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Title: Micks WIP
Post by: mhaze on February 01, 2018, 02:36:59 PM
Not happy with POV, veg, water, rock in water, snow and sky. I like the rock so lots of fiddling still to do!
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Post by: Hannes on February 01, 2018, 03:06:48 PM
Wow, great start, Mick!!
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Post by: cyphyr on February 01, 2018, 03:24:46 PM
Great start and good shapes you got going there. Looking forward to more :)
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Post by: luvsmuzik on February 01, 2018, 03:52:27 PM
 :)
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Post by: mhaze on February 01, 2018, 04:25:28 PM
Thanks, if I ever find the magic I'm looking for it might be a good entry.
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Post by: Artice-3d on February 01, 2018, 10:16:15 PM
mhaze, amazing shape actually  :o ;) ::)  I will watch over you  :-X 8) ;D
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Post by: Kadri on February 01, 2018, 10:34:29 PM

I like those rock structures.
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Post by: KlausK on February 01, 2018, 11:51:44 PM
Really great structures. And quite a believable sense of scale in the whole scenery.
CHeers, Klaus
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Post by: Oshyan on February 02, 2018, 04:29:39 AM
Ooo, very promising.

- Oshyan
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Post by: Dune on February 02, 2018, 05:38:54 AM
Terrific start, that's for sure. I don't mind the rock in the water. It gives a point of attention. Maybe a more dramatic POV would be interesting too, closer to that rock perhaps.
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Post by: mhaze on February 02, 2018, 09:33:15 AM
Thanks all, I must admit I'm struggling to find the camera angel, pov etc needed to give the wow factor.  I'll just keep on truckin and hope I get there!
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Post by: Danny on February 02, 2018, 11:07:43 PM
Very nice
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Post by: bobbystahr on February 04, 2018, 03:07:23 PM
Thanks all, I must admit I'm struggling to find the camera angel, pov etc needed to give the wow factor.  I'll just keep on truckin and hope I get there!

You don't know struggling...I've deleted now 14 attempts...gonna try again today as Sunday is a good creative day for me...
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Post by: mhaze on February 05, 2018, 07:52:57 AM
Only 14!  I don't want to boast but this was about the148th attempt!
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Post by: cyphyr on February 05, 2018, 09:21:01 AM
Haha, thus is the way of Terragen ... I have 109 tgd's in the challenge folder so far. I expect to double it by the end of play :)
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on February 14, 2018, 12:08:41 AM
Surely my favorite currently to this day for this contest!
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Post by: mhaze on February 14, 2018, 09:11:05 AM
Not the Latest but lots more done and to do!
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Post by: Danny on February 17, 2018, 01:58:57 AM
Not the Latest but lots more done and to do!

Killer update Mick.
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Post by: luvsmuzik on February 17, 2018, 12:58:34 PM
Opened this on big screen tv.....WOW
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Post by: bobbystahr on February 18, 2018, 07:03:22 PM
WOW loooove them icicles, well done on them. and a top 5 render already...
Title: Re: Micks WIP some more ideas
Post by: mhaze on February 22, 2018, 08:44:08 AM
Making progress not sure which format I'm going to use yet. LOTs to do.


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Post by: Hannes on February 22, 2018, 09:04:33 AM
Wow, the second one is brillant!!
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Post by: cyphyr on February 22, 2018, 09:06:33 AM
Great progress and fine work
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Post by: Dune on February 22, 2018, 09:36:21 AM
Yeah, the detail render rocks!
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Post by: mhaze on February 22, 2018, 09:41:39 AM
 ;D Yet another pun bites the dust!  thanks all!
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Post by: zaxxon on February 22, 2018, 12:39:51 PM
Great scene and detail work!
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Post by: bobbystahr on February 22, 2018, 03:35:28 PM
Really liking Ver 4
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Post by: SILENCER on February 24, 2018, 01:48:33 AM
EXP2_V4

That looks boss.
Keep going, you're really on to something.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on February 24, 2018, 11:46:13 AM
The clif of the two last version is excellent but in my opinion too much visual elements in the composition.I would eliminate ice that does not seem natural or at least rework.
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Post by: mhaze on February 24, 2018, 11:49:24 AM
Ice is on the to do list. It's difficult to control.  And yes it's very busy but I always do that and then cut back!
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Post by: Danny on February 25, 2018, 02:18:09 PM
Quality stuff
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Post by: mhaze on March 02, 2018, 12:08:39 PM
Latest update, strangely the little waterfalls don't reflect in the main water :(
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Post by: archonforest on March 02, 2018, 12:49:08 PM
Killer stuff!! 8)
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Post by: Hannes on March 02, 2018, 01:42:21 PM
Latest update, strangely the little waterfalls don't reflect in the main water :(

Really cool!! Hmm, no idea, why the falls don't reflect...

Some minor crits if you don't mind: I'm not quite sure about those ice things. To me they look a bit plasticky. Apart from that the scene (at least the crop) looks a bit like a jungle scene, so to me the ice is a bit out of place.
And the green you used for the vertical noise has a bit too much blue to my taste. And it's maybe too glossy. Looks a bit like wax running down the rock.

Otherwise a fantastic scene!!!
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Post by: mhaze on March 02, 2018, 02:15:27 PM
Yeah, the ice needs work and the veg is pure Scottish river!!! I'm glad you mentioned the green slime, I was in two minds about it.  I made it from memory and will have to go check out some source images.
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Post by: Dune on March 02, 2018, 04:02:54 PM
Terrific! But I agree with Hannes; my first 'complaint' was the plastic drippin' too. If you can make those into slime indeed, or just more rocky colors (and maybe add some hanging veggies), it'll much improve.
Strange about the reflection missing.
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Post by: bobbystahr on March 02, 2018, 04:18:02 PM
Agree with the other comments and agree  that as this image grows the icicles seem more out of place, it's just too dern hot in that scene for 'em...please post if y figger out why the waterfalls don't reflect so the rest of us can avoid that should we be making waterfalls, ...
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Post by: mhaze on March 02, 2018, 05:57:01 PM
I hate to loose the icicles, they were a good discovery but I suspect you may be right!  However I shall keep playing and make a last minute decision. Dune, I like the idea of hanging veg, If I can find time I'll have a play in ST. I've been trying to get ferns work but to no avail as yet.
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Post by: bobbystahr on March 02, 2018, 06:07:49 PM
I hate to loose the icicles, they were a good discovery but I suspect you may be right!  However I shall keep playing and make a last minute decision. Dune, I like the idea of hanging veg, If I can find time I'll have a play in ST. I've been trying to get ferns work but to no avail as yet.

Could you pop onto just the icicles with maybe a vine to get that hanging foliage?
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Post by: Dune on March 03, 2018, 06:14:26 AM
I just made some simple hanging stuff in Ivy Generator, very easy. On a simple pole. Only made the branches.
If you want to keep the icycles, you'd have to cover/most all in ice/snow!
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Post by: mhaze on March 03, 2018, 09:40:39 AM
Thanks for that idea Dune, I'll try Ivy Gen.  My theme was to be Spring thaw, hence the limited icicles.  I climbed ice falls like that!  I have just finished a ice free render - I think I'm going to go with that.
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Post by: René on March 03, 2018, 10:23:54 AM
This is the best rock structure I have seen so far in Terragen. I agree that the icicles look a bit odd; they add nothing to the quality that is already there I. M. O.
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Post by: mhaze on March 03, 2018, 03:59:36 PM
Thank you Rene  ;D Just finished an icicle free render and I have to agree the icicles go.
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Post by: Hetzen on March 04, 2018, 02:07:21 PM
This looks great Mick. I agree the icicles don't need to be there. You've got some great formations already.
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Post by: Danny on March 04, 2018, 04:12:57 PM
See I dig the icicles I think they really add an original element we don't see much in TG renders. If you could sort out the translucency I would say go with them
Title: Re: Micks WIP
Post by: mhaze on March 04, 2018, 04:55:43 PM
The problem is partly to do with translucency and partly the distribution of the populations.  I'll play some more if I have time.  I tend to put too much in pics so something should perhaps go.
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Post by: mhaze on March 07, 2018, 08:37:23 AM
LOTs still to do....
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Post by: luvsmuzik on March 07, 2018, 12:09:44 PM
Playing follow the leader? NICE!
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Post by: cyphyr on March 07, 2018, 12:37:27 PM
GOATS!! I just saw them lol.
I really like the shapes you are getting here and the hanging moss is a great addition.
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Post by: mhaze on March 07, 2018, 01:10:19 PM
more -
"You come down here."
"No! you come up here!"
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Post by: mhaze on April 03, 2018, 02:08:34 PM
Final!  I have to go away for a few days and won't have time to do more :(  I would have liked to worked more on the little waterfall.
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Post by: luvsmuzik on April 03, 2018, 02:11:27 PM
WONDERFUL image!  This would make an outstanding print! Safe travel. :)
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Post by: bobbystahr on April 03, 2018, 02:18:52 PM
I know the feeling, I almost always feel I've forgotten something on a big project bur sometimes having a 'time' restriction gets more stuff actually finished...great image and Good Luck.
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Post by: Dune on April 03, 2018, 04:02:48 PM
Your rocks are extremely cool. Maybe a tad too even, maybe some pf displacement would be in place to break the straightness. Too bad you have to go and leave this wonderful work. Good luck with your entry!
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Post by: j meyer on April 03, 2018, 05:12:24 PM
 8) Very nice and painterly.
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Post by: mhaze on April 03, 2018, 06:37:46 PM
Thanks all.
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Post by: Danny on April 03, 2018, 07:04:31 PM
Very nice, I would suggest darkening up the atm to make it more spooky, however you might loose all that amazing details going on. Either way Mick, that is great render. Top 3 will be tough this year
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on April 05, 2018, 01:38:49 PM
Excellent your cliff! The aspect of the rendering is special, it makes me think of a painting!
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Post by: mhaze on April 09, 2018, 04:49:41 PM
Thankyou.
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Post by: Kadri on April 09, 2018, 05:03:19 PM

Nice image. Yes it kinda looks like a painting to me too.