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Electrorama by Jason-C Electrorama by Jason-C
This is, I think, the best glass render I've ever done, or at least it's my personal favorite. I used all the techniques I have learned over the last few months in the production of this image. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Divineerrors glass renders, and I have been trying to replicate the effects he has achived in his work. This has been no easy task, as the render engine I use (Brazil r/s) operates in a very different way than Mental Ray, so I have had to spend a long time trying to find ways of getting the same look, but using completely different methods.

For this image, I used the Brazil Glass shader, and set the colour to a dark blue colour. I used a global illumination hdri skylight to light the scene, in conjunction with 2 self-illuminating cubes to light and generate the striking highlights on the surface of the glass. I used a very dark and highly glossy Brazil Advanced material on the floor with a falloff map set for fresnel reflections, this ensured that a lot of the light being emited from the global skylight wasn't reflected back up onto the glass, and provided some nice looking reflections for the objects above.

For the self-illuminating cubes, I used a Brazil Advanced material with the Ambiant, Diffuse, and Luminosity settings all set to pure white, and the Kd set to 12.

As for the render settings, I set the sample rate to Min 1 Max 2, and set the View Rate at 33, and the sec rate at 20. All direct and indirect illumination is enabled, and all other settings are standard. I could have further increased the view and sec rates to get a super, super sharp image, but I didn't feel like waiting around for a couple of extra hours for a tiny increase in quality that no-one cares about. For further detail on my render setup process, refer to my Brazil Rendering tutorial: [link]

Any questions on specific areas of my renders can be directed towards my forum thread on the subject: [link]
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HeatherHirani Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
This is magnificent!!!!!
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Akuwizard Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
It's amazingly smooth... :+fav:
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bear69designs Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Very pretty, and fun to gaze into. I think you've done much with little. Love the color choices as well.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :thumbsup:
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EBelacqua Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
pwetty....
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Phido-the-flareon Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
I agree, they do seem strangely edible. In a very pretty sort of way. Mesmerizing actually.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pixels for dinner! :hungry:
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scars-and-stripes Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
:omfg:
I love it....... TT-TT so shiny... and purple... So real looking! I want to play marbles now. Actually I want to eat them. Can I eat them?
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Jason-C Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, you can eat them. They taste like laser beams. :drool:
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scars-and-stripes Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Mmmmm... :3
I've never eaten laser beams before :D
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