Version 3 Final, was:Unfinished - Meadow with Firs and a "Frank" tree

Started by FrankB, January 29, 2011, 04:21:31 am

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FrankB

Hi guys,

I've started this scene. So far it just has Walli's firs (1 model) and a tree I've made myself (using the textures from a xfrog model). Then it also it has my procedural grass with color variations. And that's it - yet.

I kind of like the "place" and I'm looking for inspiration and ideas of where to go from here.

Regards,
Frank

Tangled-Universe

Looking quite nice Frank.
Do I see correctly you used the leaftextures from the cracked willow?

FrankB


Kevin F

Looking good so far Frank. I see what you mean about the "place". The terrain has a nice shape to it. I'd make it more of a meadow with some nice wild flowers of various sorts mixed through your grass.
Lots of potential.

Floating.Point

Hey this looks great! As always!
Is your procedural grass open source? :P
I love it!!

DVA99

Good one as usual Frank,

I agree with Kevin, this one has lots of potential. Lots of terraces where you could re-arrange the vegetation or add some stones/rocks.

If I could create an image like this, I would use a lot of different settings of light, haze (mist?), camera angles and probably end up with 20 different images  :)

Great job so far Frank.

Henry Blewer

The terrain has a glacial moraine look to it. A couple large rocks 'dumped' into the more open areas would look good. Add some brush around them, and some taller weeds near them also. Perhaps some sheep or goats.

The 'Frank' tree looks like I envisioned the malyorn(?) trees from Tolkien's books.
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Walli

good work - I like the fluffiness of the grass in the distance.

FrankB

Thanks everyone! The procedural grass is almost what I used in this render (which is one of my favourites of my own work from the past year) http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=10752.msg111119#msg111119

I'll definitely add some rocks and other small vegetation. I'm wonder if I may want a treaded path somewhere... Maybe some photoshopped people having a picknick farther away? Not sure about fog... well, maybe.

Cheers,
Frank

FrankB

A few tweaks further, I've come to this point so far....

I need to do something about the foreground rock and the gras poking through, and I forgot to remove the white reference sphere I placed somewhere :D
I also will add more different flowers and other vegetation.

The flowers are Walli's Crocus Pack by the way.

Cheers
Frank

Tangled-Universe

Looking really great Frank!

I'd like to share 2 sugestions though:
The tree in the very foreground is obstructing the view, it's too much "in your face". I'd mask that specific instance out with a distance shader for example.
The procedural grasses look very good, however, in the foreground I'd still replace them with models as it is too obvious procedural there.

Else I think it is really good and I'm looking forward to see your own suggestions incorporated (as well).

Cheers,
Martin

inkydigit

agree with Martin, apart from these minor nitpicks, this is fabulous!

RArcher

Martin nailed what I would have suggested.  That front tree has got to go!  I really like what you've done with the rock clump groups.  It looks really natural to me.

FrankB

Quote from: RArcher on January 31, 2011, 02:09:45 pm
Martin nailed what I would have suggested.  That front tree has got to go!  I really like what you've done with the rock clump groups.  It looks really natural to me.


ok, ok.... Walli: can you make me a sawed-off tree stump, please? ;-)

Henry Blewer

January 31, 2011, 08:29:14 pm #14 Last Edit: January 31, 2011, 08:33:58 pm by njeneb
I think Marc Gebhart made one, a sawed tree trunk that is.

http://web.me.com/marcgebhart1/Trees/Welcome.html
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