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Offline Lady of the Lake

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Lazy river
« on: September 02, 2013, 02:09:46 AM »
Lupine by Walli, cattails by Dune, trees by X-Frog, sorry don't know about the canoe.

Can someone tell me why this looks so "grainy"?  I tried lots of things to make it better, to no avail.  (TG3, free version)

Thanks for looking.
Lyla

Offline yossam

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 02:25:33 AM »
What are your render settings and atmosphere settings? Looks like there is a lot of haze in the atmo.....................may not have your settings high enough.


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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 02:35:19 AM »
At one time I had the haze setting at 0, but when I rendered it was .117, samples 34, height 0.   Render setting, as high as the free version will allow which is AA4 and detail .6.    Mitchell-Netrnali, default GI settings, checked DOF with noise reduction, Def atmosphere.  I tried the sun at different locations and elevations; couldn't seem to get anything better.  :-(

Offline choronr

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 05:05:32 AM »
I know you said you tried a lot of different sun positions; but, consider the upper right hand corner of the scene. You need to get some light on the water for a more effective scene. Play with the altitude ... maybe at 18 or lower. Even try moving the sun more to the right. Then, work with your GI settings.

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 07:25:44 AM »
I like this scene, but there's something funny about the water. It's very dark. Is that on purpose? For a pleasing scene like this I'd use 'normal' water, just decrease the biggest wave size from 10 to 0.5, and maybe transparency from 10m to 3m or so. Maybe also reduce wave roughness to 0.005 or 0.01. I would also increase coverage of trees on the furthest bumps where the river bends, maybe all the way down to the water. Isn't the default atmo node working good enough here?

Offline Lady of the Lake

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 01:44:25 PM »
Will try all suggested but don't think I want the sun on the other side of the water.  I think I want the shadows coming from the other side.  Back later.

Offline Lady of the Lake

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 10:53:20 PM »
Better?

Lowered some of the trees in the bend of the river.  Changed the color of the water....a little "muddy" now.   Changed the position of the sun a bit, brightened the right willow tree, changed the pixel filter to sharp, and increased the GI settings.

Comments, please.

Offline Jo Kariboo

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 11:34:04 PM »
Yes better, nice improvement !!!

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 12:36:22 AM »
Looks much better............... ;D

Offline Lady of the Lake

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 12:41:19 AM »
Thanks for your help everyone.  Appreciated. ;D

Offline choronr

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 01:01:59 AM »
Good rework here, much improved.

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2013, 06:52:39 AM »
Yes, this is really much better.

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 01:48:09 PM »
Damn good Lyla

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 03:08:32 PM »
That does look nice. Colors are much more true now.

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Re: Lazy river
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2013, 07:44:45 PM »
I like the heavy atmo here... Real lazy feel...nicely done!
:)
J