Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thinking about Halloween - Vray - Vray Fur

Not sure if I like this version. I will do a version with the dark figures.

Here are the dark figures.  Not great and not interesting yet.  I need to movie the figures around so that they will seem to come into our space.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Scene - House work - Vray

I've done a little work to the house to make it look a little more worn.  I'm not sure how much further I will take this until I see how it looks with the fog and lens blur.

Close up of the house shows areas that still need some work.

Base Image with levels adj and Lens blur.

Added Fog layer.

Darker Sky.

Monday, October 24, 2011

halloween Scene - Part 5 - Adding Figures

This is just a test of grass and  figures.  I have not done much color correction to the image yet.  The geometry of the figures is far from done.  And there is something wierd on the front step of the house.  Some kind of a light problem I think.  Maybe a geometry problem.  I'll need to look at it closer.

Halloween Scene - Part 4 - Vray and Vray Fur

I'm going to try something maybe a little scarier.  I darkened the lighting and the trees.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thinking of Halloween - Part 3 - Vray Fur

In this version, the T-Rex is gone and Screaming Skulls are in! I think the screaming skulls are way cooler!
Click on the above image to see a larger image.

This image may have a little better color.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Not so Halloweeny - T-Rex and Vray

Not very Halloweeny but I thought that I would try it anyway.  I think I would need to do something about the texture on the T-Rex if I were going to take this any further. I did this as a break from trying to model some ghosts.

I didn't model the T-Rex or the building in the back.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Image - Part 2 - Vray and After Effects - Vray Fur

The nice thing about these two ideas and images is that it makes me like the first one, from yesterday, even more. I'm not too thrilled with these two ideas.  I think I'll keep trying out ideas.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thinking about Halloween

I'm kind of thinking about using this tree in some sort of a Halloween image.  I'm not sure what yet.  This image is just a sketch.  It was setup in 3d Studio Max 2011, rendered with Vray and composited with After Effects.  I made the tree with Onyx Tree.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tree at 801 Grand in Des Moines, Iowa

This is a pen and ink drawing that I am working on of a tree at 801 Grand in Des Moines, Iowa.  I am getting close to being done.

It is a 21" x 15" pen and ink drawing on cold press watercolor paper.
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