Bruce's 3D Grafix Gallery

All Images on this page were created entirely by me, with the exception of an imported DXF object in the King Tut image.

 

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This first image is sort of a virtual art gallery. It demonstrates 2 techniques. First, the room itself which was modeled from 5 slabs, textured and then illuminated. But more notably are the paintings, frames, and objects in the room which were all created or imported from scans or other sources. The 3 framed pictures are of my daughter (originals are on following pages). The one on the left is a highly modified photograph created to appear like a water color painting. The middle one is rendered with brush strokes in the style of Rembrandt, and the one on the right is unmodified, but noteworthy because of the leather texture on the frame itself. This is real leather scanned in and "wrapped" onto the frame to give the illusion of texture. This same technique was used for the oak grain on the center image. Notice the virtual track lighting dimly illuminating each painting in the scene. You can choose colored lighting, or even gels to set any mood you desire for your finished scene.

This will probably anger some, but I wanted to see how well I could synthesize the first moments of September 11th in 3-D. Looks chillingly real doesn't it? I made the towers with a program called KPT Bryce, and imported the airplane as a DXF file. I made the building texture in Fractal Painter and then added a beautiful blue sky. For that final touch, I added a 35mm lens flare with Photoshop to enhance the sensation that this was a beautiful, sunny September morning... for the first few hours anyway.

One of my favorite places on earth as seen by early explorers. This is a view of the southern tip of Maui during an eruption of Haleakalah. The island of Kahoolawe is visible through the mist off in the distance.

 

This is one of my personal favorites. I started off by rendering a beautiful night sky complete with a mist ring around the moon. I wasn't quite sure what to do next, so I rendered out this guy taking a swan dive into the abyss uh... al fresco so to speak.

These next two images are of a science fiction theme for all you Trekkies out there.

They demonstrate the total lack of bounds the 3D programs provide. If you can imagine it, I can render it.

This one is simple but beautiful; I call it "The Visitors"

This one is called Saturn. Go figure.

This next one is a rendering of Mt. St. Helens on a cold, dreary day.

I was having fun one day creating glass objects to see how realistic I could make it look, when I decided to ruin this guy's day. Believe it or not, the hardest part was the cork!

These next few are abstracts. Not really 3D renderings, but still very intense "depth" to the imagery.