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BRYCE RENDER CHALLENGE   ........JUNE….....  “I had this weird dream”  ~~~~~  WIP THREAD
Posted: 13 June 2013 07:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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  It’s an interesting challenge, I’ve just been tied up in two other projects and haven’t been able to do anything yet myself.

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Posted: 13 June 2013 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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jonathan - 13 June 2013 04:12 AM

... What does it mean?  Whatever you want it to.

It is fantastically weird and wonderful.

Well done Jonathan!

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Posted: 13 June 2013 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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@jonathan:  That’s a really neat looking image.  Nicely done.

I wasn’t real satisfied with my first image so I attempted to fiddle with it to improve the background, aka, material for the cube.  In my usual way of I’m not sure what this will do fashion, I tried a bit of ambience but saw things were going the wrong way.  Tried a bit of specular but didn’t notice any changes.  After removing the specular setting I rendered the image again and saw a big change, yet it wasn’t anything I consciously did.  Render finished, in a little over a minute, and I looked to see what had changed.  Apparently when resetting specular to 0 I inadvertently set metallicity to 100.  The results are shown in the image below, which I find I really like.

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Posted: 13 June 2013 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Yes Guss that does look better. More depth and a good focal point. Good job.

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Posted: 13 June 2013 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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A very interesting challenge.  I don’t come into the forums often.  Guess I should do that more often.  I love the entries so far.  Maybe some day I’ll do something worth entering a contest with.

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Posted: 13 June 2013 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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@Dave:  Thanks.  I may, one day, remember nuggets needed to create a good composition.  Vocal point, right, jotted down.  Now if only my other boo-boos turned out as nice. grin  (smiley generator still on the blink)

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Posted: 13 June 2013 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Ooooh, Jonathan, I like that…very abstract and surreal….bet you’ve been watching Soylent Green (YouTube trailer link) recently…great film.

Jay

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Posted: 14 June 2013 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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@Jay:  I’d not thought of that movie in some time, and can see how it would apply to Jonathan’s image.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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OK, throwing my hat in the ring (whatever that means). Be gentle, it’s my first render posting here after playing around with Bryce and Daz for a couple of months.  It’s definitely still a WIP. There are a number of things I’m not satisfied with, but overall I like the composition.

The Tower Bridge is courtesy of Anderson Felix Soares and Sharecg.

Any comments/suggestions appreciated. Especially with how to smooth out the edges of that pizza shaped land mass in the foreground

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Posted: 14 June 2013 03:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Gaussian edges maybe

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Posted: 14 June 2013 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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@kyricus: My only comment would be the tree(?) in the upper left.  It doesn’t seem to fit the overall scene and I find it distracting, pulling my eye away from everything else.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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@gussnemo Good point. It’s really a leftover from the start of the project when I had something different in mind.  Seeing as it’s the only tree in the scene, it does stick out quite noticeably.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 11:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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@kyricus:  Of course, in my neck of the woods it could be just another tumbleweed that blew in with the rest of them. grin  (smileys still not working)

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Posted: 15 June 2013 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I thought this theme would truly open the subject for people to post all sorts of abstract or strange stuff.
Come on everyone, the month is half over already.

My second proposed render:

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Posted: 15 June 2013 10:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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@Dave:  Nice, real nice.

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