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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:06 pm

A lot of the stuff I use over and over are Dosch and Evermotion products.I purchased them about 4 years ago and they were one of the best investments ever.But I also make a lot from images on the net,overlaying and blending in photoshop.I'm also constantly looking out for elements such as rocks leaves etc which can be easily extracted from their original image.It takes time but it means that you will have a ready made library and you can start post processing very quickly.
One thing I usually do is render out a very low res version of the model at the correct size and instantly start adding the entourage in photoshop while a hi res version of the render is cooking.Then, once the final model image is finished rendering at a higher resolution,you only have to drag and drop the hi res image in place of the low res and do some small tweaking.(I have attached a grass layer from the images, made in photoshop,feel free to use)
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby boofredlay » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:48 pm

Great, thanks for the explanation.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:00 am

1 more lakeside view with foreground depth of field added in the second image.the foreground rocks have had highlights burnt onto them in photoshop to try and make them more compatible with the lighting in the render.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby boofredlay » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:58 pm

Nice!
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Roger » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:34 pm

davidh wrote:a misty morning version of the lakeside image.the model was re-rendered with a low sun but,again,all the same vegetation was used,just darkened and a low mist added over the far bank.

Very nice, most excellent, love it!
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Stinkie » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Very nice indeed! :thumb: I like the first one best.

Edit: I think (this might very well be a matter of personal preference!) the composition could be improved. Currently, the tip of the tower is in the upper part of the image. It should be in the lower part. Think of seventeenth-century Dutch seascapes - if that makes any sense. I've been wrong before, though! 8-)
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:33 am

a distressed watercolour effect,maybe a bit too distressed!
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:35 am

a little less distressed
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Stinkie » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:54 am

I like those. :thumb:
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby thirty6 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:56 am

davidh wrote:1 more lakeside view with foreground depth of field added in the second image.the foreground rocks have had highlights burnt onto them in photoshop to try and make them more compatible with the lighting in the render.


Really nice renders, just something about the water, possibly reduce the reflection or more blur??
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:35 pm

I think looking at the above photo that the reflections in my renders should be much darker.Next render I'll try and do something similar.Its really all about getting the correct lighting.My favourite light is definetly the low evening/morning sun because its possible to get much more dramatic images.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby pbacot » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:13 pm

These are really nice! Both PR and WC. Peter
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Roger » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:22 pm

BORN TO RENDER
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby modelhead » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:35 pm

That is amazing stuff...!! :enlight:
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:05 am

The original of the last image uploaded.i.e before the watercolour effect was applied.The foreground grass element at the waters edge is made up from the grass .png I uploaded a few days ago,but with some additional elements added such as the daisy's.I think the water reflection is still too blue so I guess its back to the drawing board on that one.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Stinkie » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:47 am

The water is fine, IMHO. The way it looks fits the style. I'd look into the purple cast on the roofs' edges, though.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby allanx » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:27 pm

Wow you are indeed the Master of Post production...the water reflection fits the scene very well and also the foliage..

Thanks for sharing your stuffs...

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Re: summer/autumn

Postby pbacot » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:49 pm

All looking great. Thanks for posting.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:33 am

A"watercolour" sunset version.I think I will have to move the sky background(a layer in photoshop) over to the left, as at the moment the light on the buildings seems to be slightly different.But the mood of the scene is close to what I want to achieve.The treeline at the rear is also photoshop and when I used the "overlay" blend option,I got the effect I was looking for - an almost semi transparent,red colour as if the sun is burning thru the trees.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby tadema » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:08 pm

WOW, thats superb :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:57 pm

a jpg of the original render.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:02 pm

Thanks tadema,I must say that your images are always the ones I gravitate towards when I see a new post.Your use of textures and mood are some of the best Ive ever seen.Because we use a digital medium sometimes its easy to think that "the computer does the work".
Obviously it does to a certain degree,but the best images always have a style,imprint and a certain uniqueness that no matter how many tutorials are used ,certain "ideals" , for want of a better word,come to the fore.
For me its composition.Then its light.Then its whatever I have to work with.I dont mean that in a smart way,Im lucky that now I work for myself,so every decision is mine,good or bad.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:22 am

Another version of the previous image.The foreground was initially much darker but again I burnt highlights to try and match the background lighting.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby artysmedia » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:56 am

davidh wrote:Another version of the previous image.The foreground was initially much darker but again I burnt highlights to try and match the background lighting.


I like the mood, and atmosphere of this last one. Beautiful! :thumb:
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Roger » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:17 am

Not enough to be great, he has to be prolific too.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby solo » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:19 am

Epic!
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:58 pm

Maybe a sign that I need to take a break from rendering!(The hand on the left was downlaoded from the DeviantArt website,originally drawn by Rowen Silver)
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:03 pm

and the final image
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby Roger » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:47 pm

Clearly the right hand knows what the left hand is doing, and can render it too.
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Re: summer/autumn

Postby davidh » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:42 am

the final images in this series,just playing around with different presentation styles.
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