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Contemporary Bathroom Caustics by DavidHier Contemporary Bathroom Caustics by DavidHier
Contemporary bathroom scene designed to show off the caustics produced when modelling glass blocks rather than using a texture-based material.

Modelling: Sketchup
Rendering: Thea
Post-pro: Photoshop
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DLG1212 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Sweet! Nice job DavidHier 
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheMischieviousDango Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow... I love the clear bathtub! Nice sink design and lights!!
~Johanna
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NickyG1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sooo beautiful!!
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sadlavE Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Interface Designer
These glass bath look interesting, but I would still put a thick frame(at least 3cm) on top. Because I always think what if I slip and fall on it. ouch..
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TheYellowstoneWay Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Clearly you got a great program there that made this image, it has an awesome result! However I hope you realize or don't care that there are several serious and dangerous designing flaws with this bathroom. If you want imput to that effect I will gladly outline them.
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Design was secondary on this project as it was mainly a modelling and lighting experiment.

The obvious hazards are the step up to the bath and the shelves above it, but if you can see anything else then I'd value your input.
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TheYellowstoneWay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Well clearly the lighting was a wild success. The modeling as far as darn cool lookin was too! Yes, the stair was a major concern for several reasons. Also, for getting in and out of the tub: You will likely want to turn on the tub while standing in front of it. You would have to lean over it, this is an awkward position, and with no where to hold onto that wouldn't be potentially slippery, injury is a concern. Likewise getting out of the tub with no hand holds is dangerous here. The tub does look deep, which will make getting in and out a little tricky too. When you get into the tub, lets say you lean forward. The forward motion would cause the water to slosh back and forth, and as the ends are ramped water will easily leave the tub. I do not see any towel hangers by the shower or bath. What of cleaning under the tub, and next too it, looks difficult. Clear glass is always a horrible pain to keep clean and clear, especially for those of us in the Rockies...hard water. I suspect that the clear glass on the tub will also be undesirable in that it detracts from privacy. For example, mom is in the tub, her kids come running in to ask a question...kind of awkward isn't it? On the bright side its great for displaying mermaids. I am also concerned with the thickness of the glass, it should be at least one inch thick I suspect. I think a wavy, watery looking glass wouldn't be much of an adjustment, but fix most of the problems...even makes it less slippery. Also, the angle of the tub, while it allows you to lean back, it looks like your but will just slide forward, leaving you under water. Is there enough leg room?

Looking at your design was very interesting. It did give me one idea: could you design the tub to be jetted, and like at a pool, design it so that over flow just goes into the jetting system? Hopefully this isn't more than you wanted to hear...I am kinda full of opinions and observations. Good luck.
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the input - it's very much appreciated. Most of the things you mention are concerns I would have addressed if this had been a design project, but it's still good to have someone remind me of those considerations.

The bath tub was modelled from memory and loosely based on UsTogether's Ebb range of bathroom furniture [link] . As you will see many of the flaws you pick up on are present in their bath tubs. My use of a wide angled camera did make the sides of the bath look steeper than they are, but in retrospect they are still a little steep and leg room might be an issue.

Even though this was only a rendering/modelling exercise I should really be in the habit of getting these things right, so thanks for the useful advice.
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TheYellowstoneWay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
If it was in any way helpful, or appreciated, its always worth it, anytime. Opinions are easy to give, subjecting your work to criticism of others demonstrates bravery, and receiving it well shows character. Both of which I image will be needed in this line of work.
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The way I look at it, you can't really develop your abilities if you don't listen to feedback and address your failings. In most cases, dealing with strong/negative feedback leads to greater personal development than if you only listen to people who tell you that you are doing a good job.

That's one of the reasons that restrictive and difficult briefs usually produce better work than open briefs where the client offers no direction.

Thanks again for the helpful feedback.
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eewill Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, very nice! I love the caustics in this scene.
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absdostan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Shilta Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Interface Designer
I like this one... :D :D :D
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laicka03 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool render!
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JackTDawson Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man.. this is great !!
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ClearFog Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah...
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adijs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
jeez, good work
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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StellarGraves Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Artist
Holy fuck dude.. holy fuck!
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StellarGraves Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Artist
Do you have a picture of it before rendering?
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure - here's the raw SU output [link]
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StellarGraves Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Artist
Fucking AMAZING final product..
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Bunbury82 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
WOW!! amazing!!!
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DavidHier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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