Very excited to share my completed high poly chess set. I had a lot of fun playing around with the camera animation of the location and depth of field. I love the effect you can create! I feel like I have my DSLR in my hand!
My animated showcase, click on the play button to see it!
And an animation of the pieces doing the Queen’s Gambit opening (this time rendered with Cycles):
Now the full team in focus
You’ll notice that my chess pieces have a cartoon feel to them as I modeled them after these drawings. Maybe I’ll add the mouths and eyes at some point but I’m already liking how they look without them. The knight is the one who would benefit the most from adding the mouth as the shape of the original cartoon doesn’t make that much sense without it! I may also play a bit more with the material of the pieces themselves to give them a more realistic look.
Here are a few more renders of my pieces:
And a final one playing against the Queen’s Gambit opening (yes, yes, I just watched the TV show!). I’m rendering a small animation of the pawns going into position. I’ll upload it later when it’s rendered.
Next steps: 3D printing! My hope is to get a 3D printer in a few weeks, I’ll try to print these ones out!
I’d love to hear what you think and get some ideas for improvements! Sorry for the tons of pictures!!