Interpretation Challenge

NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849
edited February 2021 in Bryce Discussion

This may go over like a lead balloon but I'm going to if anyone wants to try this.  I have a photograph that my mother took and it has a very interesting rock in it.  The picture is boring, imo, as it lacks a subject or object of interest.  I tried making these rocks but I wasn't satisfied.

I want to pose a challenge to you to use this image to create your own interpretation.  If you choose to try and duplicate the effect on the rocks, please share with me how you did it.  It's not necessary to create the same effect.  There's birds in the left, water, rocks, sky.  Add whatever subject you want or any genre you'd like it to be.  It can be abstract to realistic to surreal.  Whatever floats your boat :)

If no one gives this a try I won't be hurt.  Only do this if you want to.  If you only want to try recreating the rocks to let me know how you did it, that's good too, doesn't have to be a scene.

Sorry that it's blurry

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  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849
    edited February 2021

    I tried this since it was my challenge.  I didn't get a result like the image but erosion seems to be the closest to this effect.  I had to have the obligatory birds and added a bunch of crabs scuttling around.  They are hard to see because I made them small again.

    How can I see what sky I have loaded in a scene?  How can I see the name of a material once I've applied it?

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,330

    NGartplay: I might try your challenge later. But on your questions: I guess there is no way to see, unless you keep your scene as such. Then you can check the sky by clicking on the sky changing option and going through the skies you have until you found the one you used. Same for the materials. A better option, of course, would be to write these things down for each scene. Unfortunately, I never do that, so I have the same issues as you with forgetting what settings, materials, etc. I used.

    I like your beach very much. Great sky as well.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849

    Thanks Hansmar.  It would have been nice if they had thought to add the names.  I guess because people edit their mats that it was not feasible.

    I had a different sky and material on this to begin with and it looked more like the rocks in the origin image but I like having shadows in my images so the sun is off the left.

    I call the picture Storm Brewing

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,179

    NGartplay : Awesome image, the beach with the crabs is a great idea and very well done.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,641

    NGartplay - I think you made a great job with that work. Copying an existing photo into a Bryce scene is quite difficult if you don't allow your own interpretation.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Very nice scene, NGartplay. I thought I posted earlier but apparently I didnt. The rocks look nice, so does the sand.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849

    adbc, Horo and mermaid010, thank you all for looking and commenting.  Happy Valentine's Day!

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400
    edited February 2021

    had a quick go ....very hard to mimic the rock formation but tried to set the scene roughly the same. ..complex .hand painted terrain eroded and mounds added  then navigated around to find suitable formation ...not very good I'm afraid  but  hey I had a go

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  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849

    Hid Spuddy, that's fabulous.  The challenge wasn't to be exact (unless you wanted to be) but your own interpretation of the rocks.  I think that your scene is beautiful.  Love the water and the rocks look so good.  Thank you for sharing the settings and having a go at this.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400

    NGartplay ...Thanks ..I know I just wanted it to be near to the original scene as a challenge to myself

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,330

    Great work, Spuddy!

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,641

    Indeed great work, spuddy.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Yes, indeed great work Spuddy

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,179

    spuddy : I agree with everyone else, this is a great job.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400

    Hansmar..Horo...mermaid010..adbc...Thank you all very much

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400
    edited February 2021

    interpretation this time.......... can mess with your head a bit the rocks look like they are perhaps mountainous but the turtle etc say's otherwise

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  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400
    edited February 2021

    another take

     

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  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400
    edited February 2021

    another take....... sorry to keep posting

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  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849
    edited February 2021

    I really like the hills in the second one and the whole construction of the scene.  The turtle closeup is excellent.  The reflections and the turtle make for such a beautiful scene.

    Are these all the same terrain?

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,330

    Spuddy: Another set of fantastic renders. Love the last one with the reflection.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400

    Thanks NGartplay  yes they are all from the terrian canvas view I posted.....; that's the beauty of making a large complex terrain you can navigate around it and find juicy views saves so much time

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,641

    spuddy - very nice examples.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Spuddy - wow very nice renders, my fav will also be the last one, beautiful reflections

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,179

    spuddy : wow, these are excellent renders, the last one is also my fav.

  • spuddyspuddy Posts: 400

    Thanks everyone...I must say I 'm fond of the last one as a composition as well .i like the intamacy with the Turtle the viewing angle gives

  • Electro-ElvisElectro-Elvis Posts: 726
    edited February 2021

    @NGartplay: I think your approach came out quite well, much better than mine.
    @spuddy: Great images, the last one is my favourite, too.

    Here my approach. I am not so happy with the rock terrain. I started with a hand painted terrain, added the terrain "Crystalline" and Mounds and Erosion. However it was fun. Thanks NGartplay.

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  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 3,849

    Very nicely done Electro-Elvis, I like the splashes.

  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 1,849

    Electro-Elvis, I think that your terrain is great.  Like the color of your water and really nice gulls.  What model is that?  Lovely render.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,641

    Nevertheless nicely done, Electro-Elvis, the spray looks great.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,330

    Very well done, Electro-Elvis, I really like it.

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