Renderosity Neighborhood News [05-28-07]

May 24, 2007 1:19 am


Image used with permission from ysvry


Renderosity's Neighborhood News is your weekly guide to current happenings around the site. Stop in each week to see what you may be missing!

~Did You Know?~

Movie reviewers wanted for the Front Page News!

Come on, you know you want to talk about your latest theater escape. With all the great summer blockbusters, we need the digital artist perspective! If you would like to contribute a movie review, please contact Nick.

~Around the Forums~

Forum Highlight: Blender 3D

Forum Coordinator: haloedrain

Recent posts in Blender 3D:

Object cloning

3ds export

Deph of field

weight painting

my first 2.44 sss test

Blender and hair

Blender & Lionshead "The Movies"

Be sure to check out the Blender 3D Gallery!


From the Industry News Forum:
Press Release - PD Pro 4.1 update

Version 5.0 | EditShare Field | Customer Profile | Events Around the World

MAXON Presents the Power Integration Tour

Noise Industries Ships FxFactory for Apple Final Cut Studio 2

Stitcher Unlimited 5.6 : expand your panoramic capabilities with HDRI

Boris FX Product Line Supports Apple Final Cut Studio 2

YouTube for 3D-Models


Caligari Releases trueSpace7.5

E-on Software Releases Vue 6 Personal Learning Edition!

*For more headlines, or to post your company's official press releases, please visit the Renderosity Industry News Forum.


From the
Conferences, Expos and Workshops Forum:

SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival Sets Record

MAXON Presents the Power Integration Tour

NYC SIGGRAPH Presents Animators Bootcamp and Field Manual Workshop

SIGGRAPH Innovations Impact Daily Life

~Forum Gallery Picks~

From the Poser Forum:
Staff Picks for 3rd Week of May 2007
(Note: these are various gallery picks presented by the Poser Forum Staff. These are not Poser specific.)

From the Photography Forum:
Last Week in the Gallery week 21

From the Fractal Forum:
Fractal Window Weekly - May 20 - 26

Fractal Vintage Showcase - August 16-31 2003

(Special note: fractalinda is Renderosity May 2007 Artist of the Month  [Fractal Gallery])

~Featured Gallery~

A Glimpse of Cinema 4D...

Lead Line Photo
William Shakes Mansion Study "Twisted" Vangonbrei

by shakes
in Cinema 4D & Comics/Cartoons

by rammstein69
in Cinema 4D & Horror

by osbjef
in Cinema 4D & Abstract
by kromekat
in Cinema 4D & Science Fiction

Check out more in the Cinema 4D Gallery!

~Tips of the Week~

This week I approached Renderosity artist, ShamanX on his work in Lightwave:

"I don't know if I am slick enough when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of Lightwave. I mainly use it just for the building of machines with a good portion of the work I do in Photoshop.  I guess one thing that I like to work in Lightwave is the lighting and "Nernies and Greeblies". I believe that the term " Nernies and Greeblies" refers to all the busy-work  on models like air ducts, pipes, access panels, handles, etc. The reason that I like to work  this element is to give the lighting some substance to work with. I suspect that I could be much more effeicient by using texture and bump maps but I kind of like the building aspect of modeling.

With the lighting, one of the first things that I do is turn down the global lighting to 0%. This allows me to get more dramatic lighting with what I am working on. I use reflections in my images a fair amout of time so another thing that I will do is to turn down the Ray recursion limit to about 4 instead of the default 16 which will cut down on the rendering time.

Just a note, I am using an  older version of Lightwave, so the newer versions may have aspects that I do not know about  in reference to my tips. I am currently using Lightwave 6.5."

Nathan Carlisle [ShamanX]

Be sure to check out Nathan's Renderosity Gallery


Lead Line Photo

2007 Renderosity 
Graphics Contest

Terragen May/June 
2007 Terrain Challenge

Win MojoWorld Pro June 07 Photgraphy
"Genre" Challenge
Be sure to check out more of the current running contests/challenges!



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~Freestuff Picks of the Week~

Lead Line Photo
2D -> Textures Terragen -> World Files Bryce -> Objects iClone -> Clothing

Road Texture #3by vkirchner

Highland Meadowsby AndyWelder

PicnicBenchRedWoodby FranOnTheEdge

Bonus Clothing set 1by lilacboy

Be sure to check out the vast selection in the Renderosity Freestuff section!

What's missing?
If you have any news flashes, forum happenings, or links that should be included in future editions of the "Neighborhood News", please send me an e-mail and I'll get ya covered.

May 28, 2007

Article Comments

DreamWarrior ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 31 May 2007

I like the featured gallery addition! And the tip of the week too. Great work, thank you!

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