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Making highly detailed carpet...hmmm
show user profile  adammichell
Hey guys

I've been asked to make a close up image similar to this. He wants to show the difference in quality between his car mats and the competitions.

I've been playing around with Vray fur and mixture of displacement maps, but I just don't feel like I'm getting anywhere near the super fine details in the picture. I'm tempted to suggest that CG isn't the best way of illustrating his idea....unless anyone has any ideas ;)



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2/21/2012 12:42:17 PM (last edit: 2/21/2012 12:42:17 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
You guys ever wonder why sometimes clients ask for things in CGI which would actually be faster and cheaper to do practically?

Had a client the other week talking about a 3 ft tall % symbol,....tracked to a car for some shots,.....but THEN 1 shot where 2 kids where kind of playing tug of war with it.

I'm like dude: Seriously? Do all that in 3D? the compositing and matching involved? You could do it for alot less to simply have a propmaker make the damn ting and shoot the kids playing tug of war with
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2/21/2012 1:49:01 PM (last edit: 2/21/2012 1:50:55 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I would choose to take the photo every time for this and forget the CG.

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2/21/2012 2:59:10 PM (last edit: 2/21/2012 2:59:10 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
yup, photograph it and pass it off as your render :)


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2/21/2012 3:05:41 PM (last edit: 2/21/2012 3:05:41 PM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
Very good, Strat :)
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2/21/2012 3:11:16 PM (last edit: 2/21/2012 3:11:16 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Ahaa, so that's how Strat makes his bathrooms and kitchens look so damn good... Yo, Strat, you got a number of a tiler or a plumber I can use? ;)
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2/21/2012 3:16:21 PM (last edit: 2/21/2012 3:16:21 PM)
show user profile  jareu
its because have the theory that because computers can do anything these days you just have to know how to tell the computer what to do and thats what he's paying you for. Like you're supposed to just press a big 'render carpet' button and it will do everything for you.

I agree, way too much time involved for getting a realistic standard to represent a difference in product. Will result in either your time down the drain and being underpaid, or a whopping big invoice and bitter feeling.

if his budget is big enough, rent a camera and a couple of lights for a day, make markup on the rental price. if it's not, use your own or a friend's camera and improvise a lighting setup. either way,
Taking a photo is the best way...

If he insists on CG, add a vignette and a filter and insist that its a render

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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2/22/2012 12:52:16 AM (last edit: 2/22/2012 12:52:16 AM)
show user profile  donvella
What they said... or keep working on that displacement, you can get very very nice displacement, play with the settings.

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2/22/2012 1:22:25 AM (last edit: 2/22/2012 1:22:25 AM)
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