the movies only 10 seconds long haha) with a bit of mental ray magic dust sprinkled on.. imagine if your scene above was mental-rayed..
actually, mental ray is also in softimage, 3ds max.. come you know you wanna swap away from lightwave, all your models and scenes will be compatible or you mgiht even be able to get hold of a stand-alone mental ray renderer to use alongside lightwave..
actually enough of my crappy amateur first efforts, here are some proper images that have been rendered with mental ray:
and finally this one should give oyu an idea of what your transformers will come out like:
and jsut to prove its not all just due to fancy models etc..
seriously... use mental ray
Wow i love computers, theres an infinite amount of stuff as to what one can do with them. Anyways, what computers do you guys happen to own? Im planning on buying an apple desktop pretty soon.
Edit: I meant laptop lol sorry
And what, kjeevahh, would the rendering time in Mental Ray be for a 1020 frame sequence, containing roughly 8000 objects that occupy 650Mb of RAM?
Little tip, for any 3D people out there:
There is no magic dust. Only hard work.
It's what you do with your tech that counts. Using a different rendering engine is not a magical solution to everything. I often think that people forget that.
I do not want to swap away from Lightwave. If you think that Mental Ray is the only way to get decent images, you might want to go look on Newtek's website at the list of TV shows & movies that Lightwave has been used on. And while you're at it, brush up on your own techniques, rather than relying on the app you use to make things look good FOR you.
If I had the time to crank up the settings on my renders (use radiosity ans so on) I would. Changing & relearning renderers (necessitating a change of app in general) isn't at all high on my list of priorities right now. Or at all, in fact.
Frankly I'm half tempted to ask the mods to remove your little advert for Mental Ray from my thread. Pissed me off rather a lot, it has.
Still, thanks for the crit on my work.
Oh no, that's right; you didn't PUT one, did you. Not a thing, except to try and peddle a different app to me..
Modelling/rendering/video editing machine:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+, with 1Gb RAM, GeForce 6200 Gfx card
Lightwave 3D V9.2 (3D)
Photoshop 7 (image editing)
Adobe Premiere Professional 2 (video editing)
Soundtrack/recording/audio editing machine:
3Ghz Intel Pentium 3, 1Gb RAM, GeForce 6600 Gfx card
Windows XP Pro
Reason 3 (score composition)
Samplitude Pro 8 (audio recording)
Soundforge 6 (audio editing)
Nuendo 2 (soundtrack production & synching to video)
Hmm, wow those programs you have there take up a lot of space, but i guess every mb is worth it. Now as far as the still from youre story goes, I think you did a great job but I would add more detail to the center building, being the main object and center point of that setting. =)
Very much so
Heh. I wouldn't worry about that.
The full shot is 1020 frames long; it starts inside the building, goes out through a window, down the front of it (showing the detail on it) and then moves out over the city.
That is amazing, Pete! Loving all the detail!
O, well in that case forget what I said, and great job dude! =)
Looking great Pete, if you ever need any rendering farmed out I have a Dual 3.8 Xeon that'd be happy to help out. You'd need to do all the render setting stuff though, not got a clue about LW, I like my Maya and Max. Keep it up dude.
Cool city scape.
Looks great, man!
I think Draven does a fine job using Lightwave. How about you appreciate his work instead of trying to have him switch to something you feel is better?
That still render is looking great dude! Can't wait to see a camera flying through it.
I use Maya.
And I doubt I can do something as good as Draven.
Software is useless without talant, and LOT of hard work.
Things like Mental Ray whith advanced features good for still image but useless if you need render 10 - 15 minutes of video on your home PC.
I want more.
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