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Offline bobbystahr

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A Typical Snowbound....
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:33:13 AM »
...and not liking what I see out the window render. Found an old project and fixed what was wrong, added the front two conifers I had picked up somewhere since then and and a leaf I extracted from a tree to populate on the water to hide an artifact I couldn't isolate so it was unremoveable. Turns out I like em.C&C welcome
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 08:28:51 AM »
Hi Bobby,

To me it seems very underexposed. I see that a lot with Terragen renders from many artists here, not just you.

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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 04:11:12 PM »
Hi Bobby,

To me it seems very underexposed. I see that a lot with Terragen renders from many artists here, not just you.

Matt

I hear you and raise my hand as guilty of ignoring the exposure...will re render as it wasn't a long one...thanks for the input.
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 05:04:44 PM »
Doing some exposure tests and wow RTP is THE handiest for this...
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 05:38:03 PM »
If you save as .exr then there's a lot you can do with the massive dynamic range in the exr format. You probably don't need to re-render.

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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 05:44:27 PM »
If you save as .exr then there's a lot you can do with the massive dynamic range in the exr format. You probably don't need to re-render.

heh heh Thanks but too late, but I would have had to as I adjusted the AA and mpD up, plus I wanted to rotate the right hand tree to avoid some bad U/V mapping and re do the water leaves.
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 06:54:56 PM »
Add in an antebellum mansion and you've got a great old plantation scene.

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Re: A Typical Snowbound....UPDATE
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 06:56:11 PM »
Following Matt's direction and a couple of personal tweaks I have this much improved version. took just over twice as long. C&C welcome.
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 06:57:52 PM »
Idk why, just reminds me of this place:

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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 07:05:12 PM »
Love the setup, but wondering if the leaves in bath are masked right? I see a gray shadow edging, but not sure if it is made to be that way to highlight the contrast? I see them pinkish, not matching trees overhead?

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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 07:10:51 PM »
Love the setup, but wondering if the leaves in bath are masked right? I see a gray shadow edging, but not sure if it is made to be that way to highlight the contrast? I see them pinkish, not matching trees overhead?

No they're a pop of a leaf I made from one of the maple trees ...they blew in from an early release from the Maple tree behind the camera heh heh heh, sorry it's the only leaf I had to hand.
I may redo the leaves entirely, but on an invisible plane instead of the lake as the pop even tho run thru a Distr. shader seems to follow the radial lines in the lake and it bugs me.
Well shamed into it I grabbed an alpha map from an xfrog leaf in Imagine3d and did the object from image routine so the next render will have appropriate leaves a float.
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »
hehe...float some of those pesky cherry/apple blossoms in there...love how those look like popcorn on the tree and then snow when they fall off. :)

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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 12:17:10 AM »
hehe...float some of those pesky cherry/apple blossoms in there...love how those look like popcorn on the tree and then snow when they fall off. :)

well those are actually crabapple trees, I made the leaf to match the trees it's under but I did think about it and they'd be so tiny the effect might be lost on an average viewer
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....RoadBlock
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 12:57:47 AM »
So, in the pic you'll see a vertical/perpendicular line crossing the leaves and water. I suspect, as nada I've tried has had any effect, that is an artifact caused by the sun facing the camera as it's there with no population as well. I seem to recall this turning up in a water scene and a solution may or may not have been found. So this is on hold till I can fix that, any idea's? I'll re buff ones I've tried gently.
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Re: A Typical Snowbound....
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 11:48:38 AM »
Great image!

 

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