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Slowly toasted for too long

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, September 17, 2012 Under: General
Heya!

Finished the toast today. What a work-out with Cycles!
Here is the final toast:

Only rendered at 100 samples
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I have to say, I really enjoyed this project and I have learned quite a bit on Cycles. Particularly how to layer procedural textures. It was a blast. For the toasted color I think it is too black, but I tried getting it lighter (didn't wanna budge). Oh well. Would still look good as a prop for a scene's background, so in that sense I believe it works. For close up it only works for me if your toast fell on the ground and you tried to dust it off, lol!!! I am very critical of my own work, especially in music. For now, I do believe I am not going to get a better result and so I'm calling this experiment completed.

Just for interest sake, this is how it developed:





And then finally:

I like the way the crumbs lay. It just looks right, but personally, I still would've prefer the toasted part more brown. I do have to add though, that the toast I had as reference had black toasted areas, but not for such softly toasted areas as on the above image. Those needed to be more of a golden brown.

Overall, I am happy with the project and especially with what I learned. Gotta say, this little piece of bread's node system got a little big:


Doesn't form much of a picture now that it has grown as much. For now it can look like head with a very pointy nose and cut off pony tail looking that way --->. Hahaha.
There is an image of a bird flying if you were to take out the top three rows of nodes.

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!

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Tags: toast  finished  cycles  layering  procedural textures 

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