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Offline Hannes

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Treasure island
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:48:28 AM »
This actually started as a test for texturing the ground. Then I kitbashed the trees in the foreground by using a nice tree trunk and main branches of a free tree model (deleted ugly smaller branches and leaves), and used some nice branch/leaves clusters of another free tree model (deleted the ugly trunk), and created a particle system in 3ds Max using the main branches as particle emitter and the clusters as particle instances. Thus I got a nice lush tree (there are some weird connections, but they aren't visible I hope...). Eventually I thought, the leaves are still too big (happens quite often with 3d tree models), and so I used my own triple leaves texture, which reduced the scale (and increased the number!) of the leaves by a factor of three.
I found some nice character models, retextured them and ran most of the models through Mixamo to pose them.

I had to cheat a bit, since the path tracer still does not render water transparency, so I rendered the area with the water with the legacy (RT) sampler and put it together in Photoshop.

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 10:52:50 AM »
Very nice. Like the atmo. Woud be nice a to see a version with only the ship on in plus nature.
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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 11:23:39 AM »
Quirky and exquisite lighting!

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 11:36:57 AM »
Really good lighting and a quite mysterious and adventure ambience! Great!

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 03:59:43 PM »
Strange and wonderful. Nice use of a long lens + haze to frame and give a sense of depth. Looks like a painting, in a good way. (And the zombies are pretty cool too.)

Offline WASasquatch

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 04:02:52 PM »
Wonderful scene Hannes, very "animated" for a still, if that makes sense.

Great work.

Offline Hannes

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 04:16:38 PM »
Thanks a lot, guys!!!!

Offline Asterlil

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 05:24:53 PM »
This is really really good -- it reminds me of those classic Treasure Island illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 07:28:44 PM »
I too love the lighting, the glow of the leaves and general back lighting in particular.

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 07:39:51 PM »
Love this hannes

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2019, 06:32:11 AM »
Nicely done!. Lots of different elements brought together to make a cool picture!

Offline bobbystahr

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2019, 04:21:22 PM »
Quirky and exquisite lighting!

Hear! Hear! And really well done on the kit bashed tree...
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Offline otakar

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 12:23:37 AM »
Wow, this must have been tons of work to put together. Lots of detail. Really nice.

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 08:09:01 AM »
Thanks again!! Yes, this took a while, but it's great fun to gather all these things (not knowing where this leads to in the beginning).

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Re: Treasure island
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 02:14:14 PM »
Thanks again!! Yes, this took a while, but it's great fun to gather all these things (not knowing where this leads to in the beginning).

Hope you don't mind but it's my current desktop...a real R L Stevenson fan as a kid...
something borrowed,
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Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New
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