NAB 2015 Rewind - Nick Campbell and Chris Schmidt: AskGSG Live

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In a special presentation of their weekly AskGSG live stream, Nick Campbell and Chris Schmidt of GreyscaleGorilla.com answer a viewer question about rendering products that are entirely black.

In a special presentation of their weekly AskGSG live stream, Nick Campbell and Chris Schmidt of GreyscaleGorilla.com answer a viewer question about rendering products that are entirely black.

02:04Lighting & Rendering Black Products
07:29Theory of Lighting Dark Objects
10:02Modeling a Business Card Holder
17:12Bump (Layered Noise)
24:26Reflectance and Specular
39:54Mirror Box (Reflection Depth)

To tackle this question, Chris models a business card holder and stack of business cards, demonstrating Cinema 4D's polygonal modeling workflow. Next, he shows some tricks for setting up bump on the materials using layered procedural noise. Nick takes over and shows how he would approach the reflectance, specularity and lighting.

Next, Nick and Chris show off an approach to achieve an abstract render based on a photograph from the inside of a mirror box. You'll see how to use the Atom Array generator as well as reflection depth render setting.

Watch AskGSG every Wednesday at 11am Pacific, 1pm Central.

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