Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Image of the week

So my forgotten church piece was chosen as the image of the week on the 3D artist website!!


So excited about this and its going to be published in the January print issue of the magazine.  I cant wait to see it in print.  So next month go take a look at the 3D artist magazine and let me know what you think about my image.  :D
So I recently built a new computer which is amazing and one of the best purchases I have ever made.  My old computer lasted me for 7 years which is probably 3 years longer than I should have kept it, but I didn't realize how much it was holding me back.  My previous mosque render which you can see below took me over 40 hours just to compute the render and the quality settings were really low compared to the new settings.  I had to break the old file into 3 parts just to get it to render, and each part took more then 12 hours to compute.  Now I can keep the entire file together, crank up the quality settings and it renders in less than 2 hours.  This is life changing for me and my work. 

I am now able to do proper render tests, model with higher poly counts and create better results.  I am so excited to see the work I create in the near future. 

For now here is a better render of my mosque concept.  It is inspired by Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.  Thanks for taking a look and let me know what you think!!