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Offline alexanderkaula

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Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« on: October 21, 2017, 03:34:20 am »


Hey everyone,

so this is my first post in the keyshot forum and my entry for the render competition 2017.   :)

Models and Textures
GameBoy: https://grabcad.com/library/retro-nintendo-gameboy-1
Fly: http://zerokobo.web.fc2.com/
Textures are selfmade or via Poliigon.com.

Workflow
The Models were opened in Rhino 3d and were processed for rendering. (Some were SolidWorks models - so they were opened there and exported)
Sometimes the models aren’t that nice so some work needs to be done. In this case, the GameBoy needed internal parts, so i modeled those. Some textures had to be made in Photoshop as well.
The Fly was imported into Blender where i made some modifications to the grouping of the Parts.
Afterwards all models were imported into Keyshot where i started the composion.

Lighting and camera
The lighting is based on an HDRi i build. To get some more fine control, i used a primitive as a light source as well.
Because of my photography background i like to render my images quite flat. Somewhat like a raw image. That's just the way my workflow works the best for me. Which is quite obvious in the before and after comparison.
The camera was set to 80mm since i wanted to represent a macro shot as best as possible. Lots of macro lenses use 80mm.

Keyshot 7 Material
My focus was the cloudy plastic material, since i think its just awesome. The material graph got quite huge because of all the labels i added and some imperfections like dust, scratches etc.
I really liked to dig into details with the fly. The material graph was super usefull here. I used cloudy plastic for the legs with some adjustments to get some nice light reflections as well. For the body and the eyes i used an anodized metal material. In the material graph i blended two different anodized metals to get a more diverse color reflections for the body. To get even more control i used the curvature node to get the deep crevasses of the body a darker tone. A diffuse with a dark color worked great in this small scale.

Rendering
Rendered at 1080p @ 700 Samples
PSD 32bit all Render-passes.

Post processing
I really love the new render passes! The post processing was done in Photoshop as well as Lightroom. I made a near finished editing in photoshop and then imported the 16bit file into Lightroom, where i used my beloved VSCO Kodak Portra 800 Analogue Film Adjustment and did some color tweaking etc.

It was really fun working with the new materials. Even though i only had a couple of days time.

Good luck to everyone!  :)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2017, 04:23:15 am by alexanderkaula »

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 04:31:22 am »
I totally love the complete silliness of this concept.
Sorry that I called your image silly...

Great execution.

Dries
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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 05:15:43 am »
I totally love the complete silliness of this concept.
Sorry that I called your image silly...

Great execution.

Dries

Thanks Dries! To us it might look silly - but flies do see in slo-motion - it would be possible for the fly to game as quick as we humans do.  ;D

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 07:13:53 am »
Looking good !

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 08:49:54 am »
Just... oustanding!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 08:55:27 am »
That came out really nice, Alex!
Love how you positioned the fly to add some story to the shot :D

Great job on the materials!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 04:27:42 pm »
I like the concept, composition and materials! Nice!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 01:30:09 am »
Nice job!Materials look really nice alex!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 12:21:35 pm »
Sheesh that cloudy plastic looks so nice! Great job!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2017, 12:58:36 pm »
look at the huge material graph...Nice job alex!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 04:34:30 am »
Great job!  :)
Look nice!

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Re: Fly playing GameBoy - Keyshot Render Contest 2017 Entry
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 02:57:07 pm »
Very well done!