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Bad weather on it's way! --> .tgd in file sharing section!
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:33:45 PM »
Hi everybody,

Since everybody's into clouds so much lately I thought I give it a go as well.
Grasses are from Lighting (of course!) and Klas. Flowers are from Xfrog Groundcover library.

Rendered atmosphere and models seperately:

atmo + clouds = detail 0.85 AA 8, GI 2/2 with supersample pre-pass and blur-radius 8. Atmo samples = 80 and sample jitter 0.95.
models = detail 0.9, AA 16, GI 2/2 with supersamples pre-pass and blur-radius 8. Atmo samples also 80 and jitter also 0.95.
Reducing the jitter reduces some possible noise in the atmosphere/clouds, but you should be careful with this setting, decreasing this too much can introduce banding in the sky.

Rendering the models took 12,5 hours in a single instance on a quadcore.
Rendering the clouds took...hhmmmm...don't remember...about the same I think, maybe even less :)

Thanks for stopping by again!
I have something new cooking already...but as usual it will take some time ;D

Martin
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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 08:37:30 PM »
Nice work man!  I'd be heading for the fallout shelter if I saw something like that on its way.
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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 09:09:12 PM »
These clouds are amazing.  I think that they would look better with more of a blue tint so the shadows become a deep blue.  Here is an example of what I mean  http://www.windows.ucar.edu/earth/Atmosphere/clouds/images/cumulus_cloud_di00168_big.jpg

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 09:15:59 PM »
Thanks Jeff and dwilson!

@dwilson:

I know that image :) And yes this looks great indeed. The difference between my image and the one you've mentioned is probably only in haze/bluesky densities.
I think if I increase these densities I'll get a similar effect. However I would probably have to re-work the lighting on the clouds.
I'll see if I'll be able to create this effect.

Martin

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 11:00:03 PM »
In that photograph, i think the blue shadows have to do with light refraction from the sky giving the shadows there blue tint. I could be wrong though.

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 12:16:55 AM »
ummm.... this daisy's look really fake :( tu
i am working through the update on the ground cover pack at the mo which has my daisy's which are actually poly's not just alpha'd images ::) god and they sell them for 30 bux on turbo squid they have got a cheek!
i am also adding an extra lawn grass model to the pack (only for those who have bought it already) it should be out in the next 4 days im really sorry for the delay guys it must look really bad ae :-[

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 02:32:45 AM »
I agree with lightning's comments somewhat, the foreground daisies lack detail. Having said that the top of the clouds look superb. Some of the best clouds produced from TG2 so far.  :)

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 05:51:25 AM »
Thanks for your comments Lightning and Saurav, you certainly have a point here.
I have already bought your groundcoverpack this week. In the meantime this scene was rendering so that's why I haven't used your poly-based daisy's.
Is there a possibility I can get that update as well?

It seems I have some work to do tomorrow :)
I'll try to post an update asap.

Martin

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 10:39:58 AM »
Sweet!!

Hey, really - lightning, you have made so many cool items here for free that paying was the right thing to do to get this pack.  I'm looking forward to the update.

i am also adding an extra lawn grass model to the pack (only for those who have bought it already) it should be out in the next 4 days im really sorry for the delay guys it must look really bad ae :-[


Oh, and @TU - your clouds are doing the same thing as mine - looking like stiff whipped cream or meringue.  I have been wrestling with that for four or five weeks.  I like your lighting, though.   :)
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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 06:10:08 PM »
Sweet!!

Hey, really - lightning, you have made so many cool items here for free that paying was the right thing to do to get this pack.  I'm looking forward to the update.

i am also adding an extra lawn grass model to the pack (only for those who have bought it already) it should be out in the next 4 days im really sorry for the delay guys it must look really bad ae :-[


Oh, and @TU - your clouds are doing the same thing as mine - looking like stiff whipped cream or meringue.  I have been wrestling with that for four or five weeks.  I like your lighting, though.   :)

My clouds and setup have a different approach as yours as far as I have read (all) about it and in my opinion they don't look as stiff whipped cream and/or meringue at all  ??? especially the bottom structures are very realistic. Don't know why you keep comparing...
However, getting rid of that stiff whipped cream look you're having troubles with...it's not that very difficult, just a matter of finding the right mix between all the settings ;)

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 06:21:17 PM »
Oh and I forgot something to share with you guys...

The slightly yellowish lighting on the bottom clouds on especially the right were done using a plane-object.
With TP5 you have the ability to disable "visible to camara" which is very useful for creating invisible lighting planes.

Martin

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 09:32:46 PM »
TU - No offense about your clouds, of course.  I like it from about halfway down...really cool.  But, I have seen a load of storm clouds and thunderheads in the last month, which I've studied.  What we're doing is nothing like those in the sky.  No way around that.  But, I wonder about the lighting and I especially think our textures are off.  Different approaches for both of us, but neither are working as far as realistic. 

Of course, anyone is welcome to disagree, but it won't change what we see outside when we look at ours and then "His".   ;D
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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 02:06:22 AM »
Thanks for your comments Lightning and Saurav, you certainly have a point here.
I have already bought your groundcoverpack this week. In the meantime this scene was rendering so that's why I haven't used your poly-based daisy's.
Is there a possibility I can get that update as well?

It seems I have some work to do tomorrow :)
I'll try to post an update asap.

Martin
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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 10:16:19 AM »
TU
Like this a lot. The brownish under lighting is really nice. Must have a go at this. I don't know if I am seeing something different to everyone else, but I think the dasies look really realistic...  ???

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Re: Bad weather on it's way!
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 10:40:09 AM »
TU
Like this a lot. The brownish under lighting is really nice. Must have a go at this. I don't know if I am seeing something different to everyone else, but I think the dasies look really realistic...  ???

Miles

Thanks Miley,

I'm going to render a version with Lightnings daisy's so you guys can compare.

I'm currenly at work so I can't show how I set up the lighting plane right now, but if you would like I can post it when I'm back home.

Martin

 

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