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Basking In The Sun by MatejMo Basking In The Sun by MatejMo
A yellow-jacket wasp having a bath in the morning dew. A try at simulating macro photography

This is a new render of this old(er) model. You can see the previous render here: [link] and a clay render of the model here: [link]

Blender -- GIMP -- Octane Render
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Basking In The Sun by ~MatejMo ( Featured by WillowXD )
:iconjamiejoel:
JamieJoel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great work raider!!! :D
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sakthibruce Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Can you make a tutorial for us
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:iconmino159:
mino159 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
love this one! great work!!! 
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:iconmadalien527:
madAlien527 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
beautiful beyond words
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:iconzacharyp99:
zacharyp99 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy. Shit. 
That is soo amazing!
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:iconjedimaster93:
JediMaster93 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Wow. This is amazing. I just started learning blender and this is really inspiring!
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:iconalexsykesth:
alexsykesth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Fucking Awesome.
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:iconsekopasa:
sekopasa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats Nice Render
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:iconi0l0i:
I0l0I Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Insane 0_o Great work.
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:iconkubagami:
kubagami Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate you.
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:iconethoriell:
ethoriell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I adore this work!
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconiluveon:
Iluveon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Incredible!
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
This piece has been featured in #Digital-Art-Club's First feature of 2013
Check it out here [link]
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmbinz:
mbinz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
A great render, amazingly realistic work! `)
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconleamybean:
leamybean Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Photographer
This is amazing!
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:iconw-art3d:
W-Art3D Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing - how long did reender time was ?
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I'm not sure about render time, lets say something around 8 hours for 3k x 2k res. It was still noisy though, and I had to clean it in GIMP.
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Gorion103 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, this is so realistic!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
awesome
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your wonderful art work has been featured in my [link] October 2012 journal.
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;-)
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:iconloya-n:
Loya-N Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Wow! This is gorgeous! :eyepopping:
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconask-jasontheangel:
Ask-JasonTheAngel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First reaction: Whoa! Awesome Photo! Fav for you! :D

Second reaction: *Sees that this is digital art* ....O-O.....I am in the presence of a dA GOD.
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D

Thank you!
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:iconask-jasontheangel:
Ask-JasonTheAngel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob.
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spaceshaman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oh wait a sec, let me find my jaw on the floor...

Way too good render dude! Grat.
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconfigit090:
Figit090 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful shot...errr...that's a render? holy crap!
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
About the hours I'm not sure. It was actually my first real try at "organic" modeling and the only case where the textures are entirely hand painted, so it took a wile longer than it "should". I would say I spent at least 100 hours for the work around this model (meaning all the modeling, texturing, rigging, material creation & rendering with two different render engines). You can see the original render (done for a render engine competition) here: [link]

In such cases where you aim for realism, gathering photo references is a must and the first thing you should do (unless you have concept sketches to work with). I spent several hours searching for good photo material and learning about wasp anatomy, before I started to create the model.
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MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks
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:iconfigit090:
Figit090 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
no problemo! keep it up! how many hours do you think that took you? I have no idea how it works do you start with a photograph or...?
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MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
(I replied to myself :))

About the hours I'm not sure. It was actually my first real try at "organic" modeling and the only case where the textures are entirely hand painted, so it took a wile longer than it "should". I would say I spent at least 100 hours for the work around this model (meaning all the modeling, texturing, rigging, material creation & rendering with two different render engines). You can see the original render (done for a render engine competition) here: [link]

In such cases where you aim for realism, gathering photo references is a must and the first thing you should do (unless you have concept sketches to work with). I spent several hours searching for good photo material and learning about wasp anatomy, before I started to create the model.
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Figit090 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
very cool, could you take the model and rotate it to any angle and take another shot?

I wonder if/when virtual reality will reach this level of real-time detail. I'm already amazed by the size of games, I'm waiting for them to start getting too real though. I'm not sure I want them too though (imagine how much more time some would spend in video games!)

Thanks for the reply I appreciate it.
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MatejMo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The wasp model is fully completed & textured everywhere, except for the "mouth", which is mostly hidden behind the "jaws" anyway. So it can be rendered from most angles. The environment in this shot is OTOH made only for this particular camera position. Those droplets are heavy geometry and considerably slow down render speed, so I had to remove them where they are not visible from this POV.

This kind of quality will be possible in real time, eventually. But as hardware improves, so increases our hunger to do things better, bigger, more detailed... :D
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Figit090 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's awesome, I think I would have the hardest time deciding on a final composition for a final render. I'm grateful to know how you did it (the basics) though, so thank you. :)

Do you have to have a very powerful GPU for this? Or two? or...three? lol.
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The more GPUs the better :)

But it really depends on the scene. Simple scenes with low number of objects and an open lighting environment (HDRI lighting) are quite fast, interior shots with lots of objects & lights are very slow. This one has lots of geometry, reflections / refractions and strong DOF, so it was kinda slow - cca 8 hours of rendering on one GTX 460 and I still needed to do de-noising in post.
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FreddyFrosch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wow i don't know what to say!!
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Robobear0510 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
excellentness
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;-) Hi
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Robobear0510 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yo..
is deviantart doing anything usefull for you..
just started updating everything in here all over again..

.. check this out, this is a friend of mine [link] - he is fucking incredible with his work
- and he showed me a picture from deviantart in a PM on facebook - and then I saw it was you :) so I said cool, thats that slovenian guy from octane forum that is starting to render cool stuff
- so now Ill update deviant for a while..

suggest who to watch here
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:iconmatejmo:
MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi!

To get contacts DA is quite useful, but of course you must "spam" your work across various groups, so that the most people see it. I prefer DA over generalized "social networks" like Facebook, because is specialized for art (meaning most people here are creative and interesting).

I saw your friends profile, really great work and some unique style. Is that cartoon / animation done yet?

As for who to watch; you could browse my favorites and see if you like any of those (I mostly watch character modelers)
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Robobear0510 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
he is working on a game in UDK :) .. he is probably among 10 people in croatia that are true 3d generalists, and kicks ass..
but he is so fucking modest, and is earning an average pay, we want to help him produce the game through the end..
i cannot beleive what amount of people just don't realise how good they are, and they don't want to "sell out" instead they are working for some f..ing corporation with bosses who don't really give a fuck about them, or their work, they just see slaves working for their money - and people, creative people, artists whatever, they are all supporting it.. I mean they are fucking bending over, taking it up the ass, and saying thank you, with a smiling face..

one of my friends is making art jewellery this one [link] , and someone copied his work within 95% accuracy, only with less quality - those copied bracelets were in three fashion magazines in croatia - and the copycat lives two blocks away from my friend Zets appartement - the copycat also finished a degree in design - f.ing bastard - so I post this on facebook and 90% of people we know that are designers didnt say much, or argued with me about how it is not important that someone copied your work, it is the way you market it or sell it.. I am angry because someone will copy my work, or your work and earn money off it, just because..

anywayz.. rock on
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MatejMo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally share your feelings about copying (stealing) other people's work. There must be some copyright laws that cover hand made stuff like jewelery in your friend's case, but I'm not really knowledgeable in this field. Digital content rights are quite specific, since you can't modify or even partially re-use a work that is copyrighted. But I think someone can reproduce your work (ie. copy), if it's done from scratch. Legally this is ok, but morally it's another story.

It's also hard finding out about abuse of your work. For all all know some of my work posted on public forums, might have been used commercially by someone, somewhere, and I'll probably never know about it. But if you don't expose your work publicly, you wont get anywhere... :)

OTOH, it's true what some say, that what's really important (in business) is marketing. Good marketing will sell even shitty crap (you just need to convince people that they absolutely need shitty crap :)), while you can be a very good artist, but if you fail at "marketing" you won't succeed.

That other friend of yours, the CG artist, has a really insane funny style. I don't know the proper English or Croatian word, but we say "totalno odbito". :D
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Chihire Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:jawdrop:
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wolfiesofthenight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
At first i was like, " OH MY GOD this is the BEST PHOTO EVER!" then i realised it was digital art now i am utterly speechless, this is so beautiful and looks so real, you really had me fooled there. This is probably one of the best artworks i have seen on this site, you make wonderful work :3
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