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Cognac Warmth
Cognac Warmth


Cognac Warmth
Description: Happy Holidays to all!
I brewed a little something to keep the Christmas warmth inside the hearts and widen the smiles on the faces even more. I wish you all a lot of persistence and dedication in your works, strive for the best.
Merry Christmas, guys!

Software: Maya, Photoshop
Added by: richter
Keywords: cognac, bottle, warmth, holiday, christmas, maya, richter
Date: 12.27.2012 17:13
Hits: 8626
Downloads: 120
Rating: 5.00 (2 Vote(s))
File size: 1.0 MB

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Byline: richter
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Join Date: 12.11.2010
Comments: 242

Happy holidays to you, too.
That is really a heartwarming picture. And for me it seems perfect, flawless. Everything is great: texture, materials, models. Chapeau
12.28.2012 16:25 Offline electro-elvis

Join Date: 03.01.2011
Comments: 236

Happy holidays, beautiful picture, The composition is very well done.
12.28.2012 22:38 Offline STKydd dragonsbain at

Join Date: 02.19.2012
Comments: 27

This is outstanding. I have never used Maya - is this internal Maya render engine or Vray? Glass material, candle wax, everything looks incredible real. This tree branch (don't know correct word), is it modeled or it's a picture with alpha mask ?
12.29.2012 13:43 Offline szpaq10 onejros at

Join Date: 10.15.2010
Comments: 879

Very beautiful composition and materials.
12.30.2012 08:56 Offline slepalex slepalex at

Join Date: 08.31.2012
Comments: 241

Really nice warm image. Love the Brandy glass.
12.30.2012 14:40 Offline StuartB4

Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4714

Happy holidays to you, Eugene! Again, an outstanding render. Yes, it does feel warm and the offset brandy glass is a very nice detail.
12.30.2012 19:40 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at

Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2610

Greetings to you as well! Glad to see this piece from you, it is magnificent. The glass effects are great, I can see faint caustics here and there. Everything is as expected, quite perfect. There is a subtle amount of noise still visible with the dof. But at this point I am reaching for pretty much any critique, this is amazing work!

The fire and the candle tip are my favorite interactions as I'm sure you spent some time ensuring that would look the way you intended in the final result. I always draw such inspiration from you. Masterful as always! Full marks. Maya is awesome, but it is not easy to use so I am every more impressed by what you can do with it. I'm assuming this was the native render engine?
12.31.2012 08:01 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at

Join Date: 04.15.2004
Comments: 1092

Thank you very much for all the kind remarks.

To answer question and add some additional info:
I'm using mentalRay as renderer, not the native software renderer. It provides more control over the final image as well as base materials to build and finetune upon for architectural, organic, refractive-caustic purposes, etc.

Szpaq, the pinetree branch is a full model, it has its UVs, textures. It's always more time consuming, but I tend to make the models and assemble textures myself. This is a good way of building your own workflow and refine it in the future, adapt it to different projects. That's one side of how I perceive the 3d art.
Anyway... I've set up a simple web page to show you guys the wireframes, the textures and a small work-in-progress animation of the candle flame. I could've used a texture of flame from Google, but I really wanted my flame to be pure 3d, and using maya fluid system I made one, hence the short animation.

[click here for more info]

If I missed something or there's anything else, please feel free to write.
Happy New 2013 Year!
01.01.2013 13:56 Offline richter richter at

Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2610

I checked out the resources you posted a link to. Brilliant work, Richter!
01.10.2013 09:06 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at

Join Date: 04.15.2004
Comments: 1092

Thank you, Rashad.
01.13.2013 16:52 Offline richter richter at

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