Saturday, 10 December 2011

Espresso Extraction

Another attempt of the espresso rendering series

Monday, 5 December 2011

Bella Espresso

Another visualisation work done since the katana assignment. Since I love drinking coffee, especially the irresistible aroma and the crema of espresso, so I decided to model one for myself :)

Anyway, this is a trial short assignment to get the crema effect. It shall be included in the next stage of interior rendering assignment.

Rendered in VRay, DOF done using VRay Z-Depth, post production in Photoshop.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Bloodshed Katanas

This is the scene depicting the ancient Japanese period. Perhaps there was a fight between 2 samurais with the autumn forest as the battle background.

The bloodshed effect adds impact to the composition as a camouflage for the red leaves.

Modelled in 3DS max, rendered with VRay. The leaves were done using particle system + motion blur and post production done in Photoshop.


Friday, 11 March 2011

Soul of the Samurai

Katana is the samurai sword. It's a deadly weapon with beauty.
The katana is regarded as the soul of the samurai, hence samurai will bear the katana all the time.

To me it's a masterpiece of art that is to be appreciated.
Too bad I can't afford to own one so I have my own digital collection of katana.

This was modelled in 3DS Max and rendered with VRay, with post production using Photoshop.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Digital Painting

Aside from 3D visualisation, I also engage in digital painting.

I use Wacom graphic tablet to draw on computer. I know my artworks are not that great compared to those featured in deviantArt, but I am learning and improving (provided I have time for myself due to office work).

One of the first illustrations done using digital media:

Done with Photoshop, hard to create and control the desired brush stroke effect.

Done with the powerful painting software: Corel Painter which can simulate realistic brush effects

Artwork to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival celebration in September.

Recent artwork: Shinsengumi, the secret police force of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Latest artwork done this morning (it's my holiday).

Among all the drawing softwares, Corel Painter is the best for drawing and painting. Photoshop is best for image editing.

I use Corel Painting for drawing and Photoshop for post production.

More works to come (again provided I have time for myself).

Thursday, 20 May 2010

[Tutorial] Aesthetic Lamp

This is a simple tutorial of making the aesthetic lamp shown in the previous post.
I hope to share some of my new discoveries here.

Firstly you need to download the Advanced Painter plugin.
Click here to download.

Then kindly refer the following pictures:


I hope this is helpful and comments welcome.
Enjoy and have fun!

Friday, 30 April 2010

Aesthetic Lamp

When the office jobs get too bored to be done, it's good to try something else which is new and fun.

Hence I did this simple modeling of some aesthetic lamps amidst the boring 3D project in the office.

VRay light (sphere) makes the lighting effect. Intensity is a high 30 to create the shadow effect on the wall.

If I have the time, I will try posting the tutorial of how I made this model with some great plugin.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Chinese Style Interior

Chinese New Year mood was filling the air in the office, so I did this practice job while nothing is on the rush.

This interior scene was intended to present a warm and soft atmosphere.
The fabric presents softness and the lanterns turn the atmosphere into a warm setting with lighting and colour.

Of course, there was minor photoshoping on the lantern lighting effect.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Chinese Lantern

During Chinese New Year, it is common to see beautiful lanterns hung everywhere. They make a big difference to the festival atmosphere by creating a warm and pleasant mood.

This scene was modelled in 3DS Max, rendered with VRay and did some post production with Photoshop.

The lantern fabric itself is Vray 2 sided material, with the red fabric as the front material and VRay Light material as the back material.

No additional lights involved although I thought would make the scene nicer.

Happy Chinese New Year to my readers!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Cassina Prive 241 by Philippe Starck

It's been 3 months since I started working as a 3D visualiser. i hardly have time for myself since working, including updating this blog.

Nevertheless, this time I am presenting my latest work. I modelled this settee based on the real product designed by Philippe Starck. An elegant leather sofa with the challenge of building the tufted cushions and tuning the material, yet it's an interesting piece of modelling work.

The real Cassina Prive 241 31/33G, designed by Philippe Starck:

(Source: Archiexpo)

More info: Cassina