My first 3D image: Coffee Cups

For some time I have been aspiring to learn to make images and animations in 3D program Blender, but ventured only in basic shapes and understandig the very basics of the vary basic. I even made short animations, but my PC is too slow to render it at a reasonable quality.

This week I persisted, and created my first (and from my point of view, successfull) image. It is a couple of two simple antique yellow cups with a deep blue background and only a bit of light casting over them. I wanted to create an images that is an invitation to a cup of tea or coffee, in a serene, peaceful, quiet place. This is what I came up with:

© Celiaak ( Help)

Now I'm dreaming further and have these otrher images dancing in my head. I'm willing to learn more and more just to be able to get them out in to the world.

I'm glad I persisted and that I could find and start to learn Blender. It is my new love.

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November 12, 2014

TMarchev

Good render quality... im with i7 4970k

November 11, 2014

Celiaak

Great @Eranicle, I'm always afraid to add subdivisions, it limits a bit modeling. I'm meshing up from now on!
I guess I'll have to sell some renders to buy a new decent PC. lol

November 11, 2014

Eranicle

You are welcome.
Ussually, increasing a mesh subdivisions a little will not increase your render time (maybe a little) but, it will require more RAM. The more poly count, the more RAM will be used. And time of render depends on your CPU, not on amount of RAM, graphic card or hard disk.

November 11, 2014

Celiaak

Thank you all for the heads up.
Eranicle, I was using cycles, 1000 samples, and could not render on GPU, so all the work was on CPU, and what an old one, runing on an AMD phenom 2.2 Gh, no dedicated graphics card and only half of ram memory (one of two is broken). Anyway, I think the problem it is somewhere in the PC, it is slow for everything else.
Thank you for the tip on mesh subdivisions, I havent noticed it on the bottom, oops!
Do you think the more meshes, the more time PC is calculating final render?

November 10, 2014

Eranicle

Nice start, Celia)
But, 24 hours for 3K resolution image? What is a CPU do you have? Maybe also something wrong with your render settings?
Anyway, its fine for first 3d image, the only thing I can to advise you, when you do final render, try to increase your mesh subdivisions (just smooth it more), because you can see at the bottom line of the cups some visible corners.
Keep it up

November 08, 2014

Gretes

What a great picture:)) Congratulations, and keep up the good work:-)

November 07, 2014

Sasanka7

I very like this ;) congrats!

November 07, 2014

Sasanka7

I very like this ;) congrats!

October 20, 2014

Joe1971

Congratulations!

October 20, 2014

Celiaak

Alvera, thank you for your advice. But unfortunately my PC can't handle it. It took almost 24 hours to render just half of the image! Most of the time, it goes out of memory. I wish I could uplgrade to a better PC or at least a better video card, but it is just too old.

October 20, 2014

Celiaak

FabioConcetta, the PC was almost catching fire, it was so hot by the end of render!!

October 20, 2014

Celiaak

Thank you all for your nice comments. BCritchley, it is nice to create 3D images, right?

October 19, 2014

eric5

Nice!!

October 19, 2014

Imagesbykenny

Very impressive.

October 19, 2014

Alvera

Wonderful. Love it. But please render at higher resolutions. Go beyond 60Mp. Blender has an infinite "sensor" :)

October 18, 2014

FabioConcetta

Congratulations for this beautiful picture, I really like the realistic effect (HDRI) that you've been able to control. Be careful not to push too long to render, your computer could collapse, mine was about to self-destruct ^ _ ^

October 17, 2014

Wxh6763

O, What a great picture!

October 17, 2014

Dianabahrin

It looks great, I wouldn't tell it was your first attempt if I saw it on the website :) I'd love to start creating 3d images too, but I'm still learning illustrator.

October 17, 2014

Heywoody

Nice texturing and lighting

October 17, 2014

BCritchley

Nice job, looks like we are starting out in 3D rendering at the same time, look forward to seeing more of your creations :)

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Photo credits: Celia Maria Ribeiro Ascenso.