Y.A.C.S. (Yet Another Cloudy Sunset)

Started by Zero_G, October 20, 2009, 10:10:37 am

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Zero_G

November 09, 2009, 06:10:08 am #15 Last Edit: November 09, 2009, 08:26:35 am by Zero_G
@everybody: Thanks!! ;D

@njeneb,@calico: the wave scale was intentionally lowered to give the illusion of flying high above the sea level (low roughness and smooth waves would suggest a lake rather than the sea...), but I followed you suggestions, and I tweaked the settings to achieve an even more dramatic scene, as well as adding a background island to fill and balance the overall content... the final name of this WIP is now "Promised Land", I hope you like it! ;)



Henry Blewer

I still like this very much. Creating ocean waves is quite difficult, but for this time of day, I think you've done well. Nice work.
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davidgilmour1234

that is sweet, how long did it take to render..

Zero_G

November 09, 2009, 07:35:04 pm #21 Last Edit: November 09, 2009, 07:39:14 pm by Zero_G
Quote from: davidgilmour1234 on November 09, 2009, 04:47:22 pm
that is sweet, how long did it take to render..


a lot...  :-\

I pushed render quality to 1, anti-aliasing to 10, cloud samples to 256 and atmo samples to 80 (some noise is still present above the island!)... it took about 6 hours to render at 1600x1200 on a Athlon Phenom.
I made several test renders using the crop region to fine tune the settings, but finally I wanted the clouds looked really realistic, so I gave TG2 all the time it needed for best quality...  ;)

PS: apart from backlit clouds and godrays, I'm also particularly happy about the light distribution on the far right clouds, the sunset reddening effect TG2 achieve here is very realistic... congratulations to developers!