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Show Us Your Bryce Renders! Part 6
Posted: 09 March 2014 04:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1366 ]
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Horo - 09 March 2014 03:52 AM

@David - this is a rare case when I like the DS materials better than the new ones. It reminds me of my Nilfisk vacuum cleaner. Though the glass parts are absolutely superior in the render with the Bryce materials.

Nice countryside you passed through on your way. What was the destination? Manchester, the Wirral, ..?

Wales didn’t appear very flat to me. Been to the Wye Valley (Tintern Abbey) on a mystery tour from the British Rail a few years ago in 1971.

Aye, I was reminded of that too.  All the materials though are sort of DS but how they appear to start with is a unintended consequence of the bridge.  A happy accident it reminds you of your Nilfisk (mine never looked that shiny though) - more like the adjusted material in my case.

The destination was https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Hayfield/@53.3787592,-1.9492641,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x487bcb53f54a5eb7:0x1f2caa32906d4fcc

Wales as I understand it is definitely not flat.  But all I remember was the interminable rain!  Pam will no doubt correct me, but that’s how I found it.  Decidedly soggy.  Didn’t help that we were in a tent.

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Posted: 09 March 2014 04:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1367 ]
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Ah, near Manchester, then. Oh, my Nilfisk also lost a bit of its shininess over the 40+ years I’ve been using it.

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Posted: 09 March 2014 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1368 ]
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David Brinnen - 09 March 2014 04:01 AM
Horo - 09 March 2014 03:52 AM

@David - this is a rare case when I like the DS materials better than the new ones. It reminds me of my Nilfisk vacuum cleaner. Though the glass parts are absolutely superior in the render with the Bryce materials.

Nice countryside you passed through on your way. What was the destination? Manchester, the Wirral, ..?

Wales didn’t appear very flat to me. Been to the Wye Valley (Tintern Abbey) on a mystery tour from the British Rail a few years ago in 1971.

Aye, I was reminded of that too.  All the materials though are sort of DS but how they appear to start with is a unintended consequence of the bridge.  A happy accident it reminds you of your Nilfisk (mine never looked that shiny though) - more like the adjusted material in my case.

The destination was https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Hayfield/@53.3787592,-1.9492641,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x487bcb53f54a5eb7:0x1f2caa32906d4fcc

Wales as I understand it is definitely not flat.  But all I remember was the interminable rain!  Pam will no doubt correct me, but that’s how I found it.  Decidedly soggy.  Didn’t help that we were in a tent.

Well I admit it can get a wee bit damp up here.  Strangely enough Wales was a fave holiday destination before we actually moved here, and we were usually lucky with weather when on holiday. I remember one holiday when it rained on the last day of the holiday, and we had to pack wet tents, and another when we had a dampish holiday when staying in Prestatyn Pontins. That was, coincidently, the year everyone was worrying about radio active rain and were refusing to go out in it when it did rain.
However one year we had a holiday when Wales was in drought conditions and the farmers etc were praying for rain. so 2 years out of 9 or 10 wasn’t a bad average.

Mostly, especially when we have been in North Wales the main problem has been low flying clouds. When we were camping once in Snowdonia National Park area we were mainly woken in the morning by the RAF jets doing a fly past, below us it appeared.

One morning they didn’t fly, because of low flying clouds and everyone on the camp site overslept.  lol

On a car note, the first camping holiday we had in Wales I was chugging around in a Vauxhall HA Viva, vintage 1963, and she coped with the Welsh mountains very well, despite being almost 15 years old. We did in excess of 1200 miles that holiday.

 

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Posted: 09 March 2014 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1369 ]
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David Brinnen - 09 March 2014 02:54 AM
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@David:  Congrats on the car.  Beautiful country you drove through, thanks for the photos.  Material experiments look really good.  I guess I’m of two minds about the model.  With the material it came with it looks like a right out of the box machine.  With your modifications it looks like it’s seem some use.  I think both would be valid, depending on the atmosphere of the scene being created.  Thanks for another great Wings video.

I see your point Jamie, however, the aim of the modifications was not to change the appearance of the materials but to restore and as far as possible (and keeping to the spirit of the settings) as they should of been sent over from DS.  DAZ Studio does not do a good job of interpreting material settings for Bryce, in spite of them being stablemates, they do not talk the same language.  If I’d have chosen a figure, the high level of reflection would have been more obviously wrong, in this case, being metal, we can imagine it is just a very shiny “alien” metal - you know the sort?  We used our sharpest drills on it and it hasn’t even scratched the surface!

Okay, I missed the reason in the video why you were modifying the material.  It all seems rather strange to me with regards to transferring material correctly from one program to another.  When the bridge was developed, this should have been one of many things that should have been tested.

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Posted: 10 March 2014 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1370 ]
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Jay-Hope your connection is fixed soon

Guss – Thanks

Fran – Thanks, adorable Pinto. Your work is amazing.

Horo – Thanks

David – Congrats on your win, and thanks for the new videos.

Chohole – Love the 2nd render –I agree with the other it looks like an old photo.

Goshtac- awesome space scene

My attempts at David’s tutorial my take on the 3 hypertextures from

Hypertexture driven high contrast gel lit rendering - by David Brinnen

 

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Posted: 10 March 2014 06:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1371 ]
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mermaid010 - 10 March 2014 02:57 AM

David – Congrats on your win, and thanks for the new videos.

My attempts at David’s tutorial my take on the 3 hypertextures from

Hypertexture driven high contrast gel lit rendering - by David Brinnen

 

You are welcome, and the renders turned out well, I hope you are pleased with the results?

Just a head’s up for anyone interested.  My shop is on sale with the MM at the moment - http://www.daz3d.com/david-brinnen or at least much of it is, due to a collaboration on materials I’ve done with Forbidden Whispers over on the Dark Side.  But never the less, good time to pick up something if there is anything you fancy.

 

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Posted: 10 March 2014 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1372 ]
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@mermaid:  Really nice results you have there.

@David:  I fancy quite a lot, and a lot has to wait.

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Posted: 10 March 2014 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1373 ]
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Jeez…imagine you’ve been living in the dark ages (partial power, and no ‘net contact) for the last month or so and, suddenly, your phone rings at 10pm tonight - being informed by a technition that you are now connected…phew (what a relief….was near to insanity - not conecting to the outside world, and the Bryce forum).

Mermaid, and, of course, others I’m failing to mention (so sorry) - many thanks for your comments. So, back in business again - ‘til the next storm smile

David...WOW..a car…congrats - I love Ebay (saves a ton on books, CDs/DVDs and all other things etc.,).

Have to go and catch up with the latest Bryce posts, and looking forward to the next Bryce challenge - wonder what’s going through Trish’s mind right now topic-wise…;) No pressure, Trish - only a thousand or so Bryce viewers are waiting…hahaaaa (sorry, must be my net-connection enthusiasm wink ). Have to admit, though, your work was one of my favs and had it as a wallpaper for a while when it first came out. Guess, I won in a way, too wink

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Posted: 10 March 2014 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1374 ]
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I have the theme, I just have to write up the thread.

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Posted: 10 March 2014 11:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1375 ]
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Well here is sort of a Bryce render.  Actually it’s just the background that the the Bryce part, the foreground was rendered in DS.  I entered this, titled “secret meeting” into a contest, but alas, did not win.  Are there any big issues with it that anybody think stands out (other than choosing a different subject entirely)?  I tried to get those yellow lights on the ground to look kind of like city lights, but they were kind of dim.  Since I have no idea what kind of world or architecture or technology level applies to this drawing, I was hesitant to try to make anything resembling a modern cityscape.
  I need to get rid of the ambient on the dark purple-black dress, I think that looks bad even though it was the only way to get the reflection on the back.
  Lighting was totally made up, since doing it right would have left it too dark to see.
  I’m also aware the sky isn’t purple, but I took a few liberties there because I really liked that particular accident.
  I considered having the clouds lit in areas by the moon rather than being an evenly wispy grey, but wasn’t sure if that would look bad or good, and I would have completely missed the entry deadline had I tried and not gotten it right the very first try out of pure luck.

  Oh yeah, and I started to try to use the Bryce starfield and moon before abandoning those completely.  Does anybody have a good nice starfield recommendation for Bryce?

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Posted: 10 March 2014 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1376 ]
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@Jay:  Getting a phone call at 10 PM to let you know you’re reconnected to the world is better than never receiving a call.  You could still be waiting on repairs when in fact they had been made.  Happy reading.

@Sean:  I like your latest scene, and the color of the sky.  I had to enlarge the image to see the lights you mentioned, and perhaps a little less haze will help let them be seen better.  Otherwise, my not so experienced eyes don’t see anything else I would change.

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Posted: 10 March 2014 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1377 ]
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Jay: you are so funny… I am glad you are re-connected now…..I have already picked out a topic…but I think its up to Pam to say what it is ..Don’t know if I am supposed to or not…..sorry…..Thank you for saying you liked my render….maybe that was the luck I needed for you to put it on your desktop be sure and do that next time also….LOL
Sean: I don’t see a think wrong with your render…I like that it was made in both programs…and the city lights from the ground was a great idea….of course you will know I love the sky being purple ...What was the theme of the contest??

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Posted: 11 March 2014 02:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1378 ]
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@Jay - there used to be two things that must not fail: water supply and electricity. No water means no coffee while you wait until the water comes back. No electricity means no light to read a book while waiting. Communication is the new third. Its absence is is very hard to bear: the world collapses into our small environment.

@Sean - that’s a very nice scene, I think it’s difficult to improve on it. Stars are always a bit difficult to get right in Bryce. There is Universe Image Creator (http://www.diardsoftware.com/) which may be used to create backdrops. The version offered on the website is 1.63 from 2000. The image size is fix 640 x 480 but several images could be tiled. I have an unlicensed version but I hardly ever used it. Though it has some potential.

@mermaid010 - those shapes came out nicely.

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Posted: 11 March 2014 02:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1379 ]
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Sean Riesch - 10 March 2014 11:18 PM

Oh yeah, and I started to try to use the Bryce starfield and moon before abandoning those completely.  Does anybody have a good nice starfield recommendation for Bryce?

Found this: http://3docean.net/item/hdri-spherical-sky-panorama-2103-night-stars/3361993?ref=mengqiqi
But haven’t had an excuse to purchase it yet. smile

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Posted: 11 March 2014 04:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1380 ]
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Something I just fancied doing.

Bryce 7.1 Pro Easy - Spooky trees in Dan’s fog - by David Brinnen

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