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Chess, three and a half years later :-)

BountifulKnight
Member Since Jul 22, 2003
189 Images, Last upload Dec 24, 2007

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Almost a decade since I first created this chess set and column in Raydream, they are finally taking on the realistic qualities I originally envisioned. A re-do of my second posting ever here at Rosity, but making use of the visual power of Vue 6. The only changes I made from the original are the lighting and atmosphere. Everything else is exactly the same. What a difference a couple of upgrades can make. :-)

Original Vue scene created in Vue 4 back in 2003: Glass Chess Set

This one in Vue6 on a Mac; no content postwork.
Only rendered in preview (oversized). I'm sure final would be even better, but I don't have the cpu time available.

Thanks to all who have viewed my work through the years.
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January 17, 2007
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Jan 17, 2007 4:47:51 am
Really spectacoular!!!!!!bravissimo!*V*:DDD.Hugsxx

by Mondwin Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 5:22:48 am
OMG !!!! Fantastic work and excellent color, perspective, lighting !!! All is perfect !!! :)

by Valerie-Ducom Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 8:13:40 am
The material is of excellent quality. Beautiful lighting and great reality!

by Stardust_Crossing Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 8:29:19 am
Nice image. Interesting point about how the technology has developed and improved over the years. Anyone remember 3D on the Amiga? Things have come a long way since that red chequered bouncing ball. :-) Just look at those lights and reflections: gorgeous.

by BigGreenFurryThing Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 8:47:33 am
Oh! Knight :-) A stunningly beautiful creation!! Incredible work!! Light, shadows and reflections are truly ashtonishing!!! You know I don't know how you do it!! You do know how beautiful I think this work is :-) Makes my heart sing to see you posting again....Gentle hugs for all. Diane.

by rainbows Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 10:01:58 am
Remember 3-D on the Amiga? I can do better than that, I programmed 3-D on a Tandy Color-Computer II over 26 years ago. :-) Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

by BountifulKnight Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 10:16:03 am
How about the Vic 20, with its overwhelming 7k of ram! I too am from the old days, having cut my programming teeth hacking C64 games, moving onto basic, then C, to C++. Ok, enough about me; nice work, especially like the refraction.

by cshark Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 10:54:30 am
HEY HEY HEY ! the most amazing view today in gallery - love them - in big size I was looking at his all so close that my head was inside monitor !LOL there is so much beauty and amzing colors, textures, lighta and that what is inside them - other world for me desert places, towers dark mountains LOL I can see there a lot of magical stories - how the Kings playing with your chees and change the world inside them - evey one have other elements from real world! I wanted to see the face of player reflecting in this first one this tower of hope ! WONDERFUL - SHOULD BE IN TOP GALLERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bUt I am only dark princess for me that's top!

by wildgoha Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 10:56:45 am
The render is certainly amazing. I don't know much about the 3D render programs available but the rich translucent colours of the pieces and their shadows are admirable. Excellent work!

by busi2ness Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 11:06:03 am
Excellent work!

by IQ200 Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 2:29:40 pm
Nice creation and happy ten years birthday! I prefer the ten years piture because light and atmo is warmer and translucient chess pieces is more closed to the amber.

by jmherve Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 5:22:46 pm
Very nice, but your board is turned wrong by 90 degrees. The white square is always in the players right near corner.

by niccolls Homepage »

Jan 17, 2007 11:38:17 pm
Exceptional - a nice progression indeed from your earlier image

by dburdick Homepage »

Jan 18, 2007 4:13:06 am
Yes it's amazing how things have progressed, I too started on the Amiga 500, those were the days :,) great chess set.

by chrispoole Homepage »

Jan 19, 2007 3:06:28 am
Both are Fabulous, but this one is Extraordinary!!!

by Thelby Homepage »

Jan 23, 2007 5:47:23 pm
STUNNING!!! *jaw dropping* WOW!

by Lyne Homepage »

Feb 5, 2007 1:38:51 pm
Excellent render! I especially love the Rook closest to the camera; the internal reflection on that piece are amazing. You almost every piece of the set in that one Rook.

by shurikenblade Homepage »

Feb 18, 2007 9:36:18 pm
I remember the family thinking your parents were "crazy" to buy that Tandy Computer for "the kid." How glad I am that we did not listen to their voices!
A truely beautiful image!! MOM

by KnightsMom Homepage »

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