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Rarity Glass Version

I had this idea in November already and start to try to render it, but i had to stop, because the render times aren't nice and it doesn't look good

Meanwhile i guess i have some more experience with my sweet SoftImage|XSI to try it again. And this render is the result. It takes 26 hours for rendering and 2-3 days of testing around

This render is very very high quality with 8192x8192 pixels and it is very big with 50 MB. I upload the final 100% lost less result here. With JPEG and 75% quality it has just 2 MB, but than all the real important details where my PC takes 26 hours for it are gone and it looks blurry if you zoom in

Some words about the technique ... I use two Incidence shader combined with transparency and reflections. Both incidence with different settings. On the eye i use a simple reflection with a mask on the white and no reflections on the black parts. Rendered with mentalRay by using 15 reflection and refraction and 25 combined rays to prevent black faces. All in one ... it was nice burn-in test for my PC

I remove 2 eye leashes because they didn't looks so nice on this glass model

Hope you like this picture
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:iconwolfe-inugami:
wolfe-inugami Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
You know, I've been looking for an artist that would work on crystals who can make thge mane 6 in the sytle of swarovski crystals.  (in particular the fabulous creatures trilogy they issued 1996-1998 ) crystalfanatics.files.wordpres…

But, unfortunatly, all the crystal workers i've contacted here in USA order stuff pre-made in large batches to re-sell. Even contacted Swarosvski company them self and they only order made items from over seas mass production centers. It saddened me. I found a few in italy, but their style is too rounded. I like the jagged flat diamond-like blocky cuts. 

Anyway, your pic reminded me of that search im on :) I love the idea of crystal/glass ponies. Same for touhou. WOuld love to find a figure of flandre scarlet in crystal. 

 
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Hi,

i made this Glass Version to test some Glass effects and as more as i test, i like it much and much :-) Yeah Crystals looks awesome and it would be cool someone make these too. But we have to wait, in some days/month we can print glass ... than all our problems be solved :-)
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this even (near-)possible at all in the FilmMaker:?
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:iconwolfe-inugami:
you got me thinking... 
one can rearrange the materials  and make it semi transparent like what is done with glass textures... export to sfm. imagine filling it with particles effects... 
i wonder. 
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Try replying one and a half years earlier next time. No, this is not possible in Source FilmMaker, not if parts of the model should be visible behind other parts of the same model.
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dokidokialien Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
omg... so beautiful
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M99moron Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Magnificent!
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:iconveryoldbrony:
VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
thanks :-)
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BeckieRGB Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing!
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thanks :-)
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Vexin417 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very impressive. As an animation student I can understand how hard it must have been to get that render time down to just 2 days. lol. Of course I've only really worked in LightWave. I'm not sure how that compares to SoftImage.
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Thanks ... my first tries in November takes long time too and it is hard - sure ... there are tons of parameter to setup and you always have to render this. with a small piece of luck and magic you find the correct values ... and i just have three pieces - background, floor and rarity ...

i know an animator has exact the same problems. i saw a documentation video where the animator of ice age 3 makes the dance scenery ... in 34 days ... for a final 10 sec scenery ... that's hard ^^

if LightWave uses mentalRay - we both use same render engine. XSI uses mentalRay (like Maya & Max too)
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megaTWERP Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
this is the
best
Possible
Thing!
EVER!!!!

Great job:highfive:
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
hahahaha .... lol ... nice one ... thanks ^^

btw ... why i read your message with the sound of rarity in my head ... lol ... is this wired ? or normal ? i guess normal ^^
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megaTWERP Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I guess it's normal, Since your a brony!:iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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Yamina20 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice 3d work. I like the idea, Spike would go nuts for one of those.
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
haha yeah .... Spike ...
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drax99 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Makes me think of that song, Heart of Glass
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Baka-Baka-Gaijin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
That is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing work.
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
thank you :-)
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LisaJennifer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Excellent work. :clap:
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:iconveryoldbrony:
VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thanks :-) Like yours :-)
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bloodyunown Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking amazering
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:iconveryoldbrony:
VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
thanks :-)
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Ragnarokia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Only Rarity is so beautiful to be flawless glass.
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
as i had the idea of a glass pony it comes together with Rarity without i ever think about ... i never think about other ponies in glass version ... only Rarity ... i don't know why - but she fit's as glass version perfectly
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Ragnarokia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Clear glass without imperfections is hard to achieve, and is very beautiful, which is just like Rarity who puts so much effort into making herself beautiful and is admired for it. That's what I think anyway :p So it would fit her best.
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theiasmina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
awsome!!! :)
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:iconveryoldbrony:
VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
thanks ^^
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gimpcowking Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this
is
FABULOUS
makes me wish i paid more attention in my 3d design class
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VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
be lucky to have 3d design in your class - take this change and listen to that front person ... well you still stay there - could not escape hehe :-)
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FeelinFoxy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
this is awesome :D
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:iconveryoldbrony:
VeryOldBrony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
thanks :-)
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