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Offline Dune

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Estuary
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:31:59 AM »
Some new work I can share (to keep you guys busy); a series of landscapes from the same POV, but different era's. Low-res WIP's. No lake object used, it's all one layer. Don't hesitate to comment.

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 07:14:53 AM »
Very interesting work. Like the second image a lot. I suppose to the purples and such are flower blooms? Love the water depth transitions with the flow of the landscape.
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Re: Estuary
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 08:19:47 AM »
Fantastic work - the second image is great!

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 11:53:24 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 12:50:52 PM »

Nice work Ulco.

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 01:34:25 PM »
"No lake object used, it's all one layer."
Surely you jest, I counted at least 3 surface layers....but brilliant work. Dunno how you wrap your brain around a network like that but you have my unbridled admiration.
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Re: Estuary
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 01:37:45 PM »
Bobby is so right! In the tangle of nodes I would be totally lost!

But nice results :)

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 07:53:31 PM »
Second one is fantastic. Because I'm too lazy to work my way through your node network image, how are the branching water patterns done? Hand-drawn mask or erosion plugin?

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 09:13:09 PM »
Wow!!!! That second image is really fantastic! But that node stuff is intimidating...

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 09:45:47 PM »
Wow!!!! That second image is really fantastic! But that node stuff is intimidating...

Glad I'm not the only one who gets the blues from the Blues....maybe someday I'll have an epiphany re: blue nodes but it ain't happened yet.
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Re: Estuary
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 06:04:32 AM »
At first I thought it would be easy to make an image like this, but the more I wanted to detail, the more nodes were necessary, and they all interfere with eachother. So, I got lost sometimes, and wanted no distraction to figure out how to get something done without losing something else. It could well be done simpler, but, hey, it grew this way...  :P
Btw. Bobby, with layers I mean 'physical' layers, like a lake and a planet. This is all one planet, but yes, with quite some surfaces. The blue nodes are just add and subtract or multiply blues to combine masks, nothing difficult.
The main shapes are drawn maps. I've been thinking to do this by subtle erosion, but then I'd need to paint a heightfield first (0-6m max). I might still try that, just to learn.
Yes, purples and lighter grey-greens are certain (flowering) plant species.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 06:06:50 AM by Dune »

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 02:39:01 PM »
Update, and a screendump of how I adjust my streams/creeks. I simplified my network a bit and used one water/creeklayer instead of two, with the water pure white and the mud soft off-white. Final adjustments can thus be made in TG.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 02:40:34 PM by Dune »

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 04:56:12 PM »
very cool, I think I finally grokked this.
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Re: Estuary
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 08:32:53 PM »
Very nice, Ulco. But I anyway like both versions and just interprete them as high tide (Fase-3-(10).jpg)  and low tide (Fase-3-(12).jpg)

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Re: Estuary
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 06:09:57 AM »
In fact it wouldn't be too hard to animate tide, even if it's all one layer.

 

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