Awesome! Congratulations! What was the goal of the contest? Did you model the virus as well? I saw on cgsociety web that a team was involved in this project. Do you mind sharing how large and what were the team members responsibilities?
All small elements exept the "body" was taken from the HIV Model generated with CellPACK. (HIVBloodSerum_1.2 autoPACK). Body object modelled with ZBrush 4.
Body object and CellPACK elements detailed and textured in ZBrush 4, using decimation master to optimize the mesh and UV master for unwarping.
Rendered in VRay SSS2, 3D Max 2013 64Bit
Post done with After Effect and Photoshop.
I saw on cgsociety web that a team was involved in this project.
This project done totaly by myself, but there were consultations with Thomas Direct Studios team.
Would you please tell us more about your scene/lighting/rendering/post work for these images? The lighting, colors, composition, materials, depth-of-field are all spectacular.
I thought it was kind of a shame that this contest wasn't presented better at CGS. It wasn't really listed on their main "Contest" link, the forum thread for it was a little lackluster, and the autoPack website for the challenge wasn't really maintained. I, myself, didn't find the challenge until it was too late to enter.
I'm glad that you found out about it, however, because this work is amazing. Congratulations!
Thank you very much for responding with the breakdown. Your color choices are very bold, and they worked out great in the final images. Your post-processing is very impressive, as well. Congratulations, again. Cheers!