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Posted (edited) · Lighting Tests

I have had some prints kicking my little heiny for the last month. Between long print times for tests (3-4 days just to find out something did not work) or humidity issues that killed prints becaue the PVA would clog up, I did manage to get a semi-working print.

It is almost correct. But with all the crazy fractal shapes and hollows and close areas to feed fibre optics into, it is a bit of a dance between structural integrity and ability to feed the optics as I wish.

I gotta reprint this again, and it is a 6 day print. But, I am liking where it is going. It is following theory just fine. Just gotta refine the modeling technique before I move on to other things planned. So far, about 6 different things that involve these processes.

DolphinSceneTest1.jpg

DolphinSceneTest1.jpg

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Posted · Lighting Tests

Looks really cool! I think I am seeing dolphins jumping out of the water?

Will it be meant to be looked at in the dark?

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Very much for the dark. That is why the lights going more into the setting is very important. The swimming dolphins are supposed to reflect the light, but I need more lights in the back to make it work.

It will be very bland in the daylight or lit room as it is just chrome covered dolphins and translucent white setting.

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This is really neat! I cant imagine modeling that was the easiest thing ever.

Thank you. The modeling was not so hard. It is a collection of fractals that are put together for the scene. The dolphins were modeled in about 5 minutes.

The tough part is the rendering. It is fragile and takes forever.

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