Posts Tagged ‘design’

Pink Robot

keskiviikko, lokakuu 15th, 2014

Wallpaper for my nieces. They have a small pink laptop so why not?


Final image, different renders combined and then some Gimp wonders.

Modeled and rendered with Art of Illusion, Several renders combined with Gimp, and some grain, noise and glow added.


Base render

Base render, Nothing fancy, lot’s of tinkering with the lights and rendersettings to get it right.


Glow render

Glow render. Mostly the same as the base, except the fogmaterial surrounding the whole scene was crancked up few notches to make it glow and shine.


Black render

All except emissive texture replaced with black color. This layer was used on top of everything else to bloom out the text a bit. Blurred and mixed on with blending options.


”Factory” Back to AoI!

lauantai, toukokuu 11th, 2013

While I’m learning Blender it’s nice to rest my nerves with AoI sometimes. This is related to another personal project, so I decided to go with AoI to just quickly get some reasonable results. Idea is to give an impression of a heavy duty structures inside a factory.


The Final Product, Renders merged in GIMP.

Some lens flare and ’supernova’ filters added and few texture oddities fixed with stamp tool.Maybe I over did the Supernova and Lensflare effects. Looks a bit too bright.

The Making Of

These are the renders I baked together in Gimp using mostly different layermodes and 70% opacities.

The Basic Render

Nothing fancy here, forgot to set ”ray tree depth” to 32, so the light bulb looks a bit too dark.

Basic Render. No GI, just soft shadows and Glow on.  Min rays/ px 8 Max rays/px 128. Just to reduce the noise.

Basic Render. Max rays/px 128. Just to reduce the noise.

  • Anti alias: medium
  • Min rays / Pixel: 8
  • Max rays / Pixel: 128
  • DoF: none
  • Gloss/Translucency: on
  • Soft shadows: on.


Then some Caustics

For some reason my caustic settings always produce this kinda awesome mess.

Wild shine!

Wild shine!

I dont remember all of the settings here, But still no GI and caustics is set to ”Total Photons 1000 000 # to estimate the light 100″. What ever that means.

Fixing the Lamp

Then one more fast render with Photon mapping and the Ray Tree Depth set to 32. A bit noisy but the bulb looks way better.

Better lamp with Photon Mapping

Better lamp with Photon Mapping

For some reason I had huge problems rendering this scene. Global Illumination didn’t want to work at all, No Monte Carlo, No Ambient Occlusion. And if I tried to set  Gloss & Translucency or Soft shadows, Rays to sample to 4 instead of default 1, it didn’t render anything, it just spent hours burning the processors at 100% and nothing came out.

Nevertheless I’m quite happy about the final result.


I used this Huuuge freebie hdri as an environment texture.

And this photo by Andreas Praefcke as a backdrop. It’s just a flat splinemesh with image mapped texture. It’s not quite in right angle as you propably can see from the top right corner of theimage, but close enough to give the impression I was after.

So. Yeah. That’s about it.
Thank you for your interest. :)



Web design, WIP

sunnuntai, huhtikuu 28th, 2013

Hey folks!

Lately I’ve been working a lot with webpages, layouts themes and all kinds of webdesign related stuff. I’ve learnd a lot.

I also have had for some time this idea about a template which would use CSS3 property called ”column-count” to split body text into 3 or 4 columns.

This is the first beta version about the theme, and it is very unfinished. I named it Pamphlet Vol 2.

Demo & download

You may mess with the demo here

…and if you want to, you can download a nice zip from here.

preview of a theme

Pamphlet Vol 2 theme preview

What I really hope is that You’d comment this one. I’d like to hear your suggestions or if there’s bugs or ridiculous mistakes in the html or the css. I tried to make it pure html5 and css3, but I can’t be sure about it.  After all I’m not a professional at this. I’m mostly self-taught designer.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. :)