1. 5 months ago

    jmmckinney

    May 7 V5 Beta Tester Cambridge, MA QCC2

    Hi all,

    It's that time of the year again; The new game unveil means we need new renders.

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    Link to Google Drive

    The link above includes folders for 8k, 4k, HD and 21:9 aspect ratio renders. I'll be adding more renders as time passes, including individual object renders and scenes. The first new addition will be re-rendering these with a white carpet instead of the red one.

    The renders were made using Blender 2.79 (which includes a new Denoising feature that speeds up render times by a factor of ten or more while retaining the quality you'd expect from a production render). I'm experimenting with different techniques for the field materials and lighting, so bear with me if certain things seem a bit off. The game objects in particular are a bit tricky since I don't have any in person to use as reference yet.

    I'd love some critique on these as well, and am willing to make new renders/scenes on request. Enjoy!

  2. jpearman

    May 7 Moderator, ROBOTC Tech Support, V5 Beta Moderator Los Angeles 8888

    Nice! Cody would be proud of you.

  3. Thanks

  4. DarkMatterMatt

    May 7 Auckland, New Zealand 2900C

    Is good, many thanks.

    Is there any chance of a version of the "Arena" with the alliance stations?

  5. jmmckinney

    May 7 V5 Beta Tester Cambridge, MA QCC2

    @jpearman Nice! Cody would be proud of you.

    Thanks! His renders of past games are what inspired me to get into this. Renders are a fascinating addition to my huge list of hobbies.

    @DarkMatterMatt Is good, many thanks.

    Is there any chance of a version of the "Arena" with the alliance stations?

    I can try that out on the white carpet version. The issue is that the alliance tape seems out of place when applied to a surface like a carpet, so it may not look good. I'm also trying to get a flat floor/background version with different lighting (similar to my In The Zone renders) looking good, but I'm not quite there yet.

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  6. dbenderpt

    May 7 Indianapolis, Indiana 6842

    Looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  7. 4 months ago

    Hi JM, I'd like your permission for using a render as a banner/backdrop for a Google Classroom for a (homeschool) VEX team (a total of 6 students, and likely their parents would see it). Excellent work!

  8. jmmckinney

    Jun 1 V5 Beta Tester Cambridge, MA QCC2

    @JimGaleForce Hi JM, I'd like your permission for using a render as a banner/backdrop for a Google Classroom for a (homeschool) VEX team (a total of 6 students, and likely their parents would see it). Excellent work!

    Absolutely, thanks for asking!

  9. EricHallahan

    Jun 1 Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 81Y

    Thank you! This is a great community contribution.

  10. Dromeda

    Jun 1 A place Who needs a number right?

    This is absolutely amazing

  11. 3 months ago

    Shunkansen

    Jul 4 Tokyo Japan 99484B

    @jmmckinney
    Hi jmmckinney,
    Nice work on those renders! I would like your permission to use a render as background for a strategy board. Its a communication tool for game strategy that uses a whiteboard and magnets to replicate the game field layout.

  12. jmmckinney

    Jul 4 V5 Beta Tester Cambridge, MA QCC2
    Edited 3 months ago by jmmckinney

    @Shunkansen Sure, go ahead!

  13. stefanynf

    Jul 14 Connecticut 8079A

    hi,
    Can I use these renders to draw out our team's driver and auton strategies? (it will be in our notebook)
    Thanks!

  14. jmmckinney

    Jul 16 V5 Beta Tester Cambridge, MA QCC2

    @stefanynf hi,
    Can I use these renders to draw out our team's driver and auton strategies? (it will be in our notebook)
    Thanks!

    For the sake of usage rights, I'm granting permission for use as reference material, maps, graphics, etc... as long as proper attribution to the author (me) is given. So you're good to go as long as you give credit.

  15. Doug Moyers

    Jul 16 Austin, TX 8756 - Mentor

    These are quite nice, and I thank you for sharing them. They are even better than the real thing, since the parking platforms are centered! (https://www.vexforum.com/index.php/33972-parking-platforms-closer-to-blue)

 

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