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Title: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 27, 2010, 11:58:25 AM
Inspired by Julian Thomas. Modeled & Rendered in v17

EDIT: Also a new twist on an old theme :-)
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Jeffin90620 on March 27, 2010, 12:34:15 PM
Very nicely done, except for one point.  At first, I thought the top light was too bright, but the table top is well lit, so it seems the metallic materials you are using are too reflective.

Jeff
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Henry Hubich on March 27, 2010, 02:00:25 PM
Very gracefully modeled and nicely presented. Interesting viewpoints.

Henry H
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Brad Easterday on March 27, 2010, 02:46:38 PM
Fantastic model! It took me a moment to notice, but are the cables made from a nylon material like a classical guitar string would be? I like the cube version, very interesting.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 27, 2010, 03:58:57 PM
Thanks Henry & Brad. Coming from a couple of TC Rendering Geniouses like you two is one hell of a compliment. I have been so preoccupied at work with my cnc &stuff that I have not done any artistic rendering in a while. I think I my creativity is a bit rusty. Once again, thanks guys.

EDIT:
Changed the ball material to "Mirror" Looks alot better.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 27, 2010, 07:28:41 PM
Another render utilizing the "Advanced Render Settings" with a Depth of Field post processor. Question for one of the rendering gurus here on the forum, how to get "soft" shadows with the Advanced settings. I guess I am bored tonight, while watching UFC 111. :-)
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Majo on March 27, 2010, 07:58:27 PM
Another render utilizing the "Advanced Render Settings" with a Depth of Field post processor. Question for one of the rendering gurus here on the forum, how to get "soft" shadows with the Advanced settings. I guess I am bored tonight, while watching UFC 111. :-)

And what light do you use?
Try luminance - Sky or a combination of the sun
Very nice work    ;)

Majo

and my Cradle  ::)
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Henry Hubich on March 27, 2010, 08:01:13 PM
... how to get "soft" shadows with the Advanced settings.

Someplace in your Options menu there oughta be a dialog called "Lightworks." Mine has only one control in it -- Rendering Style Options -- which in turn offers nothing except the means to turn  "Transparency shadow" ON or OFF. Turn it OFF.

Shadows in the attached example are cast by a single standard Spotlight, with Resolution = 1000, Quality = 10, and Softness = 4. Rendered in a variation of Final Gather\Ambient Occlusion.

Henry H
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 27, 2010, 08:44:46 PM
Thanks Henry & Majo. I used a combination of both bits of advice from you guys. Much more to my liking. Much mre realistic.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Hammer on March 27, 2010, 08:51:16 PM
Very cool, I especially like the cubes. Did you use your own bitmap configuration for the texture of the wood grain?

Steve
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Julian Thomas on March 27, 2010, 08:58:02 PM


And what light do you use?
Try luminance - Sky or a combination of the sun
Very nice work    ;)

Majo

and my Cradle  ::)

Luminance is no good if you're going to animate it, mine http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,2946.0.html (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,2946.0.html) uses just one spot light.

BTW, Nice renderings KM & Majo
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 27, 2010, 09:03:06 PM
Very cool, I especially like the cubes. Did you use your own bitmap configuration for the texture of the wood grain?

Steve

Hello Hammer. The woodgrain are the built in TC materials, Wood Floor||Oak Squares. What I did was use the same as the texture & matched all of the paramaters between the two.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 27, 2010, 09:04:34 PM


And what light do you use?
Try luminance - Sky or a combination of the sun
Very nice work    ;)

Majo

and my Cradle  ::)

Luminance is no good if you're going to animate it, mine http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,2946.0.html (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,2946.0.html) uses just one spot light.

BTW, Nice renderings KM & Majo
Well I do not have the AnimationLab Plug-in, I may import into another app & try. I will get back to you on that.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Don Cheke on March 27, 2010, 10:00:44 PM
Very nice work on this Ken. I like your various points of view as well.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Brad Easterday on March 27, 2010, 10:47:31 PM
Thanks Henry & Majo. I used a combination of both bits of advice from you guys. Much more to my liking. Much mre realistic.

The depth of field and softer shadows are a nice addition. Nice work.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Stefaan on March 28, 2010, 04:46:58 AM
Nice work guys, the cubes are realy special.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 28, 2010, 10:12:17 AM
Well I could not resist. I had to get AnimationLab & animate it. This is the first time I had ever even looked at AniLab. Enjoy
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Brad Easterday on March 28, 2010, 11:27:00 AM
Well I could not resist. I had to get AnimationLab & animate it. This is the first time I had ever even looked at AniLab. Enjoy

Nicely done. How much time did AniLab take to render this?
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Kenneth Martin on March 28, 2010, 12:03:39 PM
Well I could not resist. I had to get AnimationLab & animate it. This is the first time I had ever even looked at AniLab. Enjoy

Nicely done. How much time did AniLab take to render this?

Thanks Brad. AniLab took less than 6 minutes to render this animation. It is very simple & looks a bit "robotic". I need to tweak the speed at which the balls travel. On their way up they should be decelerating to a stop & then accelerating back towards the stationary balls. Working on this right now.
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Julian Thomas on March 28, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
Ken, for this sort of animation (and not sure if you already know) you need to be familiar with the Key Frames editor
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Julian Thomas on March 28, 2010, 04:10:35 PM
Well I could not resist. I had to get AnimationLab...

Whoa, does that make me eligible for commission? Hey, Sofia... ;)
Title: Re: Newtons Cradle
Post by: Hammer on March 28, 2010, 05:38:25 PM
Love the animation very cool!