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Opalite and Gold by parrotdolphin Opalite and Gold by parrotdolphin
Another fancy container. :)

The full view does it more justice.

The technical stuff:
Drangonfly and scarab models from Content Paradise, modified in Blender.
Bump map design on top surface was done in Illustrator and Photoshop.
POV-Ray for the rest.
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:iconrabbitica:
rabbitica Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006   Digital Artist
Uh..pretty. :)
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:iconparrotdolphin:
parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Rab!
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006   Digital Artist
An excellent gift creation - I want to give this to my sister for Xmas, ok? :D
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:iconparrotdolphin:
parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, but can I have one too? :giggle:
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006   Digital Artist
You'll end up having them mass produced in China like everything else these days! DANG!! :D
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes I wonder what the Chinese factory workers think while they make the stuff that gets sold here (in the US). And people buy it!! You should just look at some of the shit people buy at Wal-Mart or where ever. They must think we're nuts. They probably think "What am I making?" "What's it for?" "It looks useless and ugly." Stuff like that. Then the people here just throw it away after a while. It IS insane.
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006   Digital Artist
Yeah, me too. I had lots of opportunity to ask those kinds of questions on my old job but I had to ask questions about immigration and finances because I was interviewing them to find out whether they'd be eligible for provincial financial welfare until they could become refugees, immigrants and start working. They did tell some awful stories though - like not getting paid at all and there's only one factory in the whole place, nowhere else to work. All of them essentially owned by foreign interests through Chinese interests.

We're the throw-away societies. I read that if we Canadians keep living as we are now, we'd need 4 planet Earths to sustain us! ARG!!!

I keep thinking of all these ways to market my art, have done for years. But they all involve mass marketing and mass production or they just wouldn't be worth it. Aside from compromising my so-called "artistic integrity" there's the waste. All that stuff would be made and then eventually end up in the ground - all for what purpose as climate change and massive pollution and various shortages kill the planet anyway?

Oops, sorry about that lecture! Nice talking to you! :D
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
You can lecture me any day. :D I think most people won't change until they have to. Its just human nature. If we can consume, we will. Doom and gloom... and who wants to think about it? We will deal with it later, right?? :confused: (sarcasm)
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Digital Artist
:rofl: :lmao: !!!! :D
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bluesman219 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
The thumb makes it look like a fruit pie!! :rofl:
Good one Janet. :)
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:iconparrotdolphin:
parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm, I like pie!
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:iconbluesman219:
bluesman219 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Me too!! :)
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:iconrillani:
rillani Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I want one.
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:iconparrotdolphin:
parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Me too. It seems weird to make these vitual objects, when they should be real. :D
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ttnn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Nice opalite! Great wings!

P.S. Some day I'd love to read from you a comparative critique of Blender vs. Hexagon, as modeling tools. :neom:
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha, Me? Write a critique? Anyway, I know nothing about Hexagon. :D
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ttnn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Yes, you: you can write!
If you can figure out an algorithm for floating boobs and other marvels that I've seen in your gallery, then I predict you'll love the Gordon and the Coons surfaces of Hexagon (among so many other features that you'll be able to use without writing another line of code: wysywyg!).

Get it next time there's an irresistible offer.

P.S. I expect to be without Internet for the remainder of this week: tomorrow is my big move, no further postponements. :headbang:
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Giggle... Gordons? and Coons?? Ha ha, funny names, maybe they have a demo version I could check out. Wait, I like coding sometimes, I'm a geek, m'kay? :D
Hey, weren't you supposed to move Sunday? Wha?? Well have fun tomorrow. :rofl: I REALLY envy you (not). But once you have your stuff in the new place, the fun begins... HAVE FUN. :)
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Darren-Gibson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
I really love your bump mapping, would you mind explaining how you go about making it?

Such detail.. *drools*

+ fav! :D
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Its just a grayscale image. I don't know what program you use, but, you probably have to use UV mapping. See if your program's help or manual has anything about bump mapping or normal mapping.
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Darren-Gibson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
The 3d package i use is maya, i take a snapshot of the UV mapping and take it to photoshop for texturing. Would love to see the bump maps for this ^^
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Maya, huh? Lucky bastard! :D
I posted the image used for the bump map here ==> [link]
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jsp7707 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Hey, Dragonflys!!!
They look Goooood.
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:iconparrotdolphin:
parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dear. Where am I going? I never know. :shrug:
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golem1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome... And that's not a word I use often.

Where you going from here?
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:iconparrotdolphin:
parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Doh! I didn't hit the reply button.

Thanks Dear. Where am I going? I never know. :shrug:
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