Well, the title says it all. I had always wanted to sit into the Lego houses I had built. I made a simple one in that childhood style with LegoCAD and added a chap and a bush from the LegoCAD library. I liked how the underside of the roof looked, added a bit of reflection, on the ground a bit of transparency and put a slightly transparent 2D face on the ground. Lit by 16 lights of my St. Barbara HDRI which is shown through the windows and filters through the ground. This panorama renders in a quarter of an hour. Cropped the foreground in Photoshop.
I like it! Great job on the LegoCADing... (Isn't it LeoCad though?) The panoramic is a nice effect too. Looks good.
Join Date: 12.21.2006 Comments: 667
Good job Horo, the model looks good and it fills like one is inside of a building, the lighting is well setup also
Join Date: 04.06.2004 Comments: 99
i like it bring back memorys
Join Date: 08.07.2006 Comments: 254
Very cool Horo! I like this work alot!
Join Date: 07.02.2005 Comments: 1010
Looks like it was taken with a horizontal fisheye lens, say .5 mm?
If I was a kid and had a dream like this I'd probably wind up in a rubber room. ;-)
Join Date: 06.23.2007 Comments: 73
interesting. I like it :-)
Join Date: 04.15.2004 Comments: 1097
Because of the clever use of transparency and hdr this image really fees Real! The panorama makes the constructed ceiling look somehow even more complex then it actually is. But (don't know intentionally or not) the floor oposed to the ceiling looks too empty. Just one figure and a "plant" isn't enough in my opinion to fill the "downstairs" of your render. It might be possible to make this buddy a couple of friends to play with or some "intuitive" furniture... Oh, I think you forgot to smooth the hand/shoulders of the little guy. Not a quibble at all. Will wait for updates.
Join Date: 01.03.2004 Comments: 2227
Ah lego... being facniated by the likes of Dr Who, Space 1999 and Star Trek, my lego creations were more along the lines of space ship and lazer guns. But even still I can appreciate a well constructed lego house. Bold use of panoramic projection and transparency and colour - I think maybe the colours do clash a little, but this is lego right. If I were designing lego bricks I'd probably insist on sixty shades of grey. This is what you get for living under grey skies. Well done!
Join Date: 05.26.2004 Comments: 4452
Icecreamman is right, that's LeoCAD without a ?g?. Thanks all for your kind comments. It was more an experiment than something serious. But it does show the LeoCAD modeller is quite usable and interfaces nicely with Bryce. You have to export in 3ds if you want to keep the colours. Saving as obj will loose them.