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Offline Tangled-Universe

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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2008, 05:31:25 PM »
It looks slightly better now, though the left part of the cloud still has strange light-distribution/shadows.
You might consider working on the light propagation settings.

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Re: Cloud Tryouts [Updated]
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2008, 02:26:07 PM »
This is an update, after a few tries and failures.  I'd really like some critical opinions about this.  I've been messing with the lighting mostly, but have done some small corrections on the geometry.  Any ideas will be considered.
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Re: Cloud Tryouts [Updated]
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2008, 03:18:33 PM »
This is an update, after a few tries and failures.  I'd really like some critical opinions about this.  I've been messing with the lighting mostly, but have done some small corrections on the geometry.  Any ideas will be considered.

I really like the foreground clouds and their flat bases. They'd look great coming over distant mountains.
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2008, 07:28:25 PM »
Looks really massive :o
I would really love to have a look at the tgc as I'm working on a picture right now incorporating these very clouds ;)
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2008, 11:19:49 PM »
I started over again.  I'm not happy with that whipped-cream stiff cotton look. 
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2008, 11:01:46 AM »
Oh :o
I liked your last approach, it was an improvement at least. Right now in my image I have your last released tgc and would really like to try if it makes a difference to the overall composition :)
Until now your clouds are the best in the picture anyway ;D
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2008, 01:09:49 AM »
I started over again.  I'm not happy with that whipped-cream stiff cotton look. 

I hope you kept those density settings though as they would be just right for an ash plume ejected from a volcano.
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2008, 06:04:33 PM »
That's really good calico. The only thing I can see that would need changing is the odd "Guiness top" to the clouds in the background at the bottom right.
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2008, 08:23:05 AM »
Hiho, I just wondered if you're still working on that clouds or if you've abandoned it ;)
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2008, 06:19:31 PM »
I've been working for going on 6 weeks without satisfaction.  I plan to have something useful and will post it back here.
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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2008, 01:10:32 AM »
That 2'nd one looks like an eruption.

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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2008, 12:42:43 PM »
I started over again.  I'm not happy with that whipped-cream stiff cotton look. 

I hope you kept those density settings though as they would be just right for an ash plume ejected from a volcano.
agree looks like pyroclastic cloud!

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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2008, 11:27:13 PM »
Superb shapes. Keep working on it. ;D

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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2008, 12:52:36 PM »
This is my final attempt.  It has come short of my vision, but I have ignorance abounding.  Nevertheless, this is pretty close.  The settings are all set pretty low to be able to render in under 4 hours.

Light levels adjusted very slightly in Paint.Net.

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Re: Cloud Tryouts
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2008, 06:20:14 PM »
This is exactly the same as the immediate image above, but without distance shaders.
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