Metallic Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa (Lestis)) – Poly Modeling

Modeling – MayaCarpenterBeePolyModeling_nwjones02

FinModelCarpenterBeeNWJONES

Shader Dev – Maya Vray

  1. Super simple – Just falloff curves for red green and blue. Trying to match some photo reference of an iridescent beetle – source from here
    beeBeetleShd03
  2. A test render using “Thin Film Interference”. An explanation for the code used can be found HERE (gamedev.net) and the OSL shader code can be found HERE (chaosgroup.com). This is a work in progress but I like the general direction its going. More hair and some modeling tweeks are obviously needed. Photos of the actual bees can be found HERE. They’re quite pretty.NWJONES_WIP_CARPENTER_BEE02
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