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April 14, 2008 10:59 AM   Subscribe

3d renderings of the zodiac signs.
posted by Wolfdog (43 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
As usual, least badass zodiac sign ever.
posted by Skorgu at 11:08 AM on April 14, 2008


Very fun!
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:17 AM on April 14, 2008


Hopefully this leap into the 21st century will bring many more people into the folds of the rigorously predictive science of astrology.
posted by DU at 11:22 AM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


As usual, least badass zodiac sign ever. -Skorgu

I don't know, at least your not picking flowers next to a quiet stream.

These are awesome regardless.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 11:24 AM on April 14, 2008


At least you guys got pictures.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:28 AM on April 14, 2008


Word. Capricorns? Oh, no, we don't need anything as fun-making as a nifty image....
posted by kalimac at 11:40 AM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


why am I tangled in a net?
posted by desjardins at 11:43 AM on April 14, 2008


Do you have to have 3D glasses for this to work? Mine just looks like a well-shadowed drawing to me.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:43 AM on April 14, 2008


Why am I chained up in the snow? That's just rude.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:45 AM on April 14, 2008


Why am I trying to kill myself?

desjardins: because y'all are dangerous and scary. And cool as hell, don't get me wrong (please god I never want to be on the wrong side of one of y'all ever again!). Really cool. Did I mention you're awesome?

*hides*
posted by rtha at 11:48 AM on April 14, 2008


Dude seems to have an issue with Scorpios.

Just wait. He'll get what's coming to him.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:51 AM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is some very nice 3D, it's gotta be Photoshop enhanced. If not, I'd love to see some short animations of these icons. The guy has a visual style that I find way more appealing than most CG renders.
posted by autodidact at 11:51 AM on April 14, 2008


I'm totally liking the apocalyptic Libra.
posted by deCadmus at 11:54 AM on April 14, 2008


Why am I trying to kill myself?

That would definately be cooler if one of them had a goatee.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:57 AM on April 14, 2008


Or eyeglasses.
posted by Kloryne at 12:01 PM on April 14, 2008


I'm with Stewriffic -- these images are 3D how exactly?
posted by ottereroticist at 12:04 PM on April 14, 2008


I call shenanigans. Nothing leapt out of my screen causing me to reach forward mystically and hypnotically as though it had materialized in the very ether 'twixt me and my monitor.

Unless the third dimension cited in the thread is the time it took to look at these pretty 2-D artworks.
posted by Mike D at 12:08 PM on April 14, 2008


These seem for some reason very similar to what the characters will look like in the upcoming Watchmen disaster
posted by poppo at 12:09 PM on April 14, 2008


Yeah, us Capricorns didn't even get a pseudo-3D font.
posted by casarkos at 12:09 PM on April 14, 2008


Seems like you guys are being a bit obtuse... They are 3D in that the base of the image is rendered from 3-Dimensinonal computer models. Then I'm pretty sure he takes that rendering into Photoshop and does hours of work on it.

I'm just guessing of course. Maybe they're just drawings or paintings, but I doubt it.
posted by autodidact at 12:10 PM on April 14, 2008


moo!
posted by spinturtle at 12:10 PM on April 14, 2008


"As usual, least badass zodiac sign ever."

*snorf* I'm afraid I saw first (and still) the Joan Rivers 'bot from "Spaceballs", thus bearing out your call.
posted by Mike D at 12:10 PM on April 14, 2008


Flagged for Lack of Capricorn.
posted by Lord_Pall at 12:26 PM on April 14, 2008


Seems like you guys are being a bit obtuse...

Not really. They're very detailed and nice illustrations. They just don't look 3-D, so I was surprised.
posted by Stewriffic at 12:34 PM on April 14, 2008


Zodicats, complete with Capricorn.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:41 PM on April 14, 2008


very perdy! I kind of want to use mine (Leo) for a backdrop.... but that would be bad, right? Can I use it as a backdrop?

(my screen wants to roar)
posted by Planet F at 12:51 PM on April 14, 2008


I'm a bit bemused why Leo's in the snow when his dates are in the middle of the Summer...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:08 PM on April 14, 2008


... unless he's Australian, New Zealand, South African, Argentinian etc etc
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:09 PM on April 14, 2008


I need a drink
posted by hortense at 1:11 PM on April 14, 2008


I was expecting the stars in their relative distances from Earth. Radial velocity, reprazent. Gotta get my prop(er motion)s.
posted by Eideteker at 1:24 PM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was half-hoping this was going to be some kind of 3d astronomy chart, where you could zoom around and shift your perspective by light-years at a time, seeing how the patterns of stars shift around. Maybe see what Orion looks like from Alpha Centauri.

These are okay. I do like that someone's using 3d modeling to make images that can't be made another way, rather than yet again trying to make a face that looks just like a photograph. Every medium has its strengths. Let's leave photorealism to photos, unless you're making something you can't possibly take a photo of.
posted by echo target at 1:32 PM on April 14, 2008


Wow. My Battle-Ram is quite badass!
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 1:47 PM on April 14, 2008


Gah .... 3D means 2D but with "3D photorealistic" shadowing. Wait, what?

I mean, if you didn't already know that, because I'm sure you did, but just in case, you know ...
posted by jabberjaw at 1:56 PM on April 14, 2008


My money is on Zbrush. That looks like 2.5d postworking to me.
posted by darkripper at 1:59 PM on April 14, 2008


desjardins: we are trapped in a net because the artist needed something to contain us, because it's easier to put the most badass in confinement than to try to make all of the others cool enough to match.

We will break through those ropes, though. We always do.

And no, rtha, you never want to be on our bad side. Ever.
posted by Navelgazer at 2:09 PM on April 14, 2008


Why we sweet Scorpios ought to punch him right in the nose for implying that we are all jaggedy and belligerent.
posted by Cranberry at 2:26 PM on April 14, 2008


He's using 3ds MAX (plus a little bit of Photoshop post-processing I suppose). It's funny that with 3D computer graphics being used in pretty much every commercial and movie nowadays (even if it's just for subtle, near-invisible effects), lots of people - even fellow graphic artists, in my experience - are still unaware of how it's done.
posted by elgilito at 2:42 PM on April 14, 2008


Goddamn Sagittarius are always shooting stuff. It's trying to get me to kill someone, I just know it.
posted by Submiqent at 3:01 PM on April 14, 2008


It turns out that fish are still not exciting in 3D mechano-apocalyptic-scifi-style.
posted by blacklite at 6:01 PM on April 14, 2008


This looks like something you would see on Boing Boing.
posted by Tube at 6:19 PM on April 14, 2008


And no, rtha, you never want to be on our bad side. Ever.

Oh, I know, Navelgazer. Been there, done that, never doing it again!
posted by rtha at 6:37 PM on April 14, 2008


I was going to ask about the whole self-stabbing thing, but rtha beat me to it! Seriously, I know I have my issues, but I'm not that bad...
posted by bettafish at 10:15 PM on April 14, 2008


Needs more unicorn.
posted by xod at 10:49 AM on April 15, 2008


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