This was the first solo render I ever created. With photo-realism a constant goal, I wanted to put in as many details as possible.
The most challenging part of creating this was texturing the strings. I use Rotosound R66 stainless steel roundwounds on my bass, so I wanted to duplicate the visual effect for this project. Took me a while (and a few near-misses) but I’m happy with the result.
While extruding the general shape of the guitar wasn’t overly challenging, there are a ton of small parts on these guitars. Knobs, screws, pickups, dials, frets. There was a lot of modeling to do, but it was a great learning experience.
There is a lot of chrome on this bass, so in addition to utilizing point and area lighting for the final render, I also included an HDRI to add some reflection effect. It not only gives some depth to the chrome, but does a decent job highlighting the form of the glossy black body.
Overall, I’m fairly happy with the final render of my first project. There are a few things I’d like to tweak, but as da Vinci said, “art is never finished, only abandoned.”
On to the next one!