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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member John MalcolmMale/United States Groups :icondedicated-design: Dedicated-Design
Dedication By Design
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Deviant for 3 Years
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Given by fastbike1
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Some of my latest renders. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to browse my gallery too.


These are some of the best works from friends of mine. Really great renders and artwork. I'm inspired by you all.
Hi, everyone.  I recently came across an old model that I had been working on this time last year, but thought I'd lost to a hard drive failure.  Well, I found a very early stage of the model on one of my flash drives, and thought it would be perfect to work on, and possibly release to the community, in time for the Halloween season.  So I finished up the modeling and unwrapping of all the objects (this will actually consist of many objects, and become a fully immersive 3D environment), and moved on to texture painting and baking.  Initially, I thought about using a lot of  high detail sculpting, and baking out micro-displacement maps, to create a very detailed set.  Of course, displacement can be very CPU and GPU intensive when rendering; in some cases, even more taxing than actual geometry.  So I started playing with the idea of using all Normal maps instead.  I took the models into 3D Coat, and started creating the maps.  There will still be plenty of geometry used to complete this set, but so far, I've been very satisfied with the results that painted normal maps, all by themselves, have provided in conveying realistic detail.

Here's a few real-time screen shots of just a few of the objects in this set, with normal maps applied.  You can see the underlying polygonal geometry in the wireframes.

Hope you like it so far.  I'll post more of the models as I paint them.  Once everything is done, I'll package and release the entire set for use in various rendering applications, including Daz Studio, Blender, Poser, etc.  
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I would just like to publicly thank fastbike1 for surprising me with a 12 month membership gift!  I have to say this is truly unexpected, and appreciated!  Thank you very much, Larry, and I hope you accept my offer for a custom model in return.  This made my week!  Thanks again!  
I just want to publicly thank ResourceNation for featuring my Free Bag Chair Download by LuxXeon  in their resources Hall Of Fame.  I appreciate the support. :thumbsup:


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John Malcolm
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hello, everyone. My name is John, and I am currently a 3D modeler, as well as practicing digital sculptor, working independently in the CG industry. Please check out my gallery, and/or drop me a note. Thanks.

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Sol-Tamida Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
I really like your models.  I think I will use them in a game I'm working on in Unreal 4.  You'll have a special thanks in the credits~  Though I wish I had someone like you to team up with.  Indie developers are the best! 
BrutalAce Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey friend I used your leather cushion in this render, not a good use of such an awesome item but it helped me solve a problem :)…
BrutalAce Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to express my heartfelt thanks for giving so many good models for free mate, thank you for your hard work. You have my respect.
RamboBlender Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  New Deviant
Hey Lux how's it going. Great staff here.
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, my friend.  Good to see you here!
LineraD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
wow what i wanted to say...thank you so much for sharing your works it saved me lot of time to get closer to my dreams. wanna be updated?
many greetings from Switzerland
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
LineraD Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
you're welcome :) hope we keep in touch
mal3Imagery Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seen one of your tutorial somewhere before and it was amazing.  Thank you so much for it.  You got an awesome gallery!
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.  Really appreciate that.
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