November 18, 2013 8:00 AM
by Editor in Chief
Some of the top CG artists apparently have started out as "hobbyists." It is interesting to see a new breed of such hobbyists--coming from other discipline--developing amazing skills in a very short period of time, such as those of this week's winner.
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. A Vray render or any other render 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 November 18, Szabolcs Toth.
Title: "What Is the Word?"
Genre: Environment Design
Wireframes & Textures:
My name is Szabolcs Toth, I'm from Budapest, Hungary. I'm a programmer but I've become interested in 3D animation 2 years ago and I've been playing with Blender and studying anything related ever since.
About "What Is the Word?:"
"What is the Word?" started out from a memory of similar nature with a bird on gravel that I wanted to capture in a picture. The snail came along as an afterthought. The title is a Family Guy reference. With no deadline I was able to spend quite some time experimenting, especially with the rig. Folding the wings properly was a nice challenge.
The picture was rendered with Cycles and minor post-processing was done with Photoshop.