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A Father's Workshop by LuxXeon A Father's Workshop by LuxXeon
Hi, everyone. Thanks for viewing. This project was about a month or so in the making; it is a re-make of a scene I had created while in school about a year ago, but has undergone various changes over the weeks. If you would like to see the entire evolution of this project, there's a fully featured WIP thread over in the 3D Modeling forum on Renderosity here. Please feel free to leave a reply there too, if you wish.  I've also included it in the CGTalk galleries.  It's only the second image I ever posted there, so if any of you are also members of CGTalk, I'd love to hear from you.

Everything in this image was created from scratch as it developed; all objects were modeled in 3dsmax, and some of them I actually made available for free download, with textures, for use in your own projects. You can find them at various resource locations where I share my models, like Turbosquid, ShareCG.com, Renderosity, and my DA profile page.

The image was rendered with the Corona render engine for 3dsmax in several passes, and then color-graded in Photoshop. All the models were unwrapped in 3dsMax and 3DCoat, and then textures for each material channel were hand-painted also in 3DCoat.

This is my first large-scale rendering project in over a year, and I have to say it was extremely fun, as well as a great learning experience.  Thank you very much for looking, and any feedback is most welcome.
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singulaRGe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Its too real, It could be awesome if gray render is shown
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:iconliimer:
Liimer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it looks like it was taken from a pixar movie 
Fantastic work! 
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconjohnkent42:
JohnKent42 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome

And in other news; a full shed is a happy shed :-)
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Bernd-Haier Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this is a very nice rendering John !!
so many details  i love it :D

regards Bernd
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NebulaWings Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is this 3-D or a photograph :O
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.  I truly wish it were good enough to be mistaken for a photo, but it's a 3d render.
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello ! Your work has been featured on my group DesignYourDreams :) (Smile) : Member Feature #6
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i just read some of the comments, and this confirms my first thought - a very personal project - you know that i'm not into making 3D stuff myself, so i don't know anything about all the technical details about it, all i can say is: i love it, it's precious... :D
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Very detailed 3D scene you got here :thumbsup: And indeed it's noticable dedicated project than your previous ones, congratulation!
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2014
But I notice a lot of already modeled object don't appear in this final render... maybe you didn't choose to render all the scene with all furnitures and stuffs (I saw WIP with a cigarete, chairs, etc.. and so on... this one looks like macro shoot:D close-up shoot of that whole scene.
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Childe-Of-Fyre Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, this one tugs at the heart, too! On top of that, it's so well modeled and lit, that it looks like a photograph, even in full view. You did a GREAT job with this - and thank you so much for making things available as freebies.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very welcome, and thank you for the kind words.  It really means a lot.  This project was something which was created from personal emotions and situations, so it's really special to hear positive feedback on it.
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
:clap:
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Gmeister11 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
All I can say is thanks...brings back good memories
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PHOTOGRAPH. WHAT.  WHAT... WHAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the comment.  I truly appreciate it.  
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome!
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egyfahd Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
is that really a 3d scene ?
fantastic work
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MichaelG1234 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...im at a loss for words. Amazing work, such attention to detail. The little message just brings the whole image to life with it`s own little story.

The stand out object for me is the goggles, there indistinguishable from the real thing. Very well done. 
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Michael.  I really embraced this image as a work from the heart, and I'm so glad you liked it.  As I've mentioned to some other people, this was a huge learning experience, and I gained a lot of technical, as well as emotional knowledge from its creation.  I made each object individually over the course of about a month.  There were actually many many more objects which didn't make it into the final render, because the original concept for this scene was a lot different.  I don't consider it wasted work, though, because I either released them as freebies, or will do so in the future.
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EverildWolfden Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is.... INCREDIBLE!  This is such a powerful image in so many ways.  I think the message is very poignant, and the execution is just superb. Fantastic modelling and very realistic lighting.  The amount of work that has gone into this is mind-boggling.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.  Seriously, I truly appreciate such encouraging and insightful feedback on this work.  This was definitely a labor of love, and it's a great feeling to know it's impacted others in such a positive way.
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AnthonyRalano Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible!
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Tony!
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:iconsurride:
surride Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome detail and patience to assemble everything together. You are truly a craftsman!
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.  I appreciate the feedback.  It was certainly one of the most complex projects I've done, but having done it, I've been able to gain some techniques that will definitely help in future scenes to produce much more detail than I had been doing before.  So it was a great learning exercise as well.  Thanks again.
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KRYPT06 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work my friend !!!!!!!
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:iconlasaucisse:
lasaucisse Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
excellent render !
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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mustakettu85 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Still life lives on as an artistic tradition, reborn in new media. Amazing modeling, and the emotion is simply unsurpassed.
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Amethyst25 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic.  Made me think of my Dad, and I miss him too..
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much.
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1-k-0 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All the critics I wanted to say are already mentioned by other people here, so I just have to say: Good job!
I really love the Clay render, to my eyes it always looks more realistic than final render in every project I see but that's because I'm a Clay render lover ^^
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much.  There's a lot of flaws I see now that it's done, which I hope I'll be able to correct in future projects, in order to keep growing and learning new render techniques.  This scene was a vast learning experience, and I'm really glad people liked it as much as they have.
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1-k-0 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's the problem of perfectionist people, we're never happy with the final result and only see flaws, ALWAYS lol
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jim-tobin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Words escape me.  My eye is drawn to the specular highlight along the shank of the nail on the left, but then settles for a long time admiring the worn grain on the handle of that ?hammer? that exits the frame on the left.  And the metallic work on the front of the hand plane is ultra-convincing.  The *only* thing missing amidst all that amazing detail, and this is just from personal experience, is a few blood splatters :D

I appreciate the addition of the note, as you had earlier said you were striving for the scene to tell a story, and then I see in your responses to other's comments you mention finding a balance -- amen!  Was it intentional to have the pencil "aim" at the note, guiding the viewing like it does?  If so, it worked!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate this feedback.  I'm so glad you noticed all the details you did, and it really means a lot that you were able to spot some of the small things I wasn't sure would get recognized; like the bite marks in the pencil.  The wooden handle on the left is indeed part of a hammer, a rubber mallet, which i also offer as a freebie download.  It includes all the textures and maps I used here.  The placement of the pencil was something I thought about for a long time.  I wasn't even certain I was going to add it to the scene at all, because I wasn't sure where to best fit the object, so as to look natural and random.  I wanted to accentuate the sense of loneliness I was feeling towards the end of this project, and so I placed the pencil with the tip pointing to the sad face on the note, almost as a directional arrow, indicating the mood i was trying to convey.  You're the first person to actually notice this, and I'm utterly flattered and impressed by your attention to detail, and symbolism.  Thank you!
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haloband Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, this is impressive.  The lighting, textures and detail are so realistic. I love the little details like the chewed on pencil, the tiny wood chips, the worn edges of the wood and metal.....i can go on and on.  Simply Amazing!!!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.  I learned a lot in this production, which I hope will carry over to other projects as well.  I appreciate the awesome feedback; this scene meant a lot to me. :thumbsup:
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hadasaugh-sculpt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
You created this perfectly (from a woodworker who knows).  I have a special affinity for this image because after my Dad died, I cleaned off his workbench and found several projects last touched by him, but never completed.  

This means a lot to me. 
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.  That's the most touching reply I've ever received.  I'm so glad you shared that with me.  Thank you.
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hadasaugh-sculpt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the picture...it brought back some memories!
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Micheuss Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Fabulous man!
All those imperfections and assimetry made this scene perfect. Bravo!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Micheuss!  It was a long process that contained many changes along the way, but I did learn a lot from it.  I can't tell you how deeply I appreciate your feedback, as I have a lot of respect for your modeling skills and talent as well.
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VGHopkinsJR Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding work! :aww:
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