Show Us Your HiveWire House Cat Renders Here!

Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by Chris, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Some of those images are just too funny for words. :D
  2. NapalmArsenal

    NapalmArsenal Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    Awesome Images @phdubrov
    This is what I find amazing!! RLOF!! the fact that they know they can fit and it's comfortable?!

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  3. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Speaking of fishbowls, until the dog arrives, my naughty kitty decided to go fishing!:laugh:

    When the Master is not home....:roflmao:

  4. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    @Dan30 that is very clever and very very well done!
  5. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thank you Lyne. Any news about the dog and the other animals on the waiting list? It's been a while...
  6. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I love that Dan30!

    I don't know about the other animals, but I think the kitten will be with us next and hopefully shortly.
    CWRW is working on some neat textures for the cougar and cub so hopefully they are not too far away either! :)
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  7. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thanks a lot and for the heads up too, Rae. I am really looking forward to them!
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  8. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Loving the render Dan, though I'm wondering if that's a worm or a pretzel Kitty's got dangling off the end of the fishing line. ;)
  9. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Oh,...It's a leftover pretzel from kitty's last the shape of the worm!:roflmao:
    Kitty's really bored without a companion!:laugh:
  10. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Love it Dan30...that cat has so much expression on it's face!
  11. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thank you so much for everyone's kind appreciation. I had a lot of fun making it.:thankyou:
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  12. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Ha ha!!! Love it, Dan!!!
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  13. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    This is awesome. Great render, but equally creative. Can we highlight this image of yours in tomorrows newsletter?
  14. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Chris, thank you so much for appreciating my renders. I would ask you to wait a little longer since I am preparing an even better render of it with atmospherics, volumetric light, dust in the air and caustics . I am working on it as I type,:laugh:, and I would like you to post the best possible one if you agree. Maybe it will be ready in about two hours and I will post it again in this thread as well as in my media album. And congratulations for the upcoming kitten!:applause:
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  15. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Awesome Dan30. Will do. Kitten is soooo close to release now. Cougar will be ready for beta in just a matter of days now too. Then back to Dusk S.E. Virtual World's maps for Dusk S.E. are stellar!!
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  16. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Sooooo.... I thought I might improve on my original render, amending a few things I didn't quite feel pleased with. First, I displaced the water surface in the bowl and added a small splash and some air bubbles which add a bit to the dynamics of the hook being dropped into the water, I think. Then I changed a little the shape and the position of the worm on the hook so it no longer looks like a pretzel. As far as lighting went, originally I illuminated the scene with just one indoor HDRI image. While overall was OK, upon further evaluation I found it to be a bit too flat for my taste. Looking at the cat, and comparing it to the fish bowl, it strikes me as a cardboard cutout placed behind it. It lacks volume. And overall, the image looks too clean and speck-less.
    This is not how things are in real life. So I decided to also add a spotlight to increase the volume and emphasis of the foreground characters and the depth of the whole image. The added atmospheric volume and dust and the caustics cast by the liquid onto the table contributes in my opinion to an increased realism which makes it a better image than the previous one. But again, this may be a matter of personal taste. So Chris, please feel free to pick whichever one you think better suits the purpose .
    As you can imagine, the render took longer than expected. Sorry for the delay. Here it is:

    When the Master's not around...
  17. Zaarin

    Zaarin Brilliant Contributing Artist

    @Dan30 I actually think the first looks better. Unless the fishbowl is being seriously rocked, water in a fishbowl isn't going to be that choppy, and the volumetrics make the image look like an old photo that's been colorized rather than a color image. The water itself, however, definitely looks better with the caustics in the second image. But that's just my opinion. :)
  18. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    They're both great. Thanks so much Dan30. Excellent skill at work on both.
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  19. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    @Zaarin, I really appreciate your comments and constructive input and I encourage everybody to do the same. This is one of the main ways we get to be better at what we do, provided of course, one listens carefully.:thankyou:
  20. Freyfaxi

    Freyfaxi Adventurous

    I just had to show my appreciation for the beautiful kitten :)

    Kitten surprise 2 copy.jpg
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