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Offline bobbystahr

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2018, 02:07:21 PM »
Stunningly real except that kid in the boat is preternaturally clean.

for those with more modern vocabulary:
Preter comes from the Latin word praeter which means "beyond"; so something preternatural is beyond nature. It is less commonly used than unnatural or supernatural but means the same thing
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something borrowed,
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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #106 on: November 21, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
They also have very clean boots! ;)

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #107 on: November 21, 2018, 04:23:51 PM »
Stunning render again! Must have been a dirty business, indeed! Definitely grime needs to show on these people's outfits.The guy in the foreground shoveling something into the wheelbarrow is in motion and therefore will stir up the water around him. Right now it's perfectly still and therefore feels unnatural.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2018, 06:22:46 AM »
Thanks. Yes, dirt is still to be applied. Wouldn't have forgotten that, but I don't know yet whether to apply on the objects or just in post. Moving the water is a good idea. Actually this calls for a rainy, dark mood, but that's up to the clients.
Btw. if anyone is interested; simple shapes all around and cubes for the peat (displaced by a painted mask). Dikes are just a painted soft blob, some color adjusts, inner area subtracted from outer for embankments, and inner for masking water to keep it inside (and it's 2m higher than the land). Far villages are just 3 pops of house, church and barn, and some oaks, all masked by a hard blobby fractal. Subtle ground displacements, masked by the inverse of a pools fractal. Reflective (RT) shader masked by the same pools fractal.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #109 on: November 22, 2018, 08:00:16 AM »
Great development and a marvelous background.
I knew you would work on the clothes and moisture and dirt on them some day so no special comment about that :)
What is strange for my eyes are some parts of the peat. The bright areas on the top and the vertical cut glossy parts (clay layers between the peat?) look strange to me. But I would have to see such a scene in real live to tell you what exactly is disturbing me - sorry.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #110 on: November 22, 2018, 08:35:16 AM »
I was not entirely satisfied with the glossy sides and it was on the to-do list; they are too glossy, but should be a bit wet. There should be three layers; topsoil (dirty brown), then a yellowish grey clay layer and then the dark brown peat. And to make it harder; the yellowish clay has been dug out and should be on the sides where the holes are (SSS's again).

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #111 on: November 22, 2018, 02:54:19 PM »
Thanks. Yes, dirt is still to be applied. Wouldn't have forgotten that,

Heh heh I know but well, it was the only part that my eyes perceived imperfection heh heh
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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #112 on: November 24, 2018, 06:25:38 AM »
Crop of another reconstruction.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #113 on: November 24, 2018, 07:22:38 AM »
A beautiful render with great details.
I only can't identify the black glossy item in the bottom…

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #114 on: November 24, 2018, 08:07:32 AM »
Yes, this looks very good.

I`d say the "glossy item at the bottom" is some sort of housing.
Did you notice the brownish item to the left of the trees next to it? Same form different colour.
And there are people walking towards it close by. That`s my guess.
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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #115 on: November 24, 2018, 10:35:23 AM »
Yes, they are nomadic tents with hides across. The black/white are reindeerhides, but indeed look a bit odd.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #116 on: November 25, 2018, 06:21:08 AM »
Wow, the detail and complexity of the vegetation there is pretty impressive.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #117 on: November 25, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
I find myself once again agreeing with Oshyan...Must be your painter background/education that has given you the great composition ability...really looking forward to seeing the watermarked final of this project heh heh, Keep.The.Faith.  heh heh artistically, not so much spiritually.
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Bobby Stahr, Paracosmologist

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #118 on: November 28, 2018, 08:20:29 AM »
First another detail. Some objects were not good enough yet, so replaced.

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Re: New series of river works
« Reply #119 on: November 28, 2018, 08:42:06 AM »
Wonderful!
One day when I retire I at first must get something like a 2x5m print of such a render of you… then I could study all the beautiful details for the rest of my life :)