Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween and Black Cats

Here I've set a scene with a Black cat silhouetted by a full moon, only the eyes glow.

Bryce Pro7.1
DAZ Millennium Cat

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flowing Waters

Here is an attempt to get the output of a Houdini water simulation into Bryce for materials, lighting and rendering.   I was able to successfully export the water and import it into Bryce, although the scale is off.  For bigger simulations I need more ram, apparently 12 Gigs is not sufficient.

it is actually not that bad.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Houdini Scenes

Here are some more renders from Houdini 3d, I  redid the lighting with the Standford dragon.

moved the spotlight behind it and tweaked the caustics, came out a lot better I think.

this other one is a glass sphere on a wooden torus,  a point light behind hit and one spot light hitting it from the front, I added some billowing smoke and tried to get it centered on where the caustics came to a focus point.

not a bad effect.

Houdini vs Bryce, battle Dragon

I won't be posting as often, but I will try to get at least one in a week, I don't have as much time to do 3d as I would like.

but here we go.  I tried to set up similar scenes in Bryce and Houdini to compare render results, Bryce has the advantage of doing decent Caustics out of the Box, while Houdini I don't think I got the lighting for the Image Based Lighting set up right, and while you can have the shaders do fake caustics, I probably should have added a caustic like to the scene.

still they both turned out rather pretty good.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A New Home

Blog Update..

I decided I needed to clean up the Blog and start fresh, as I haven't posted anything in over a year.

This is still a  place to put my Digital Creations,
      here are a few I've done with Bryce 7.1 Pro

I'll also be using Wings3d for modeling,  and I will also be doing some things with Houdini apprentice while learning Houdini