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Offline Dune

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Medieval Maglev
« on: January 04, 2019, 02:47:52 PM »
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Offline Kadri

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 03:32:40 PM »

Nice :)

Offline mhaze

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 05:12:46 PM »
 :D :D :D

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 06:00:57 PM »
:D
Is not that perhaps Don Quixot and a miller who swapped the mills for a monorail to earn more money?

And great quality as always :)

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 12:10:33 AM »
Ooo, this is fun. I love the shape of the composition and how it leads your eye around and frames the scene.

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 06:08:19 AM »
Thanks. Started out a a normal mountain path, then I decided about overhangs, then I found this sharp corner. I had to push a hole in the wall to accomodate the camera and set it to FOV=70. And then I added the cube (rail), bent it the same as the warped path (vdisp), added a pop of railbearring constructions, which I had to edit (I'm so glad with that feature!). I first tried to pop/anchor them on a second invisible rail/wall that was bent the same as the path, but I couldn't make them angle with the rail.
This is path traced, btw. No post. It's a bit on the dark side, though. Took 2h25min at 0.6 and 6, with 0.5 exxagerated GISD, soft shadows with 5 samples. Default rendered this takes 25mins.

Offline Matt

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 10:27:07 AM »
This is path traced, btw. No post. It's a bit on the dark side, though. Took 2h25min at 0.6 and 6, with 0.5 exxagerated GISD, soft shadows with 5 samples. Default rendered this takes 25mins.

I think you could render this much faster with no ill effect by reducing soft shadow samples to 1. Whenever you render with "Defer all shading" or "Path tracing on surfaces" anti-aliasing will take care of the sampling.
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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 10:45:30 AM »
Thanks Matt, good to know.

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 12:18:49 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
That's really cool. The lighting is fantastic!

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 01:50:13 PM »
As noted, astounding, especially that final..good tip from Matt, now if only I can find the cash to upgrade my maintainence...sigh.
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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 02:37:37 PM »
A whimsical concept wrapped up in a beautiful render!

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 05:34:39 PM »
Really cool. Could be a scene out of Firefly. And thanks for walking us through your process.

Offline Jo Kariboo

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Re: Medieval Maglev
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 02:30:30 AM »
Excellent picture! Nice contrast with modern and old!

 

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