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Title: Cavernae *FINAL*
Post by: Seth on April 20, 2008, 08:01:35 AM
just a WIP...

I don't know where i am going here... we'll see  :D
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/2426712711_ba4dd92d91_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: old_blaggard on April 20, 2008, 08:41:54 AM
Very nice!  Do I see reflections on those stones?  If so, it must have taken quite a while for them to render.
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: rcallicotte on April 20, 2008, 12:22:26 PM
Ooooh.  Nice art.  I love this.  Keep going.   ;D

How did you make the cave?  Did you utilize nikita's TGD?
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Seth on April 20, 2008, 12:36:04 PM
i didn't use his tgd but i used 2 heightfields with twist and shear...
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Phylloxera on April 20, 2008, 01:44:24 PM
i didn't use his tgd but i used 2 heightfields with twist and shear...
C'est une bonne idée, le principe de base étant le même, bien vu !
Tu as mis du reflective shader, je trouve qu'il est vachement bien dosé, très soft bien réparti je dis bravo ! (http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/3d-emoticone-msn-frime-cool-94.gif)
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Costaud on April 20, 2008, 04:35:23 PM
just a WIP...

I don't know where i am going here... we'll see  :D

Outside the cavern  ;D
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Seth on April 20, 2008, 04:39:03 PM
hihihihi
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: efflux on April 21, 2008, 10:06:49 AM
Nice wet look.
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: mr-miley on April 21, 2008, 10:31:50 AM
Outstanding. I wouldn't do anything with it at all. Its spot on as it is

Miles
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Tangled-Universe on April 21, 2008, 10:35:19 AM
Outstanding. I wouldn't do anything with it at all. Its spot on as it is

Miles

I agree, great work Seth!

Martin
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 11:57:25 AM
great work, looks very damp in there.
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: monks on April 21, 2008, 12:28:01 PM
Fantastic!

monks
Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: Seth on April 21, 2008, 02:39:55 PM
ok here an evolution...
I hope you'll like it ;)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2431453702_0d78dbd6be_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Cavernae *WIP*
Post by: rcallicotte on April 21, 2008, 02:57:49 PM
This is so believable, it's...believable.   ;D  Great!
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: nvseal on April 21, 2008, 03:59:51 PM
Sweetness.  ;D
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: matrix2003 on April 21, 2008, 04:07:29 PM
The second one even smells wet! :D
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: crosseout on April 21, 2008, 04:23:40 PM
WOW!
Realism <3

that is freakin awesome!
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 04:42:39 PM
amazing, great work! Now at stalagmites (sp?)
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: child@play on April 21, 2008, 04:46:30 PM
marvellous :D

now, where are the olms? ;)
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Seth on April 21, 2008, 04:51:57 PM
thank you ^^

@ child@play : sorry to sound dumb but... what is a olm ?
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: cyphyr on April 21, 2008, 05:23:28 PM
I can hear and feel the wet grit, reminds me of my speleological days :)
The olm, or Proteus (Proteus anguinus), is a blind amphibian ...
more at wikki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olm)
Richard
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: child@play on April 21, 2008, 05:23:28 PM
animals living in caves, hard to explain, here's a pic :)


edit: richard beat me to it ;)
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 05:33:36 PM
watch the PLANET EARTH cave disk, it has cool scenes.
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Seth on April 21, 2008, 05:37:45 PM
ooooh yeah !!!
didn't know it was called Olm !!! in France we call them Protée Anguillard (i think) or Proteus anguinius as stated by Cyphyr
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Mohawk20 on April 21, 2008, 06:10:17 PM
This second one really looks great... a bit better than the first, but because the water transparency is faked, the refraction is off, causing the water to seem deeper than you know it is, so it takes a bit of the realism away.

Still, I couldn't do this half as good as you!
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Seth on April 21, 2008, 06:45:55 PM
yep... too bad for the transparency... in fact, i am lookin' for a way to improve the water... i don't think i'll change anything else... except if somebody comes out with a great idea ^^'
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Will on April 21, 2008, 07:05:17 PM
cave paintings
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: NWsenior07 on April 21, 2008, 07:24:51 PM
This is truly amazing. One of the most photo realistic renders I've seen to date.
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: darthvader on April 21, 2008, 07:29:01 PM
This will look great with transparency ;D
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Phylloxera on April 21, 2008, 07:33:29 PM
C'est excellent  !
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Seth on April 21, 2008, 08:15:36 PM
This will look great with transparency ;D

totally agree ^^'
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: joshbakr on April 21, 2008, 08:19:26 PM
Very Realistic!
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Costaud on April 21, 2008, 09:54:54 PM
Yes this one is better than the first, the water is a nice addition, now I'll go to RENDUS3D (héhéhé) to leave another comments...
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: old_blaggard on April 21, 2008, 09:58:41 PM
Wow, great image!  Again, I'm really surprised that this didn't crash on you, but... wow!  Fantastic work!  IotW quality for sure, and your best so far I think.
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Seth on April 21, 2008, 10:01:45 PM
yep no crash ^^
but the reflection on the rocks is done by default shader and there is just a little bit of water... so no crash ^^

and thanks for your kind comments all ^^'
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: monks on April 21, 2008, 11:32:42 PM
Quote
watch the PLANET EARTH cave disk, it has cool scenes.

 hohoh! some of the best tv ever made!

monks
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: cyphyr on April 22, 2008, 12:08:43 AM
Quote
watch the PLANET EARTH cave disk, it has cool scenes.

 hohoh! some of the best tv ever made!

monks

Yeah I love the start where the base jumpers dive into those holes in (I think) Borneo. Also theres the caves of Lechuguilla, simply stunning formations. Now theres a challenge to try to re-create.
Richard
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Will on April 22, 2008, 12:14:43 AM
My favorite was when they were SCUBA diving and thy went through the different water densitys.
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: moodflow on April 22, 2008, 05:04:56 AM
Wow, I am smelling some possible image of the week stuff here.   8)
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Oshyan on April 22, 2008, 06:38:21 AM
Very cool image. I think it's just a bit too sharp/noisy though. The mood, lighting, reflectivity/wet look, etc. are all fantastic.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Phylloxera on April 22, 2008, 07:21:32 AM
yep no crash ^^
but the reflection on the rocks is done by default shader and there is just a little bit of water... so no crash ^^

and thanks for your kind comments all ^^'
Mais il est imaginatif et inventif le bougre! (essai que j'avais fait mais beaucoup moins parlant, ici c'est vraiment très réussi !)
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: mr-miley on April 22, 2008, 07:43:11 AM
OK, so I stand (well I'm sitting actually) corrected! This one is better than the first  ;D

Miles
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: lightning on April 22, 2008, 08:05:40 AM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
this is amazing the second one is so realistic!!
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: monks on April 22, 2008, 09:25:56 AM
I was totally blown away by the cave jumpers- what an unexpected opening! There is a 3D model on the net of

Lechuguilla- not sure how complete/ up to date it is though- and it's a very rough one- you can see the polys! :)

 The halocline was very odd!

The chandelier ballroom has me in mind of the poem
- through caverns measureless to man, down to a sunless sea.

http://www.tau.ac.il/~tsurxx/KublaEmpirical_folder/Kubla1Empirical.html

monks
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: dandelO on April 22, 2008, 09:41:46 AM
Really great Seth!
I'd limit the reflectivity to the lower portion of the scene though to get rid of the white spots at the middle/top end, but still, a really amazing, convincing job!
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Tangled-Universe on April 22, 2008, 10:41:31 AM
Really great Seth!
I'd limit the reflectivity to the lower portion of the scene though to get rid of the white spots at the middle/top end, but still, a really amazing, convincing job!

Those white spots are mainly due to GI quality issues rather than the specularity being used.
Title: Re: Cavernae *Final*
Post by: Seth on May 16, 2008, 04:57:31 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/2496757153_10dc5b233d_o.jpg)


i won't touch it anymore...
bigger on my blog ;)
Title: Re: Cavernae *1st evolution*
Post by: Phylloxera on May 16, 2008, 05:12:37 PM
It is a success and 415 hours of made it very long! Good work!
Title: Re: Cavernae *FINAL*
Post by: Seth on May 16, 2008, 07:01:07 PM
raytracing just exploded the render time ;)
Title: Re: Cavernae *FINAL*
Post by: Tangled-Universe on May 16, 2008, 09:30:34 PM
raytracing just exploded the render time ;)

Outstanding work here Franck. Great gritty soil and nice transparent water. The dramatic lighting is really effective.
415 hours and still some atmospheric grain :P *lol*
You mentioned raytracing being responsible for rendertime, you mean raytraced shadows in the rendertab or raytraced atmosphere?
If it's the latter I have my doubt whether it is necessary to use it or not, probably cuts rendertime to about 100 hours :)
Title: Re: Cavernae *FINAL*
Post by: Seth on May 16, 2008, 09:57:33 PM
it's raytraced atmo... and yeah it wasn't necessary ;) but i didn't know it before i tried on this one !!!
without the render would have been almost 200 hours shorter (^^)'
thanks T-U
Title: Re: Cavernae *FINAL*
Post by: rcallicotte on May 17, 2008, 06:13:06 PM
This is beautiful work.  Very nicely done.  After staring at for awhile, I thought it is too shiny.  But, after continuing to look it over, I believe it's actually perfect for what you are doing.  Looks real and amazing.