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Offline Henry Blewer

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McFearsonButte
« on: March 15, 2016, 03:39:39 PM »
This is a test image for the VR challenge. It needs more work, of course.
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 04:03:45 PM »
nice rocks and feel and color. This would be interesting to see. Very crisp kinda look.
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 04:11:46 PM »

Yes looks good.

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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 04:23:02 PM »
The plants do look very large, due to the low camera. Would it look better if the camera was a little bit higher?
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 04:27:06 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.
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 06:07:38 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.

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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 08:52:46 PM »
Great Henry! Don't know much about these plants, but the whole scene looks very nice to me.

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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 09:30:44 PM »
nice start, inspiring
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 02:08:02 AM »
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.
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 07:07:01 AM »
Nice Henry! I'd strongly recommend GISD (which I always do!) to make the shadows less flat.

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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 03:27:25 PM »
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.
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2016, 10:10:37 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.

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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2016, 08:40:30 AM »
The 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.
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2016, 12:43:04 AM »
I had the camera exposure set much too high. ;)
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Re: McFearsonButte
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2016, 02:36:10 AM »
I had the camera exposure set much too high. ;)

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