Friday, 27 March 2009

Chinese New Year 2009 animation

This is the animation by 8TV in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2009. I love the characters and the storyline. Enjoy!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

中國風. Chinese style

My latest visualisation work with traditional Chinese architecture. I tried to use the water shader (ocean lume) to simulate the water. The water generates caustic effect though the effect is not good enough. I use mental ray with mr sun+mr sky. I found the mr photographic exposure quite useful and comparable to vray physical camera in terms of usability and function.

中國風. Chinese style

I love the Chinese style pop songs which incorporate the traditional elements into the music. Jay Chou's music is one of the best example. This had inspired me to do 3D visualisation with Chinese elements. This visual was done based on a photo of Chinese style landscaping, with mental ray and daylight system.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Pinnacles Interpretive Centre

When producing exterior rendering, I always use the render engine's daylight system. For VRay, I use the VRay sun and VRay sky; as for mental ray, I use mr sun and mr sky. The daylight system produces good results for exterior rendering.

The following images are rendered based on the photo I took at the Pinnacles Interpretive Centre during my visit to Australia. I love the play of shadow on the timber frame.

mental ray: mr sky+mr sun

VRay: VRay sky+VRay sun
The Pinnacles Interpretive Centre

Monday, 9 March 2009

Head Modelling

This was the head modelling result for the fifth attempt, based on several tutorials. It was done with poly-modelling method which I think offers flexibility and ease of use. It's time consuming and the form was not that impressive. Still needs practice...

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Church of Light-Tadao Ando

I tried to model and render the Church of Light by Tadao Ando. The above was rendered with VRay The light effect looks fake as it was done with Photoshop....:(

And this was done with mental ray, looks quite good. Which of the above looks better?

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Photomatch & Exterior Rendering

An attempt to practise photomatch technique and exterior rendering based on photograph. Looks different when compared to the original photo but that's fun!

The original photo

Rendered picture

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Another practice work

Practise, practice and keep practising!