Creating a carpet in 3ds Max Mental Ray and Hair & Fur

Difficulty: Medum to easy. Creating a rug using Mental Ray is easier than you'd think. People prefer to use V-Ray to do this, but Mental Ray can give good results. First find a bit of frayed fluff from a carpet and cut if off. Then take a photo of it on an white background using Macro mode on your camera or phone. Edit out the white and enhance it until you get a result you like. Also create a separate alpha map (gives better control than relying on the alpha channel in Mental Ray). create a simple crossed billboard geometry and a material. I used a Standard material with the diffuse channel and the transparency channel using the respective textures. I've sliced it to allow use of frizz on the hair. Apply the Hair & Fur modifier to a rug model and use the object as the hair reference. The edge is angled, not flat, to allow the edge of the rug to flay out. The Materials are applied like so: The poly count in your scene will now be massive, It would be

Architectural Project

I'm working on an architectural project at the moment.

Skoda Favorit

I decided to create a car as part of an animation. The car ended up a Skoda Favorit and being a project in itself.

Fitness First Information Screen

The Contact Centre at Fitness First wanted a screen that showed up to date information on important information happening in the UK clubs. I ended up creating a screen that updated by emailing to a public folder. A server then converted the email into a custom text file, and the thin PC behind the screen had a Html and Javascript page which read the files on the server and formatted them for display. Fitness First Information Screen from Mark Slight on Vimeo .

Fitness First Intranet

I was asked to re-create the Intranet for Fitness First, bringing the outdated intranet up to date, and up to date with the new brand. I meticulously updated the code to streamline the site, while keeping the functionality of the intranet. Fitness First Intranet from Mark Slight on Vimeo .

Cobham E-Card 2011

I was asked to create an E-Card for Cobham. The brief was to have a robot look for a present in the snow and then find it revealing the greeting. Two of us worked on this project over 1 week; Ricardo Cook Martins and myself. This included rendering and redesigns. Cobham e-card 2011 from Mark Slight on Vimeo .

Exquisite Tenderness Site

I developed this site from concept to completion, other than the cover art from the book and sketches in the gallery, all the graphic work and animation was my own creation. The site was completed in 1 week. Exquisite Tenderness