Walking the Bot Dog by perpetualrevisionOpen full image in new tab
Flint_Hawk 3:28PM | Wed, 27 April 2022
What a pleasant place to take a walk & I love the idea of it being on a space station! Aikobot2 and Rex are perfect together! I can feel the connection between them!
I'm sure glad this didn't get lost during your strange experience!
perpetualrevision 11:10PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thanks! It's odd that I managed to get decent sunlight in a place where there wouldn't be "real" sunlight, but I still can't get it right in an outdoor natural setting! I'd love to walk along a promenade like this one and enjoy all the fish. Good thing you can't tell where one of the fish "escaped" and I had to Photoshop him out of existence :-)
eekdog 3:46PM | Wed, 27 April 2022
Almost looks like the dog on the new commercials. Love it alot and want one. Super creation.
perpetualrevision 11:12PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
I haven't seen any robot dog commercials, but then, I rarely see commercials as I usually only watch TV via Netflix or Amazon Prime. But if it looks kinda like Rex and is nifty enough that you want one, then I probably want one too!! (Just don't tell the three fur balls curled up beside me ;-)
poser4me 5:59PM | Wed, 27 April 2022
Very cute and still going. :-) This is nice and looks like a Superfly render, nice work.
perpetualrevision 11:20PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thanks! I don't know why I can get bright sunlight in an interior setting like this, and not in an outdoor setting, but oh well! The metals on Aikobot2 render pretty well for Firefly, maybe b/c they seem to follow a setup I've seen recommended by BagginsBill that uses a fresnel_blend node in addition to the reflect node. I guess that makes the metal more "accurate" for Firefly, for reasons I've taken notes on but can't fully process. (I think there's math involved!) Regardless, I like how it turns out and look forward to using Aikobot2 in some of her other color combos!
Radar_rad-dude 7:18PM | Wed, 27 April 2022
So is this kind of like in 'The Orville', where all the 'organics' have been exterminated and the bots rule? Excellent work on this fine image! Love all the fine details! Many fine kudos from me!
perpetualrevision 11:21PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Given my penchant for making friendly things, even bots, I suspect the humans are still around there somewhere. But the bots are free to take in the simulated sunshine when they feel so inclined!
perpetualrevision 11:22PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thanks! I have a TON of sci-fi prop sets I'd really like to use, but I'm not that good at coming up with characters or stories for them, so you might end up seeing Aikobot2 and Rex exploring other spaceships :-) Or maybe I'll find a spacesuit for Tiny!
mifdesign 12:02AM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Just mind-bending outstanding fabulous awesome, stunning brilliant composition and render.
Magnificent Masterpiece of Finest Arts. I love it!
Luv your magic.
perpetualrevision 11:24PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thank you, A_Sunbeam! I suspect Rex doesn't get into as much trouble as Chomper does in your scenes, but of course it's the trouble that makes Chomper so fun :-)
CoolDimension 12:48AM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Beautiful work, lighting and expression! I like how you framed this from behind so that it looks like the viewer is walking with them!
perpetualrevision 11:25PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thanks for the comment, CD! I hadn't thought of it as walking along with them, but now that you mention it, I can see that too! I'd sure love to overhear a conversation between a bot human and a bot dog :-)
uncollared Online Now! 8:06AM | Thu, 28 April 2022
You make the most warm fuzzy feeling Sci-Fi. Great lighting
perpetualrevision 11:27PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thanks so much! I have a ton of sci-fi prop sets I'd love to use, but I'm kinda stuck on coming up with characters and stories for them, so I may not always end up with "warm fuzzy" scenes. But any scene with Rex the robot dog is bound to elicit a few "awwwws" :-) I do have other androids and other robots, even other robot dogs, but none match so well as these two!
gerberc 8:32AM | Thu, 28 April 2022
This turned out really well! Love the idea behind this scene. Maybe at the end of the walk robs dog gets lubrication rather than goodies?
perpetualrevision 11:28PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thank you! Good idea for an end of walk treat: sit up nicely and get a few squirts of oil! My non-robot dogs would be on board with that idea, but only if it's fish oil :-)
perpetualrevision 11:29PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thanks! I like how they have a similar look (and I gave them similar materials on purpose), to help show that connection!
donnena 9:55PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Delightful!! I love the joy and the color co-ordinates "outfits"
perpetualrevision 11:31PM | Thu, 28 April 2022
Thank you!! Orange and this shade of blue aren't usually among my "go to" colors, but I thought they looked so nice on Aikobot2 I put them on Rex also! Because every bot person should have a matching bot dog :-)
perpetualrevision 9:14PM | Fri, 06 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! I want to do some more sci-fi scenes, but I do like the idea of focusing on the kind of "daily life" stuff that applies in just about any environment :-)
MollyFootman Online Now! 1:25PM | Fri, 29 April 2022
Composition and execution is excellent, Amy! Of course, I am a fan of Science Fiction and I love a good Robotrix; Aikobot 2 is a lot of fun and now you've got me thinking about using her in one of my crazy stories. XD
Thanks for sharing!
perpetualrevision 9:18PM | Fri, 06 May 2022
Thank you, Molly! I'm particularly pleased with how both figures render in Firefly, probably in large part b/c the materials use fresnel nodes as well as reflect nodes, to improve the accuracy. But I'm sure they'd look even better optimized for Superfly!
I wish I had your talent for coming up with stories to carry forward into future renders, but I generally don't come up with an idea for what's happening until after I've assembled a scene! And when I tried to write a story first, I spent nearly two years on the rough draft, so that's not a particularly effective use of my time :-)
UteBigSmile 2:54PM | Sat, 30 April 2022
This new image looks fantastic once again! It's great to see the futuristic promenade again, I used it once and it's not easy to handle, you did really a great job here!
perpetualrevision 9:22PM | Fri, 06 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment, Ute! I found the promenade pretty easy to use, but for this scene it was pretty simple: just two curved hallway pieces and the fish in the tanks. One of the fish did try to "escape" out of a tank, but I Photoshopped him out of existence :-)
CleonXXI 10:21AM | Sun, 01 May 2022
Beautifully composed and rendered scene! The pose interrelationship between the two characters is just perfect!
perpetualrevision 9:20PM | Fri, 06 May 2022
Thanks so much for the nice comment! I wish I could come up with a story that would justify using these two in more scenes, but maybe I'll come up with something!