Author Topic: WIP'ing on farmland #3  (Read 14047 times)

Offline FrankB

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WIP'ing on farmland #3
« on: September 08, 2009, 03:58:33 PM »
a quick shot this one.... I realize I need more detail and displacement for the farmland. Manually place houses and farms and stuff like that.

Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: September 11, 2009, 08:54:31 PM by FrankB »

Offline RArcher

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 04:31:00 PM »
Really cool start Frank.  I'd like to see you align some trees along the boundaries of the farm edges sort of like this:

http://www.hallmanor.co.uk/userfiles/Hall%20Manor%20from%20air%20corrected.JPG

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 04:41:46 PM »
nice start.
i like the scale so far.

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 04:44:56 PM »
Great start... massive scale (of which you seem very good at achieving) and agree with Ryan.... can't wait to see more.
Cheers, Simon.
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 06:37:45 PM »
I really agree with the above. Good colour use.

Offline FrankB

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 06:42:07 PM »
thanks, that's where I would like to get to. I find it difficult to procedurally determine the edges of the fields. I need to play with this a little more....

Also, the fields need a little bumpiness. Now, they look worse than Teletubby land ;D

But I have to attend to a few other things unrelated to this image first. But I'll get back to it.

Frank

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 06:50:48 PM »
Hi Frank

Great start!

For me You are the master of clouds!


ciao
Naoo

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 07:26:10 PM »
Here in the USA, back when we subdivided up the Indian lands for farms, everything was laid out in grids. You may be able to use your linear functions (like in the French Garden render) to control all the object placements.
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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 07:44:12 PM »
the farmland borders are linear, but not regular. I can't align the simple grid function with that. No, I have to find a way to derive the borders from the color step from one field to another, I'm afraid.

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 07:51:51 PM »
how are you generating the colour cells? - if there was a way to shrink each one (like an edge erode) you could get the difference and use that...

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2009, 08:29:21 PM »
that's actually a good idea!

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2009, 10:05:13 PM »
ah, I was being stupid, just had to employ a simple diff scalar, gain and invert.
Below is a low quali test render of simplistic paths, running along the edges of the fields, populated with trees.

Now I can deal with the terrain detail.


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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009, 10:08:51 PM »
Errr... yeah, that's what I would have said. ::) this is getting better.
I just need to tweak that texture a bit more...

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2009, 10:56:53 PM »
very good start, I jsut think some large scale variations would help to sell this shot later on!

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Re: WIP'ing on farmland
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2009, 07:06:47 AM »
you mean the variation in the field sizes?