Link: abduzeedo.com --- even-more-amazing-3d-chalk-art
Link: abduzeedo.com --- amazing-3d-chalk-art
Cool wall painting:
And in a similiar vein:
Link: www.mdolla.com --- camouflage-body-painting-17-photos
This looks like what I've been trying to create with particles, someone beat me to it with glass!
Link: www.colourlovers.com --- bending-light-color-with-alan-jaras
Link: www.flickr.com --- set-72057594061844447
Link: www.flickr.com --- 72157594422498771
What I'm trying to do with volume renderings draws many parallels with xray photography too in terms of the aesthetic look.
Xray photography has this interesting way of turning normal objects into vector like, stylistic representations, Objects look like they are made from light:
Link: www.designboom.com --- nike-burguer-air-max-90-by-olle-hemmendorff
Faking Color Dispersion, this is done by rendering it 3 times with slightly different IOR value. Then puting each render into R, G and B channels in photoshop.
1st = one pass, 2nd = 3 passes joined, 3rd = Post Effects
In future vray versions for C4D you should be able to do this effect in 1 render using Blend materials... which would be nice as this naturally takes 3x longer to render! and is a fiddle
The GI is quite low and is only using GI caustics so It's quite blurry.
($16 million for the above, my render cost considerably less)
And here a bigger render:
And in green:
The fancy bloom/drity lens effect is done in post by Maxwell's Simulens, render done by Vray
Struggled to clean up the CAD model for the above cog. It's much better but It's still got glitches in it. Render took 30 Minutes at 1920x1200 with brute force.
And some Post Work for a different look: