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Offline Kadri

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Nearly like home
« on: July 31, 2013, 05:31:23 PM »

Guys i did not post anything for a while.
This render was more to play with the new render passes in TG 3 then anything.
It was an abandoned render from another image actually
(http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,15653.0.html).

The original render is attached too here if you want to compare this with the render passes-edited version.
There is postwork but it was more easy to do because of the render passes.
I like it so much that i will try to use render passes all the time from now on.




Offline TheBadger

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 07:33:03 PM »
Looks really good Kadri.



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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 07:49:39 PM »
Very impressive!

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 08:01:25 PM »
Awesome 8)
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Offline Kadri

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 08:52:16 PM »
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« Last Edit: August 06, 2013, 01:50:52 PM by Kadri »

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 09:11:55 PM »
Very nice !!

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 09:34:24 PM »
Fantastic! I love the rays in the clouds.

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 01:03:30 AM »
What's a "render pass"?
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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 01:25:52 AM »
"Render Passes" in Terragen lingo would be "Render Elements" - see here: http://www.planetside.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Render_Layers_and_Render_Elements

Offline Kadri

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 03:31:46 AM »

Thanks guys.

Offline yossam

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 05:55:31 AM »
I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.............


First, how many elements did you render?
Second, what did you use to composite the final image?


Which is great................... ;D

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2013, 06:32:27 AM »

Thanks Yossam.

I first used Photoline for the EXR layered image for general comping.

I am searching for other tools instead of Photoshop and i am evaluating Photoline ( http://www.pl32.com/ ), Serif Photoplus etc.
Photoshop did not accepted the basic drag and drop of the EXR elements. 
Only by changing the first dropped image to 16 bit could i drop  the others.
But Photoline accepted directly drag and dropping of the EXR'rs.
But i still don't know this program and i am not sure what it makes to the images(changing the bit depth directly or not etc.)
Anyway...

I used 5 render elements in Photoline but after that there came more then 15 layers to that image in Photoshop for comping and changing the look.
I copied the sun and used it to make the smaller ones and made the original one bigger.
I used radial motion blur to exaggerate the god rays in the clouds .
Comped the parachuters and used radial motion blur on them too to get god rays on them to name some of the changes besides color correction etc.

This is all new to me too.
In the past using different scenes and rendering in "passes" was not what i liked.
Now to get all these elements(passes) so easily is great and it makes changing the image very easy.
This was one of the reason i did not used this scene before.

Would be good to hear and see what other guys like Digitalguru make and think about this process and the software they use.
I can not get a easy way to make an alpha or hold out of an object for example.
I had to disable the planet node for this to work.
Not sure if this a bug or i am making something obvious wrong.
I had no time to try a basic scene for testing and asking this...

Cheers.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2013, 06:52:17 AM by Kadri »

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2013, 07:05:22 AM »
It was really worth your efforts, Kadri. Terrific image.

Offline EoinArmstrong

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2013, 07:07:36 AM »
Super concept - poster-quality stuff there :)

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Re: Nearly like home
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2013, 07:16:53 AM »

Thanks guys.

 

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