Sign In
Sign in
English

TopBanners18021201.jpg   

February 5, 2018 1:30 PM

by Editor in Chief
 
The modeler of the famed "Scale" of the Sintel Blender Open Movie is back with another impressive animal model. This time: a bird with full feathers! Don't forget to check out his WIP page:
https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?366948-Bioluminescent-Macaw

How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please have in mind that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top-notch works published by artists and studios. If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. So please submit your best work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, internal or Cycles. Any other render engine is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow.

So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of  February 12, 2018: Kevin Hays.

Title: "Scarlet Macaw"
Genre: Modeling
Renderer: Cycles
  
Final Renders:
ROTWA180212.jpg

Geometry:
ROTWA180212MO1.jpg

WIP Thread:
https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?366948-Bioluminescent-Macaw

Artist's Comment
About Me: 
Hi, I'm Kevin Hays and I've been using Blender since 2006. I started with a strong interest in modeling and practiced by participating in weekend challenges and speed modeling contests on the blenderartists forums. In 2009 I began to develop an interest in sculpting. I participated in a community modeling sprint for the animated short Sintel, and the team liked my models and sculpts so much, they asked me to do the sculpting for the dragons. Sculpting has been my favorite thing to do in Blender ever since.

About "Scarlet Macaw"
After completing my crystal turtle project, I wanted to make another glowing animal. I picked the scarlet macaw because I really liked the long tail feathers and vibrant colors. The idea was to make the feathers glow like fiber optic strands. Unfortunately, I found that it's very hard to convey that something is glowing with a daytime or evening lighting setup, even in shadow. You really need a nighttime environment to make it obvious that something is glowing. The problem with nighttime lighting is that it drains the saturation out of all of the colors, making everything look duller than I had envisioned when I began the project. In the end, the vibrant colors were more important to me than the glowing feather idea, so I decided to aim for realism instead.

Related LInks:

1. https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?443638-Scarlet-Macaw

2. https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?363015-Crystal-Turtle

3. http://blendernews.org/xe/Feature_Articles/10109

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsGyueVLvQ

List of Articles
Subject Date Views
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 09, 2018 71271
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 file Jan 09, 2018 72934
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 09, 2018 72796
Blender Retrospectives 2017 Blender Retrospective file Jan 01, 2018 74983
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2017: Winners Annouced file Dec 26, 2017 73560
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2016 Worthy of Your Note file Jan 16, 2017 203775
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 201022
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 242948
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 263223
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 255996
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 file Jun 26, 2015 255833
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 Worthy of Your Note file Jun 26, 2015 255682
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 290810
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 file Dec 11, 2014 290883
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 Worthy of Your Note file Dec 09, 2014 321462
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 5, 2017 file Mar 06, 2018 2329
Render of the Week 'Vinnie' by Lucas Falcao - Winner for the Week of February 26, 2018 file Feb 27, 2018 2508
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of February 26, 2018 file Feb 27, 2018 2503
Blender Whiz The Artist Behind 'Detritus:' Shashwat Patkar (February 19, 2018) file Feb 20, 2018 2294
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of February 19, 2018 file Feb 20, 2018 2441
Render of the Week 'Scarlet Macaw' by Scarlet Macaw - the Winner of the Week of February 12, 2018 file Feb 13, 2018 2650
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of February 12, 2018 file Feb 13, 2018 2329
Render of the Week 'Sci-fi Portrait Reloaded' by Max Puliero - the Winner of the Week of February 5, 2018 file Feb 06, 2018 2819
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of February 5, 2018 file Feb 05, 2018 2437
Render of the Week 'Pennywise Lives' by Timofei Shcheglov - the Winner of the Week of January 29, 2018 file Jan 30, 2018 2883
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of January 29, 2018 file Jan 30, 2018 2992
Render of the Week 'Creature Animation Test' by Saul Barreto - the Winner of the Week of January 22, 2018 file Jan 23, 2018 2892
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of January 22, 2018 file Jan 23, 2018 2911
Render of the Week 'Tribute to 1995 Ghost in the Shell' by Pascal Deraed - the Winner of the Week of January 15, 2018 file Jan 17, 2018 3228
Render of the Week PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of January 15, 2018 file Jan 16, 2018 3135

(C) 2012. All rights reserved. www.blendernews.org