Render Tag


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Spider, I See You Hiding in the Window
I was actually working on a different model when an idea struck me. Wanting the an object to look abandoned and old, I grabbed a spider web and threw a black spider in it for fun. But, the web was too large, so I left it off to the side…
Posted Aug 04 by Steven 3 min read

Trying Not to Be Sad Today with My Love of LEGO
July 4th is bitter sweet for me. Iíve always enjoyed the holiday with its fireworks and celebration. Food, fair and patriotism mix for a usually fun day. Yet, my wifeís mother died on the 4th, making it a day of remembrance and sadness. Time to find something to take my mind off it. More sadness to…
Posted Jul 04 by Steven 4 min read

Enjoy This Simple and Elegant LEGO Dragonfly
Each month I check to see what the latest LEGO mini build is. Since I donít have a local LEGO Store, I often build and render them using virtual bricks. This month, I only needed to render it as as mathieub already built it. Yet, I decided to give it a little character. 40244 Dragonfly by Steven Re…
Posted Jun 23 by Steven 2 min read

A Lonely Ostrich, Sometimes Simple Is Better
The lively colors in this Duplo ostrich caught my eye and inspired me to render it. My version of this lonely ostrich uses standard LEGO bricks, I was never a big fan of Duplo, nor do I have models of them. Yet, the simplicity of the model is quite effective. The render recreates that charm well. O…
Posted Jun 04 by Steven 2 min read

Rub-A-Dub-Dub See My Little Boat in the Tub
I saw a great Pirate Ship render yesterday by saabfan. The water in it impressed me, and I had commented that I didnít know how to model it in Blender. Scrubs informed that it was easy, providing me the how. Off I went to try for myself. To my surprise, it was easy. Sort of…
Posted Jun 01 by Steven 4 min read

10 Lego Renders to Enjoy Your Day By
Although itís been a month since my last LEGOģ post, I havenít been idle. With my current workflow, it only takes about 15 minutes to kick off a render, but I often donít have the time to blog them. Correcting that with a few spare minutes, here are my last ten Blender renders. #1 Ė A droidMy first…
Posted May 07 by Steven 6 min read

Can I get a LEGO Moo? – Cows and Barn
I follow a number of LEGO sites through RSS feeds, looking for inspiration on what to render next. A long time back, I booked marked this article, Build the Big E Cow. It was small, had instructions, and was kind of cute. Something my wife would like…
Posted Aug 10, 2016 by Steven 2 min read

LEGO 352 Windmill and Lorry Ė My First Mecabricks Model
Up until now, all my Mecabricks work has been from me importing models. Sure, Iíd tweaked a few pieces here and there, as I noted in my last post. Yet, I was still designing them in LDD and exporting them to render in Blender…
Posted Jun 21, 2016 by Steven 4 min read

40065 Blue Jay / Kingfisher Ė New Blender Render
Iím still messing around with Mecabricks. Originally modeled in LDD and rendered in POV-Ray, this is the Blender version. Itís shiny! I like the lighting, but would have preferred to put a nice sky like I did in the first version…
Posted Jun 18, 2016 by Steven 2 min read

Something New: Rendering LEGOís With Mecabricks & Blender
Since 1995, Iíve been rendering LEGO models using POV-Ray. For most of that time, Iíve used scripting to place and build those models. Itís been fun and Iíve learned a lot over the years, each model looking a bit better than the first…
Posted Jun 05, 2016 by Steven 5 min read

POV-Ray Render of LEGO Model 353 Terrace House
Trying to get back into my LEGO ray tracing yesterday, I begin looking for old instructions on the internet again. Itís been awhile since Iíd done that. Like coming home after being gone awhile, I enjoyed browsing through the old and new scans that are out there…
Posted May 15, 2016 by Steven 3 min read

40065 Blue Jay
LEGO's May mini build was a Blue Jay. I thought he'd look better in a tree which I modeled in LDD. I rendered the scene with POV-Ray 3.7RC7. 40065 Blue Jay by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted May 15, 2013 by Steven 1 min read

6364 Paramedic Unit (Updated) and 40041 Moose
I'm a little behind in sharing some of my recent LEGO renders. I have an updated version of 6364 that includes the flowers out front and tilted windows. I also fixed a few misplaced pieces. I also have tried to get all my Windows software moved over to my MAC…
Posted May 04, 2013 by Steven 1 min read

693 Fire Engine
LEGO released this set in 1975 in Europe, and in 1976 as 485 Fire Truck in the US. Having grown up with these old sets, I have a special place in my heart for these short-lived LEGO mini-figs. Although I enjoy the great designs of today, I miss how simple these models are. I rendered this model with…
Posted Jan 11, 2013 by Steven 1 min read

Turkey
Happy Thanksgiving! This is the November Mini Build from LEGO rendered with POV-Ray. I love the Mini Builds as they are quick to render and fun to build. Turkey by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Nov 18, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

6364 Paramedic Unit
Blast from the past. This set is one of mine from 1980. I believe one of the last I received while still in Norway. This was rendered with POV-Ray 3.7R6. 6364 Paramedic Unit by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Sep 24, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

MMMB016 Fireworks
Goofing around again with some simple LEGO fireworks. Still waiting on the larger render to finish. Fireworks was the LEGO Club Monthly Mini Model Build for November 2009. Flame part courtesy of LDRAW and LeoCAD. A simple, yet effective model. Rendered with POV-Ray 3.7RC6. MMMB016 Fireworks by SafeP…
Posted Jul 29, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

40030 Duck and Ducklings
Happy Easter! This is a great little set. The ducks are well designed and I love the little ugly duckling. I wonder if he'll become a swan? This is rendered with POV-Ray 3.7RC5. 40030 Duck and Ducklings by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Mar 31, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

40029 Valentines Day Box
I posted this a couple of days back on Flickr, but hadn't made it around to posting here. Happy belated Valentine's day to all! 40029 Valentines Day Box by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Feb 16, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

40036 Cobra
Short and sweet. Monthly mini-build for Jan 2012 rendered with POV-ray. Interesting that these in-store promotions are now numbered. 40036 Cobra by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Jan 22, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

21009 Farnsworth House
I actually started 21009 Farnsworth House before my last model, but made the mistake of rendering it on my older desktop. It took over a week to render due to the glass and higher anti-alias requirements. I should try this on my daughter's iMAC to see if how fast it renders with a newer computer. 21…
Posted May 07, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

21008 Burj Khalifa
Ran across this model from a YouTube stop motion video and thought it'd be a fun build. You can see some more pictures of the real model from Brucewaynelego-Toyshansolo. I think my render came out well, even if I had to do a little color correction first. 21008 Burj Khalifa by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted May 03, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Bird
It's a rainy Saturday afternoon which provides a perfect opportunity to render LEGO's monthly mini build with POV-Ray. Bird by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Mar 05, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Polar Bears
A more interesting scene using the Polar Bear from January 2011 Monthly Mini Build.Polar Bears by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Jan 11, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Polar Bear
Polar Bear is the January Mini Build. This is celebrated monthly at LEGO(R) Stores. First new render for 2011. Rendered with POV-Ray 3.7 R2. Polar Bear by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Jan 09, 2011 by Steven 1 min read