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Show Us Your Bryce Renders! Part 2
Posted: 20 November 2012 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 556 ]
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Jamahoney - 20 November 2012 02:38 PM

Savage… it’s obvious why the fireflies in your image are popping up - salts in the waves’ spray are corroding parts of the VW wink Advice, park further up the beach – like the rest of us smile

David… just a query on the lighting re: using the Premium light setup versus the Obscure light setup. I’ve tried both methods, and the lighting IS amazing, however, as the end results look the same from both, is one method better over the other? Or, should one just use the Obscure method as it seems the easier of the two?

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Tricky question.  The answer is I don’t know yet.  Bear in mind, I tend to make the video’s as I discover/uncover/invent the approaches.  I’m always pressed for time so I combine experimenting with videoing which does kind of mean the idea’s I present are almost as new to me as they are to you.  I am perhaps too keen to share my idea’s and should cook them a bit longer?

I would say this.  Gel lighting offers guaranteed even light without risk of fireflies.

With Obscure light, it is possible to make “hot spots” on the inside of the gel by either driving the effect through the IBL light inside or through a normal radial light linked to it.  This in turn can result in fireflies.

Obscure light can additionally be expanded to include glowing objects.

So maybe Obscure is better?  If it is easier then I would say yes.  Ease of use is important for something to be widely adopted.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 557 ]
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mermaid010 - 20 November 2012 05:14 AM

Impressive renders by everyone.
@ Electro-elvis – very impressive .. curious to know which material you found accidently. rolleyes

@Mermaid and @David: Thank you a lot for your comment. I can not say precisely which material it was, but at least you can find it in the metall library at “exposed”.

@Savage: I am late but I love your metallic dragon

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Posted: 20 November 2012 03:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 558 ]
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David Brinnen - 20 November 2012 01:17 PM

Aye.  I here are a few suggestions.

Set all materials to default grey - if black fireflies persist then the problem is probably an inverted normal on the model.

—>  Delete bits of the model one at a time until fireflies vanish.

—>  The bit you’ve just deleted bring it back (ctrl-z) and use “e” to mesh smooth it.

Yup, that did it. The underside mesh was causing the problems. I smoothed it and that seems to have fixed the fireflies.
I did this in another document that only had the Beetle loaded to speed up the process.
The problem now being that when I tried to open the scene with the couple on the beach next to the VW so I could fix it in the scene, Bryce crashes out… Grrrr…

Will close everything down and re start the computer, see if that sorts out that little problem… Maybe the two people and the VW (plus multiple terrains to make water and half a dozen trees) are stretching Bryce memory to it’s limit. angry

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Posted: 20 November 2012 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 559 ]
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A veritable cascade of fascinating and amusing renders hitting the thread.


Wanted to mention a technical concern when the “Click thumbnail to see full-size image” route is used for viewing. On Internet Explorer (not sure about other browsers) the new window for every image (no matter what size) is opened slightly too small and the image is resized smaller to fit. Unless you click on the image again (magnifying glass cursor) or drag the window border outwards, you are still not seeing the full sized image.

The size difference isn’t massive, but the resampling effect on the image quality is. So if you want to see what the artist posted, bear that in mind.

This happens with IE9 on Win7, and IE8 on WinXP.


(And just for added weirdness, the default Android 4 browser on my Galaxy Tab thing displays the hairy baboon avatar I used on the old forums, even though I’ve never activated it in the new forums. David Brinnen’s hard stare avatar shows too, though I’m guessing he’s turned it off)

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Posted: 20 November 2012 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 560 ]
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That’s what I see.

Edit.  And that’s me keeping an eye on you!

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 561 ]
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Rareth - 20 November 2012 07:27 AM

Render of Volumetric Clouds following the first tutorial on them

followed by rolling ways on a beach

I must say, those are some of the most convincing waves I’ve seen produced by Bryce, nice job.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 562 ]
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_ PJF _ - 20 November 2012 03:48 PM

A veritable cascade of fascinating and amusing renders hitting the thread.


Wanted to mention a technical concern when the “Click thumbnail to see full-size image” route is used for viewing. On Internet Explorer (not sure about other browsers) the new window for every image (no matter what size) is opened slightly too small and the image is resized smaller to fit. Unless you click on the image again (magnifying glass cursor) or drag the window border outwards, you are still not seeing the full sized image.

The size difference isn’t massive, but the resampling effect on the image quality is. So if you want to see what the artist posted, bear that in mind.

This happens with IE9 on Win7, and IE8 on WinXP.

For Firefox on a Mac, the problem is that when you max a picture someone’s posted and it’s bigger than the screen, the window it opens up in doesn’t open with scroll bars, so at full size, you can’t see it all, only the bit that’s already in the window… Unless you download it (right click and save to disk) and open it up in Photoshop or some other photo application.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 563 ]
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“And that’s me keeping an eye on you!”

So just ‘cos I’m paranoid doesn’t mean you’re not out to get me.

 

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 564 ]
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_ PJF _ - 20 November 2012 03:48 PM

(And just for added weirdness, the default Android 4 browser on my Galaxy Tab thing displays the hairy baboon avatar I used on the old forums, even though I’ve never activated it in the new forums. David Brinnen’s hard stare avatar shows too, though I’m guessing he’s turned it off)

Avatars were ported over from the old site, once they eventually got the avatars etc working, but they were the ones that had been added a couple of versions back, before the last site change on the old site.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 565 ]
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chohole - 20 November 2012 04:18 PM
_ PJF _ - 20 November 2012 03:48 PM

(And just for added weirdness, the default Android 4 browser on my Galaxy Tab thing displays the hairy baboon avatar I used on the old forums, even though I’ve never activated it in the new forums. David Brinnen’s hard stare avatar shows too, though I’m guessing he’s turned it off)

Avatars were ported over from the old site, once they eventually got the avatars etc working.

On a related topic.  Any idea when we can have the Bryce gallery back?  I think it was that more than anything that generated any interest in our products and so I’m kinda keen to see it make a return.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 566 ]
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We would really love to see the Galleries back, but I haven’t seen any indication of when it is likely to be. Personally I think the delay has something to do with the lack of content advisory filters, but that is my opinion, not an official one. We really need those filters. Even I have renders I can’t post here, and I am not know for doing overly “adult” stuff cool smirk

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 567 ]
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chohole - 20 November 2012 04:24 PM

We would really love to see the Galleries back, but I haven’t seen any indication of when it is likely to be. Personally I think the delay has something to do with the lack of content advisory filters, but that is my opinion, not an official one. We really need those filters. Even I have renders I can’t post here, and I am not know for doing overly “adult” stuff cool smirk

I don’t about that - look at your avatar cheese

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 568 ]
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Rareth - 20 November 2012 07:27 AM

Render of Volumetric Clouds following the first tutorial on them

followed by rolling ways on a beach

I must say, those are some of the most convincing waves I’ve seen produced by Bryce, nice job.

why thank you, the credit should go to Mr. Brinnen though, it was his tutorial that I followed. 
he is right about the clouds though, they are a bit washed out at the top, they just take forever to render out.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 569 ]
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bigh - 20 November 2012 04:33 PM
chohole - 20 November 2012 04:24 PM

We would really love to see the Galleries back, but I haven’t seen any indication of when it is likely to be. Personally I think the delay has something to do with the lack of content advisory filters, but that is my opinion, not an official one. We really need those filters. Even I have renders I can’t post here, and I am not know for doing overly “adult” stuff cool smirk

I don’t about that - look at your avatar cheese

LOL   I became a GreatGrandmother on 16th November, so I am allowed to do that sort of adult stuff.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 570 ]
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Rareth - 20 November 2012 04:45 PM
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Rareth - 20 November 2012 07:27 AM

Render of Volumetric Clouds following the first tutorial on them

followed by rolling ways on a beach

I must say, those are some of the most convincing waves I’ve seen produced by Bryce, nice job.

why thank you, the credit should go to Mr. Brinnen though, it was his tutorial that I followed. 
he is right about the clouds though, they are a bit washed out at the top, they just take forever to render out.

Well to be fair I don’t think I’ve seen David’s waves, just the results of people following his tutorial on making them. So with that in mind I would say you did a better job at following his tutorial perhaps?

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