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General => Image Sharing => VR Challenge => Topic started by: Henry Blewer on March 15, 2016, 11:39:39 am

Title: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 15, 2016, 11:39:39 am
This is a test image for the VR challenge. It needs more work, of course.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: TheBadger on March 15, 2016, 12:03:45 pm
nice rocks and feel and color. This would be interesting to see. Very crisp kinda look.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Kadri on March 15, 2016, 12:11:46 pm

Yes looks good.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Mohawk20 on March 15, 2016, 12:23:02 pm
The plants do look very large, due to the low camera. Would it look better if the camera was a little bit higher?
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 15, 2016, 12:27:06 pm
I was thinking about bringing the camera higher.  I always keep the camera low for working on the shaders. It is so easy to make the close areas of the terrain look very rough.
I added some more clouds on the next test; the far part of the sky seemed too empty.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Oshyan on March 15, 2016, 02:07:38 pm
I was wondering if the plants actually look *small* (I did not check in a pano viewer though). Fruiting cactus of this kind are generally large-ish, and especially the ocotillo can often tower over a human figure. Maybe the sizes are just mismatched.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ocotillo&biw=1366&bih=643&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWivmTpMPLAhVD-GMKHd99DNcQ_AUIBigB

But yeah it looks nice otherwise. I love this kind of environment.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Hannes on March 15, 2016, 04:52:46 pm
Great Henry! Don't know much about these plants, but the whole scene looks very nice to me.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: bobbystahr on March 15, 2016, 05:30:44 pm
nice start, inspiring
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 15, 2016, 10:08:02 pm
Thanks for the feed back. :)

I have this quick render which has more plants and some more clouds. I will be doing a better render while I am at work.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Hannes on March 16, 2016, 03:07:01 am
Nice Henry! I'd strongly recommend GISD (which I always do!) to make the shadows less flat.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 16, 2016, 11:27:25 am
Last nights test render. I added some more plants, and clouds. The cumulus clouds need some work. More objects to come.

GI Cache Detail 4
GI Sample Quality 8
Occlusion Weight  1.5
Bounce to the Ounce 1.85

The settings are default values.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Hannes on March 16, 2016, 06:10:37 pm
Much better imho. The fake rocks have some strange bright edges. It seemed to be there in your previous version as well, but less visible.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Mohawk20 on March 17, 2016, 04:40:30 am
Quote from: Hannes on March 16, 2016, 06:10:37 pmThe fake rocks have some strange bright edges. It seemed to be there in your previous version as well, but less visible.

My guess is it's because of a slope constraint of the dark sand/dirt  layer.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 17, 2016, 08:43:04 pm
I had the camera exposure set much too high. ;)
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: bobbystahr on March 17, 2016, 10:36:10 pm
Quote from: Henry Blewer on March 17, 2016, 08:43:04 pm
I had the camera exposure set much too high. ;)


never good to exposure self, heh heh heh...and no I'm not sorry///yet'
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 20, 2016, 11:43:45 am
Another render test. I added a path, though I did make it hard to see. But it is in the middle of the desert...
I also made some changes to the clouds; flattened the base. And I changed the coloring of the rocks a bit.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: bobbystahr on March 20, 2016, 06:04:05 pm
and good changes man, way more 'deserty' colour on the rocks and I don't recall the clouds before but they're more un-forgetable now.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 21, 2016, 07:53:54 am
Very good! I hope some day I learn to create such a great ground, too   :)
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Henry Blewer on March 23, 2016, 05:09:23 pm
Spherical render at 8000 x 4000. Render detail 0.4 and AA 6. GI cache detail 2 and GI sample quality 4.Occlusion rate 1.5 and bounce to the ounce GI Surface details. The rest of the render settings are default.
I made the low clouds to have less 'lift', in other words not quite as tall.

The jpg is too large to post. Anyway, I am going to do the 'collect' save and submit this.

You can see it https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1031900213534406&set=a.290427624348339.70773.100001433116598&type=3&theater
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: Mohawk20 on March 23, 2016, 05:25:29 pm
Quote from: Henry Blewer on March 23, 2016, 05:09:23 pm

The jpg is too large to post. Anyway, I am going to do the 'collect' save and submit this.


To submit you only have to upload the image.
Collecting is only necessary if your entry in chosen for further examination.
Title: Re: McFearsonButte
Post by: inkydigit on March 23, 2016, 06:04:16 pm
sweet light and colours Henry!
looks great!
J