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Camera Obscura

OK, so what is this?
This is a proof-of-concept render using the camera obscura technique. The scene is a closed room except for a very small hole in the back wall. Light rays travel in a straight line but because the hole is so small it will actually project an upside-down image on the wall. Wikipedia article.Camera_obscura_public_domain
The cool thing is that you can actually do this in real life.

This render was just a test to see if LuxRender could do it and it worked nicely. Idea originally by user pnn32 on DeviantArt.

Rendering: LuxRender 1.51
Modeling: Blender 2.75
Hdr image from openfootage.net

camera obscura

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Mark IV World War 1 tank

The Germans dug wider trenches to stop the new moving metal monsters called “tanks” in 1914. So the English extended the rear of the tanks with this “tad pole” version to be able to cross the trenches. Sadly this guy was engineered together in the end of the war and did not get to see battle. The war was over before he got put to use.
I really like the design of this guy. It’s long and weird, and looks more powerful and dangerous than the shorter regular Mark IV tanks.

The 3d model is on sale at Blender Market.

Rendering: LuxRender 1.5   modeling: Blender 2.74   texturing: Substance Painter

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Dragon

This one is based on Shanol‘s excellent original character. I really liked the character’s look with the thin body and the long legs. So I used his character as base and tried to make a dragon out of it. It turned out way more evil looking than I had planned, but you know, things change.

I tried several different materials, mostly variations of a much lighter and more translucent (and less evil) material, but as soon as I tried this darker one it was like, “Yep, this is the one”. I used only procedural textures and they were a lot of fun to mix together, even though it got messy with all the nodes in the end. 2.3 million triangles in total.

Blender used for sculpting and LuxRender for rendering.

dragon

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MIG Welding Equipment

Standard MIG welder for all your welding needs. The model is available for purchase on Blendermarket. Contains materials for LuxRender and Cycles.

Anybody not using Blender can easily convert the welder model to his/her choice of modeling tool: Simply download Blender and open the welder model and export the model to another format.

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Armored Bulldozer

This is one of the more interesting vehicles I have ever seen. I would so want one of these.
The first time I saw it I thought it was a fictional vehicle, because … come on, it’s an armored bulldozer! Later I found out it’s actually a real thing, that exists on this very planet.
I had loads of fun modeling this guy. It took a long time but it turned out quite alright. Texturing turned out to be a challenge but very rewarding when I got something that I liked.
The size reference is not off scale. This thing is really this big.

This model is available for purchase at BlenderMarket. If you do not use Blender  you do not need to worry. Blender is free so you can just download it and export the bulldozer to any format that your 3D software can open.

Human size reference by user TeknicolorTiger on DeviantArt.

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ED-209

This is the famous guy from RoboCop. He was one of the first things I modeled years ago when I needed something to practice on. When modeling was done I just moved on the next thing, not making any textures for him. Later on after I learned texturing, I have been working on ED on and off. It has been a long time with many long breaks but finally the guy is done. Ah, those sweet gorgeous legs of his smile  Right-click the slideshow and ‘show image’ to see full res.

This is fan art, it is based on a copyrighted design. That’s why the blend file and the rendered images are licensed with a non-commercial license. You are still free to use it but not for any commercial work.
RoboCop © Orion pictures.

Download .blend file
26MB, modeling: Blender 2.72, rendering: LuxRender 1.4

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Hatay Tank

This is the Hatay tank from the excellent movie Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. I have always liked its design because it’s so different. And slow. And noisy. And big and heavy. It’s a beautiful piece of engineering.
The tank in the movie was built from scratch based on one of the first tank designs, the Mark 8 used in World War 1.
Usually I don’t waste my time on anything related to the military but this is an exception. I like the design of the tank and the movie too much.
Things got a little bit out of hand with the textures so this whole thing is 391MB. Background and wood textures are from ImageAfter, the rest are created in Gimp.

This is fan art, it is based on a copyrighted design. That’s why the blend file and the rendered images are licensed with a non-commercial license. You are still free to use it but not for any commercial work.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade © Paramount Pictures.

Download .blend file
233MB, modeling: Blender 2.7, rendering: LuxRender 1.3.1

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Hatay Tank 3

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