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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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