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BRYCE RENDER CHALLENGE   ►►►New Year Edition◄◄◄    Theme is   ͠͠ ͠~͠~~͠~~͠~~͠~~͠~~͠~  H2O ͠~͠~~͠~~͠~~͠~~͠~~͠~ 
Posted: 19 February 2014 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 181 ]
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JStryder - 18 February 2014 04:25 AM

Just answered my own question.  Set the refractive index to 100 and the dark spots go away.  These are PE TA renders.  Just to prove the point, here’s a render with no dark spots and no refraction in the glass.  It’s just a WIP not a contest entry (not that it matters, just trying to make Pam’s job easier)

I’m guessing your ‘dark spots’ problem is down to the render settings. If you re-apply the refraction to the glass and then in your render settings increase the Maximum Ray Depth to 8 and maybe turn Total Internal Reflection on and set it to 2 or 3, the dark spots will go away and you can have the glass refracting in a more natural way.

Hope this helps.

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Posted: 22 February 2014 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 182 ]
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Llwyn Onn  

A very old Welsh folk song, which sounds beautiful when played on the Welsh harp.

Llwyn Onn means Ash Grove, and as I had bought some Ash trees I loaded up a few , and then added a meandering streamlet, as per the lyrics. Of course as I then had water I decided to also add a weeping willow from Xfrog, which probably caused the long render times I had when rendering this premium render with soft shadows.

However I did have one problem because it needed a focal point. I was going to add ducks or swans or something similar, but the changed my mind and added some eye candy instead, in the form of RM Jared from the store, posing as a melancholy poet skinny dipping and contemplating. I thought Trish would appreciate that more than ducks LOL

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Posted: 22 February 2014 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 183 ]
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Looking really nice - even with Jaret. tongue wink

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Posted: 22 February 2014 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 184 ]
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Pam: LOL… yes you are right on… that is a lot better than ducks….Trish p.s. nice render….sorry… was busy looking at the male

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Posted: 22 February 2014 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 185 ]
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nice Picture Chohole….. grin

here’s my second entry. (Bryce crashed at the end every 5 Minutes… I need now something for my nerves, lol)

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Posted: 22 February 2014 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 186 ]
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@Horo:  Thanks for the information.  I see now why the waves look as they do. 

@yellow Pen:  Really nice scenes you’ve posted.

@JStryder:  Love the fish in a bowl in surrounding water.  Really like the shape of the vase.

@Pam:  Another very fine scene.

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Posted: 23 February 2014 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 187 ]
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@yellow Pen - very nice. I like the animals and the plants. Best is the horse because it gives a cue about the size of the mountains. Well done.

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Posted: 23 February 2014 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 188 ]
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Very nice work folks… here are my three entries.

The first might not be quite what you’re looking for, and I’ll understand
if you don’t want to take it lol.  It’s an abstract, but the only items in it are
a symmetrical lattice w/one of David’s water materials and the surrounding
mirrored spheroid, so I thought it might fly. [Or float? :D]

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Posted: 23 February 2014 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 189 ]
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Hi Folks;

Title:  “THE RIVER”

Here is the final of my entries for the H2O challenge. Lots of fun and crashes for the last week and half doing this one. Rendered in Bryce. Animals in scene from DAZ and exported to Bryce. Minor touchup of some shoreline and where 2 terrains used as water did not match up as I would have liked done with PSP9.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Best Wishes to all on the challenge - As usual, there are lots of great entries.

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Posted: 24 February 2014 01:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 190 ]
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@Trish:  I wonder how I missed your latest scene, but I did.  Love the look, especially the water.

@TLBKlaus:  Those three are really nice.  I was thinking the first one looks like the inside of the stomach.

@Bruce:  Lovely scene.

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Posted: 24 February 2014 02:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 191 ]
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Guss: that’s ok…Thank you
TLB Klaus: The last one is my choice ...I like the kitty and the metal person
Bruce: very nice water…I like the log also in there…That bird has something to eat…..LOL
yellow pen: I like your flying fish and all of the animals

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Posted: 24 February 2014 03:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 192 ]
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@TLBKlaus - nice entries. The first looks like a cave. The mermaid scene looks nice. The person in the boat has quite a good stand considering how the boat rocks in these waves.

@Bruce - nice scene, that’s quite a wild river.

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Posted: 24 February 2014 01:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 193 ]
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beautiful Pictures all grin

So I have my last entry here.
Thank you all for your nice comments.

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Posted: 24 February 2014 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 194 ]
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@ Everybody:
wow! I will just have to carpet bomb compliments to everyone posting! so many awesome renders!!

learning to animate water was and is very intense and i have a ways to go, and much more to try along these lines.
here is my last version of the water wall with the flow coming down the glass in horizontal-ish waves

the video of the animation can be found here:
http://youtu.be/UM_tqfql5Iw

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Posted: 25 February 2014 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 195 ]
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@yellow Pen:  Really like your latest scene.  Water looks really nice.

@dana:  Watched the video, but couldn’t really tell something was falling.  It might be good if you increased the reflection so a bit more light is seen on the water.

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