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Offline choronr

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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2015, 01:54:24 AM »
Looking good so far Henry. If possible, maybe taper the lower part of the cloud a little more. The sky/lighting is very nice.

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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2015, 02:24:34 AM »
I'll give the tapering a try. Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2015, 05:31:37 PM »
Its very cool. Really shaping up nice. I am surprised by how much I like the plume, did not think it would shape so well.
Its a very strong composition too.

Looks to me like the main stuff is done? Just need to detail and tweak until your eyes bleed out.
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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2015, 06:53:26 PM »
I agree with all comments here. It's a very nice picture, wonderful sky and light, yes and smoke from volcano need a bit of tapering in the lower part... it seems a bit strange even if it can be possible.
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2015, 08:12:27 PM »
Yes, the tapering is good when the eruption first starts; however, beyond that point, the clouds of smoke and ash tend to spill over the top and up into the air. So, I guess maybe it would look good either way.

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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2015, 02:32:23 PM »
looks much better on a bigger scale

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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2015, 03:10:07 PM »
An ominous sight to see in such a beautiful meadow... Great lighting and details here Henry...
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Re: njeneb's entry. 4th Test Render
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2015, 03:35:26 PM »
Well, here's the fourth try. I ditched the volcano.

The church was modeled using Blender. I kept it very low poly since it is so far away. Does it need a steeple or a Cross?

I also added some distant fog, which seems to work well. Since there is not much more to add save a path or road to the church, I am going to try something from a photo. This will require a lot of masking.
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Re: njeneb's entry. 4th Test Render
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2015, 04:06:06 PM »
Well, here's the fourth try. I ditched the volcano.

The church was modeled using Blender. I kept it very low poly since it is so far away. Does it need a steeple or a Cross?

I also added some distant fog, which seems to work well. Since there is not much more to add save a path or road to the church, I am going to try something from a photo. This will require a lot of masking.
I believe the update looks very good. The church should have a steeple and a cross. A path to the church is a good idea.

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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2015, 05:58:00 PM »
I agree, the church model needs at least a steeple or point; it looks oddly cut-off now.

This is a beautiful scene, it's just still missing something that says uniquely "Iceland" to me. The terrain in the distance helps with that, but the hazy golden light is not so typical there in my experience and understanding, and I'm also not sure about the specific foreground vegetation. If it were me I'd try making the sky a bit more blue and then maybe add some rocks in the foreground with moss on them for visual interest and Icelandic-feel.

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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2015, 01:21:16 AM »
I'll try lowering the glow in the fog. I am also thinking of moving the church to slightly higher ground and flooding the low areas. I agree that the plants, other than the grass, needs to be cut back.
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2015, 03:35:34 PM »
I put this together last night before work. I think it looks more Icelandic.
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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2015, 09:07:53 PM »
They are all cool. I was partial to the volcanos though.
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Re: njeneb's entry. 2nd Test Render
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2015, 09:13:28 PM »
I agree. You have that prepared to an extent where there are a number of ways to enhance the image including changing the sun position.