54th Bryce Render Challenge (Majestic Animals)

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    drachenlords - well, now that's a cool idea, and superbly done.

  • ed3Ded3D Posts: 1,601
    edited September 2022

    drachenlords said:

    @ Horo:
    Dinokondasnake - when did you take the photo? *lol*
    Looks fantastically realistic.

    _  it was on an trip with  National Geographic     (;

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,525
    edited September 2022

    Drachenlords: Two fantastic renders. I feel for the frog!

    adbc, Sorry, but for me this is not an improvement. Now the dinobird is too much in the middle of the frame for me. I would have tipped the right wing down (and left wing up) in the original scene, so that the right wing was in the frame, but otherwise the animal was in the same spot.

    This might be my last entry, though I am thinking about another one (with a bigger animal). There are five flamingo's with multiple instances, mostly for the ones that are already in the air. They are from the Songbirds (previously at Hivewire 3d, now available at Renderosity). The background terrain is the tiled terrain I used before. The sky is a HDRI by David Brinnen and Horo. The water is one infinite plane and a flattened cube with a higher frequency texture. And there is one droplet instanced many, many times.

    I call it: Flamingo's are go!

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  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,499

    Hansmar : thanks for the comment. To me both look OK and I prefer not to mess with the wings of the bird, as you explained and probably make it worse, it's a contest so let the judges decide, the second  being the final one. Great flamingo render, beautiful droplet effect on the water.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Hansmar - very nicely done flamingo scene.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 4,132

    Hansmar - a beautiful scene, though a bit busy for me, great water texture and droplets.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130
    edited September 2022

    My second entry.
    Title: Dorpodon at Home
    Used: Dorpodon, High Resolution Terrains 1 and Hyper Textures Base.

    Dorpodon at Home

     

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,525

    adbc said:

    Hansmar : thanks for the comment. To me both look OK and I prefer not to mess with the wings of the bird, as you explained and probably make it worse, it's a contest so let the judges decide, the second  being the final one. Great flamingo render, beautiful droplet effect on the water.

    I guess I did not explain my idea very well. What I meant was a small rotation of the full animal where the right end would get somewhat lower and the left end somewhat higher. So no messing with the mesh at al. But, it all is up to the artist and, anyway, it is already great! 

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,525

    adbc, Horo, Mermaid, Thanks very much.

    Horo, Majestic render (and animal) indeed. Very well lit. I suppose you used your mirror box and the canopy of the trees is actually a terrain?

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 4,132

    Horo - an excellent render, awesome forest and lighting

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Hansmar - thank you. Yes, two terrains one above and one below and the "trees" are actually a bunch of symmetrical lattices, the whole stuff in a mirror box, a bit blueish haze and an HDRI as the only light source.

    mermaid - thank you.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,499
    edited September 2022

    Horo : fantastic render, the colours and setting is awesome.

    Hansmar : I tried what you suggested and indeed the bird looks better in his initial position, rotated a bit. Horo and yourself gave contradictory comment, both specialists in Bryce, it was a bit confusing to me and I don't want to offend anyone. I just hope I get it right this time

     

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  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 4,132

    Adbc - this version looks great too, actually to me all three are awesome.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130
    edited September 2022

    adbc - thank you. Ideas and recommendations may differ, in the end, of the artist is always right. I also like this version very much.

    My third entry.
    Title: Dragon Sculpture
    Used: Millenium Sub Dragon LE, Small World HDRI and Hyper Textures Expansion. The HDRI used is the modified-for-Bryce "Footprint_Court" HDRI from the DVD to the book "The HDRI Handbook 2.0" by Christian Bloch. Rendered with DOF.

    Dragon Sculpture

    Replaced by a new render.

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,525

    adbc, I agree with Horo: recommendations may differ, for various reasons. Ideas on how to put things in a picture are largely also based on personal preferences. And, by the way, while Horo is a Bryce expert, I am just a struggling amateur. Nevertheless, this is a great render, in all versions. You can choose the one you like best.

    Horo, what a great render. Love the light through the wings. Though I suppose it is all logical. I do find the contrast of the pedestal versus the floor a bit strong. It leads to the perception (incorrect, I assume), that the pedestal is not on the floor. Perhaps you can add a little light on front part of the floor, without additional light on the pedestal? Just my personal suggestion, of course.

     

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,499

    mermaid, Horo, Hansmar : thank you. I'll stick to the third version of the "Land before time", after all definitely the best one, thanks for the help.

    Horo : cool idea, superb render, great lighting.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Hansmar - thank you. I agree that the lower part of the stand is a bit on the bright side, though it is light that comes from below as can be seen from the shadows on the floor. Perhaps I try a faint negative light to see whether it can be improved.
    "... while Horo is a Bryce expert, I am just a struggling amateur". I have to add that while you are an artist, I am just a tech guy with an interest in creating pictures without any art education and sometimes I get something good just by accident.

    adbc - thank you.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Hansmar - thanks again, I rerendered the scene with a less bright pededstal and replaced it above.

  • Yellow PenYellow Pen Posts: 797
    edited September 2022

    Drachenlords: Africa is great... and fantastic light and atmosphere.

    Frog`s Adventure is... a nightmare surprisewink, poor frog....

    Hansmar: Flamingos are beautiful. Nice entry.

    Horo: Dorpodon is a beautiful entry too. And your Dragon Sculpture is beautiful.... I love the DOF effect.

    adbc: very well done, yes.

     

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  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Thank you Yellow Pen.

  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,499

    Horo : great improved render.

    Yellow Pen : thank you.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Thank you adbc.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 4,132

    Horo-  Dragon Sculpture is superb

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130

    Thank you mermaid.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,525
    edited September 2022

    Thanks, Yellow Pen.

    Horo, Yes, looks more natural to me (even if it is not smiley).

    Oops, posted some renders in the wrong thread! See them now in the 'show us your renders' thread, please.

     

     

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  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 4,132

    Hansmar - very nice renders but I think you posted in the wrong thread. wink

  • HoroHoro Posts: 9,130
    edited September 2022

    Hansmar - two very nice scenes, I like the second more. There are probably a lot of beautiful fish in the river, though I cannot see them devil

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  • adbcadbc Posts: 2,499

    Hansmar : two beautiful scenes, different POV, I also prefer the second one.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,525
    edited September 2022

    mermaid010 said:

    Hansmar - very nice renders but I think you posted in the wrong thread. wink

    Thanks, Mermaid! I made a mistake, indeed.

    Thanks, Horo and adbc. I moved them to the correct thread now.

     

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  • NGartplayNGartplay Posts: 2,171

    Spuddy, really like the elephant.

    Hansmar....that ant one is CREEPY!!!   yikes...shiver.  It's excellent though...nice composition

    adbc - lovely winter scene.  The coloring in the sky is pretty.

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