Happy 4TH!!! For the weekend challenge!
Let Freedom Ring & Liberty Lite the way!!!
Liberty Bell made with screw modifier and solidify. Then extruded hanging section of bell. Box models wood Yoke section. Metal rings and rods from cylinders, threads with image texture converted in GIMP. Box modeled plates and bolts. Metal texture for hardware and wood texture are from http://www.plaintextures.com/ Thank you to them. Bell has procedural texturing as well as the image textures for the text. Text on bell made in GIMP. Did some compositing for one render and one with out the compositor. The texturing on the threads is a bit rough and the text to smooth, I have much room to improve. Am rendering at 2000 , Have updated renders coming added contrast and brightness to the textures for the quotes to fade them , but published with good representation. Renders take so long at times. :)
This quotes from Here Liberty Bell History On July 8, 1776 there was a chime that changed the world that rang from the bell tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA. That chime was to invite the people of Philadelphia to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence. The chiming bell marked the first public reading of the document which was read by Colonel John Nixon. The Liberty Bell came into existence in 1751 as a commemorative token for the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania's original constitution which addresses the rights and freedoms of people on a global scale. Due to this, the Liberty Bell gained critical acclaim during the Abolitionist movement that led to the end of slavery. http://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/upload/english.pdf
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