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Offline Zairyn Arsyn

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The Way through..POV2 Final
« on: January 17, 2011, 02:20:40 PM »
this is what i've been up to lately... and pc games.

featuring two of the new NWDA high quality fir trees.
i used the painted shader a lot on this one, for masking populations, texture masking, and displacements.

other objects-

NWDA dog rose
3 nwda grasses ( 1 from wild fresh grass pack 2 & 2 from wild fresh grass pack 3)
mr lamppost's clover

rendering time : 2hrs 19min

comment, critques, & suggestions welcome.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 09:09:53 PM by zaai999 »
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 02:27:41 PM »
dark, but sweet smelling!...looking good so far, maybe a little too dark, but that is just me(probably!)

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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 05:07:50 PM »
I like it, though I think it may be too dark also. That's how you like them. The details would stand out better if the images were a little brighter IMHO. An old technique from he bitmap days of gaming was to use blues and grays for darker effects.

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untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 06:05:56 PM »
funny, it doesn't look that dark to me, maybe its my display, not as dark as some of my other renders (like say the halloween render)
there is a light source, i'll increase the intensity, experiment some...

lighting, ground surfacing and populations are what i'm focusing on.

over the holidays i got Fallout 3 GOTY with all the add-ons.
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 06:38:56 PM »
J'ajouterai un cheval avec un cavalier et des champignon. Pour plus de détails. ;)

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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 12:02:36 PM »
I used the color management tool in Windows 7 to adjust my monitor. Since then, Frank has not reported that my renders are too dark. Maybe he gave up telling me?

See if your monitor driver has an update. That may make a difference.
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 01:27:32 PM »
forgot to post yesterdays render, i'll have to wait until get home again to post it.
i'm doing another render right now, i changed the spacing some on the Fir trees, and changed the settings on the lightsource some, looks better now.

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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip(2)
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 03:07:51 AM »
TG2 actually crashed on me, hasn't done that in a long time....
so here is a smaller version, with new lighting & population density.

C&C welcome.
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 07:56:19 AM »
This new lighting is much better. The forest still has the mystery, but the lead in elements are more apparent. This is coming along well.
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 09:41:18 AM »
agree with Henry, looking good!

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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip v3
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 02:04:01 PM »
bigger this time.
GI surface details were used this time.
the 2 clover populations take a long time to calculate, their spaced very close to each other.

i'm happy with this scene, I've done scenes like this in the past, but i hadn't made one with hilly or mountainous terrains

again, C & C welcome.

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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip v3
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 02:05:18 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip v3
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 02:15:02 PM »
i'm rendering another version, with somewhat denser grass, and higher GI think,

(A friend of mine gave me an old Amiga 2000 he had. I've been playing Eye of the Beholder. Great game!)
henry, i remember when my dad's high school had Amiga 2000 computer, along with the video toaster, back in the early 90's 
i must have been 11 or 13 at the time, i thought it was pretty awesome, i wanted to try it out.
then when i was in high school we had Lighwave 3D.
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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 03:50:21 PM »
J'ajouterais bien un cheval avec un cavalier et des champignons. Pour plus de détails. ;)

I would like to add a horse with a rider and mushrooms. For more details ;)

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Re: untitled forest trail scene wip v3
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 08:38:29 PM »
I had a Video Toaster and a Video Flyer later.
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