Happy Valentine's day!
I really had a hard time choosing which angle was better, but here is the original angle www.cosmicdeathray.com/originfx/custom/ap2.jpg . Use whichever you like the most.
This is a 3D version of
's image "Almost Perfect", which you can find at this [link]
. Check out her website at www.agilerobot.com Of course, all creative credits go to her!
I haven't been able to make many renders lately because I've been so busy, but I couldn't let this holiday pass me by
. I promise I'll not be busy in a couple weeks, I'll be cranking out renders like I used to once my website is up!Technical Details
Made in Maya, rendered in Mental Ray. Maya ramp shader used on the heart, as well as on the paint brush. Ambient occlusion used on the brush handle and threads to bring out that detail in the tiny cracks and crevaces. Regular lambert shader used on the dude and the ground. Lit with one invisible and very large area light, and also with final gathering from the heart and dark red environment. Render time was about 2 hours.
Here is some shots from the viewport: www.cosmicdeathray.com/originfx/custom/apshot1.jpg www.cosmicdeathray.com/originfx/custom/apshot2.jpg www.cosmicdeathray.com/originfx/custom/apshot3.jpg
[[EDIT]] Losslessly compressed PNG version at this www.cosmicdeathray.com/originfx/custom/ap.png , and a version without the glow at this www.cosmicdeathray.com/originfx/custom/apng.jpg