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Community Projects => The FreeSpace Upgrade Project => Mjn.Mixael's Render Boutique => Topic started by: mjn.mixael on October 26, 2012, 12:16:02 am

Title: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: mjn.mixael on October 26, 2012, 12:16:02 am
So, to make a long story short. I picked up a new utility that highly streamlines rendering of pretty pictures. You all get to benefit from it! The first thing I did was render this. Took me five minutes. Just imagine what will come later when I spend a little more time to make some pretty screens.

Sure.. I'll take requests.  :)

(//www.lunardigitalproductions.com/images/mjnarray/Shrikes01.jpg)
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: rscaper1070 on October 26, 2012, 12:35:44 am
That's really cool. Does this mean the mainhalls are going to be a little less labor intensive for you?
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: mjn.mixael on October 26, 2012, 01:03:41 am
That's really cool. Does this mean the mainhalls are going to be a little less labor intensive for you?

No, not even a little bit. The mainhalls are just an entirely different animal.

(//www.lunardigitalproductions.com/images/mjnarray/ScorpionAttack01.jpg)
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Crybertrance on October 26, 2012, 02:16:51 am
Can I haz a pretty picture of BP2? Pleazzz? ;7
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 26, 2012, 02:17:50 am
That's quite... vague. And we already got a fair few on CelebFS since the screencam script was implemented ;)

EDIT: what about something along those lines, with a shiny background :
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2615/fred2open3613rsse2bp201.png)

Curse me I haven't DLed nuSekh yet on this comp D: Time to fix that.
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Crybertrance on October 26, 2012, 02:34:11 am
That's quite... vague. And we already got a fair few on CelebFS since the screencam script was implemented ;)


OOh, didnt see that! will check it out asap!
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Rodo on October 26, 2012, 08:38:33 am
I'll second the Vasudan Pride shot request.
And right after that it would be swell to see a Shivan Terror shot as well, it's a shame we don't have shivan destroyers htl'd yet  :(
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Luis Dias on October 26, 2012, 09:23:00 am
What's the software, MJN?

I usually make architectural renders with ArtLantis which is !$"# FAST. Very complex renders with million polygons under 5 mins, sometimes 2 minutes (we are talking 3000x2100 images).
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: mjn.mixael on October 26, 2012, 12:43:33 pm
This isn't about render time only. If it were that, this thing does these images in seconds because it generates the images in nearly real-time. (Called Element 3D) This allows me to work with full 3D meshes with complete material control right in After Effects. So, where previously I needed to render models in a 3D app and port them over to Photoshop or After Effects for post processing and pretties (because, let's face it, 3D apps are cumbersome and take a lot of work to make a complete beautiful image), this allows me to do it all in AE. Dynamic lighting, camera aware, material control, post processing, etc.

Now, this won't be good for big complicated dogfighting scenes, but for images and motion graphics type stuff  (like the ship select stuff) I could have done with this in minutes. In fact, I'll probably port my ship select template over to using this so I can bypass 3ds Max alltogether.
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Luis Dias on October 26, 2012, 05:49:28 pm
Yeah that's awesome!
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on February 06, 2013, 12:10:07 pm
Sobek "docking' in an Arcadia main ring-hole please  ;7
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: MatthTheGeek on February 06, 2013, 12:13:24 pm
Dekker, please get out. Thanks.
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on February 06, 2013, 12:16:08 pm
Don't be rude.

Is it a new renderer for max?

Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: MatthTheGeek on February 06, 2013, 12:18:04 pm
Don't be rude.
Says the guy who is literally asking about penis penetration pictures. How old are you ?
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: mjn.mixael on February 06, 2013, 12:28:14 pm
Woops, I should finish that zod render.
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: CommanderDJ on February 06, 2013, 05:13:30 pm
If you have the time/willingness, I'd really like to see a render of some Vishnan ships; I love those guys. Maybe the Keeper escorted by a few Arbiters and smaller craft? Maybe with the nebula background from the alternative universe in AoA?





Pretty please.
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Master_of_the_blade on February 28, 2013, 01:09:12 am
So...how exactly do you do this?
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Kopachris on February 28, 2013, 03:21:25 am
So...how exactly do you do this?
See:
(Called Element 3D) This allows me to work with full 3D meshes with complete material control right in After Effects. So, where previously I needed to render models in a 3D app and port them over to Photoshop or After Effects for post processing and pretties (because, let's face it, 3D apps are cumbersome and take a lot of work to make a complete beautiful image), this allows me to do it all in AE. Dynamic lighting, camera aware, material control, post processing, etc.

Now, this won't be good for big complicated dogfighting scenes, but for images and motion graphics type stuff  (like the ship select stuff) I could have done with this in minutes. In fact, I'll probably port my ship select template over to using this so I can bypass 3ds Max alltogether.
Title: Re: Mjn-Array: The #1 Place For Pretty Renders!
Post by: Master_of_the_blade on February 28, 2013, 08:14:39 am
Ah. I guess I didn't notice that. Thank you.