LEGO Renders


Articles on how I build and render virtual LEGO bricks�plus pretty pictures., Page 4
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 Im sure things arent quite the same. I didnt finish the back yet, so dont 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

Promotional Windmill 1976

I finally got around to trying my hand again at animating some of my virtual LEGO creations. I decided to go simple and animate the vanes and a simple camera pan for the promotional Windmill circa 1976. And, to really get my geek on, I uploaded it to YouTube.

Posted Jan 04, 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

Power Station

I was playing around with World Machine and thought Id add the height field to my Power Station image. I think it really conveys the overall scale of the scene. I also added a better star field that shows up under anti-aliasing (best seen in large version).

Posted Oct 04, 2009 by Steven 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.

Posted Aug 04, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

21005 WIP

I dont 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.

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.

Posted Jul 30, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Structure Synth Fun

Ran across some interesting images built using Structure Synth and rendered in POV-Ray. Thought itd be cool to try some myself. I was playing some of the demo scenes, exporting them to POV-Ray for a high quality render. The image looked like hair and made me think LEGO minifig!

Posted Jul 09, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Ivy Lizard

Seems my lizard has been covered by some minor growth. I ran across this great ivy macro by hobBIT while hanging around the pov-ray.org forums and had to give it a try. Check it out yourself at this thread. 7804 Lizard Ivy by Steven Reid, on Flickr

Posted Jul 06, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Moon Plates at Last

Im 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 Ive 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

Iterative Imaging Code

I ran across some interesting Iterative Imaging Code that creates interesting fractal like graphics using POV-Ray. Basically, it creates the image and then uses that image to create the next one.

Posted Apr 26, 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 didnt 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.

Posted Apr 03, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Horse

Ive been updating my LEGO Renders in POV-Ray and one of the ones I recently fixed is Horses. Horses by SafePit on DeviantArt My daughter modeled the original horse using real LEGO bricks and she and her sister had snapped a few photos of it back in 2001.

Posted Feb 07, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

More Lego Fun - 318 Windmill

Well, it's been over a year since I last played around with my Lego ray tracing and even longer since the last time I traced a new model. Well, 'tis the season to build new models! I did some searching around and found a model from 1969: 318 Windmill. Yes, it isn't a large model.

Posted Dec 23, 2007 by Steven 2 min read