Old times , new times - UPDATED

Started by Kadri, October 19, 2009, 11:56:54 am

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Kadri

Mandrake , if you mean soft shadows in the  Sunlight tab (are there others?) i  tried it. Over or under default settings i did not see very better results , but  i had worse ones .

I think Matt has set a optimal setting there.

But i am working on this ...Cyphyr , Njeneb , i will try all other suggestions.

Nothing more to say..I am making the ship now again.

Out for now :)

Cheers.

Kadri.

Henry Blewer

The terminator shadow can be fixed. Add a second light. Not very strong, less than 1/3 of the primary lights intensity. Turn off shadows of all types for the second light. I read a while ago that someone uses a three point light setup. One for harder lighting and shadows, the others softer for fill lighting.
http://flickr.com/photos/njeneb/
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Kadri

Quote from: njeneb on October 26, 2009, 03:21:02 pm
The terminator shadow can be fixed. Add a second light. Not very strong, less than 1/3 of the primary lights intensity. Turn off shadows of all types for the second light. I read a while ago that someone uses a three point light setup. One for harder lighting and shadows, the others softer for fill lighting.


Njeneb , Do you mean like in the other 3d programs  to station the lights in different places or , one of them in the same place as the primary light?

Kadri.

Henry Blewer

I would try different light locations. The right spots are dependent on how you want to light the model or landscape. I comes down to what looks best to you.
The three point light system is an old trick from before ambient occlusion. In Blender I use three point lighting often. One, off to the cameras side and in front of the primary objects for specular highlights. A second light over head, with out shadows, used for general illumination. The third I place behind the primary objects. This can be used for fill light, or more often casting dramatic shadows in front of the primary objects.
http://flickr.com/photos/njeneb/
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Kadri

October 26, 2009, 03:32:16 pm #19 Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 11:55:49 pm by Kadri
Ok, thanks Njeneb :)

Kadri.

Edit: Old Thread but it is time to finish this WIP!
       Just to be clear for the users in the future about the terminator problem , it is kind of solved for me!
       Please look here:
       
http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=12361.15  (DutchDimension's reply and the others)

Kadri


I don't liked especially the star clusters in the new image i made on the first page here.
It kind of worked on the old one. But i think with color added it looks too crowded.
I think this one is better.


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And this is without atmosphere.


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Kadri


I had too much time this week!
After completing the first images i tried to make the 2 pages i imagined at those times for fun :)


Mandrake


Redwolf

theres a funny face in the middle of the planet, apart from that your modelling looks cool

Kadri


Thanks Mandrake !

Redwolf i saw that face too late and tried to get it away in post but that made only change it to another face :)
So i left it as it is.When i buy TG2 i will render it with slightly different settings for sure.
Thanks for you appreciation on the modeling but you really should first see what Mandrake ::) can make ;)
He is really very good! Look for him at www.terragen.org 
For example:  http://www.terragen.org/index.php?topic=4696.525
I only model because i have no other choice . I kinda hate it (to make them myself)!

Dune

I too like your storyboard. Very funny (not to be continued...)  ;D And I agree about modeling; it's fun while it goes well, but once you want something and can't get it right, it's very frustrating.

Zairyn Arsyn

the storyboards look really good Unfinisher Kadri ;)

i really like the detail you've made on the space ship too, :)
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Kadri


Thanks guys  :)

I was making a last version (maybe one more with plants?) with big Towers on the Planet and Schmeerlap posted his last tutorial ...
http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=12630.0
Doh! It was supposed to be hard to do for me and they look nearly kind of what i wanted.  In addition i kind of run in a weird bug (i think) with my last tgd's  ::)
"Not now John" came directly to my mind...really !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVeS-LEq-Dg
Thanks John  ;D

N810

Reminds me of some of John Berkeys spaceships...
Hmmm... wonder what this button does....

Kadri

June 21, 2011, 03:56:27 pm #29 Last Edit: June 21, 2011, 03:59:20 pm by Kadri

I think i can see what you mean ,N810 !

I like Ralph McQuarrie , Syd Mead , and Cris Foss more.
I don't want to offend John Berkey fans but his work looked always unfinished to me.
The above ones have their own weaknesses too , but i can clearly see what they have in mind.
In John Berkey's paintings i see mostly paint strokes.