Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

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Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby grinsegold » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:39 am

Sorry for being so early...

Mermaid.png


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Two wood textures from cgtextures for the boat, a moonmap from NASA and a rock texture from cgtextures as well. The corresponding normal map was made with the Gimp plugin Insanebump. The normalmap for the fish scales is handmade in blender. The clouds are procedural.
For those who think that this goes too far - having sex with animals is disgusting. Even just thinking about this image in a sexual context is disgusting.
Wash your brain with hot water and iodine!
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby learning » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:38 pm

Wow, of all the things I've expected to see here… well, let's just say this is not one of them. :shock:
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby grinsegold » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:11 am

So bad?
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Fish scales normal map

Postby grinsegold » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:46 am

A little DIYS video for the fish scales...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv42nOvtW-4
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby Aethelraed_Unraed » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:10 pm

grinsegold wrote:Sorry for being so early...

Mermaid.png


The magic chain: MakeHuman, Blender (Cycles), Gimp.
Two wood textures from cgtextures for the boat, a moonmap from NASA and a rock texture from cgtextures as well. The corresponding normal map was made with the Gimp plugin Insanebump. The normalmap for the fish scales is handmade in blender. The clouds are procedural.
Nice scales :)
How did you create the splashing waves to the left? Particle system with drop-shaped objects?

grinsegold wrote:For those who think that this goes too far - having sex with animals is disgusting. Even just thinking about this image in a sexual context is disgusting.
Wash your brain with hot water and iodine!
Aren't mermaids supposed to be, you know, human? ;)
Bad, bad Ariel, how dare you love a human prince, that's just perverted, bah! :x
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby grinsegold » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:33 pm

Aethelraed_Unraed wrote:How did you create the splashing waves to the left? Particle system with drop-shaped objects?


Two systems with simple icospheres (glass shader) and a vector blur.
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby learning » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:20 pm

grinsegold wrote:So bad?

On the contrary, in fact I'm pretty sure that if mermaids were a thing that's exactly how they'd look. As a (former) zoologist I know that aquatic creatures tend to have thicker layers of fat than terrestrial ones because insulation and stuff. Also, nice work on everything else. I kinda feel sorry for people who'll have to compete with this, chances are you're gonna win by landslide yet again. The only thing is I wish there was a bit more light, I know that'd kinda defeat the ethos, but still…
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby duststorm » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:53 am

Great and original picture! :)
Great lighting too. The quality of contest entries is very high, it's very cool to see such a response to it.
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Re: Oct. '15 contest contribution: "Mermaid"

Postby grinsegold » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:21 pm

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