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11-14-2011, 12:22 PM
Just a quick render showing an electrical product i'm working on.. cant say to much, and cant show the front of the unit ;)

Also trying out the new forum ;)
going to take me a while to build up my post count again!!


11-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Hi James -

How did you post this image? did you try adding an attachment or did you try linking to a hosted file? I"m unable to see it and it appears that there are some issues with the Attachment system that we just found out about.

11-15-2011, 07:02 AM
doh! yeah, I cant see it either... was an attachment and inserted into post. :/

A few issues then! to be expected :)

This is a right pain for me as all the image hosting sites are blocked here at work.. photobucket etc... I was really hoping for a dedicated forum image upload.

11-15-2011, 12:48 PM
I agree all the image hosting site are blocked for us as well

11-15-2011, 10:08 PM
We'll get the image attachements resolved....hang tight :-)

11-16-2011, 07:28 AM
hanging...... :)

11-29-2011, 11:36 AM
not working yet?

12-06-2011, 03:19 PM


trying again :)

Seams to be working now :0

tried both options for putting into a post :)

12-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Look cool James, thanks for sharing!

have you tried making the ethernet activity indicators solid glass with an emissive sphere inside them? I think you'll get a cool effect especially if you then put a bump map on the solid glass to disperse the light. This is a really small detail and certainly won't make or break your image but if you're into that kind of detail i thought i'd suggest it :-)

12-07-2011, 10:03 AM
Hi David,

I've used the technique before (but not with the bump) but this not important on this product :)



01-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Wow. An amazingly crisp image! The depth of field really adds to the realism. I haven't tried that yet.

What HDRI did you use? I notice that your shadows are pretty sharp. Every HDRI that I use ends up with mushy shadows... Also, the light is primarily from above, which is more realistic.

g i l

01-06-2012, 07:58 PM
Oops, I was responding to the image with the connector, not the LEDs...

g i l

01-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Looks like either the default warehouse or hangar hdris both available in our cloud library. A quick tip for increasing ground shadow density is to reduce the gamma of the hdri to about .8 and increase the brightness to about 1.125. You can play with these amounts but those right off the bat are usually just enough.

01-11-2012, 07:27 AM
Thanks very much... its actually the 'Retail Store' Environment :)

01-11-2012, 01:24 PM
That still cracks me up. Desaturate the floor stripes, and it translates a Best Buy into a generic retail store.

01-11-2012, 04:58 PM
LOL...we would have called it "BEST BUY" but they wouldn't like that very much. Have you looked closer at the signage in the HDRI btw?

01-11-2012, 05:39 PM
I still have the actual Best Buy one from a few years back. I just desaturated that one. I haven't looked at it closely. I only use it if I want that sterile lighting. Although, I think I like hanger better for that now.

01-25-2012, 08:40 AM
Nice work, and I really like the LEDs. Definitely going to check out the environments in the cloud library, for some reason I had only used the mats library and missed the other stuff in the drop down! DOH