Lego Tag


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Adventures in Lighting
Okay, I admit that lighting isn't my strong suit. I'm good with geometry and scripting. But I struggle making the images look as good as they should. These photos are my attempts to try to get better colors and realistic lighting from POV-Ray. Waterfall was me playing around with LeoCAD as alternati…
Posted Sep 04, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Cube Dudes and Seagull
I've been having a lot of fun lately creating LEGO POV-Ray models and I thought I'd share! Brink Link was nice enough to post instructions for the SDCC 2010 Cube Dudes which I had to model! I've finished R2-D2 and C-3PO and they look great…
Posted Aug 15, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Watermelon
Here is my take on LEGO Stores Watermelon Monthly Mini Model Build for July. This model screams Summer and one just didn't seem enough. Playing around with better lighting, fog to soften light and JPEG artifacts, and a bit of focal blur thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
Posted Aug 06, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

New and Old Models
I uploaded a couple of LEGO renders today, a new one and an old one. The new one is 377 Shell Station which required a few new pieces, including creating a better female hair piece…
Posted Aug 01, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

21006 White House
This is the wonderful 21006 White House. I love the look and did my best to recreate it, but I’m sure things aren’t quite the same. I didn’t finish the back yet, so don’t turn it around. I need to find some better lighting though…
Posted Jul 24, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

344 Bungalow
I found a number of old models from 1969 and rendered many last year, including this one. I finally got around to rendering larger a larger version with a better background (originally it has a seam in the back). If you search for this, you'll find that I fudged the trees and used something newer…
Posted Jun 27, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

357 Fire Station
I rendered this a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd share. This is LEGO(R) Model 357 Fire Station with Vehicles from 1973. I'd like to create a more "action oriented" version in the future, but it is pretty nice to begin with. I personally like the middle engine with the two yellow round…
Posted Jun 20, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Flickr LEGO Fun
Flickr has become my new favorite place to share my LEGO creations. I tend to use Facebook for family and friends, manly because that is what my family and friends use. But I digress. It is pretty easy now to use available tools, mine being Windows Live Photo Gallary, that allow easy publishing…
Posted Mar 14, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Fly Me To The Moon
Playing around with POV-Ray animation. This is LEGO model 367 Lunar Lander. Trying to be a bit more ambitious with camera sweeps, using easing functions and launching the lander into space! Since Flickr allows videos as well, I threw a copy there as well…
Posted Jan 21, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

5865 Mini Dumper
This is LEGO® model 5865 MiniDumper, part of the 2009 Creator series. I thought it looked really cool and was curious how close I could get to the original by building a virtual one. 5865 Mini Dumper by Steven Reid, on Flickr Fingers crossed that I come close with just the inventory list…
Posted Jan 01, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO and ZX81 Geocities Content Moved
Yahoo! will be shutting down Geocities tomorrow, 10/26/09, which means an end to my old LEGO and ZX81 website. Although I hadn't updated those sites much since Yahoo! turned off ftp access, Geocities had remained my presence on the web for almost 12 years. Sad to say, it will be sad to see it go. Fo…
Posted Oct 25, 2009 by SafePit 1 min read

21005 Fallingwater
I've finished rendering 21005 Fallingwater in POV-Ray. Only 3 new bricks needed to be modeled so most of the time was spent inputing brick positions. I like this angle as it really shows off the waterfall. 21005 Fallingwater by Steven Reid, on Flickr At the moment I’m rendering a large widescreen ve…
Posted Aug 04, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

21005 WIP
I don’t normally post ”work in progress” but this one is pretty large and I wanted to show off what I had so far. It may not look like much yet, but I've finished my favorite part of the 21005 Fallingwater model: the waterfall. 21005 Fallingwater WIP by Steven Reid, on Flickr Because this is a newe…
Posted Aug 01, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

21004 Guggenheim Museum
LEGO has launched a new Architecture line and I have to note that they are pretty impressive. So impressive, that I spent some time on vacation modeling the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in POV-ray. 21004 Guggenheim Museum by Steven Reid, on Flickr This model is a great example of the effort the LEGO…
Posted Jul 30, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Moon Plates at Last
I»m still playing around with recreating old LEGO models. I spent time today modeling more road plates with the intention of creating a large town image…
Posted Jun 06, 2009 by Steven 2 min read

More POV-Ray and LEGO Fun
I have radiosity fever of late, converting or creating a number of new LEGO images utilizing POV-Ray 3.7 beta. Below are two new renders. The new model is 604 Shell Car that fit nicely with some of my old models…
Posted May 17, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Cow
This is a “sort-of” recreation of the original cow image with the “Moo!” bubble. Unlike the original, this is a true brick cow and I’ve tried to make it more “realistic” then the original “flat” and shiny version. I had added the bubble with Paint Shop Pro on the first version…
Posted May 12, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO 7804 Lizard
Ran across this really interesting LEGO set and I just “had” to render it. I needed to model a few parts I didn’t have in my library. I also threw it into the same background I used on one of my Fire Truck renders. I might change the scene a bit to better show the texture on the front slope…
Posted Apr 13, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

More Fun With Radiosity
Spent some time last weekend doing some additional renders using the latest 3.7 beta. Fist off, some cows: Cows (Radiosity) by Steven Reid, on Flickr And the 602 Fire Truck with a better background and slightly different table surface. 602 Fire Truck (Radiosity) by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Apr 12, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

602 Fire Truck and Radiosity
I ran across this wonderful little macro by Jaime Vives Piquere to do Pseudo-HDRI lighting. I ran the macro with both POV-Ray 3.6 and 3.7 beta 31. I actually liked the 3.7 better. However, the image map I used is a bit lower resolution then I would like causing the pixilation in the background. I…
Posted Apr 03, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Getting a Little deviantART
I've been a lurker on deviantART for awhile now and decided to take the plunge and upload some of my ray traced images there. Since I tend to use the same alias at all my sites, you can now catch SafePit on deviantART…
Posted Dec 29, 2008 by Steven 1 min read