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Grenades by John-Boyer Grenades by John-Boyer
Well! I'm really proud of this piece. It's definitely my favorite work so far. I have practically no experience with texturing, so the level of realism in this is extremely satisfying. It was also a good project, figuring out how to do displacement and reflection maps, as well as get a sorta-realistic moonlit render.
I envisioned these as really old incendiary grenades left over from WWIII, but they could always be something else. Maybe a Pokeball? :D

Still don't quite know how to make a spherical texture... there's some weird distortion going on with the rusty grenades.

By the way, I am not automatically allowing downloads, but you are welcome to have the file for a wallpaper only if you note me. My reasoning behind this is that anyone who wants to mass upload stuff to wallpaper sites won't want to actually contact the artist. So, if you want to use this as a wallpaper, just note me, and I'll give it to ya. It's 1080p, for those who care.

Tools: Max/VRay/AE
Render Time: 20 minutes

Feedback, anyone?
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:iconhaze007:
haze007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
No download option? Will be nice to set this as my Wallpaper.
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:iconwoodhelm:
WoodHelm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is spectacular, heh at first I thought these were like plasma grenades from Halo but they are much better Sweating a little...
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D Thanks! They were fun to make. 
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really cool :la: I love love the details!!

I would say possibly give the ground a different texture or different lighting then the gernades, they kind of look like they are made out of the same material which wouldn't make much sense.
Maybe a bit of lighting work to make the gernade stand ut a bit more but honestly it looks great just the ground texture I'd tweak personally. Awesome stuff!!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I completely agree with you. :D
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:iconseeb-san:
Seeb-san Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
amazing!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconseeb-san:
Seeb-san Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You are very welcome :)
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:icontopas2012:
Topas2012 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing work... definitely a fav
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:thanks: Thank you!
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:icontechngame:
techngame Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Nice lighting and texturing. Good work!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:thanks: Thank you!
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:icondiegom96:
diegom96 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconifreshg:
IFreshG Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks stunning. It reminds me of these scanspheres from the Prometheus Trailer. Very great job!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I tried to give the image a Hollywoodish look... and I must have succeeded! :D
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:iconaeldunadan:
AelDunadan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I first thought this was a photograph, and then saw the category :eyepopping:
It's a very good work you've done on this piece!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaeldunadan:
AelDunadan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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:icondevjames:
DevJames Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
awesome!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconkaze95:
Kaze95 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Very Cool Piece Nice and Smooth Texturing faved
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icontheartistseyes:
theartistseyes Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
It looks so real! Fantastic render :)
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkuzy62:
kuzy62 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice texturing!!! Great render.....did you use UVW Unwrap???? that might help with the distortion....
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nope, I used the Spherical Mapping option in the UVW Mapping modifier. Which didn't really work. I've really got to learn how to UVW Unwrap...
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What I've read about the best way to texture a sphere is actually an issue of modeling the right way. If you make the spheres from planes that are already UV mapped, it apparently works perfectly. The tutorials I've seen are for Blender, but I'm sure you can translate them to Max. They were specifically for using the planetary textures out there.

Here's one: [link]
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial! I had no idea. Thanks for the link.
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:icontenmantri:
TenManTri Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   General Artist
Don't you just feel really uplifted after your first good render? Keep up the good work and nice depth.
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes indeed!
Ooh... nice gallery.
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:iconsuicuneluver:
SuicuneLuver Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! A PokÚnade! X3
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD
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:iconmomo-h:
Momo-H Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
really not bad.
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:bow:
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:iconpiecesofshit:
PIECESOFSHIT Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look amazing,but one question?how to make it explode?
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Probably using a series of plugins... most likely PFlow and FumeFX. :D
Or... just hit the detonate button on the grenade!
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:iconatalix:
Atalix Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   General Artist
Those look really cool! Really good details and render looks beautiful :D
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconatalix:
Atalix Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome!:dummy:
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:iconpseudonymousrmy:
PseudonymousRMY Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thay don't really look like grenades... well, at least not of the most common grenades, but they look cool :D
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Maybe... they could be futuristic grenades, like something from halo. :D Or, you know, as a product of all the technological advances of World War III
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:iconpseudonymousrmy:
PseudonymousRMY Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
maybe :P hope there won't be a WWIII
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely... that would be terrible.
Still... high tech stuff is awesome. :D
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:iconpseudonymousrmy:
PseudonymousRMY Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes, yes it is xD
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:iconscionicspectre:
ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet. That really is great.
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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