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Soccer and Athletics stadium
show user profile  Dawe91
Hi everyone

Me and my classmate made a combined soccer- and athletics stadium in 3ds Max as a school project. The thought is that it could be build in our city. We are no experts at 3ds Max, therefore it's not very realistic. The lightning, for example, is very simple. However, we didn't have that much time to render it. Below is a link to the movie. We would be very happy if some of you could post some comments about what you think, either here or on youtube.

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3/3/2010 3:16:33 PM (last edit: 3/3/2010 3:16:33 PM)
show user profile  Erm Kahoff
The modeling looks ok but the textures are really letting it down


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3/3/2010 3:24:01 PM (last edit: 3/3/2010 3:24:01 PM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
Like erm said the modelling looks ok. With alot of work on the texturing and lighting it could be really good.

You need a total re-work of all your textures, to get it looking more realistic. Just simple wall and concrete textures with bump maps, would make a huge difference.

What render are you using? If your using mental ray, or have access to it. Look up daylight systems for your lighting, this too will vastly improve the look of your project. Be aware of much longer render times though.

You should definatly keep working on this imo, even if your school project has finished. You could turn this into something rather nice.


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3/3/2010 3:30:02 PM (last edit: 3/3/2010 3:30:02 PM)
show user profile  Dawe91
Thanks for the comments.

We are aware that light and textures are very simple. Since we were going to make a film we thought that mental ray would take too long. Is it possible to use mental ray e.g., get decent quality and still be able to make a film out of it without extreme render times?
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3/3/2010 3:55:25 PM (last edit: 3/3/2010 3:55:25 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Depends on what you do in the scene, what CPU power you have, and what you consider extreme.

This seems like it could be render in a couple of minutes. Prolonging that to a day to get a decent quality wouldn't be extreme

But I don't think materials and lighting alone will get you far, the modeling is way too simple, everything is flat and un-detailed, looks like a toy. How about some objects? Lamps? Chairs and tables? Windows...

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3/3/2010 4:03:11 PM (last edit: 3/3/2010 4:06:23 PM)
show user profile  inxa
For 2 people who are not experts + as you mentioned you did not have enough time I think this is real nice work.

Ofcourse there are things like lights, textures couple of props that could add to the animation, but am sure you are work it up later on. You should, has great potential.

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3/4/2010 2:53:20 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 2:53:20 AM)
show user profile  donvella
i have to agree with the above, it looks good as an architectural impression if thats what your going for. You can definitely see the necessary objects in the scene. Is there any particular look your aiming for, do you have any links or reference images your trying to work towards?

the only improvement i would suggest is that you either dull down your colors, or just make everything grey. it would probably emphasis the models and scene better then distracting your eyes with harsh blues reds and greens. and the 'blocking out' of the scene looks good, i would probably slow down a little on the phone number with your camera work, and that final 180 i would start at a lower angle, so your looking more at the oval then the wall upon exit.

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3/4/2010 6:47:35 AM (last edit: 3/4/2010 6:51:00 AM)
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