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The Mechanical Tea Room by jermilex The Mechanical Tea Room by jermilex
So I got back from visiting some friends in Egypt at a small studio there, helping train them in some Maya techniques. As a way to learn we came up with a concept (the 3 images on the left) and then created the shots in 3D (on the right). Actually the whole project from concept to modeling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering took only 5 days.

The first shot is deep in the heart of some dark factory as all of the machines and gears start churning. The second shot pans up through a systems of gears and pistons and everything comes to life as the camera reaches the top where it all culminates through a tiny whole in the ceiling. The last shot has the contrast of soft sunlight in a simple room as the machines comes up out of a hole in the floor and performs it's might task... pouring a cup of tea.

I cannot claim credit for the modeling (or animation... not shown here) as I was only the Director of that part. But the lighting and shading were done by me in these images as examples of how to work fast and efficiently in 3D to portray the lighting color keys.
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:iconlambitymoon:
LambityMoon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My favorite color scheme! :love: These are all so lovely!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you
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:iconakumatian:
AkumaTian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
i like u lighting
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you
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:iconjon-wood:
Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
By heaven, that tea had better be awesome.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I sure hope it doesn't taste like oil
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:iconscreamomaiyra:
screamomaiyra Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
i wish i can have a tea in there...
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
feel free! :)
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:iconhoppopngo:
hoppopngo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
holy moly! thats good!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Thank you kindly!
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:iconemadattia:
EmadAttia Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Thank you Jeremy for your great job ,you are a very good teacher .
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
You are most welcome! Glad to see you here on Deviant Art! Put up some artwork!
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:iconminaragaie:
MinaRagaie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
He didn't yet?? no problem, I'll tell him tomorrow when I get to work.. he's been very busy lately I can't blame him.

-Mina
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Great
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:iconminaragaie:
MinaRagaie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Wow.. these images are online for a while now.. I should check deviantArt more often then.
You should put the animation online.. the second shot is surly my favorite.. but that still frame isn't showing much of it.

-Mina
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yes, tell Emad to put the final movie file on an ftp somewhere so I can download it and put it up here.
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Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, I prefer the painted work over the 3D pictures. They look more natural and dynamic. But it's very interesting to see these two different styles confronted with each other.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks! Yes, as for style I think I prefer a more painted look too.
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:iconassimilated:
assimilated Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
How wonderful!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks!
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:iconsanfranguy:
sanfranguy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, nice stuff man.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fiery atmosphere!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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:iconcarpium:
carpium Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Fantastic concept to finished images.

Only thing for me is that the teapot looks too "shiny" in the last image.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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:iconkittyj:
kittyj Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
You're an awesome teacher!!
I really like the last one with the tea kettle.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thank you! :)
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lstjules Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ok, holy smokes! I had to look twice and it and look at the category again. the teapot one, i know the other one is 3D, but the two others, it's so much like a painting, it's hard to see that it's 3D. awesome job!
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jermilex Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
You're so kind! Thanks for the high compliment. I think all 3D work is best when it's treated like a painting. Our goal while working on Ratatouille was that it was supposed to feel believable as a world but in no way photo realistic... but hyper-realistic... more thought through like every shot was a planned painting, only in 3D. So I take that approach with all of my 3D work and try to give it that feel. So thanks!
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lstjules Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well, you did it very well then, i yes, i noticed it on Ratatouille also. I found it neat.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:) :hug:
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:iconpro2004:
pro2004 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008   Digital Artist
hey
Great lighting, i like the colors and the env u did.
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thank you very much!
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:iconelnady:
elnady Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Himate fantastic work :)
mayi ask what is thename of this studio do they have a website?
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yes, here's the company..... www.arascope.com
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:iconputtycad:
Puttycad Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Wow, amazing work as usual! :D
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thank you kindly as usual too!
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:iconputtycad:
Puttycad Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Hahah!
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I adore the top one! Lol gah you're so amazing! Want to do the environments for my MFA Thesis? ;)
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks! Ha!
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GrendelDemon Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Absolutely amazing work my friend, and the concept is wonderful, pure genius ^_^
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:) Cheers! Thanks!
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:iconfrcarneiro:
frcarneiro Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Great job!
:+fav:
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Cheers! Thanks!
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:iconeuzio:
Euzio Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Amazing work man!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Cheers! Thank you
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:iconhighwind-valor:
Highwind-Valor Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconjermilex:
jermilex Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks
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Highwind-Valor Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Student General Artist
You're welcome~
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