I saw this on tumblr *you were attributed, but poorly* and thought they were real, and came to try and find them, because i wanted to hold a really nice pokeball in my hands. It saddens me that they arent real, but this is an amazing job. even after i read they arent real they look still look like they are.
I spy with my little eye... Poke Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball, GS Ball, Fast Ball, Lure Ball, Heavy Ball, Moon Ball, Friend Ball, Level Ball, Timer Ball, Luxury Ball, Net Ball, Repeat Ball, Premier Ball, Dusk Ball, Quick Ball, Cherish Ball...
Thank you very much, my friend! Well, it's kinda hard to explain modeling, but if I remember correctly, I just used a regular sphere primitive, deleted the middle row of polygons (for the outside, the inside is another black sphere) and deleted one of the poles. The materials are simple, actually, just a color and a reflection channel with a fresnel shader. The key here is to use an HDR image on a sky object, a spherical photograph so the materials have something "detailed" to reflect.
For the last three months I thought these were actually real metallic Pokéballs! I've been wanting them so badly ever since I first saw your picture!! But now when I read the comments, I suddenly realize that they're not even real! (My life is a lie!)
But I have to say it's pretty amazing! So much it tricked me into thinking it was real for 3 months... -.- But great job anyway!
Yeah, this image is completely out of my control already. But I'm actually not upset with people sharing it. I mean, it's cool to see that people like it. Still, I really appreciate you taking the time to warn me. Thank you very much, my friend!
I believe so, but I don't have much experience with 3D to tell what's the advantages of each software. For the few things I've done, I loved Cinema4D, specially it's renderer. I think it can give awesome results. (and sorry for taking so long to reply)