Sign In
Sign in
English

TopBanners19061701.jpg   

June 21, 2019, 5:30 PM

by Editor in Chief
 
Check out an ingenious way to animate tentacles this week's winner has introduced!

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 June 17, 2019: Alan Owen.

Title: "Hydra"
Genre: Modeling
Renderer: Cycles

Final Render: 
ROTWA190617.jpg

Making-of 
BWMO1917.gif
      
Artist's Comments
About Me: 
I’m a web interactive coder by trade, but have always wanted to somehow ‘do 3d’. Historically that was impossible because of the cost of industry standard tools, and I chose the wrong educational track to do that in a standard way!
My first use of Blender was back at version 2.2; I used it intermittently over the next decade, but in recent years have been going ‘all in’ to improve my output.

About "Hydra:"
I wanted to work hard to achieve a level on par with the excellent art I see daily in the Blender community. I also wanted to realize an ‘odd’ vision and obscure mood somehow. An octopus hung up like a spider plant in a vase seemed to fit the bill!
There were a few interesting problems too: wrapping rope around a surface, getting glass ‘right’, and a process to arrange the tentacles. This last point took a lot of attempts, but eventually I got a nice workflow established using a simple curve modifier.

Related LInks:

1. https://blenderartists.org/t/hydra/1156877

2. https://www.artstation.com/inductible


List of Articles
Subject Date Views
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 for Blender 2.8 file Jan 23, 2019 33876
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 23, 2019 34417
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 23, 2019 33125
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 file Jan 23, 2019 33013
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2018: Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2019 39330
Blender Retrospectives 2018 Blender Retrospective file Jan 02, 2019 39159
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 file Jan 09, 2018 177635
Blender Retrospectives 2017 Blender Retrospective file Jan 01, 2018 181889
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2017: Winners Annouced file Dec 26, 2017 176140
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 307439
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 354721
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 372211
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 358045
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 file Jun 26, 2015 362199
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 393433
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 file Dec 11, 2014 396013
Render of the Week 'Baghdad' by Mostafa Samir - the Winner of the Week of July 15, 2019 file Jul 20, 2019 1128
Render of the Week '2042 Rogue Drone' by George Kim - the Winner of the Week of August 29, 2016 file Jul 13, 2019 1146
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of July 8, 2019 file Jul 13, 2019 1431
Render of the Week 'Fantastic Greenhouse (CGBoost Challenge)' by Jakub Wysocki - the Winner of the Week of July 1, 2019 file Jul 06, 2019 1076
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of July 1, 2019 file Jul 06, 2019 1069
Render of the Week 'The Construction Site' by Oday Abuzaeed - the Winner of the Week of June 24, 2019 file Jun 29, 2019 1039
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 24, 2019 file Jun 29, 2019 1262
Blender Whiz The Artist Behind 'Ferrari F12 Berlinetta:' Saksham Kumar (June 17, 2019) file Jun 22, 2019 891
Render of the Week 'Hydra' by Alan Owen - the Winner of the Week of June 17, 2019 file Jun 22, 2019 1055
Render of the Week 'No More Dragons!' by Oleg Zherebin - the Winner of the Week of June 10, 2019 file Jun 15, 2019 1030
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 10, 2019 file Jun 15, 2019 1041
Render of the Week 'Guilty Puss' by Alex Bitsadze - the Winner of the Week of May 20, 2019 file May 23, 2019 1107
Render of the Week 'Fallen' by Daniel Aubert - the Winner of the Week of May 27, 2019 file May 30, 2019 1039
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 27, 2019 file May 30, 2019 1172
Render of the Week 'Endless Journey' by Egor Belyakov - the Winner of the Week of May 13, 2019 file May 15, 2019 1041
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 13, 2019 file May 15, 2019 1155
Render of the Week 'Portrait' by Seungho Choi - the Winner of the Week of April 29, 2019 file May 02, 2019 1048
Render of the Week 'Citadel' by Oleh Koz - the Winner of the Week of May 6, 2019 file May 08, 2019 1034
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 6, 2019 file May 08, 2019 1009
Render of the Week 'The Old Boat' by Gregory Smith - the Winner of the Week of April 22, 2019 file Apr 23, 2019 1073

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