Old Dog New Tricks

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,053

    Wow! Thanks for doing that. Definitely checking those out this weekend when I have time to watch them. :)

  • I have to edit the video and load it but here is the final artwork for the composite I am doing in the video. After looking at it a bit I did a few tiny changes after I stopped the video running, such as adding the birds and going back and giving the dragon more saturation so she wasn't so washed out looking after the final steps. Otherwise the video covers pretty much everything that was done to add all of this together and make it one piece. Also the video is shot as i am working, I didn't pre make this piece so apologies for odd silences and mistakes. :) Hopefully some of you fine the postwork steps helpful.  I'll post the link when the video is live. 

  • deathbycanondeathbycanon Posts: 809
    edited January 11

    And here's the cover, it's already been approved by the author and should be out in a couple of weeks. 

     

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  • RakudaRakuda Posts: 170

    Great Santa image. Really like the effect of the smoke!

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 9,636

    So glad I didn't see this til you had all of them up lol. I'd have gone crazy waiting for the next! Thanks for putting this together, can't wait to watch it.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 9,636

    The videos have been very helpful thanks so much for posting them.  I've learned a couple more things and it was super helpful because I'm starting to render with the idea of compositing more and more.  I almost always render without a background and ground anymore but its useful to have an idea of doing composits of the whole scene.

  • Great Santa image. Really like the effect of the smoke!

    Thanks Brian

     

    The videos have been very helpful thanks so much for posting them.  I've learned a couple more things and it was super helpful because I'm starting to render with the idea of compositing more and more.  I almost always render without a background and ground anymore but its useful to have an idea of doing composits of the whole scene.

    Thanks Sonya, the big composite video where it all goes together had to be broken into parts. I got one up loaded and one uploading now, and probably two more tomorrow. My child was home from school today and played minecraft on my computer all day and I just got it back from her. lol 

    Today's upload of the composite piece, there will probably be another late tonight. 

    https://youtu.be/Bb--2pUd27s

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 9,636

    Haha I have to say one of the bonus's of having grown children is they have their own electronics. 

  • Haha I have to say one of the bonus's of having grown children is they have their own electronics. 

    Mine are teens and have their own electronics, but my working system is the only one powerful enough to run modded minecraft with nearly 200 mods on it in. :) 

    The videos have been up and done for a while, but I didn't get over here to post the link, it's been crazy busy. So here is a link to a playlist that has all the videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3YeTyQaOuVyglD8FyFAyjS8H_0ZsTnW

    ​ If you see anything you want me to cover again or have any questions let me know, I'm not sure i explain correctly. Also not sure if I have told you all I have neurological damage from a bad mix of medications. (Apparently Spornox and  Entocort don't mix well, but no one knew that at the time I was given them. ) It's better then it used to be, and long term memory  wasn't effected, but concentration and short term were. I can run photoshop on autopilot - so to speak - just fine, but found myself getting a little lost when having to think about it and tell what I was doing. Hopefully it's not to jumbled and you can all understand it ok. 

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 9,636

    Thanks for the links!  The ones that I have seen so far were perfectly clear and I would never have guessed there was any problem.  And if it makes you feel better, I am considered (mostly) normal, and I can't remember stuff from one page to the next.  I literally sometimes will look at something and in the process of switching over to the next page to actually do it, will forget and have to go look at it again.

  • Worlds_EdgeWorlds_Edge Posts: 790

    Love the Xmas renders, esp Santa on the owl, lol  Lovely indeed.

    I've watched all your vids and they are fantastic.  Thank you for taking the time to illustrate your process, it is very helpful.

    I still haven't had a chance to try the beauty pass method you explained, but hope to do so soon.

  • deathbycanondeathbycanon Posts: 809
    edited February 8

    Thanks Sonya & Worlds_Edge I'm glad the videos are clear and helpful. 

    Yesterday after posting the image below on facebook I received a message asking how to do the faded edge, so I made a new video showing the quick and dirty preset filter way that i used on this image and I also showed the way to do this in photoshop itself to give you more control over the edge fade. https://youtu.be/swpgyB9K0Xg

    This is a photograph of my youngest daughter by the way, not a 3D image. :) 

     

    I also finished and got author approval on the 3rd book cover.

    I'm saving all my book cover money to buy a new graphics card, I'm planning on the 1080. As I said before the new update has my system even slower then it was previously, I can't even run dforce without it crashing.  I have it about half saved so hopefully I'll be back up and running again soon. 

     

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 9,636

    Lovely daughter and great book cover!  And thank you very much for another video.  Will be watching that as soon as I can.

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