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General => Image Sharing => NWDA Iceland Contest => Topic started by: fleetwood on November 21, 2014, 03:06:40 PM

Title: Sketches
Post by: fleetwood on November 21, 2014, 03:06:40 PM
Some trial renders. Fake stones as ice (bad idea but this ice look on stones seems doable, yet very, very bad on render time), fake moss on rocks, a test terrain.
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Post by: TheBadger on November 21, 2014, 04:46:07 PM
those ice rocks are great!!
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Post by: Danny on November 21, 2014, 04:48:24 PM
Looking very good out of the gate
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Post by: choronr on November 21, 2014, 05:41:31 PM
Agree, those ice/rocks and moss look very good.
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Post by: Kadri on November 21, 2014, 05:44:11 PM
Looks great.
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Post by: Oshyan on November 21, 2014, 09:40:04 PM
Yes, I think those ice "rocks" actually look very good. Maybe long render times, but might be worth experimenting further!

- Oshyan
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Post by: Dune on November 22, 2014, 07:41:49 AM
Yes, that would be an interesting direction to take. I also like the last one, especially the cold look of it, though perhaps a bit 'simple' (not meant condecendingly).
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Post by: Kadri on November 23, 2014, 11:56:15 PM

Ulco after your post i looked ones again at the last image and yes it does have a nice photographic feel actually.
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Post by: Dune on November 24, 2014, 09:17:50 AM
Yes, I also have the feeling it's often more difficult to get a photographic quality in more complicated scenes, with an extensive foreground e.g.
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Post by: fleetwood on November 24, 2014, 07:04:48 PM
Thanks for all comments.

 I didn't mean the ice was bad for appearance, but as a stones shader it is impractical for placement and render time ( the ice example is only detail .5 AA 5 and still took 8 hours -  with higher detail with this set of ice shaders on stones becomes near impossible to finish a bucket). I haven't run across lots of randomly scattered chunks of ice just laying about in a "normal" landscape.  I think better use of this ice will be on placing limited individual displaceable objects instead of more difficult to control random fake stones.
 
I think the upper 2/3 of the mountain sketch is ok, but in the bottom third lacks realism, so the foreground needs work to match the top portion.
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Post by: Oshyan on November 24, 2014, 07:10:24 PM
http://www.lightcrafter.com/ice-on-jokulsarion-beach-iceland

:D

- Oshyan
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Post by: fleetwood on November 24, 2014, 11:32:10 PM
Wow ! I stand corrected, but maybe hard to accept for most people as real for a render due to being in the unfamiliar category.
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Post by: Oshyan on November 25, 2014, 12:37:22 AM
Iceland is the theme for the unusual and the unexpected. :)

- Oshyan
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Post by: TheBadger on November 25, 2014, 01:34:00 AM
 ;D true dat!
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Post by: FrankB on November 25, 2014, 10:30:31 AM
Some really good stuff going on here! The mossy rocks are awesome, and the last image is quite impressive, but it will be hard to work with the low lights / shadows that cover the entire scene.
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Post by: inkydigit on December 01, 2014, 11:07:24 PM
Love the ice and rocks... Be nice to see them combined in a wider shot?
:)
J
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Post by: gregtee on December 06, 2014, 02:31:26 PM
For my money I'd keep developing your third render.  I could imagine a lot of possibilities with that one.