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    Default Bertrand Benoit

    Hey! I'm in!

    I'd be waiting for an excuse to delve back into Maxwell after a long time not using it. This sounds just perfect. I love the NNG too, which is probably just as well. I had to drop out of the last challenge so hopefully I'll stay the course this time.

    I'm not as familiar with Maxwell as I am with Vray, but I do own a licence so I'll get started straight away.

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    Welcome on board BB... looking forward to see what you'll come up with

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    Thinking about the concept a bit.

    This is a museum, so it would have to be an exhibition/installation. This is Maxwell, so it would have to be about light. This is Berlin so it would probably have to be by Olafur Eliasson.

    So what about a new installment of the "Weather Project":

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    It would be 3D rather than 2D, spectrum-wide and centred on James Clerk Maxwell's equations:

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    It could be called the "field project" (for the electromagnetic field)

    Visually, I'm thinking of ways to express the concept of light: Contrast, saturation, intensity, temperature, glow, reflections and refractions, inside/outside.

    These would be my main inspiration:

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    Let the games begin!

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    I really Love the Lights out there in the 3rd pic

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    ahhh im already jealous. I love the weather project....

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    Time for a quick update.

    I've decided to remodel most of the building, using Ronen's great Sketchup model as a point of departure. The reason is that I thought it would be easier to get nice UVs that way and the possibility to add details, like filets and chamfers, on the model for close-ups if necessary.

    Problem is, this is a pretty time-consuming approach, so I hope I won't get too bogged down.

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    You're frightening me.
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    I can see you have some work ahead of you...
    Why not settle on viewpoints and detail from there?

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    Yes, definitely need to settle on a couple of cameras and work from there. I won't have enough time to model the entire environment.

    Here is a texturing and shading test (with a tiny bit of postwork). I modelled the marble pillar with individual slabs. It's not easy to get back into the Maxwell materials system after such a long time away.

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    Seems to me you get back to it very nicely

    The background show a bit of repetition int the slabs - that whitening effect on the sides of many of them. Love the photographic feel this one has... show us more!

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    Funny you should say this. I've been thinking about what could be the best approach to this. The fact is, the original pillar shows quite a bit of repetition too, probably because the slabs were cut from the same chunk of marble and therefore show similar vein patterns.

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