Watch Your Step

Started by adit, March 14, 2007, 04:14:51 pm

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adit

March 14, 2007, 04:14:51 pm Last Edit: March 14, 2007, 08:12:47 pm by adit
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This is a work in progress. The theme is inspired by the ashundar monthly featured image contest for march "A Long Drop Down"

Now, for some reason I don't think it's done. It needs some more post work, but I can't really decide what to do.

What do you guys think?

old_blaggard

That's a pretty intimidating terrain :).  I would decrease the sun stength a little so that we can see the terrain better.
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child@play

hey!

nice image, really, but i think the shadows to the left look kinda 'wrong'...
changing the sun's strength or adding a second sun with low strength could probably help giving the terrain more 'depth'
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fmtoffolo

Wow, its very impressive, and it really gives a feeling of something monumental in size
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Oshyan

There's some odd coloration on the foreground terrain - post processing, or just odd lighting calculations, I can't tell. Other than that I honestly think it's stunning! A really nice image, extremely dramatic, a nice ethereal quality. Yes it's a bit bright, perhaps even "blown out", but I think that contributes to the epic, magical quality in this case, especially with the rays.

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adit

March 14, 2007, 08:11:09 pm #5 Last Edit: March 14, 2007, 08:13:24 pm by adit
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I went ahead and toned down the sun a little and got rid of some of the silly postwork. (The odd coloration that Oshyan was talking about).

Posted it on deviantart here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/50869458/

I think I'm happy with it now, so I changed the thread title.

child@play

very nice! the clouds come out much better now, and the terrain looks more 'solid'.

i love it


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sonshine777

Second Image definitely much better enough so that you notice the castle on that middle point (if it's not a castle it sure looks like one) Great Render! :)

rcallicotte

March 15, 2007, 11:19:20 am #8 Last Edit: March 15, 2007, 11:22:21 am by calico
Wow!  You're second image here is much better.    :o

Are those clouds in the far distant sky?  Also, I'd like to see more light hitting something in the foreground just a touch like that rock on the left.  But, I'm not making this one.  Good job.
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adit

Yes, that is a castle. I wanted to make it subtle enough to add to that mystical quality. Thanks all.

rcallicotte

I didn't see the castle (on the right) - cool!  No, what I meant was the lighting on the foreground rocks at the front.  I think this is very cool and think a bit more somehow at the foreground would be great. 

I wonder if there is some way to make the castle stand out against the terrain by using a different or more contrasty texture?  I know we can change the contrast in the Default Shader, but I'm not sure how much this would help.
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Dark Fire

That picture is very good. I particularly like the style and distribution of the clouds beneath the camera level...

Mr_Lamppost

Cool image :)

I didn't see the castle first time

Do you have an upper cirrus cloud layer or is there a lighting artefact showing up in the sky? (Banding top left)?
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Arandil

There's something about the clouds that seems just a bit off but I can't put my finger on it.  Something about the lighting/shading.  Should they be darker?  Hmmm, maybe it's the subjective impression of distance that gets me.

That's just a weedly nitpick though, great image!

Dark Fire

Quote from: Mr_Lamppost on March 16, 2007, 09:50:45 pm
Cool image :)

I didn’t see the castle first time

Do you have an upper cirrus cloud layer or is there a lighting artefact showing up in the sky? (Banding top left)?


I can see the banding too. It looks like there is a huge light-blue cloud up there...