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Ink by John-Boyer Ink by John-Boyer
Hmm... not sure which category to place this in, or whether to name it "Ink" or something to do with smoke.
This one was fun! I finally have a powerful-enough computer to simulate something like this.
Not sure how many particles it was... but well over 75 million. I think.
Weirdly enough, I have trouble lighting things properly with Krakatoa. However, post-work generally takes care of the fiddly bits.
In case you're wondering, the original particles were brown.

As always, just note me and I'll send you the full rez wallpaper. Remember, personal use only. No reuploading or using for anything but a desktop wallpaper without my expressed permission.

So! What do you guys think? Does it seem fairly realistic to you?

Tools: Max/FumeFX/Krakatoa/AE
FumeFX Sim time: 1 hour
Krakatoa Partitioning sim time: overnight? Not sure how long it took. 6 hours or so...
Krakatoa Rendering time: 20 minutes

Feedback, anyone?
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easternconferende Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...this is like when evil ghost-like people materialize in movies.awesome
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D Thank you! It does kinda look like some sort of disintegrating effect.
rocknjade77 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks amazing!!
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D Thanks!
PolyMune Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now this is pretty cool :la: love the technique, the perspective of the shot, looks great.

Only thing I'd suggest is that right now the smoke feels almost 'solid' not really smoke like. Looks more like what happens when you mix two liquids of different colours together, then smoke. Possibly making it more 'lighter' feeling and see through, almost foggier will help the object look more like smoke and less like liquid :eager:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D Check out the title. I figured it looked more like ink then smoke, so I named it as such.
BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice ! I really like the focal effect and the soft lighting.
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome ;)
SarosAlex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
It's amazing man, I really love your work. Can I please have this wallpaper?
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