Odonata Anisoptera

Odonata Anisoptera

Postby Cyberdactyl » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:08 pm

Hi everyone,

Here's a few dragonfly constructions I've been working on. I have maybe ten cumulative hours on the modeling and another 2-4 on the lighting, staging and touch-ups.

Rendered with SU6 Pro and Indigo v1.0.9_3 with some minor tweaks and the frame with Paint.net. I really wanted to incorporate more than one complex model in a scene, but my PC and/or Indigo can't cut it.

'Surface Tension' is full diffused light, to attempt to bring out as much detail as possible in the wings and body hair.



In the below night scenes, I just couldn't rid myself of that last bit of noise, so I decided to work with it, and added small 4 point pyramid emitters as 'pixie dust' coming off the firefly's tail.

All the renders were given about 6 hours.





Here's the 'wires' as some like to see them.



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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby boofredlay » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:23 pm

Impressive.
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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby dale » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:18 pm

Very beautiful stuff. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Did you know odonata anisoptera is aretposina atanodo backwards! Oh you did.
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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby Cyberdactyl » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:51 pm

Thank You -!-

Here is a detail.

I really wanted to go much deeper with surface resolution, with the eyes, surface hair, appendage interfaces, etc. in an attempt to achieve surface texture and detail like the two electron scans below, but my PC simply can't model at that detail over the entire insect. I think I've taken SU and Indigo to the ragged edge, at least in respect to fully modeled organic surfaces.



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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby dolphus » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:46 am

Simply awesome :o
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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby brodie » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:57 pm

Interesting project. Was this for fun or for a specific purpose?

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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby pilou » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:39 pm

Maybe the orange color of the digital first image is to bright against the original?
Amazing model :fro:
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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby EarthMover » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:06 pm

What an amazing model. This is one of my favorite all time Sketchup projects. So much thought and detail...definitely worthy of the title "Eye Candy".

I thought the renders needed some post work to really show the beauty of what you've made. I hope you don't mind.
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Re: Odonata Anisoptera

Postby Cyberdactyl » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:48 pm

Thanks very much again everyone.

Brodie - No, this was just something to explore. I do a lot of drudgery SketchUp at work. I wanted to try and do some organic shapes and see if I could manage it. It can really get complicated trying to move, rotate and basically stay oriented with a myriad of obscure surfaces from every perspective when in close.

Also - wow! thanks EarthMover for the extra nice compliment and taking the image and giving it another artistic angle.

I have more normal or realistic wings that I may work into the model. When experimenting with the wings, I really liked the semi-transparent 'black onyx' surface and went with it. I DO realize it shifts the insect more into the fantasy realm.

Here's another detail.

This close in you can begin to see the facets of the compound eyes are not small enough and not rounded hexigonal :?
I did try for the correct shape and size of the cells or facets, but again, it brings my hardware and/or the software to its knees and locks up during rendering.
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