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The Realism Challenge - Biased VS Unbiased Showdown
Posted: 17 February 2013 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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evilproducer - 17 February 2013 10:15 AM
Harry Dresden - 17 February 2013 09:55 AM

I meant my challenge to carfor but agreed. Lol. We’ll go with the fruit if everyone is happy with that. Downloading as we speak.


Go ahead with the fruit if you wish. I’m not using a still life to show off what Carrara’s renderer can do versus another. I think if you want to show off your render engine of choice, you should find some gee-whiz feature that the other renderer either can’t do, or can do, but with more difficulty. Otherwise this challenge is akin to seeing which car handles better in a school zone: The Prius or the Volt.

Let’s just stick to an open render challenge. Skin, cars, houses, smurfs…anything that’s real man. Hmmm…should smurfs be in there? LOL

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I don’t know how everybody else sees the world, but this comes close to what I see as Realism!

Cowrarra Froot!  No lights, just glow channels.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Sockratease - 17 February 2013 10:25 AM

I don’t know how everybody else sees the world, but this comes close to what I see as Realism!

Cowrarra Froot!  No lights, just glow channels.


If you used IL then it would get real trippy!

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Sockratease - 17 February 2013 10:25 AM

I don’t know how everybody else sees the world, but this comes close to what I see as Realism!

Cowrarra Froot!  No lights, just glow channels.

W0t?? No Cows?!

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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evilproducer - 17 February 2013 10:27 AM
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I don’t know how everybody else sees the world, but this comes close to what I see as Realism!

Cowrarra Froot!  No lights, just glow channels.


If you used IL then it would get real trippy!

Hmmm…

OK, I’ll bite.

What is IL?

I’ve heard of GI, and AO - even IBL and HDRI(L) but not IL.

I’m terrible with acronyms rolleyes

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Gee really this again? I’ve always been of the impression that it’s not the tools that create but the person using the tools. I’ll link to two of my old ones and you figure out what they were done wih.
http://jaderail.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/art/Bruuna-by-JJW-296745874?_sid=2bc68410
http://jaderail.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/art/A-moment-in-time-316364781?_sid=4bf3f581

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Harry Dresden - 17 February 2013 10:28 AM
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I don’t know how everybody else sees the world, but this comes close to what I see as Realism!

Cowrarra Froot!  No lights, just glow channels.

W0t?? No Cows?!


What do you think is behind the blanket? wink

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Harry Dresden - 17 February 2013 10:28 AM
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I don’t know how everybody else sees the world, but this comes close to what I see as Realism!

Cowrarra Froot!  No lights, just glow channels.

W0t?? No Cows?!

Of course there’s Cows in there.  But they had nothing in the glow channel of their shaders, and are not showing because there’s no lights.

EDIT - Yer too fast fer me, O Evil One!

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I’ll play.  I did have to add the sig (because this is for something else) to the image after rendering.  The render itself is untouched, though (and man was it painful to leave it alone!  So…. tempted….).  Sorry if that disqualifies the image.  smile

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Sockratease - 17 February 2013 10:30 AM

Hmmm…

OK, I’ll bite.

What is IL?

I’ve heard of GI, and AO - even IBL and HDRI(L) but not IL.

I’m terrible with acronyms rolleyes


If only your cow had top incisors!


IL= Indirect Light under Carrara’s GI render settings in the Render Room. Skylight is also under the GI settings. I always assumed when someone said they used full GI that they had the Indirect Light and Skylight boxes checked.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Jaderail - 17 February 2013 10:31 AM

Gee really this again? I’ve always been of the impression that it’s not the tools that create but the person using the tools. I’ll link to two of my old ones and you figure out what they were done wih.
http://jaderail.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/art/Bruuna-by-JJW-296745874?_sid=2bc68410
http://jaderail.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/art/A-moment-in-time-316364781?_sid=4bf3f581


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Edited to add, that those are some beautiful images you’ve done.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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evilproducer - 17 February 2013 10:15 AM
Harry Dresden - 17 February 2013 09:55 AM

I meant my challenge to carfor but agreed. Lol. We’ll go with the fruit if everyone is happy with that. Downloading as we speak.


Go ahead with the fruit if you wish. I’m not using a still life to show off what Carrara’s renderer can do versus another. I think if you want to show off your render engine of choice, you should find some gee-whiz feature that the other renderer either can’t do, or can do, but with more difficulty. Otherwise this challenge is akin to seeing which car handles better in a school zone: The Prius or the Volt.

oh, well I thought the object was to show off the rendering aspecting of things, my bad.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I’d probably fall into the “the artist’s talent/craft is more significant than the tools used” camp because I’ve seen amazing renders with both biased and unbiased renders.  Those are the images that are memorable,  or strike a cord.  Emotional impact of an image is usually more important than the technical achievement.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Jaderail - 17 February 2013 10:31 AM

Gee really this again? I’ve always been of the impression that it’s not the tools that create but the person using the tools. I’ll link to two of my old ones and you figure out what they were done wih.
http://jaderail.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/art/Bruuna-by-JJW-296745874?_sid=2bc68410
http://jaderail.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/art/A-moment-in-time-316364781?_sid=4bf3f581

Not cool. If you don’t like the topic then don’t spoil it for the rest. And if you actually read the intro you’d have realised the point is exactly to prove that it’s the artist that makes the tool.

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Posted: 17 February 2013 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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well everyone has their own toolbox and workflow..  you never know what will show up in a thread like this one..

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