Sign In
Sign in
English

TopBanners14051201.jpg

May 12, 2014 8:00 AM

by Editor in Chief

A notable phenomenon has been noticed by www.BlenderNews.org, while contacting potential nominees for the Render of the Week Award or artists for 'Architectural/Product Visualization in Blender' series. Some of the creators of amazing or professional quality renders turned out to be young people still in high school! It turned out that this is not an isolated incident. Should they and their works be dismissed, since the Render of the Week Award or the 'Product Visualization in Blender' series or is for adults who can "afford" to work as freelancers and studios?
Recently some of them have been introduced in an article entitled "Blender Whiz." It has been decided that "Blender Whiz." will be featured as a series, whenever such talented young artists are discovered. Studios and directors, keep your eyes on these young talents as your potential future employees!
So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you Marco Cheng for his work "McLaren Studio." Marco has just turned 18 last March. So he is a legal adult, although he is still in high school.

Title: "McLaren Studio"
Genre: Environment Design
Renderer: Cycles

Final Render:
ROTWA140512.jpg

Textures & Wires:
ROTWA140512MO.jpg


Marco's Comments

About Me: 
I'm Marco Cheng, an 18-year-old student from Hong Kong. I started creating artworks in Blender from 2012 on.

About "McLaren Studio:" 
The concept of this render was conceived as follows: One day, I was working in my school’s studio and It dawn on me that seeing through the camera's monitor and the real object at the same time would be very interesting. So I started out creating this render. The lighting is similar to that of the real studio itself.
After modeling all the props, I chose Cycles render engine for a more realistic result. For the Canon 5D Mark II's monitor image, I use a previously render as a texture. For the composition of the render, I kept the overall image dark except the car and the monitor so that people would focusing on these 2 parts at the first glance.
The total polygon counts are bout 2,300,000 in this scene(with a lots of extra details behind the camera to affect the reflection). It took about 17 hours to render this image out with a
4-core iMac in 4K.

Related Links:
1. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?334963-McLaren-MP4-12c-GT3-rendering-2-70-Cycle/
2. http://blenderartists.org/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=176253
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 20852
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 file Jan 09, 2018 21187
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 09, 2018 21954
Blender Retrospectives 2017 Blender Retrospective file Jan 01, 2018 22010
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2017: Winners Annouced file Dec 26, 2017 21498
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2016 Worthy of Your Note file Jan 16, 2017 148084
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 145293
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 183310
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 204925
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 200625
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 file Jun 26, 2015 199051
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 Worthy of Your Note file Jun 26, 2015 200255
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 235300
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 file Dec 11, 2014 235204
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 Worthy of Your Note file Dec 09, 2014 263995
Render of the Week 'Intergalactic Music Pilot' by Oleg Memukhin - the Winner of the Week of June 30, 2014 file Jun 30, 2014 17610
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 30, 2014 file Jun 30, 2014 16151
Render of the Week 'Pool-House-Beach' by Daniel Thul - the Winner of the Week of June 23, 2014 file Jun 23, 2014 17678
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of January 14, 2013 file Jan 14, 2013 29561
Render of the Week 'Yet Another Child of Frankenstein' by Kalinin Dmitrii - the Winner of the Week of June 14, 2014 file Jun 16, 2014 19184
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 23, 2014 file Jun 23, 2014 15738
Render of the Week 'Mad Dog' by Maciek Ptaszynski - the Winner of the Week of June 9, 2014 file Jun 09, 2014 19615
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 16, 2014 file Jun 16, 2014 16984
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 9, 2014 file Jun 09, 2014 16288
Render of the Week 'Painting Robots' by Gleb Alexandrov - the Winner of the Week of June 2, 2014 file Jun 02, 2014 18472
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 2, 2014 file Jun 02, 2014 15219
Render of the Week 'Death Taker' by Kfir Merlaub - Winner for the Week of May 26, 2014 file May 26, 2014 18079
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 26, 2014 file May 26, 2014 16874
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 19, 2014 file May 19, 2014 16097
Render of the Week 'Uncertainty' by Reynante Martinez - Winner for the Week of May 19, 2014 file May 19, 2014 17913
Blender Whiz The Artist Behind 'McLaren Studio:' Marco Cheng file May 12, 2014 14790
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 12, 2014 file May 12, 2014 16271
Render of the Week 'Lanterns in The Forest' by Francis Harkins - the Winner of the Week of May 5, 2014 file May 05, 2014 19413
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 5, 2014 file May 05, 2014 17007
Render of the Week 'King Vulture' by José Mario Pérez Cotes - the Winner of the Week of April 28 2014 file Apr 29, 2014 16883

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