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Offline Gannaingh

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St Mary Lake - V7
« on: May 21, 2015, 12:20:49 AM »
Recreating real world places is very tricky since reality is not constrained by RAM, detail settings, or population limits. Despite this I'm attempting to create an acceptable image of the oh so beautiful St. Mary Lake in Montana. I need to work on the strata coloring on the near vertical surfaces as well as improving the sharpness of the eroded surfaces. I'm also missing an island in the lake, but that's relatively easy to fix. Thanks for taking a look!

« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 11:35:59 PM by Gannaingh »

Offline bobbystahr

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Re: St Mary Lake
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 12:43:29 AM »
Beautiful...from DEM? If so BigBen may have the missing data....
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Offline mhaze

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Re: St Mary Lake
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 07:56:12 AM »
Lovely - wish I was there :D

Offline Gannaingh

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Re: St Mary Lake
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 12:17:01 PM »
Thanks guys! Yes, it is a DEM, doing this without one would significantly increase the challenge to unimaginable levels for me haha.

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Re: St Mary Lake
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 04:25:42 PM »
The real thing is indeed breathtaking and definitely worth a visit :)

That's a nice render and I really love the variety of trees and shades of colors you have in the foreground. The right hand shore probably needs some attention - more detail. How about the sky? Really needs a Big Sky treatment :)

Offline DannyG

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Re: St Mary Lake
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 11:51:39 PM »
This is going to get good... bet!

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Re: St Mary Lake
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 12:03:01 PM »
I'm curious too.  Will be a great view!

Offline Gannaingh

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 03:29:01 PM »
Some improvements have been made, the biggest one being a major change in the lighting to shore more texture on the right hand cliff faces. I need to tweak it some more to get some more light on the left side of the image, but overall it's an improvement. The atmosphere still needs more work, but it's coming along nicely.

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 03:46:23 PM »
I like, good. :)

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 04:00:52 PM »

Nice improvement.
I like the shadows actually.And the rocks do look much more realistic.

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 05:17:17 PM »
Like it. ;)
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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2015, 09:25:01 PM »
This is very nice. The foreground trees are very realistic for one thing.

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2015, 05:03:13 AM »
This looks quite good. Nice work!

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 07:15:47 AM »
That second one looks much more realistic!

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Re: St Mary Lake - V2
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2015, 08:15:14 AM »
Excellent, looks much better.

 

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