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Origami by LuxXeon Origami by LuxXeon
Modeled and textured in 3dsmax, rendered in Octane render.

Inspired by the excellent and complex origami art I've seen recently online, I tried my best to recreate some of the complex paper-folded objects I had seen. Most of these shapes began as standard primitive objects, and were then modeled with rotational symmetry to simulate real origami objects; while others are simply modified primitives (like the hydra prim) in 3dsmax, altered with the Graphite tools to look like folded paper. Textures are from cgtextures.com, except for the "book", which uses a texture taken from an actual origami book you can buy on Amazon. These shapes, however, are NOT based on that book. I haven't even read that book, so any shape seen here that may be in that book is completely coincidental. ;)
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davidbrinnen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!  Those look excellent, the one on the left near the top the book is the most convincing to me.  The light on it and the little folds, looks very good.  But they are all good.  The sphere in the background it perhaps the hardest to believe in, but even then, it looks great!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, David.  Yeah, I agree 100% about the sphere.  This render was early on in my experience with the Octane render engine, and was one of the first realistic scenes I was truly happy with, visually speaking.  I'd love to revisit it with the modeling knowledge I've acquired since then, and make some changes or geometric improvements, but I lost the original scene file some time ago.  The UVmapping on these objects turned out great, purely on accident.  My knowledge of unwrapping, back then, was feeble.  None of these objects were actually unwrapped, if I recall correctly; I was using a very basic box or sphere mapping for most of them, so the textures worked out purely by chance.
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davidbrinnen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a very good scene, the mapping on the surfaces looked deliberate, so indeed you were very lucky with it!  I would be more than happy to have rendered that scene!
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Don64738 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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sentimentalfreak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Awesome. I thought they were real to start with.
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SteampunkTigerlily Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woohoo these are great!
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Kajm101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to try octane render, is it hard to learn how to "use" him ? :D
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JDArnold2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, nice render and idea!
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freddjuh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Do you have the diagrams (or a diagram for the base) of the curved artpiece that is in the center back of the photo? It looks like an advanced version of the Smart Waterbomb, but its shape is rounder and it looks more firmly because of its standing base. I like  it a lot :)
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can show you the wireframe of the model if that will help, but other than that, I no longer have the uncollapsed modifier stack for that object.  Perhaps the UV layout is what you are looking for?  The object was created using edge modeling techniques in 3dsmax from a base sphere.
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Cak95 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This amazing 3D artworks will be featured in group :icondigital-art-freaks: during whole month of April, 2013.

It's awesome! :la:
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great! Thank you very much, it's a real honor.
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:iconaksine:
aksine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
PHOTOREALISTIC
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Saturn-Solo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Fantastic.
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shaixey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is simply amazing, Loved the idea :-)
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eslampaintings Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
simply incredible - bravo bravissimo!!!
i also saw some wickedest paper works in a magazine - unbelievable stuff... this reminds me to google the artists, i noted three of the names... :D
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm with you about "real" origami. It simply amazes and inspires me what people can do with simple paper! Amazing amazing art is created from simply folding sheets of paper. That boggles my mind. This render is nothing compared to the real stuff. :)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, so true... but i'm still impressed by your work, especially of the lines on the paper, very cool... :D

i just looked for the names...
eric joisel
[link]
paul jackson
[link]
robert lang
[link]

hey, and we recently had a very pretty origami DD here on DD...
[link]

keep it up, it's always nice to come back to your gallery...
:iconsun--plz:
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
:wow: it is unbelievably realistic. :clap:
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I like your choice of 'paper'. It looks like someone didn't have origami paper and used lined paper instead. And somehow these lines look amazing on the shapes you created.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I really have no idea about traditional origami, other than how beautiful it is. So my paper texture choice was mostly based out of ignorance, although it turned out ok. ;)
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Technohippy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop:
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farnea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding ...
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Zoogoo40 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks real, you've don an extraordinary job.
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Evil-Black-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
OMG! I was going to look for a book to try making those. Then I realized after reading the comments its not real.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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sed Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:iconofficialfella5plz: Nice job
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dwsel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
If I didn't know your gallery I'd say it's a photo ;) Very realistic light and paper material with subtle sss look. I'm really wondering about the paper material settings - any tutorial or hints? ;)
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much. The paper material was simply a diffuse shader with RGB Spectrum operator as a transmission controller, to produce a translucent effect.
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tats2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work
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DarkUmah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind :) I featured you on my blog! It may not be real origami but it looks "real" to me :D great work!
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DarkUmah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you can find it here [link]
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow! That's awesome. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
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DarkUmah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D keep on doing what you are doing :D
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What really impresses me is that the way certain joins are folded and others are folded against another plane. And the paper material is great. Just the right IOR, it looks like. It looks like real origami, though with very non-standard paper for origami.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I really don't know the first thing about real origami. I just saw some really cool ones online, and decided to take a go at recreating them in CG. After a few failed attempts at actually "folding" geometry to simulate the real paper folding effect, I found the best way to be a simple inset/extrusion of some low polygon primitives, and then radially slicing/welding the results around a central axis point to be the most efficient, and logical approach. I thought the mapping would be an issue, but since I started with primitives, I didn't even need to unwrap the objects for texturing, I simply applied an UVW box modifier, and the textures tiled well. Some distortion in spots, but overall not a bad fit. Thanks again!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional
some of these are mind bending

Love it
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:iconluxxeon:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok... totally amazing. I too was very impressed at your skill in folding until I realized they were CG, which is a different level of wildly cool. Totally realistic and perfectly presented!!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Thank you so much.
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :) Thank you for sharing such cool work :)
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't seem to like when it's too easy, don't you? :giggle:
Origami is not so easy to practice, and you, you find a way to increase the difficulty by modelling this in 3dsmax? congrats, my friend :D
And happy new year :-)
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hermieluver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've always wanted to try making 3D origami, but when I sit down to actually start modelling, I never know where to start. You did a great job with this. :nod:
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Very well done, Lux. I could have sworn this was a photograph. And it's fitting you give tribute to the wonderful origami stuff going on in Deviant Art.
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janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME work. Love it.
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