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Offline Lady of the Lake

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Spring in the Gully
« on: April 09, 2018, 02:48:47 PM »
Have recently lost my muse....just trying to get back into the swing of things.  TG4 Creative.   Thanks for looking.

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 07:19:48 PM »
Have recently lost my muse....just trying to get back into the swing of things.  TG4 Creative.   Thanks for looking.

Very nice! Really like the Tufts of grass mixed in. This reminds me.of some.of the scenery in The Hunter game I used to play
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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 07:59:53 PM »
nice and peaceful. Good job ;)

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 08:34:20 PM »
Spring, spring, spring it is! Nice pic.

Oh and by the way, no allergy so far... :o
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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 08:39:33 PM »
Coming back to this, there is one suggestion I could advise, terrain leaning on your grass/flower populations. I notice a lot of "straights" showing up in the grass details, something you wouldn't really notice in nature.
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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 09:23:17 AM »
Coming back to this, there is one suggestion I could advise, terrain leaning on your grass/flower populations. I notice a lot of "straights" showing up in the grass details, something you wouldn't really notice in nature.

That's exactly what I thought. Otherwise great image. Very natural!

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 02:00:56 PM »
Thanks guys, will see what I can do with it.

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 02:04:17 PM »
Btw it is nice that u are back here! I personally like your art style. Great colors, soft mood and everything is calm ;)

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 12:21:52 AM »
beauty and what Hannes and WAS said
something borrowed,
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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 07:42:38 PM »
I tried some leaning.  Very subtle difference but better.  Made the pops a higher quality and raised the render quality abit.

Question: can someone tell me what the "soft clip effect" option does that is under the tonemap  of the Render Button?

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 05:00:18 AM »
When you say you "made the pops a higher quality", are you referring to the "Render Quality" setting in the Populator? If so this has *no* effect if you are using Raytrace Objects, which in most cases you should be.

Soft Clip is a simple form of tone mapping or "HDR" processing. It makes bright areas of your image look more natural and not "blown out". You get more detail in very bright areas, basically. We recommend keeping it enabled unless you plan to do a lot of your own processing of the image later.

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 05:35:09 AM »
Great render. The stone gully looks very natural geologically, and the veggies fit nicely in.

Offline Lady of the Lake

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 02:02:17 PM »
When you say you "made the pops a higher quality", are you referring to the "Render Quality" setting in the Populator? If so this has *no* effect if you are using Raytrace Objects, which in most cases you should be.

Soft Clip is a simple form of tone mapping or "HDR" processing. It makes bright areas of your image look more natural and not "blown out". You get more detail in very bright areas, basically. We recommend keeping it enabled unless you plan to do a lot of your own processing of the image later.

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Yes, regarding the populations.  Won't bother to do that any more.   :)  Thanks for the explanation of the Soft Clip Effect.  I am going to experiment with that; I have always left it checked but never changed the setting.

Thanks to all who commented.  Appreciated a bunch.

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 02:07:31 PM »
Great image and please give us more great examples! Truly lovely.  :)

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Re: Spring in the Gully
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 01:01:02 AM »
Nicely done Lyla...I as well often forget to lean to terrain normals....
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