Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vray Gold Test

This is just a test. I was trying to make gold. Pretty close, but it takes a very long time to render.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Barn in Northwest Iowa - Pen and Ink Barn Drawing

This is a barn in Northwest Iowa. A friend asked me if I could draw it for him to give to his parents for Christmas. Because the barn had burned down I couldn't take my own reference photos. He provided me with several and I was able to use 3 pictures to come up with this image.
To see more of my barn drawings go to www.joellueck.com/ArtEndeavors.html

Monday, December 20, 2010


This is the last image for this. I kind of like this one. Makes me think of 'rebirth'.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Steel Forest - Cross-Eyed Stereoscopic Image 2

Not a huge difference from the one below.

Steel Forest - Vray Fast SSS2 Snow

Steel Forest - Cross-Eyed Stereoscopic

Here is a cross-eyed stereoscopic image of my Steel Forest. You will have to cross your eyes to see it in 3d. Don't try too hard because it may give you a headache. If it does please stop trying. My focal length isn't great and may not be ideal for this scene. I will keep working on it. Click on the image to see it in full resolution.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

One More Set of Bowls - Vray Fast SSS2

More bowls with various vray materials.
To see more of my images rendered with Vray and Fast SSS go to http://www.joellueck.com/CompRendersPage.html

Soup Bowls - Vray Fast SSS2

Soup Bowls. Rendered in 3dStudio Max 2011 with Vray. I used After Effects for Color Adjustment,depth of field effect, and a slight glow.
To see more of my images rendered with Vray and Fast SSS go to http://www.joellueck.com/CompRendersPage.html

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shed - Pen and Ink drawing of a shed

Pen and Ink Drawing of a shed. I don't think I like it very much. I just think I lost the feeling for it somewhere.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Red Thing - Vray Fast SSS2

Red thing. Trying to come up with a material that looks like blood. This doesn't quite look like it yet.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seemed kind of cool at the time... Vray Fast SSS2

I thought that I would learn a little more about some modelling features in Max that I rarely use. It looked more interesting in wireframe. I used a Vray Fast SSS2 material on the things.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jars - Vray Fast SSS2

Jars. I kind of like this image. I like the idea of how the jar loses its identity as it goes into the distance. Unfortunatly, it seems too busy to me. Too many jars...? The glass material is a Vray Fast SSS2 material.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Barn Drawing #22

This is Barn #22. I think the photo looks a little darker than the actual drawing.
To see more of my pen and ink barn drawings, go to http://www.joellueck.com/ArtEndeavors.html

Monday, June 21, 2010

Harbour with Rocks

With rocks? I think these rocks make the ship look too small. I'll need to work on it some more.

Harbour Again

This is a different take on the one below. I'm not use that I like the shoreline on the lower right side. I'm going to live with for a while and see if I start to like more or less.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ship In a Bottle

This is just another take on Ship in a Bottle from below.

Ship In A Bottle : Vray Fast SSS2

I used 3dStudio Max to model this (not the ship) and Vray to render it out. I then used Photoshop to create the cutout look.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Barn Drawing #21

This is Barn Drawing #22. This isn't a great photo, but then they never are.
To see more of my pen and ink drawings go to http://www.joellueck.com/ArtEndeavors.html

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Planes over Water : Vray and Fast SSS2

This is the last image I'm going to do from this file for a while. It was fun to work on. I think I got out of it as much as I would like to.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just an idea...

This is just an idea I'm playing around with. The planes and water are Vray Fast SSS2 materials and the clouds are Vray Fog.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Barn Drawing #20

Click on the image above to see a larger image.

Barn Drawing #20
The photo of this drawing is really not very good. But I think you get the idea.

To see more barn drawings go to http://www.joellueck.com/ArtEndeavors.html

Monday, April 12, 2010

Vray Fast SSS2 Materials

I used Vray's Fast SSS2 material with celluar for the Vray Displacement map as well as for Subsurface Scatter maps.

Titanic and Fast SSS2 Vray materials

I used Vray's Fast SSS2 materials for the iceberg and the water. These are just tests and quick renders to see how the materials work.

Click on Fast SSS below in Labels to see more examples of Vray Fast SSS materials.