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3ds MAX + VRay Tutorial :: Time is running
Free 3ds Max Tutorial by CG artist, Jan K. Vollmer
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Making of by Jan K. Vollmer

In this tutorial I want to show the making of the image “time is running” made with 3ds max 2008, rendered with vray 1.50.SP1.
Everything is modelled in 3ds max 2008 mostly from standard geometry and some splines with lathe like the lampshade. Modelling is not my favourite so I want to show the material and the scene and rendering setup with vray 1.5.SP1.

First of all I build some kind of a studio surrounding with making a concave fillet and bend it a little to get a fourth of a cycle. So get enough studio walls around the objects. Be sure to make it big enough.

Top View of concave fillet


Then I start the modelling. Everything was made from standard forms in max and nothing special. I almost did not use textures, because I wanted to create real metal materials and silver effects. Just the little factory inside has textures like the ground and some buildings.

Wire of the whole Scene

Close-up of the clockwork

Close-up of the Lamp

Close-up of the Lamp Again

The next step is to set up the materials for the different metal objects, the glass and the factory. I used the standard vray advanced materials and modified them for the five Basic materials in my scene.

The chromium material:
A standard vray material with a light gray colour in the reflection, refl. Gloss of .71, subdivision of 12 to get nice results but still short render time. The IOR is at 2.97 and I used ward.

The glass material:
In the reflection slot is a falloff map set to standard and fresnel. Ref. Gloss. Is set to .98, IOR is at 1.517 and set the affect shadow and alpha to get nice shadows on the ground. The fog colour is set to white.

The light material:
Just a simple vray light material that is set to a warm light orange colour and with a multiply of 6 to get a bright effect. Instead of a real bulb I used a sphere with the light material applied to get the light emission.

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