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Title: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 03, 2014, 04:11:04 am
I don't know if you're interested to follow this, but it's not too much trouble for me to post some images again. So here goes; new park to be made near a castle. Just pasture land now, but it will be lush and diverse, with 'sunbath fields', 'leisure walk paths', natural areas, perhaps a folly (nice!).
First tests, refining veggies and such.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: aymenk2003 on February 03, 2014, 04:20:52 am
Are they real photos or a terragen renders ???
really you confused me...
N.KAID
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Post by: N-drju on February 03, 2014, 04:36:45 am
I like it. I wonder where this one lands.  :)

I know that an artist never shares their secrets, but could you at least spill the beans what was the detail value of the last image? Are you using the planetary grass shader or just populated the area with grass objects? I think there are at least two types of grass there.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 03, 2014, 04:40:52 am
The grass is just some colors (PF), a no color PF with small 'hillocks' (like 0.5/1.5/0.01, displaced 20cm), only in the rougher grass areas, and one fake stone shader of 0.005m, 12 high, density 2, no color. Plus some tiny fractals masked by patchy fractals for the flowers. Rendered at detail 0.5, AA5 I think.
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Post by: Hannes on February 03, 2014, 04:51:00 am
Wow Ulco, especially the second image is almost perfect! I'd love to see this one with some more plants (a little empty at the moment, but as you said you're still refining) and with soft shadows enabled. I guess this would be really very close to photorealistic.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 03, 2014, 04:55:55 am
It's a very early setup, just plunked some species in. Some veggies needed lighter or darker bark or the leaves were too translucent, which I'm working on right now. The challenge with this one is to keep it fast to render as it will be animated. Soft shadows is probably out for the animation; took 46 minutes, while normal shadows took 20 minutes. Tight budget  :(
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Tangled-Universe on February 03, 2014, 06:14:03 am
What if you render soft shadows without jitter? This causes visible banding in stills, but often in animation you can't notice it.

It looks pretty good btw...too bad the budget is too tight to squeeze out more detail, more objects and higher rendersettings.

Hopefully some day we get a new raytracer which deals much better and faster with our vegetation.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: ratfugel on February 03, 2014, 06:38:02 am
Hi Ulco,  Your images are just about perfect.  Almost photographic in fact.  Could you tell us whose trees you are using.  This lot actually look to have real foliage.

regards,
Rat.
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Post by: dorianvan on February 03, 2014, 09:10:46 am
Looking forward to the animation Ulco  ;)
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 03, 2014, 11:12:09 am
@Rat: I make my own in XF and ST.

@Martin: I'll try that.

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Post by: ratfugel on February 03, 2014, 11:17:41 am
Thanks Ulco, just what I suspected.  Once made, save 'em, right?

rat.
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Post by: otakar on February 03, 2014, 12:43:00 pm
Ok, so as far as the procedural grass you have going on here goes, that is the best I have seen yet. I agree it does look as close as photo-realistic as it gets. I want to replicate that, badly, because it is just too cumbersome to use real grass objects over such a large space and I have lots of grassy scenes in mind :)

I am sure this is going to turn out to be a stunner once again when you are labeling this as 'very early setup'.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Lady of the Lake on February 04, 2014, 12:28:52 am
The second one is my fave.  It is sooooo good.  Even your WIP images are near perfection.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 04, 2014, 02:49:36 am
Here's the grass setup. It's not that complicated. You only need to make some masks (if needed) for the different types (inside), and line it up in your line of surface shaders. I've got some areas that are less rough, or more flowery, and paths that are masked in or out inside.
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Post by: EoinArmstrong on February 04, 2014, 04:40:28 am
Dude you're a class act... those pics are awesome!
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Post by: Tangled-Universe on February 04, 2014, 09:13:57 am
Looks better and better Ulco.

Did you use non-jittered soft shadows already on this one?
If so, how did it work out? I see you changed POV and such so you can't compare it with the previous one, but I'm still curious nonetheless.
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Post by: mhaze on February 04, 2014, 09:18:39 am
Very realistic.  That is a very clever way of doing grass, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 04, 2014, 11:50:03 am
Hi, Im just curious. This is a commissioned work, right? And its for a castle? So it is a visualization for a landscaping project at a real and historical location? Or the castle is 3D too, and this is all for a printed image? IM sorry if I missed something obvious yet again, but it sounded a little like there is a real castle some place that this is for?

Great looking images anyway, Ulco. Always enjoy these threads.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 04, 2014, 12:24:06 pm
It's near a castle, and a new park to be made where ther's just meadowland now. Commissioned yes.

And Martin, no no SoShnoJ yet I want to have the terrain and veggies down first. I'll try it later on, perhaps in a crop-animation.
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Post by: TheBadger on February 04, 2014, 12:32:26 pm
Ahh! Well thats real cool! Can we see a photo of the castle?

NIce images yet again Ulco.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Kadri on February 04, 2014, 03:29:52 pm

Looks great Ulco!
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Post by: otakar on February 04, 2014, 06:36:07 pm
Thank you for the clip!  8)  The island looks perfect.
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Post by: jo on February 04, 2014, 08:10:45 pm
These are looking really great Ulco. This is the kind of project I'd like to make it really easy to use TG for.

Regards,

Jo
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Post by: choronr on February 04, 2014, 08:29:09 pm
Such a nice pleasure to view these images. Most inspirational. You sure know how to invoke enthusiasm.

And, thank you for the clip file of the Parkwood Grass.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 05, 2014, 03:18:52 am
Here you go. Pack your bags....
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Post by: N-drju on February 05, 2014, 03:28:56 am
Thanks for the grass clip. Promise I'll play with that sometime very soon. ;D
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Post by: mhaze on February 05, 2014, 05:06:02 am
Great castle render! ;)
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 05, 2014, 09:58:00 am
2 minutes work. I know I'm good  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gannaingh on February 05, 2014, 06:02:53 pm
Beautiful! Everything in the castle picture is wonderful. I especially love the water.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 06, 2014, 03:20:15 am
U serious?
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Tangled-Universe on February 06, 2014, 04:13:13 am
:D
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: otakar on February 06, 2014, 12:44:25 pm
Ulco, you can post photos and renders and it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes, certainly on first sight.  You should not be surprised... 8)
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Post by: bla bla 2 on February 06, 2014, 03:24:46 pm
Tu pourrai utiliser mon ch√Ęteau ? ^^

You will be able to use my castle ? ^ ^
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 07, 2014, 03:01:20 am
I don't have to do the castle, just the park. Tight budget, so it better be this way. More time for private stuff as well.
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Post by: pclavett on February 09, 2014, 06:59:27 am
Looks like something I saw in France 2 years ago ! Superb realism for everything ! The park actually looks like some if the pictures I took ! Excellent !
Paul
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 10, 2014, 02:14:09 am
More tests. I have to figure out how to do the surroundings of the park. I'm not going to fill it up with all buildings and highways that are there, so I use low cloud, or a complete whiteout outside a certain circle (terrain as well). Next will be cows, gates, and inside buildings. Have to keep it low in memory (and work) though. The willows need a lighter bark.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: N-drju on February 11, 2014, 03:59:31 am
Ulco, for goodness sake! What do you STILL want from those renders? They are good already by my standards.  :D

On a side note, do you think you could provide this fabulous grass shader in a TG2 version clip file? ;) If no, perhaps a screenshot of the node network so I can tweak it by myself.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 11, 2014, 05:48:58 am
Well, for one, the willows need to be on the borders of the ditch, and it needs refinement in veggies, especially for closeups. So I've made a 'clump' of grass and willow sprouts that go around the bases of each tree (same seed), so they don't stand so 'naked' on the grass.

here's the clip as TG2. Should work.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 11, 2014, 11:04:30 am
Quote from: otakar on February 06, 2014, 12:44:25 pm
Ulco, you can post photos and renders and it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes, certainly on first sight.  You should not be surprised... 8)


Yeah, I have to look close every once and awhile too. The thumbnails can really be tricky! There are more than a few people here who have fooled me a bit.

But on that castle.
That is the one thing Europe and the rest of the old world will ALWAYS have over the states. We will never have that kinda stuff here >:( The time is passed and is never coming back :'(
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: N-drju on February 12, 2014, 02:16:35 am
@ Ulco - thank you so very much! :) Preshaydit.

@ Badger - Don't feel bad about it dude! US on the other hand has fabulous deserts, salt flats, canyons and endless prairies none of which can be found in Europe. Not in a million years quite literally! ;D
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 12, 2014, 02:57:48 pm
lol! Yeah, but it would be better to have a castle over looking those places you mention  ;D
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 13, 2014, 03:33:23 am
Get stinkin' rich and build one. Some US citizens do  ;) Chinese as well  :D
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Hannes on February 13, 2014, 04:34:49 am
Funny, I'm living next to a castle. It's a nice one. Maybe I can ask if they are selling it?!
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 13, 2014, 06:08:40 am
Well, that's not the wrong place to live!
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Post by: Oshyan on February 13, 2014, 09:52:44 pm
Yeah, we've got a couple castles man, don't despair! Heck, one of them is even close to me, apparently (Calistoga).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_castles_in_the_United_States

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: choronr on February 13, 2014, 10:43:54 pm
The choronr Castle in Arizona.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 14, 2014, 04:10:19 pm
Hi Hannes. I hate you.
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Post by: TheBadger on February 14, 2014, 04:12:22 pm
Hey bob. I lived in Tempe for 4 years. Loved it out there. Hope to move back at some point. The desert suits me just fine.
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Post by: Hannes on February 14, 2014, 04:26:03 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: choronr on February 14, 2014, 04:33:53 pm
Quote from: TheBadger on February 14, 2014, 04:12:22 pm
Hey bob. I lived in Tempe for 4 years. Loved it out there. Hope to move back at some point. The desert suits me just fine.

Yes, dry, warm; and, developed the art of catching flies with my tongue.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 14, 2014, 04:44:03 pm
@ ULco,
If I become that rich I think I will build an army rather than a castle. Its much cooler to capture a castle than to build one! And you got too many anyway. Hannes' castle, Ill just raze to the ground though..Damn Germans.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Hannes on February 14, 2014, 04:59:03 pm
I'll defend to the death my castle! Today I finished my chainmail shirt and I have a sword! So I'll be waiting for you.

@Bob: is there any footage that shows your skills?  ;D
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Hannes on February 14, 2014, 05:01:34 pm
Sorry, Ulco. I just noticed that we are quite off topic...
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Post by: TheBadger on February 14, 2014, 05:15:54 pm
^^ Leave it to the Europeans to bring a sword to a gun fight  ;D Sorry too Ulco, but the idea of playing capture the flag with real castles is too much fun to ignore.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: choronr on February 15, 2014, 12:12:50 am
Quote from: Hannes on February 14, 2014, 04:59:03 pm
I'll defend to the death my castle! Today I finished my chainmail shirt and I have a sword! So I'll be waiting for you.

@Bob: is there any footage that shows your skills?  ;D

Sorry Hannes, I don't have a high speed camera. And, if I did, my wife would have to take the pictures - but, she wouldn't take them anyway because she finds it disgusting ...LOL. I've learned the skill by watching the lizards in our yard.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: kaedorg on February 15, 2014, 12:29:50 am
Here we have a man defending his castle,  8)
A man recruiting an army to invade this castle,  ::)
and a man catching flies with his tongue.  :o

What an epic heroic-fantasy team !!!!  ;D

Still trying to find what is my ability and I come to join you  ???

David  ;)
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: choronr on February 15, 2014, 01:01:08 am
Think we're all affected with a warp shader.
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Post by: Dune on February 15, 2014, 02:00:51 am
What a simple render can do, it can bring armies and knock down castles. No worries guys, I just open a new thread, knock yourselves out  ;D
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Post by: Thelby on February 20, 2014, 12:27:59 am
Quote from: TheBadger on February 14, 2014, 04:44:03 pm
@ ULco,
If I become that rich I think I will build an army rather than a castle. Its much cooler to capture a castle than to build one! And you got too many anyway. Hannes' castle, Ill just raze to the ground though..Damn Germans.

Yes and on top of that you get to keep the spoils,.......... like the young wenches  :P
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 20, 2014, 02:31:51 am
Yes, if I am to build an empire on War, I will need to breed slaves :o At some point a Spartacus will probably rise up, but that will be the problem of my descendants  ;D

Hey! I have to be "good" and "upright" in my real life, don't make me do it in my fantasy life too!
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 23, 2014, 03:56:36 am
2 of the finals (reduced). Credits to Dorian for his adapted cows.
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Post by: Oshyan on February 23, 2014, 04:05:03 am
Superb Ulco, honestly some of your best work yet. I mean, maybe "boring" subject matter, but some pretty incredible realism. Add some photo filter "flaws" like a bit of chromatic aberration, subtle vignette, and softer corners and you'd have photos. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on February 23, 2014, 04:09:57 am
Thanks, Oshyan. I still have to find out how to add chromatic abberation in PS....
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Post by: mhaze on February 23, 2014, 04:23:36 am
Superb!Your use of vegetation is stunning and inspiring.
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Post by: Hannes on February 23, 2014, 05:09:52 am
Ulco, this is really fantastic!!!!! One minor crit: the black of the cows seems to be too black. Compared to the rest of the image it looks a bit too dark, at least in my opinion.
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Post by: j meyer on February 23, 2014, 10:18:47 am
Very nice.
Especially like the grassy surfaces.
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Post by: Dune on February 23, 2014, 10:32:13 am
Very sharp, Hannes, thanks. I think I agree with you (I know I put a pure black fractal in the pop). A little more reflection may also be good on the cows.
Now up to making an animation of this, and I already though to give that train some speed (that would be cool). Easy to do anyway, easier than keeping frame render time under 25 minutes and still have a smooth 1600x900 animation of 1 minute....
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Post by: zaxxon on February 23, 2014, 10:52:08 am
Just beautiful.
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Post by: choronr on February 23, 2014, 11:26:16 am
As always, great attention to details; every step of the way ...inspiring enthusiasm is what you also deliver.
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Post by: TheBadger on February 23, 2014, 05:57:58 pm
THose are sweet!!!

Only prob I see, is that the guy and girl in red and black are used twice. They appear to be the same, but with reversed colors. I would use different colors altogether.

Other than that, Its really really good.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: yossam on February 23, 2014, 06:42:33 pm
They are 2 sets of identical twins..............that way you can make sure you're with the right person.  :P
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on February 23, 2014, 06:49:42 pm
 ;D
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Post by: Dune on February 24, 2014, 02:22:03 am
Actually, they are different, Michael. The girl on the path is a cheerie person with a profound interest in dachshunds, the guy is a professional rugby player, but without employment at the moment, and very handy with a razor. The girl on the grass has a mental problem, and has been on sleeping pills for a few years, but now that she's met the middle aged schoolteacher (who loves his children, but never touches them), she's slowly climbing out of a difficult period (involving her parents and an auntie, who's not too keen on dachshunds). The latter is in fact the only thing these couples have in common; the bloody dachshund.
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Post by: kaedorg on February 24, 2014, 02:50:42 am
I do confirm what Ulco says as I met one of the twins while running there.  ::)
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Post by: TheBadger on February 24, 2014, 04:38:08 am
 :( I feel sorry for them. Its like their lives are just passing them by. probably their all cheating on each other too. I hope the depressed girl doesn't try to suicide her self when she learns the truth by drowning in that nice lake. Im sure it would ruin the fishing there.

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Post by: masonspappy on February 24, 2014, 06:00:42 am
Been gone for a few days and just now catching up.
All I can say is 'Wowsers!!
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Post by: choronr on February 24, 2014, 12:07:17 pm
Creative minds at work.
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Post by: EoinArmstrong on February 25, 2014, 05:39:27 am
Really amazing stuff!
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Post by: Saurav on February 25, 2014, 06:13:13 pm
Awesome work Ulco. :)
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on March 01, 2014, 11:02:48 pm
Excellents !!!  :)
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on March 07, 2014, 10:15:06 am
A last image. Dorian is helping me with animating this, so I tried to minimize render time by making the water not transparent (transparency is faked here). Also added some procedural water lilies. I'm really looking forward to have this animated, and will give a link in due time.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: mhaze on March 07, 2014, 10:43:12 am
Excellent!
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Post by: choronr on March 07, 2014, 10:57:31 am
Beautiful; you can feel the warmth coming through.
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Post by: Kadri on March 07, 2014, 11:06:26 am

Looks nice Ulco!
Curious about the animation.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Lady of the Lake on March 07, 2014, 11:07:18 am
Very very nice.
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Post by: TheBadger on March 07, 2014, 12:47:07 pm
cool
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Post by: DannyG on March 07, 2014, 01:04:15 pm
you have a gift man, big time
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Post by: Dune on April 14, 2014, 04:51:06 am
It's on the web, with a tremendous thanks to Dorian for his fabulous work on the animation! This is compressed of course:
https://www.natuurmonumenten.nl/natuurgebied/landgoed-haarzuilens/parkbos-de-haar (https://www.natuurmonumenten.nl/natuurgebied/landgoed-haarzuilens/parkbos-de-haar)
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Post by: kaedorg on April 14, 2014, 05:14:12 am
Very good job Ulco. And the same for Dorian. Animation is great
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Post by: TheBadger on April 14, 2014, 06:08:03 am
BRAVO!  8) You win a gold star and a gif  :)

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Post by: fleetwood on April 14, 2014, 08:32:46 am
Wonderful - excellent job.
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Post by: zaxxon on April 14, 2014, 10:05:35 am
Congratulations to You and Dorian! A very nicely rendered animation, with beautiful content. It's all excellent, but I especially liked the water and the lighting.
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Post by: Lady of the Lake on April 14, 2014, 10:20:14 am
Awesome. Such talent.
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Post by: bla bla 2 on April 14, 2014, 11:44:51 am
Good animation. :)  8)
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Post by: choronr on April 14, 2014, 12:22:05 pm
An absolutely outstanding presentation of art and technical capabilities.
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Post by: otakar on April 14, 2014, 12:52:37 pm
Yes! Very cool. That water is really mesmerizing :)
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Post by: TheBadger on April 14, 2014, 11:17:26 pm
Quote from: otakar on April 14, 2014, 12:52:37 pm
Yes! Very cool. That water is really mesmerizing :)


Yeah! I thought so too.
But I thought when Ulco wrote what he wrote, that he was saying it was some kind of undesirable compromise. But I also thought it looked very good. In fact, I thought it looked perfect for calm waters. NO?

How would that water look from say, about 5-6 feet above? Any issues there?

Ulco, you said that you did it the way that you did for render time. So it was faster and required less ram? What are the disadvantages to doing it this way, if any? please elaborate on the topic.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on April 15, 2014, 01:52:54 am
I was under the impression (but I should test it more) that non-transparent water rendered faster than transparent. And I know that's a fact for turbulant water. I can't remember now what actual differences were, but I probably didn't choose doing it this way just for the fun of it. For water like this you wouldn't notice a difference between just a color variation plus reflection, or a calculated 'depth'. I only had to give the shallowest areas a color close to the dry ground, and deeper water a darker color.
And for this animation we wanted the absolute minimum in render time. For foliage and avoiding flicker it still needed to be really high, but transparent water might have (not sure) upped that even more. Well that's the story  ;) 

By the way, did you notice the train (upper left) and the cyclist (near the end, coming along on left path)? And the water lilies; procedural.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on April 15, 2014, 10:12:42 am
I saw the train right away. It really helped to create depth and interest by the fact that it was moving. I missed the biker though. Will have to look again.
The hawk would have been better if the wings flapped once or twice just as it came into the shot. But I know that would have been difficult to get done.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Kadri on April 15, 2014, 11:16:23 am

Whoops! I did not saw that you posted the animation Ulco.
Looks very nice. Congrats :)
It is half HD.Is there a full HD version?
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: j meyer on April 15, 2014, 01:11:00 pm
Nice to see the final animation. 8)
Noticed the water lilies,but not that they are procedural.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on April 16, 2014, 01:29:04 am
There is a full HD version (800MB) but not on the web. Sorry.
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Post by: otakar on April 16, 2014, 11:58:27 am
Quote from: Dune on April 15, 2014, 01:52:54 am

By the way, did you notice the train (upper left) and the cyclist (near the end, coming along on left path)? And the water lilies; procedural.


I missed both. I was too focused on the park and the cyclist I would never have seen had you not pointed out where he appears. I think it's the shadows that hide him from view (and the fact that he zooms past like a racer :) ).
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on April 16, 2014, 12:25:52 pm
Next time I will make these things more prominent. I would have liked to see the train better also.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Kadri on April 16, 2014, 12:55:35 pm
Quote from: Dune on April 16, 2014, 01:29:04 am
There is a full HD version (800MB) but not on the web. Sorry.


:)
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: TheBadger on April 16, 2014, 05:15:45 pm
800mb? A full HD movie is about 4-5 GB or so. Is this a question of compression technology or what?
What I mean is, if your video was 2-3 hours, it would be much larger than the hobbit. Can someone explain that to me please.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: inkydigit on April 16, 2014, 05:51:05 pm
woah!
lekker!
...the cyclist needs a bell!
this is Really Amazing Ulco (and Dorian)
is that a Snipe at the end?
the bleating sound... 'drumming of the snipe' or sky goat, goat of the air or even baby goat... etc in Gaelic...
I hear it here in Ireland... really spooky on dark evenings in the middle of nowhere!
:)
J
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Dune on April 17, 2014, 02:39:26 am
It's a quicktime movie, don't know how compressed, but 799.000kB for sure. 1700x1100px or so.

And yes, it's a snipe (fantastic sound, rare here I'm afraid). They wanted some bird sounds in it, even some species that I knew didn't exist there, like common rosefinch and northern nightingale (instead of the 'normal' nightingale. I 'complained' about that, but they said it was a 'joke' for birders, and just to get them sharp. Most people wouldn't notice it anyway. I put in about 7 species or so.
The snipe is a nice finale.
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: oldm4n on April 19, 2014, 05:29:03 am
your job (you and Dorian) is very impressed.
there are lot of details which make real things. 
Title: Re: Parkwood
Post by: Kadri on April 19, 2014, 07:37:38 am
Quote from: TheBadger on April 16, 2014, 05:15:45 pm
800mb? A full HD movie is about 4-5 GB or so. Is this a question of compression technology or what?
What I mean is, if your video was 2-3 hours, it would be much larger than the hobbit. Can someone explain that to me please.


A full HD movie can be so small as the encoder is capable and the values you used
or as big as the uncompressed image format you used for the individual frames Michael.
In that aspect there is no thing as "A full HD movie is about 4-5 GB or so.".
It can be 1 GB or less compressed or as in a Blu-ray disk 25 GB (still compressed) or much more.
Look here for example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncompressed_video
look at the  "Storage and Data Rates for Uncompressed Video" especially.
You will be surprised how big they can get Michael.

If you begin to work with feature movie length videos
you have to use loss less compressed image formats anyway
depending on your storage capacity or even for much shorter videos.
Some of our friends here work in that kind of environment.
They could say more from first hand experience.

800 mb is so or so a very small amount compressed or not.

By the way if you download(!) HD movies in the size of 4-5 GB i think you forget what HD is about.
You loose detail. And yeah with a good big TV you can see the difference.
-Not always and it depends on many other things.So you can be fooled of course-
But yes not everybody does have a big tv and is so obsessed with that kind of image detail
so from some point further it is -kinda- subjective.
Sometimes a good encoded quality 720p video can fool you.
It depends on from how far you watch and the size of your TV (and the kind of movie,fast motions or cartoon etc).
We have a 65" Plasma TV so we get more picky .
If you still wanted in any case a (subjective) number from me
i would say a good encoded standard HD movie around 8-10 GB would be good (minimum) to watch to me.
This is another of those things you have to read more to know because there are many things to consider.
Just a random page but it may help to see many aspects :
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1358548
My wife didn't know and doesn't cared about those kind of things in the past for example.
Now she can see that a video doesn't have high detail as it should be and is much more aware of such things.