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You dare to stand in MY way? by Xels034 You dare to stand in MY way? by Xels034
Her again?

Uh ... yes ^^ This time in Cycles though. Its 95% Cycles and 5% BI (The smoke and the light in the background)

I wasn't sure if i could get the hair and the skin right. Afterall SSS and strand rendering aren't implemented yet. The skin wasn't so hard to do, translucency can work as a compensation.

The hair was a bit more complicated. I tried different stuff, but in the end I just converted the particle system, extruded it and slapped a solidify modyfier on top. But on the downside I had to tune down the number of actual hair strands by a factor of 10. So the hair looks only great when used from some distance away, wouldn't work for close ups. Same goes for the transulcency. It's nice, but up close it looks very poor.

So I hope we can get some SSS and strand rendering ... oh an volumetrics too. I wonder, maybe volumetrics could be used for SSS?

This time I also got more into UV unwrapping, and I must admit, I really really .... HATE it. It seems to so much work for only little of effect. I am also waiting for the old mapping options like 'flat', 'cube' and so on. I developed a node setup to get cube mapping, but its a bit annoying and not as convinient as in the BI. I came up with this several months ago, but recently a very similar solution has been used be the folks working on the mango project: [link]

I also like cycles way more than the BI I think. At first I was sceptical, remembering yafaray and luxrender, both really great, but the materials seemed so limited. I love the freedom of crazy things in the BI, and I feared cycles wouldn't offer those options, but its quite the contrary.

Cycles is at least as flexible as the BI, and on top of that it has the ability to render much more realistic scenes. And whether you do a sterile interior scene, or some crazy things like this project ... Cylces is the way to go.

Done with Blender 2.63, Cycles with limited GI (full GI is just painfully noisy) at 1000 samples. Oh and credit to redheadstock [link] for the rune textures.
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PortScan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU SHAL NOT PA ... holy fuck those are big swords ... on your way maddam O3o

very nice XD ... personally i have reservations of cycles but it came out very nice!
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leonel-guido Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing not more word amazing! great work!!
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VassKonn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Fascinating render, I will have to start learning Blender
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Matter-4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa.. mad skills.
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Xels034 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :)
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