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BRYCE RENDER CHALLENGE   ♦♦♦♦♦.SUMMER EDITION ♦♦♦♦♦  “Beatiing the Heat”  ~~~~~  WIP THREAD
Posted: 07 July 2013 07:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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TheSavage64 - 07 July 2013 06:18 PM

Here’s my initial idea for this month’s theme.

The background is a 360° photo just mapped onto a cylinder (to aid the reflections as well as to provide the background) as opposed to an HDRI dome. The lighting comes from the Bryce sun and Beverly Hill HDRI. The stuff on the table are Brycified (materials changed to Bryce procedural mats) and slightly modified freebie models from the internet. The only post work (apart from changing the finished HDR from 32 bit to 8 bit)  is adding the advert headline and my signature. Rendered at 16RPP with MRD at 6 and TIR at 6 (to help with the glass). TA with scattering correction and soft shadows. Total render time a touch less than 3 hours.

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Posted: 08 July 2013 03:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Savage; Amazing!! I think you have a winner here

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Posted: 08 July 2013 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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TheSavage64 - 07 July 2013 06:18 PM

Here’s my initial idea for this month’s theme.

The background is a 360° photo just mapped onto a cylinder (to aid the reflections as well as to provide the background) as opposed to an HDRI dome. The lighting comes from the Bryce sun and Beverly Hill HDRI. The stuff on the table are Brycified (materials changed to Bryce procedural mats) and slightly modified freebie models from the internet. The only post work (apart from changing the finished HDR from 32 bit to 8 bit)  is adding the advert headline and my signature. Rendered at 16RPP with MRD at 6 and TIR at 6 (to help with the glass). TA with scattering correction and soft shadows. Total render time a touch less than 3 hours.

One minor critique, the color of the Jack Daniels in the bottle seems a bit greenish to me. What’s in the glass seems okay but a bit light but that could just be from melted ice or something it’s mixed with. All in all though Jack Daniels should be a bit more amber in color (see attachment). Other then that though great picture, I feel cooler already. smile

 

 

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Posted: 08 July 2013 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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LordHardDriven - 08 July 2013 08:10 AM

One minor critique, the color of the Jack Daniels in the bottle seems a bit greenish to me.

Yes, I agree… I think that the blue sky behind the bottle has made it go greenish… I’ll compensate for that and re-render it next chance I get.
I also think that the table could do with some more stuff on it but I don’t know what yet… Initially I thought about a pair of sunglasses.

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Posted: 08 July 2013 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Well I’ve altered the colour of the bottle now… A have also used the same amended material in the poured drink for consistency.
I also took some of the yellow colour out of the background to make the feature foreground stand out a bit more.

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Posted: 08 July 2013 02:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Now that JD does look drinkable now.  smile

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Posted: 09 July 2013 01:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I may have missed something Dave,—why are the shadows on the table in one direction and the palm trees in the opposite direction.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 05:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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No you haven’t missed much mermaid… It’s because I couldn’t get the person who took the photo I’ve used as a background to retake it when the sun was in the right direction to exactly match the ideal lighting setup for my foreground. [insert cheeky grin emoticon]...

But between other things I’m on with at the moment, I am also trying to alter the lighting to try and find a setup where the light matches better. In the photo, the sun is actually directly overhead, the shadows looking like they’re coming at the camera is down to the trees leaning slightly.

I think the solution may be to set up a radial light in roughly the same position as where the sun would be in the photograph background and set its influence to only affect the table top. Then it’s light will reduce the shadows behind my objects to virtually nothing and introduce shadows in the correct place to match the background, and all without it affecting the lighting which is at present lighting up the actual objects… I hope.

Of course adding a radial light will also increase the render time considerably so it may take a while to get around to that part.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I may be stupid, but could you just copy the background in a paint program and reverse it,so the shadows go the same way.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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TheSavage64 - 08 July 2013 02:08 PM

Well I’ve altered the colour of the bottle now… A have also used the same amended material in the poured drink for consistency.
I also took some of the yellow colour out of the background to make the feature foreground stand out a bit more.

Much better although now with the color on the JD improved the kind of washed out appearance of the lemon slice seems more noticeable.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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chohole - 09 July 2013 05:34 AM

I may be stupid, but could you just copy the background in a paint program and reverse it,so the shadows go the same way.

You can make them go left to right doing it that way but not front to back.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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LordHardDriven - 09 July 2013 08:06 AM

Much better although now with the color on the JD improved the kind of washed out appearance of the lemon slice seems more noticeable.

Hopefully that’ll get sorted out when I do the final tweaks to the lighting.
The problem is that a lemon slice is semi transparent in the segments and I’m using a short cut of just applying a photo to a 2D disc so can’t get the absolute correct effect. Again it may be that I have to apply a yellow light just to the slice to try and saturate it’s colour more.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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@Dave:  Brilliant image.  Though the last time I tasted JD it reminded me of the warning label on paint thinner cans.

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Posted: 09 July 2013 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Okay, was able to change the sky…simply by creating a huge, flat-faced mirror to hide all the grey clouds (from the horizon upwards). Tilting the mirror forward by ~ 30 degrees, it now is reflecting the aquamarine colour of the water (some transparency applied to the mirror to leave some grey sky come through).

Added in some islands, too, for extra depth, and, finally, softened the shadows. Mirror reflections etc., caused the render time to up several times the previous. In the end, work looks better, I think, and it’s got a more balmy, Caribbean look to it.

Yeah...Jack Daniels really is a gorgeous whisky…and packs a punch, too. But damn, it’s dear ~ Euro 28.00 over here (about Dollars 36.00).

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Posted: 09 July 2013 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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GussNemo - 09 July 2013 01:55 PM

@Dave:  Brilliant image.  Though the last time I tasted JD it reminded me of the warning label on paint thinner cans.

I’ve never tasted it… I’ve been teetotal all of my adult life. :-D

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