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Hard Boiled Scrambler by DivineError Hard Boiled Scrambler by DivineError
So here it is! I don't really know what to say about this image :lol:. It can be seen as one of those corny 'individual in a crowd' images, or something like that. But the way I see it, they are all scared of him because he can scramble their guts now, so they want to get on his good side. It's hard to show emotion when your stuck with those wiggly craft eyes.

I got the idea to do this after seeing this totally whacky whisk thing at the World Market in La Jolla. CLICK HERE for a pic of it.

Fate conspired against me on this image. First of all it would ALWAYS crash after a couple days of rendering (and I tried like 8 times). It took 4 weeks to optimize it to the point where it wouldn't crash. Then, when I finally got it figured out, the damn washing machine decided it wanted to end it's life and take out the computer rooms fuse while doing so! BAH! So I tried again after that, and it finally went. That's my excuse for not having a render come out in like two months. It took over 177 hours to render on "Lemon", which is a dual Xeon 2.8.

Completely unedited. Came strait out of Mental Ray this way.


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Made in Maya 6.5, rendered in Mental Ray 3.4 standalone. Lit entirely with final gathering at 50,000 accuracy and 0.01 1.0 radii. Depth of field is the Physical_lens_dof node. The shaders on the egg shell and feet are Maya ramp shaders, and the shaders on the whisk and ground are both DGS shaders. I have to admit I'm quite happy with the egg shell shader. It may not look like it, but it's one of the most complicated shaders I've ever made. It has properly balanced fresnel'ish reflections, and the bump shader I made is exactly like the surface of a real egg, and there's real translucency involved (custom programmed). It took forever to render because every single surface in this scene is reflective! The image totalled 26,526,337,261 reflection rays!!


Another reason I made this was because I wanted to test a new feature in Maya 6.5/MentalRay that allows multiple diffuse bouncing for final gathering. Basically it allows the 'light' to bounce around on objects that aren't transparent or shiny. Take this [link] for example... see how the sticks are too dark underneath? That's because the 'light' couldn't bounce back up onto them. It is possible to do this with global illumination of course, but I like lighting my scenes with only final gathering if I can. This isn't to say I won't ever be using lights again, this render did after all crash a whole lot because that huge friggin finalgather map took a lot of RAM. :shrug:

Here is various screenshots from the viewport: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

Here is the lighting setup: [link]

Here is a couple of the BSP diagnostic renders: [link] [link]

And here is an PNG version of the image, if you don't want any JPG compression artifacts: [link]

ENJOY!!
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:iconcoralinq:
coralinq Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'M GONNA PUT THIS AS MY SISTERS PHONE'S BACKGROUND. SHE IS TERRIFIED OF DUUUCCKKKSSS
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saipol73 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
How to Lose Belly Fat and Get a Flat Stomach
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albadaru Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
you look like you lost weight in this video
[link]
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FearThePeaches Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha great render! :P
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:iconzoliate:
Zoliate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD googd
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oaetos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
hahaha! wonderful idea! nice job! bravo!

best wishes...
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teraskai21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I have that scrambler!!!!
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andarilho9 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
GOSH this is stunning. Amazing work! One question: What do you think about Cinema4D?
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MouthOfCairn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
super nice work with the plastic eyes they feel so lifelike :)
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:iconrhaadoo:
Rhaadoo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice :X
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:iconneroanne:
NeroAnne Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
That's adorable!!!!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your awesome & delicious round spheres have been featured !!! :boogie:
Please have a look at News >> Marbles-Fractal Styles
:sun: :boogie: Enjoy!! :boogie: :sun:
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: :lmao: :rofl:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   General Artist
Love it! :rofl:
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:iconstarcre8er:
starcre8er Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
OHMAIGAWD
XD
I LOVE IT
:+fav:
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:iconadeelquick:
adeelquick Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I simply just love it
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:iconalchemyfox:
AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wOW! =D
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showjumpergirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's epic xD It looks like a genuine photograph. Down to all the little details like the light reflections on the feet! Simply amazing :D
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SwedishFISHIES Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student Writer
Uber cute :)
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:iconosocompany:
OSOcompany Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny!!! Divertidisimo!!!
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:iconsazinator:
sazinator Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been featured!

[link]

:D
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Cardinal69 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
[link]


HELLO! .... Just saw THIS upload today .... ???
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:iconjamnicky:
jamnicky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
so nice..and i want ur permission to use this image
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:icondivineerror:
DivineError Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
for what
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:iconcappippuni:
Cappippuni Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Very brilliant and beautiful piece of art!
A very great work!:aww:
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing :nod: Both me and my sister thought that this was a photo until I read your comment. Then I was like 'no way, this isn't a photo?!!!' :jawdrop:

Very impressive :nod:
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calebwye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student General Artist
hysterical! i love it!
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ZombiePwner5 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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Kyllian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Is this the original inspiration? [link]
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:icondivineerror:
DivineError Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
yes. it actually said so in thee decription of the image... btu apparently the click here link doesnt work anymore... i guess ill have to fix that
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:iconkyllian:
Kyllian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Hence why I linked that pic ;P
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SpiralArtist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahahahahaa! Yeaaaah, this made me smile. I love the way how the eggs adjacent to the "scrambler" seem to be more wary about it than others - especially with the one on the right looking at the egg itself while the one on the left cautiously eyes the scrambler apparatus... haha! Marvelous!
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Robida Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
YAAAAY I have one of those... did you see the little spatchula (I think that what it's called) that comes with?

You made them look really lifelike.... I actually startet to think about how much time (and dedication) would take to sculp so many eggs. But with your computer stabbing you in the back I guess you really have quite a lot of patience
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FoxGonzales Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
brilliant :D
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davidhowe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
lovely work!
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antichange Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Digital Artist
You live in La Jolla... ? I live nearby!
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teodozja Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
!!
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zeen3z3 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
I really like it

thanks
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:iconauroille:
auroille Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Student Photographer
wow this is the most amazing this i have ever seen. after those flying weeenies(:
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reubenvbm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Photographer
I feel overwhelmed and threatened already.

...in a dark alley, these would be best avoided.
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wajid922 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student General Artist
oh god i have magnets of those...
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Breakfast-Cereal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
I got that whisk for my dad xD
This is really cool!
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:iconazureluck:
Azureluck Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
really cute! and funny!
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You seriously come up with the greatest ideas and not only are they great ideas, they turn into wonderful pics! This just blows my mind. Everything about it is perfect and totally hillarious :clap::clap::clap:
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KabieBaby Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student Writer
This is great. Something my friends and I will probably be worshiping for a while, at least. XD Good work.
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