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Offline dandelO

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2010, 12:18:17 AM »
You can get some degree of 'fake' translucency in Terragen. In this case the default colour image has a value of 0.01 and the translucency(with no map) has a value of 250.
Ridiculous values but they work to some extent to make the guy seem not so solid. Of course, there'll be no shiny rainbowy bits but maybe other translucency/specular functions or images could approximate that, too...

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2010, 01:42:10 AM »
dandelO,

That's just sweet.

I wonder if that will work in the whole scene. I'll give it a shot with a crop render.

Very nice work and thanks for the tip.

Your one of the few who always digs deeper.
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2010, 02:37:37 AM »
Here is a spot render using dandelO's settings above. This looks much better and worth another render.

Thanks D.
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2010, 11:31:24 AM »
That translucency is incredible. I didn't think TG can do something like this. Fantastic, dandelO!!
Marc, your ant looks perfect like this. Please give us another big image!

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2010, 11:50:22 AM »
... Please give us another big image!

Yes , please  :D

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2010, 12:39:16 PM »
I agree, this could lead to a serious masterpiece of Terragen 2 capabilities. Not to mention being great art.
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2010, 01:01:35 PM »
Here is another rendering using the translucency trick.

I saved it as an EXR out of Terragen and ran it through the Unsharp Mask in Photoshop CS4

What do you think?
« Last Edit: May 02, 2010, 01:12:43 PM by MGebhart »
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2010, 01:31:10 PM »
Here is a version using DOF
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2010, 01:34:54 PM »
Whew Marc. I like Anty02 the best. I hope you decide to make a larger image sometime.
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2010, 01:43:51 PM »
How much larger? I thought 1200 x 750 would work for most monitors.
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2010, 01:52:25 PM »
Nice! :)

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2010, 02:49:15 PM »
I like  Anty02  the most , but maybe there is a little too much unsharp?
This is subjective of course . It is really nice as it is  :)
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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2010, 03:14:38 PM »
I prefer Anty03DOF. The translucency adds a lot to the picture! Great!

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2010, 04:28:37 PM »
Wow. It looks even better. How the hell did you figure that out dandelO :D

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Re: Ants Final
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2010, 04:39:24 PM »
Looks cool! :)