My other contest entrys:
Welcome to the show: [link]
Wild Wild Chess: [link]
Behind Enemy Lines: [link]
I started modeling this chess-set a while ago, but then i sort of took a break from it.
But when the "Bring your Vision to Life"-contest was announced, i decided to finish it off.
Chess, to me, somehow has always been about "black vs white", "King against King", "mind vs mind", duality and contrast, so i thought, that might suite the theme quite well.
Aside from that... hmm, i think, there is a little double meaning converning the title of this deviation here:
Chess is a game of two minds, challenging each other.
So its definitely a mind matter...
Arent good and evil, too ...?
In fact, i had a COUPLE of nice ideas for this chess-set, but somehow i managed to procrastinate all this quite a bit, and on top of that sort of "got carried away" with this image a little, and so i dont have too much time anymore to finish my other ideas i had for this. (or to start them for that matter, haha! )
I should ahve started earlier, haha!
Anyways, my entry so far. Hope you like it
Oh, and for the techies among you:
Maya, MentalRay. No HDR, just two area lights, and some postwork in PS (just compositing the passes and a little Depth of Field, no colorcorrection or "clean up" or such).
[EDIT:] Just in case you´re wondering: The black parts in the glassfigures... Well, at first, i thought it was a rendering error, because my rayTracing was set too low or something, but in fact its correct that way: The glass figures (as well as the black ones) DO all have a small black SOCKET to stand on, which is a little bit "inside" the figure. I thought, that would make sense, because you wouldnt want the figures to scratch over the surface of the field, right? And if youre thinking, the chessboard was hovering in the air a little: youre right. The Board has four small feet it stands on, so it wouldnt get scratches when you put it on the table. [/EDIT]