Egyptian Tomb – 3D Hallway

Egyptian-Tomb-3D-Environment-By-Marc-Zirin

This time around I wanted to make the camera move a great distance but I needed to keep the amount of time spent on the project down to a minimum. In order to create a large model in a small amount of time, I used displacement maps on simple, low-poly models to give the illusion of a more complex geometry. I reused textures and models interchangeably to stretch my art a little further.

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3D Interior Design Kitchen Animation

3D Kitchen by Marc Zirin

When an interior designer is customizing a space to their customer’s needs, only individual pieces can be seen at a time. As the customer approves each element, it is often difficult to visualize how everything will look when tied together. Sometimes an incompatibility is not foreseen until it is too late. That is where a 3D artist comes into play. Before spending the big money and time on supplies and construction, the customer will be given a chance to walk through a virtual representation of…

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Cathedral Lighting Complete – Final Renders

Cathedral by: Marc Zirin

The Cathedral lighting is complete with the final renders below. Lights have been added to the scene to simulate a bright 3pm sun. Most of my projects have either been at night time or during sunset. I wanted to mix things up and add some variety to my portfolio, so I made the cathedral a normal town building during the day.   Since lights are very easy to set up, I’m going to work on a nighttime version of the cathedral next. The stained glass…

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Clock Tower Interior Animation

Clock Tower Modeled by Marc Zirin

Life has been brought into the clock tower. Each gear of the clock movement mechanism has been animated to make the clock a working beauty. The animation went very smoothly since everything was set up neat and clean. The rendering took four days across two computers. Compositing took one full day.   The clock tower can be viewed on either Youtube or HQ Download (68mb).

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Clock Tower Interior Complete

Clock Tower Modeled by Marc Zirin

Now that the lighting is finished and the scene is tweaked just right, I can begin the final renders. This scene is a five pass render broken up between: diffuse, specular, ambient occlusion, city backdrop, and diffuse with no lights. Each layer is touched up in GIMP and Photoshop before it is composited to one image.   My next move is to animate each gear in the scene to make it a fully working clock tower. Getting it to sync up just right involves some…

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Mountain Castle – Almost Final Render

Render1 Composite

This week has been just a bunch of final touches to the scene. There are still a few things that need to be cleaned up but this is my first final render. What I did for the scene this week was setup the camera path guide for my animated render. I also created and organized the render layers so I can easily composite my scene. I color corrected the fog and fixed other small tweaks.

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Boiler Room – Complete

Boiler Room

I worked very hard for a long time and every second of it has paid off. I learned many new techniques to work more efficiently and problem solving many issues in my work flow, so they never occur again. After all of this valuable experience, I have an awesome render and demo video. All that’s left now, is to take what I have learned on this project and apply it to my next one.   Here is the render of my Boiler Room:

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