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cold bright hallway pic finished
show user profile  Bobbyboy
I posed a version earlier today in my WIP thread, but i had another look at it and really thought it was crap (all on the Post side, too sharp ect.)

anyway, played around with it some more and thought i would give it its own thread

And some passes and a wire

a wire

volume pass


z depth

As always i'd love to hear what you think, good or bad
Cheers guys and girls

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3/17/2009 7:09:22 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 7:09:22 AM)
show user profile  Dave
I like it, quite a lot.

I don't think the snow/ice stands out very well though... at first glance it's just a hallway, and then you notice strange things up against the lower walls and connecting to the floor. I also believe that if I didn't see the wireframe and/or know this was supposed to be a cold hallway... I wouldn't of spotted the icicles on the pipes in the top left, or had I of spotted them, I'd of been unable to tell what they were exactly.

I guess what also throws the snow off is that it's not logically placed. It looks so soft that we have to assume it's simply built up there naturally. (which doesn't make any sense)

All in all, it's a nice image, has great aesthetic value, but in my opinion falls a bit short due to the content.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/17/2009 7:39:26 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 7:40:44 AM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
love it! what lighting set up have you used for this out of interest?

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3/17/2009 7:54:28 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 7:54:28 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
I like it other than some of the snow. It's just not behaving like snow, at least not in the lower
left where there is a lip sort of.
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3/17/2009 7:54:33 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 7:54:33 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
I think thats a really cool image! No doubt.

But I never would have gotten "cold" from it....sorry.
The snow on the sides doesn't come across as snow to me at all.
Overall I got the impression it is some sci/fi view of a during a shockwave or such.
Feels like their is a shockwave warp...buckling the floow...curving the sides...etc..etc....

Dont get me wrong...still a cool image!

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3/17/2009 8:14:19 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 8:14:19 AM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
Thanks for the comments so far guys
but how can i make this look more like snow / ice?

Is it the monotone that drowns out the shades in the ice / snow, how else can i create the build up to be more realistic?

I'd appreciate any input

cheers guys

EDIT: rob- the above fluro light isn't actually doing much at all for the scene, just adds a bit to the volume. The main and only real light source in the image is a photometric area light the size of the door placed just behind it. Final gather is enabled with something like 3 bounces, the rest is in the matts and a lot in post

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3/17/2009 8:17:27 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 8:20:16 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Part of it with the snow for me is that it just looks is only on the sides,..and the edges seem oddly synthetic. Wouldnt the floor have frozen water/snow/ice on it? Its too clean to have these perfectly uniform/nicely shaped snow edges?
And there is also no show on the wall with the door?.....yet perfect little snow berms line the walls?
The overall use of the snow and enviroment here seems off....The icecicles seem 'fat' and rounded....not pointy...if yo uthink about how they are made they would not be so blunt.

Particles seem to have motion blur...but I feel like everything is blasting at me from the center....? Is it snowing in the hallway? Is that what you are going for? Because it feels odd....

My 2 cents! Again: good image!

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3/17/2009 8:33:24 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 8:33:24 AM)
show user profile  Lehmanz
Awesome stuff - really brings back the cold :P

I wish some of the big tiles were cracked or chipped in some way =) Soz if this was already mentioned before.

Good work!

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3/17/2009 8:36:46 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 8:36:46 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
I don't get a cold impression from it either. The snow doesn't read as snow at all, in fact I can't tell what it is. If snow is supposedly flying how come it piles up against the walls and all the way up to the door but nothing near the door itself. No definately not snow.
The impression I get from this image is what you see in some movies when they've drugged someone and that someone has blurry vision.
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3/17/2009 8:53:57 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 8:53:57 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Thats it Seth......good call!

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3/17/2009 9:15:20 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 9:15:20 AM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
Thanks guys for the help, i'll get back to work on this! I started it years back, a few more days of work wont hurt it, I'm going for the snow feeling and really want to achieve it (though i have never been able to justify why snow is blowing down this hallway...)


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3/17/2009 9:21:38 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 9:21:38 AM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
Here is a quick and rough attempt at making better snow / ice
If you guys think this is going in the right direction i'll refine it some more and do a better render

I'm actually thinking I'm going to split this into two versions, an original green no snow version and a blue snow version

cheers guys :)

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3/18/2009 8:38:15 PM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:45:20 PM)
show user profile  Amish bob
I think it's way too noisy. And the snow placement does'nt look natural. Frankly, I think the original was much better

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3/18/2009 9:11:30 PM (last edit: 3/18/2009 9:11:30 PM)
show user profile  flyboy9999
I don't like the lightning at all.
To many filters to mask the imperfections of the modelling and total ambiance
Too bright, to saturated and not realistic at all.
Try to practive more with a good Mental ray lighting setup and improvement of your materials
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3/19/2009 4:18:56 AM (last edit: 3/19/2009 4:18:56 AM)
show user profile  del3d
much better I think as far as ice and snow. Feels really cold. A bit of an overkill on post work maybe? Looses 3d character and becomes a photoshop illustration..
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3/20/2009 6:49:42 AM (last edit: 3/20/2009 6:49:42 AM)
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