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Fifty Percent Grey by DivineError Fifty Percent Grey by DivineError
I made this because a friend needed a low color contrast greyish wallpaper. It is named after my favorite 3d animation.

full view is absolutely required, i know it doesnt look like it, but trust me. but im not forcin ya to do anything.

Maya/Mental Ray. Global illumination (second bounce only) and final gathering from one spot light and a mental ray ibl node. 1 million photons from the spotlight, 2.5 million fro the ibl node. 50,000 final gather points (because of the tiny lines) at .003/.06
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Magic-Biped Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I've been using this as my wallpaper for probably just about the last 6 or 7 years. Good stuff.  I've yet to find something else I'd prefer to have constantly in my vision every single day.  Just wanted to let that be known.
VisualVenias Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
It looks very nice! =)
webtrance Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Using it for my theme screenie! Nice wall!
Dragoon1223 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
looks like a great FPS deathmatch map
afivos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009   Interface Designer
hey could i use this wallpaper for an iphone theme? :]
jmwoodward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great stuff...
vipiish Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008   Interface Designer
I love this pic, thanks! :)
pineapplegirl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Nice - love your stuff in general. Also, gotta agree: Fifty Percent Grey is one of my all-time favourites, too.
powersbridge Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
What a visually comfortable and appealing digitaly created landscape. ^_^
pokemon-fan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
how come this keeps friggin reminding me as a small child like FRIGGIN 2!
nemesisx666 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006   Interface Designer
the software is????:D
minus23 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
The paper is what it is... but I agree. "Fifty Percent Grey" was great. My favorite too. :P
hotchin2k Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
this is just wicked, nice work
makosanders Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yeah. Hexagons rule. And you rule, in fact, you get the MAKOSANDERS MEDAL OF DISTINCTION
robot-god Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
Sweet. Do these hexagons fit on a square grid then?
myspivey Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
I have no clue what all that technical jargon means, but i do know that this rocks, hope you dont mind i adapt it (for my use ONLY) to a widescreen so i can use it as a background. Lovin it, and your right about the full view!
b0x0rz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
the perspective is making me puke :omfg: its so titlted ;) ouch LOVE IT :b0x0rz:
mtmtmt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
nice eyebender....must have been a hell of a rendertime with such a high photon/fg point count....worth it though ;D
littleweseth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
is there any actual pattern to the levels of the hexagons, or is it just random?
(comtemplating conspiracy theory stuff - maybe it's a subliminal message with the heights mapped to an grayscale image of the Monkey Lord or somesuch - or maybe subliminal hypnotism)
DivineError Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
If I told you I'd have to kill you
littleweseth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
flarf - if you can get past the numerous defenses of my house! (flyscreen doors + glass windows) :ninja:
c'mon, out with it....
Projektohr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you send me 200qm of this wallpaper, please? And an additional room?

Inguz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
Mindblowing stuff, thanks for sharing!
barefootliam Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
I love how the hexagons don't have perfectly sharp edges - attention to detail!

opticnerve Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
50% grey, isn't that the one where he keeps shooting himself in te head and waking up with a different tv channel stating a different level of hell?

I loved that one.
DivineError Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
thats the one
love1008 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
for techno bees :giggle:
blarg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004
Nifty wallpaper, although nothing spectacular. You've seen Fifty Percent Gray? I LOVE that short.
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Woah... simple but awesome.

And yeah, fifty percent gray animation was zeh best ^^
johnhawks Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
This is great. Though, I was hoping for an ACTUAL "Fifty Percent Gray" wallpaper, because I've been in love with that short since I saw it in the theater. But this is quite beautiful. Also, are my eyes playing tricks on me, or is there a different colour other than gray in there? Like a very gray green?

-JH :)
fcukr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004
its soooo damn clean!!!
Skybase Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Is 50% gray that short film? :D
DivineError Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
ya, like i said in my description.

its my favorite 3d animation
Teryakisan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004  Professional General Artist
That kicks mucho ass and your interview was awesome too. You must impart upon me this lighting-without-lights-final-gather info. Sounds really interesting. Great render kepp it up.
AnotherUselessPwn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
This is great. I wish I could be making some stuff on Terragen right now, but for some reason it just freezes when I begin the render process.

I need to fix my computer. :(

Great work though, never know what to expect from you, always great and random. =D
Namashkar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
ohh new desk top!
King-of-no-pants Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
BAM! Desktop!
kidd5 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
This is also my new wallpaper :) Great one dude !
danes-sweety Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Fascinating! :D
anagoge Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Just to add a little something to it, I think one of the pentagons should be a vibrant colour.
DivineError Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
well like i said the person i made it for wanted a low color greyish thing. i am actually considering making one like you said though.
MightyPirate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
very cool. Simple but effective. Rock on....

PC-JUNKY Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn dude it should be a crime how good people like you are at stuff like this :D
DivineError Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
pfft, you dont want me going to jail for making great images do ya? hehehe
PC-JUNKY Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh come on now admit it say " Officer I am very sorry about breaking the new law that has been put into effect against being too good of an artist" :rofl: :D
shinji01 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
. i like!
full view is nice! =)
abirato Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
whooo it is funny but too contrasted :|

nice pic :)
YUMEK0N Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
yes, the perspective looks weird. i think more front view would be better.

i would love to see some small amount of golden bricks hidden between the grey ones.
it would make the image more interesting.
Agaru-Aikanaro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
If you read the description, he clearly stats that his friend wanted a greyish contrasted wallpaper. gold is not grey.
YUMEK0N Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
geez. I know that. I just said it would look better with gold elements for me if I were that friend :P
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