Wiccan Ritual by Lahl ()
Religious/Spiritual posted on Jun 06, 2004
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My entry in the Imagine rendering contest in 2001, rendered in Imagine for Windows 2.0, the theme was "Knives"
The knife pictured here is called an "Athame". An Athame is a witches knife used to direct and focus energy. It is never used for cutting. This Athame is the design I would like to make for my own, but I lack the manual skills...... 3D will have to do for now :)
The Athame was almost completely modelled in the Forms Editor and the texturing was done with a lot of bitmaps and blended textures.
For the lighting I attempted to fake global illumination, and with over 200 soft shadow casting lights, it took about 8 days to render on my Celeron 500.
The picture was rendered in 4 different passes and composited in Photoshop where levels etc were tweaked. Overall I think it turned out ok, but would have liked to do a few more things...... unfortunately I didn't have the CPU power or the time to do them.