A lot of people have spoken a lot of fear about this month. Yes It will be filled with lots of energy, and a lot of change but Karen and I have decided that we will see this month not in a fearful way but in a exciting way. An opportunity to heal that which has not been healed, and get stuff DONE. You can ride the wave, or wave can ride you. Yes there will be a lot of astronomical activity, but don’t “pay” attention to the fear others share surrounding this month if it is not what you prefer.. YOU choose the reality you prefer.
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Ok no more futzin' around - we need to start rendering. What I have will have to do. Just decided we're gonna go for a 15-20 second tv spot and I'll throw in some narration between the cuts. Might render it in black and white if i need to cut out time for color correction. Rendering, editing, and narration will take a good chunk of time as well and I still need to leave room to push out and advertise it / get votes in, at least a full day or two.
Ok, so this is stressful, but I'm having fun. Spent yesterday trying to replicate the sandstone texture, and vectoring / rendering the glass. Today I finished up as much of the phone as possible, had to cut a lot of corners. Since I've never had the opportunity to learn how to professionally model yet, I did what i could with what I know. We'll see if it pays off.
The rear of the phone I had difficulty modeling yesterday with a double bend modifier, so I used a Booleaned ChampferBox instead. Doesn't exactly line up, but i can work with the camera angles to accommodate. The Lens elements of the back of the phone will take FAR too much time, so took an image and tried to apply it as a diffuse texture onto a box, then behind a layer of glass. Couldn't render. Rendering in Direct Light doesn't bounce the light enough to pass through, and changing to path tracing or changing the glass parameters would triple my render time, and that's no bueno.
Buttons on the right side were not too difficult, but the notify switch the left would take far too much time to crank out by itself. Put a placeholder - that will have to do. The oneplus logo was fairly simple.
OnePlusOne, a phone manufacturer that has blown up in the last year just announced their new OnePlus 2 phone, and have a promotion where if you show your talent you could win one. 5 day deadline. Get to test out my skills, have some stuff to show off for the portfolio, and maybe I'll win a phone for my wife :) Let's DO THIS.