Here are a few images that I should have posted about 4 months ago when I first did them....how time flies. These were made for the Pixologic booth at Siggraph this year, one was also used at the Gnomon booth.
I created both images at 4096 x 4096 and then scaled up in photoshop to 3 1/2 foot wide and 4 1/2 feet tall @ 200 dpi, which held up pretty well. You can't see any pixels (or pixols) in the prints themselves, so I was happy.
My working method for these was to create the base 3d object and then turn them into Pixols as soon as possible so I could paint in the details with the 2 and a half D tools. I do all of my work on a laptop nowadays, so converting them to Pixols made it easy to work in the higher resolutions.
Maori Eye Closeup
Crappy photo of the print itself:
The Skull images - the first one was at the Pixologic booth with a backlight:
And a combination of the Maori Eye and the Skull just for fun. This can be printed over six feet wide and 4 1/2 feet tall:
Anyway, just wanted to share my printing experiences....