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Making Of 'Ornaments'

By Jan K. Vollmer
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Date Added: 18th December 2009
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3ds Max, Photoshop, V-Ray
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First of all, let me say thank you for giving me the chance to write this tutorial for your great community!

I produced this image after a long stressful job, when I needed to do something nice for a break.  I saw an illustration on purerender.com "-The Chesterfield Project-" and I was blown away by the level of detail! When I looked closer at the details, I saw some glasses on the table and I thought, "I want to try it by myself, to create such realism in a 3D rendering".

So that was my inspiration!

I started with the modeling of the glasses! That was not too difficult. I found some glasses on the internet via Google. I saved the images and put them in the background to have as references (Fig.01). 

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I drew the glasses with splines and tried to match the references exactly (Fig.02).

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It was important that the glass had a shell or wall, in case I wanted to fill it with some liquid. I used the Lathe mod. in Max to achieve this (Fig.03).

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I created some other glasses and shapes in the same way to have some variation in the image (Fig.04 & Fig.05).

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(ID: 86123, pid: 0) Flip-man on Sun, 12 February 2012 6:16pm
thanks you so much i've been looking for this effect a long time ago , i would love to ask you how to do if i want to color only the ornament .tanks
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(ID: 78325, pid: 0) Greg on Fri, 13 January 2012 1:23am
Wow, that is just unbelievable!
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