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Splatter by John-Boyer Splatter by John-Boyer
Splatter. Very unimaginative name...
I figured I'd take a break from digital painting. It's going kinda slowly.

This is actually the letters 13000 getting hit by some sort of cola wave. I flipped the image, because I realized that most of my renders have the light source coming from the right, so the letters are in mirror writing. :D

Colors! I tried to go for a more desaturated retro look. All color grading done by hand this time. Any tips from you guys?

Thanks for the 13000 pageviews, by the way. Your support means a lot to me.

DO NOT STEAL THIS! I give you permission to use it as a desktop or mobile wallpaper ONLY! Note me if you want it for something else. Starting to get a little paranoid... :paranoid:

Tools: 3DS Max 2011, VRay 2.0, Realflow 2012, After Effects CS5.5
Realflow Sim time: 10 minutes for 7 frames
Render Time: 2.5 hours

Feedback, anyone?
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:icongearspec:
gearspec Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Holly shit. Love that middle of the motion shot.
Man, you should do a tutorial.
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'd do a tutorial, but... too busy. Maybe someday.
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zharpblades Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
nice one!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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valeka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D
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MrsBrushwood Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like liquid amber, or a lollipop when you suck the half of it and than the place where the bubbles of air were become little holes! Ohhhh it's so lovely! I don't know why, but it gives a warm impression to my heart (and it's not only by it's color). Very nice :). I think that it'll be my wallpaper after format :D.
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it! I love comments like these, when people tell me why they like something so much. :D
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IFreshG Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so realistic and awesome, I wish I could do something like this ^^
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thanks. :D
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Kit-Elliott Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks amazing! - Shall help you on your way to 14,000 :)
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope so! :D
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! Focus is ideal, it's high poly, colors are awesome and it has good anti-aliasing!


:groups: Find any skins, themes, wallpapers at #Architecture-of-skin
In God we trust.
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It took a lot of time to get the colors just right.
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Kimono-chimera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. At first I thought this was like a soda caterpillar, but now I can make out the numbers....but I still think it looks mostly like a caterpillar. But that's just me, and no matter what it is, it's wonderful.
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Soda caterpillar... neat idea. :D
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Kimono-chimera Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you thought so. It's times like when I was posting my first comment about your picture, that I have to stop and think " Even though my comment isn't meant to be rude or demeaning, are they going to take it the wrong way because that's not what looks like to them?" So thank you for having enough humor to not be mad at me.:worship:
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Of course I wouldn't be mad at you... unless you said something like "your art sux... just like your face." I'm ok with thoughts, impressions, and... all that. Besides. I like the idea of a soda caterpillar.
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Kimono-chimera Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unintentional soda-pillar for the win! [link]
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! :D
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Trepz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this looks really cool :)
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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BeoWulf1289 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so incredible!
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:iconjohn-boyer:
John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would make a nice Splash screen. =P
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconlooolplz:
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only a little paranoid? :D

Lovely work, beautiful splash, must have had a really fine resolution in RealFlow, 'cause it look nice... you're a lot more patient than me, I stop a sim and change the settings if it takes over a minute a frame. The color grading is beautiful, looks like nice warm light on a really fast exposure. Is this using the VRay physical camera? I fell in love with the VRay camera from the first time I used it... just like the real deal, but in 3D... I've never found a more realistic render system, and I've used a lot of them. The 'cola' splash really shows off what VRay can do for transparency/translucency, it took me a while to figure out the settings, but it's powerful, flexible, and very fast.

I have to say, if "imitating life" is your goal with art: Mission Accomplished! It's so hard to say that with a straight face since W used it to announce the "end" of the war... five years ago.
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, maybe a lot paranoid. It would just suck to have someone steal my hard work and effort. (all 20 minutes of it...)
Actually, the realflow sim didn't take that long, 'cause I stopped it after 7 frames. The mesh res was not that high, but I smoothed the mesh in 3DS Max before I rendered.
No, I used the default target camera. All the color stuff was done in post production, using After Effects. It's so much faster that way...
Yes, VRay is incredible. I use it for everything.

Good ol' W.
I think he was a pretty good president, actually. Definitly better than Obama Bin Laden.
(let the flame war begin...)
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps it's because I don't make any $$ from my art... but I've never been worried someone might "steal" it (as if such a thing were actually possible). If someone takes my art and uses it for something... that's awesome. If someone takes my art and claims it as their own... that sad for them... and when someone asks them to make another, they'll be SOL... either way it doesn't hurt me one little tiny bit.

I'm sure I'd feel differently if "art theft" was somehow costing me money... but it's just not. Art was made to be seen NOT made to stroke the artist's ego (and if it was made to stroke the ego... well, you're doing it wrong).

But other people have different views on this... to which they are fully entitled.

The default camera is much faster... but I love the VRay Physical camera so much.

As for W and Obama... "Never attribute to maliciousness what can be explained by ignorance" is the perfect quote for those two! W was plain and simple ignorant and should never have been president because he simply did not have the mental qualifications for the job. Obama, on the other hand, is pure and unadulteratedly malicious and is actively working toward the destruction of the American way of life... and has admitted it repeatedly! "How's that Capitalism working for you?"... actually, Mr. President, It's working just fine but it would be a lot more effective if the government would keep out of it!

Flame on!
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yup, different views. However, all this is theoretical, because as far as I know, none of my art is being stolen. Hence the paranoia. :D

To be honest, the VRay Physical camera is a bit complicated to set up. It's so much easier to just slap a default camera in there and do the rest in post. It does work really well, but I get so much more control over everything if I do it all in AE or Photoshop. Even little things like changing vignette colors, or adding more pronounced DOF, or even changing the focal point are impossible after you render them.

AS for W... I really think he tried his best, and got way to much flak for tiny little mistakes. However... I completely agree with you on Obama. What's his deal with Kennedy, anyway? Obama says that Kennedy's policies make a great role model, but Kennedy was a socialist/communist who opened Europe up to Stalin, as well as betraying his allies and delaying WW2. Massive deception.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... at least you know you're paranoid! :D

I guess that having been trained in real-world manual-camera photography I have a store of knowledge that applies perfectly to the VRay physical camera... I just set it up the way I would a real all-manual camera and hit 'render'. The default camera is more of a point-and-shoot modern automatic camera, which is great... but somewhat less flexible.

It's totally true that PShop and AE give you a lot of control. With a render, Z(depth)map, and alpha channel you can do almost anything in post, and tweak it to your heart's content. If you output your render in 32bit (tiff, hdr, exr) you can even do all the exposure and color work in post with no loss of image data.

I have to agree that W probably did do the best he could... but I'm confused about what you said re: Obama and Kennedy... I think you meant Roosevelt. Kennedy was just a captain of a torpedo boat in the south pacific during WWII, he didn't become president until the Vietnam war was already going (and he tried to shut that down, but was assassinated before he'd had time to do much). FDR, on the other hand, was all about getting into a navy-led war with Japan, saw the war in Europe as a useful pretext, and railroaded a pacifist congress and an anti-war country into WWII as soon as he could. On the other hand, both FDR and Churchill were happy to let Stalin have all of Eastern Europe if he'd just kill the Nazi's when he did it... which he did by throwing starving frozen peasants at the front lines until the Germans ran out of ammo and heating oil. At which point the starving frozen peasants slaughtered the shit outta the starving frozen German "ubermensch". FDR did possibly betray his allies... but Churchill betrayed his own people... time and again. Stalin killed more of his own people than the war did, and FDR gave us our national debt and socialist government policies. And yet, in each case the people in each country love the b@stard that f*cked 'em up the @ss. Russians still celebrate Stalin's birthday, Brits want "another Churchill" and when Obama says he wants to be FDR people get excited instead of properly terrified.
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I always work in 32bit. Always.

Whoops. I always get those two mixed up. I have no idea why... they're totally different. Oh well. Other than that, I pretty much agree with you. Except... how did Churchill betray his people? I must have missed that part...
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good to find other artist's who know the value of a HDR image! Really, once you've "saved" a poor render by outputting it in 32 bits, there's no good reason to ever output 8bit again.

I wouldn't worry about mixing up Kennedy and FDR... I'm sure a lot of people, Obama included, do it regularly.

As for Churchill... it's actually pretty complicated. The book Human Smoke</i> by Nicholson Baker is the best explanation I've read about why WWII happened the way it did... and Baker uses all first-hand documents to show how and why the war ended up the way it did. This is not some guy writing why he thinks it happened... these are all first hand documents written by the people who did it while they were doing it... and it's very enlightening.

Short version: Hitler wanted Europe, and decided to start a war while he was "still young enough to enjoy it"... those are his own words there, just translated! Stalin wanted Eastern Europe, and did not want a war... but he was willing to fight if he had to. FDR wanted a naval war... and only Japan (who was our ally) had a decent navy he could really play with... so he made Japan our enemy and pushed both countries into the war. Churchill wanted power, and his ability to give rousing speeches (actually really quite similar to Hitler's main ability... to whip the crowds into a frenzy of nationalist hate) ensured that as long as the war was on, he was in charge... and that's never a good position for a power-addict to find himself.
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like a fascinating book, and a good read. First hand accounts... interesting. And that quote about Hitler starting a war while he was still young enough to enjoy it was incredibly creepy.


Yep, 32bit all the way.
Actually, I just did a 3d... thingy that demonstrates the power of post-production. Check it out: [link]
Here's the raw render: [link]

Needs more contrast, but... later.
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John-Boyer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*definitely*
Dang keyboard.
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