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Extra guy has posted a series of renders of a watercooled, wall mounted computer over on BlenderArtists. The attention to detail is stunning and the materials and renders are gorgeous. All the images are also rendered in 4K.

Extra guy writes:

This is the concept work for a computer that I'm currently building. The challenge was to make a wall mounted PC that was watercooled, but that could also be packed away and taken to LAN events etc. Obviously it would have been easier to just use a small case and air cool it, but I figured this would be much more exciting.

The renders themselves were made so I could test out different finishes and colour combinations before committing to them. They've really helped to refine the look, plus I can now experiment quickly and without cost, which is great.

As for the technical side of things, I rendered the models using Cycles to 1200 samples. Render time at 4K was between 15-54 minutes depending on the complexity of the scene and materials (the packing foam is quite intensive and was responsible for that 54 minute one). Most of the renders finished on the side of 25 minutes or so. I rendered them using 2 Titans and a tile size of 256. The models themselves were made using a combination of Autodesk Inventor and Blender, Blender was used for all of the texturing work too.


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