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Offline Hannes

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My own challenge
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:26:27 PM »
I had no idea what do do next, so I remembered my own advice: take a real photograph and try to replicate it as good as possible, which is great for learning how to create realistic images.
I had a nice wallpaper for a two screen setup for some time, and I thought let's give it a go.

The upper one is the photograph and the lower one is my render.

Offline Lady of the Lake

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 08:34:54 PM »
Wow, this is awesome.  Great challenge to yourself.

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 08:37:10 PM »
Impressive! You even matched some parts of the cloud shape on the left. Projected mask, random luck, or what?

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 09:29:10 PM »
I wish I could say, that I did this or that, but it was random luck. I had a good laugh after I hit the seed button a hundred times and I got this. ;D

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 09:36:48 PM »
*Casually looks back to his project... File -> Exit*

Lol that's really impressive. I do notice the shadows inside the forest don't seem as dark as they should though, but overall it took me a minute of looking between them. The bloom in the wallpaper and such threw me off.
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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 12:02:41 AM »

Perfect.

Offline Dune

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 05:42:01 AM »
Absolutely Great Work! Clouds are even better in TG.

For perfection you'd need smooth reflections and a tiny bit of dirtstripe on the beach, and less color variation in the right distance greens.

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 06:38:27 AM »
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For perfection you'd need smooth reflections and a tiny bit of dirtstripe on the beach, and less color variation in the right distance greens.

I made a rockwall that i didn't liked and saw a photo just 1 day later that looked nearly the same.
I nitpick at the world around me too, so yeah always room for more perfection :P

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 07:01:36 AM »
You should have left it up to the viewer to decide which is the photo and which is the render!
Great work :)
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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 07:13:45 AM »
Thanks again! Maybe I'll try to change some more things to make it more similar. Sounds tempting...

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 10:27:54 AM »
I clicked to enlarge the image then immediately forgot which was which. Took me and my colleagues here ages to figure out the bottom one was the CG one. I'd imagine you'd fool a lot of people with this one. Really well done!

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2018, 11:14:21 AM »
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For perfection you'd need smooth reflections and a tiny bit of dirtstripe on the beach, and less color variation in the right distance greens.

I made a rockwall that i didn't liked and saw a photo just 1 day later that looked nearly the same.
I nitpick at the world around me too, so yeah always room for more perfection :P


I know the same feeling. I'll see warping in stone in my scenes and scrap it thinking it just looks too funny, and than see almost identical formations in the geology groups I am in

Thanks again! Maybe I'll try to change some more things to make it more similar. Sounds tempting...
It would be cool to see how photorealistic you could get it. It's already superb
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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2018, 12:00:11 PM »
Wow!!!! Well done for this.

Offline Hannes

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2018, 12:04:26 PM »
Thanks guys! I'm already changing some things.

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Re: My own challenge
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 01:26:33 PM »
Nicely done.
Handled it like a boss.

It's an interesting challenge: replicate a real world photo to the best of your ability.

You nailed it, especially on that sandbar.
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