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Various inspiration and stock for ideas




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I love all things escapist. Fantasy, scifi, alternate reality. Reading, movies, games. Drawing, painting, CG.

I work days as a web developer/designer for a large educational site.


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Converted-shaders by shaungsimpson
Some shaders I converted. I wrote a whole little piece about it but then the submission form ate it. Grrr
Shader-conversion by shaungsimpson
Been missing my old fancy shaders, so I figured I could get them back AND learn a heap about iRay uber shaders.

This is the first to get the treatment. So many dials to play with! :D

I can tell you that you probably really shouldn't dial the iray ubersurface SubD Displacement Level setting right up to 10. My computer did not like it AT ALL and just stopped speaking to me immediately. (it froze). Good thing about computers however is that youi can wipe their memory whenever you do something nasty to them, so she(he?) is happily back in dialog with me as we convert shaders. ;)

If i get to the point where i understand all the tweaks I am doing, I might make a guide to the surface settings and process of conversion.

RE: the shaders I think I want a mix of attempt 1 and 3. Maybe with a more 'metal' feel to it
Saber-tests-bright-settings by shaungsimpson
More testing and experimentation with lightsabers.

I'm going to release the pack once i get it sorted and render some decent thumbnails
Saber cores test by shaungsimpson
Saber cores test
These are all the presaved saber colours so far.

Order of colours:
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Veridian
  • Yellow
  • Cyan
  • Silver
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Lightsabers and other models available here:…
Red saber core shader! by shaungsimpson
Red saber core shader!
I finally figured out how to make an iRay emissive work with a white core but in pretty much any colour I want. Red was that main colour that I had issues with.

If I figure out how to save the presets properly and package them up I will probably share the core model (a simple pointed cylinder), the presdaved saber colours and my bloom render settings. The render settings however will always require tweaking based on the distance from the camera of the saber as well as glow width tastes.

The saber model is available from here:…
Barbed angel iRay practice by shaungsimpson
Barbed angel iRay practice
Trying to figure out a few things in iRay, mainly lighting and creating transparent emissives that look like believable sci-fi light interfaces/holograms. (i.e. the visor)

Also converting V4 surfaces to a decent iRay shader without destroying (and hopefully enhancing) the appearance of the skin.

I also learned that I put the render quality settings up WAY too high for my GTX960 to have any chance of finishing within a 12 hour period. This was ~10.5 hours in. I used photoshop's despeckle filter to take most of the graininess out, but it still has some in there.

Overall I am happy with the glowing visor and the skin. The hair and outfit could use some work. The lighting could use a LOT of work, but since I can only reuse the most basic concepts I learned whilst using UberSurface shaders and UberEnvironment lighting, I'm happy with the progress.

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gx-9901 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav
Saidge42 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016

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TheHatter-10-6 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves!
Gwasanee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made me smile :heart:
SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Thanks for the fave, glad you liked the scene.
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi :icondragonlick:
shaungsimpson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Nice to meet ya! sorry for the late response 
Japfap Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
neiio Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey there! I'd like to thank you for adding Ceti - for Windows 10 to your collection of +fav 's

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