Right earlier in another thread we were talking about developing blender graphics. (I’m tired and want to go to bed so will quote it later if someone else doesn’t beat me to it.) @chrisfostertv The pics you posted were awesome.
Anyway I was thinking of some concept ideas for the coins and what not so thought I’d jot down some ideas and post some quick renders of what I have so far.
Ideas for coin graphics:
Chinese coin parody with 1 SC and the hole between the two characers, all embossed and maybe some stylized edging. Come to think of it that’d be a nice poke at how at how the Chinese are restricting freedoms in their own country.
2 sided coin, kind of roman denarius kind of thing. 1 with the maidsafe logo and the other with an S or SC. Silver edging with blue inlay (personally I’d go for cobalt inlay just because I like cobalt blue and it’d make for a nice background what with all the bright colours of the maidsafe logo there).
Crazy idea (maybe I’m just too tired) forget the disc entirely. It’s overdone. Use another shape. Cube or pyramid perhaps? I know discs are classic for coins but hey we are changing the paradigm.
Like I said I’m exhausted just throwing stuff out there. Ok on to my renders. I just did a couple quick renders of what I had in the blend file. Was going to do this with cycles but am still learning about the nodes and node editor. Wanted to put glowing orbs or better yet glowing balls of coloured fire at the corners of the triangle but that’s proving to be a pain in the ass (the fire I mean), at least in cycles it is. I can do it in blender render but it looks like crap. But here’s what I’ve got so far.
Keep in mind this is a work in progress and yes I know it needs editing. Just thought I’d show you what I had so far.