Help and Opinions Sought

ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
edited February 2015 in Art Studio

I need help in determining which version of the image to go with. Which is more appealing to you? Striking?

Help would be great in figuring out how to get the dino's scales to pop. I have tried a few things and will post my surface settings later today.

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  • SteveM17SteveM17 Posts: 952
    edited December 1969

    I prefer the first image, it leaves some work to the viewers imagination.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    SteveM17 said:
    I prefer the first image, it leaves some work to the viewers imagination.

    Thanks for taking the time. Really appreciate it.

    Still tweaking and getting everything dialed in.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited February 2015

    So here's my settings for the dino's skin. ANY input, suggestions, ANYTHING will help...

    I want the skin and details to appear textured and "bumped".

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,725
    edited December 1969

    I tend to go with the displacement and bump strengths at 100% and then increase the positive and negative aspects of each one of those. You've left the settings for positive and negative relatively tame. Try putting the displacement and bump strengths at 100% and change the settings for positive and negative more dramatically.

    I also like the first render the best.

  • NeilV_1NeilV_1 Posts: 442
    edited December 1969

    I agree when I set up bump and displacement settings I always leave the strength at 100% and adjust the the positive and negative settings

    I with also do a quick test render with out the texture on so I can see how just the bump and displacement are working (using the undo button after the render puts the texture back)

    looking at your image I would try setting your displacement at -0.5 and 0.5 but you may want to go up to -1.0 and 1.0 you with need to play and see what looks better.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    Novica and NeilV 1, thank you so very much!! I'm playing with those values now. Will post results when I can.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    Getting there...

    Thank you again for the help NeilV 1 and Novica!!

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,725
    edited December 1969

    Kudos- much better.
    And you're very welcome- glad it worked out.

  • NeilV_1NeilV_1 Posts: 442
    edited December 1969

    Looks much better glad you have it working and looking better

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    Thoughts on the "final" anyone?

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,725
    edited December 1969

    I liked the previous one better, frankly. The teeth went a tad too dark for my preferences, and the girl's face seems washed out. I could see the details of the bumps much better in the previous one, and you had more contrast in the lighting with some areas lit and others a bit darker.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited February 2015

    Something more along the lines of this?

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,725
    edited December 1969

    BINGO! :)
    That's my opinion, others may like the darker one better. Very nice render and I love the girl's expression.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    Novica said:
    BINGO! :)
    That's my opinion, others may like the darker one better. Very nice render and I love the girl's expression.

    Thank you!

    I'm doing a series on Charlotte and Dino. Inspired by my 4 mth old and her orange triceratops.

  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited February 2015

    Made a few adjustments and am pretty happy with this one. I am completely open to any and all suggestions as I'm sure I'll keep tweaking :)

    Thank you again for your help!

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  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    I have been working on Charlotte...

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  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited February 2015

    And more...

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  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited February 2015

    Charlotte 23FEB2015

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  • ShawnBoothShawnBooth Posts: 465
    edited December 1969

    I like this -

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