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Offline FrankB

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Another little teaser with water transparency
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:49:18 PM »
Hi guys,

I've fiddled at bit with the latest version with water transparency, essentially to check out wether it can handle object reflections and remain stable. It's nothing special but I thought you may want to have a look. It also features a childish attempt to mimic underwater bubbles (if you look very closely), but it turns out I need more practice with that. :-)

Anyway, here it is  (1600x1000something, at 0.8 quality. Speed was very acceptable on a dual core)

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Frank

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 12:50:41 AM »
Looks great Frank. 

I also like the water grass you've used on the banks.  They look pretty realistic.
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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 01:18:05 AM »
 :o NICE!!!!

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 01:33:22 AM »
Oh, that's nice. 

Thanks for posting, Frank.
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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 08:42:07 AM »
as the others said : good and nice

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 11:04:03 AM »
This looks really good. I like transparent water of course, but also the damp sand at the edge is very effective. Can't wait for this version to be released. Thanks for this.

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 11:46:47 AM »
Nice, thanks for the peak
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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 01:26:06 PM »
Beautiful render, too realistic, I love the plants ! (Xfrog or another !)
The rocks are successful and well integrated into the riverside!
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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 08:49:22 PM »
Just great!

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008, 09:06:14 PM »
Very nice, the best yet.
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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2008, 10:27:39 PM »
bang on the money here, Frank ... excellent ... love the reflections! .. cant wait to see more!

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 04:08:01 PM »
Really nice. Plants look really good but I think if you would lighten up on the amount of small stones and add a touch of grit to the high points of the sand  would be even better.

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 11:28:40 AM »
yeah agree with joshkbar. you should try to apply some (more ?) fractal deformation to the stones and try to add some very small displacement to the ground as if it was some sand or mud ^^

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Re: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2008, 08:39:28 AM »
thanks for the suggestions, guys, but this was merely a test of the upcoming transparency and volumetric density features.
I haven't invested much time in this at all, and probably never will in this particular one.
I'm delighted though, that you still liked it despite its simplicity and imperfections.

I may revisit a similar scene in the future, though - by which time I'll make sure I pay attention to the "sand" ;-)

Cheers,
Frank

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Update: Another little teaser with water transparency
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2008, 08:15:56 AM »
not a teaser anymore, but I stumbled over this image again. I still like the scene somehow and felt I could easily make a few tweaks.
The modifications are rather subtle:
- more detail and smaller stones
- foam/bubble patches on/in the water
- slightly changes sub-surface color
- added specular highlights to the stones

It toook 8 hrs to render on 2 cores at 1600x1024 resolution.
As I said, nothing special, but I thought you may like it this way.

Cheers,
Frank

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« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 08:21:41 AM by FrankB »

 

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