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Contemplation by Jason-C Contemplation by Jason-C
A sign of strength.

Modeled in TopMod and 3ds max, rendered with Maxwell Render, and tweaked in Photoshop.
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shiny white sculpture. My girlfriend is absolutelly nuts about this shade of purple!!! I admit I am too. If she's happy so am I, lol.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I chose purple because it is the buddhist colour of wisdom, just the thing to go with some contemplation.
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westcoaster Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008   Photographer
Very cool... three indepenent, but interlocking shapes, I think... I'm still trying to get my mind around it right now. The smooth white seems a little bit Apple-esque ;) but it is interesting. If you do another version, a different background colour could be cool. But don't count that as a criticism... just an idea. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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westcoaster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008   Photographer
Oh, I saw that as I wrote the comment.
I just liked the background coloured, but thought that purple wasn't the best, and black is a shade. ;)
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:ignore: lalala not listening black is a colour I do believe in faries I do I do I doooo!!!!!!!!
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westcoaster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
Hmm... I don't seem to see any around here... perhaps they're :invisible: ??
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made them go away because you hate them you hateeee themmmmm!!!!!! :cries:

*retains dignity*
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westcoaster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
Maybe this'll bring them back for you (hey... it worked for tinkerbell):
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:excited:

(how the HELL did this conversation progress so far down this track?)
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Skokie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
-1 for lack of shine, +1 for using color in the backdrop, +1 for leaving it a little grainy, +1,000,000 for the best topmod model I've seen yet by anybody in the history of all of everythingness... This brings your total score to 1,000,001 FTW. :#1:

Just kidding about the shiny, BTW. I couldn't care less about a render's shininess. I just like to poke fun at how many people exalt how shiny your renders are. :D

:peace:
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Svenstaro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Looks pretty neat, though you might want to increase the quality on the GI Light since it seems a bit corny to me in some parts.

Apart from that stunning job!
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yeltzyn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw purple > B&W.

It's all about breaking the rules!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Purple is a Rule that was Designed to be Broken.
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yeltzyn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a question. I can see that those are 3 different tetrahedrons + handles (shape int.) + rind modeling? But what about "bending, twisting, breaking", i doubt You achieved it in topmod. Where they made in 3ds?
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JPcreations Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
cool wish i could learn using 3D programs myself ^^
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uncubitodehielo88 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Nice shapes! And i like the purple floor. :love:
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andidas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Mad geometry!
I was also going to point out the noise. I agree that noise can enhance the image. It might have been exacerbated by increasing contrasts in photoshop afterwards(?).
I would experiment with a separate clean and a noisy render and overlayer them letting the noise shine through only in parts where i wanted it, and having the ability to exclude the noise from the contrast correction...
And i would want to find a more innovative way for the ground floor reflection. Personally, i might prefer a more subtle, paler bw reflection.
It is pretty close to perfect.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINE!!! I'm re-rendering it now because of all the people complaining about the noise. It's gonna have pretty much no noise by the time I finish with it.

Also, the model seems to be rather popular, so it's just gonna be the white model against a black background. I have already been experimenting with the reflection before I saw your comment, I have settled on a simple black and white reflection. It's quite striking against a jet black bg, quite striking indeed!

PURPLE BEGONE!!!! (in a few hours when it finishes rendering) :P
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Skokie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
I personally say, fuck all these people and leave it how it is. The purple background is a large part of what makes this image stand out IMHO. But, you know, do what you feel like doing. :shrug:
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will leave this original version here. I agree with you, there is more than one way of doing things. :) At least with 2 versions, hopefully people will be able to choose the one they like the best.
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JAXMP Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I HATE YOU JASON D:<
lol it is pretty crazy XD
for some reason it reminds me of the valves in a heart @_@
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PRETTY CRAZY HEART IF YOU ASK ME :bucktooth:
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JAXMP Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
WELL I DIDNT ASK YOU D:<
BUT NOW I DO :D
>.>
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ahmedtelb Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work i like it
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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TEOxan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awsome... but we want less noise!!!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted moar noise in this image. :iconmoarplz:

It'd loose its charm if it had a perfectly clean flat computerised look. It's for that reason I moved from vray to maxwell. Some images will be cleaner than others, but the important thing is that it's an artistic choice.
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TEOxan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:D ok

you got 2 teach me how u do those objects in topmod if u still use it,..
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll tell you how I create all my objects. I just mess around for a few hours trying different things until I come up with something cool.

That's always been the process. Try it.

One tip: don't always follow the rules, try crazy things and one crazy idea will lead to another.
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TEOxan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i do crazy stuff... but i can't use doo sabin 2 get a smooth model...
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean you can't use doo sabin to get a smooth model? Why? Because it's too slow?

I don't do all my smoothing in topmod, I only get it to a reasonable level, then I apply nurms surfacing in 3ds during the render for the final smooth result.

If I used doo sabin in topmod to smooth this model to the degree you see in the above render, I think I'd still be waiting...for a few days... :lol:
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TEOxan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
crashy pc inside...
p.s. you gotta teach me how 2 use 3ds... i can use only c4d...
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There must be some way you can apply smoothing to geometry in c4d...
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sentimentalfreak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
sweet :D
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE! :omfg:
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sentimentalfreak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
sweet!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE! :|
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yeltzyn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless. This mesh is amazing.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :aww:
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