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Interior Swimming pool (again!)
show user profile  PS3D
Some of you might remember this from a while back. Had a bit of spare time so decided to have a go doing a night time scene. Not sure it looks as good as the day time version though. Any help on how to improve it would be welcome. Cheers.


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6/16/2011 3:16:16 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 3:16:16 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I prefer the darker/more colourful marble colour in the night shots - but other than that, it doesn't really look like night time, maybe, late evening :p

Looks brilliant either way though, can't really crit anything.
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6/16/2011 3:53:00 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 3:53:00 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It looks pretty good to me. The lights seem too bright for the size of them in places though.

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6/16/2011 4:02:26 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 4:17:16 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
looks great. only crit is outside area looks like wasteland.

if I had a pool like that, there would be a fairly stunning garden out back too.
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6/16/2011 4:12:05 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 4:13:52 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
agree with a.s.

great renderings, but the background and environment just doesn't suit :(


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6/16/2011 5:24:22 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 5:24:22 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks for the comments. I think you're def right about the background. I will look at changing it to something more "grand", and re-post to see what you think. Cheers!

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6/16/2011 5:55:12 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 5:55:12 PM)
show user profile  Jock
Aye, good stuff, though agree with the background issues.
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6/16/2011 7:30:58 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 7:30:58 PM)
show user profile  Coxy
One very small crit.

In the second two images in the bottom left hand corner, the glass bowl looks very flat. For some reason that angle makes it look like a plane.
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6/16/2011 8:14:08 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 8:14:08 PM)
show user profile  del3d
very nice
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6/16/2011 8:52:33 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 8:52:33 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
Is it being thrown off by the lack of caustics on the ceiling? I would think that if the pool was lit from within, there would be at least SOME sort of light on the ceiling dancing around.

As far I recall, I have never seen a pool absolutely flat. There is always something moving the water (pumps maybe?)

Where are the required 2 filter grates at the bottom of the pool? How about the jets that move the water during filtering? are there no steps in the sides or ladders? (not all pools have them, so not a biggie)
I know that you probably don't want to mess with the clean look of the floor, but there needs to be access of some sort above the scupper to clean out the debris that floats into it. Maybe a rectangular outline?

If it is after dark, wouldn't the sconces be lighting the walls much brighter than they are?

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6/16/2011 10:59:57 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 11:04:38 PM)
show user profile  inxa
Nice renderings. I have been seeing the first image in the gallery often, if am not wrong.

The day light is real real good. Somehow the bar area destroys it, either remove it or add some lights there. Ofcourse if it's client work you can't touch it, one bit :P

I agree with the Strat, get a better background.

Owtdor has mentioned the real details of it. I know the caustics are little difficult to handle. But you need something around the pool line for the water to drain out. I got the point noted in of my 3d posts here.

Personally, not a fan of the diagonal angles.

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6/17/2011 11:33:58 AM (last edit: 6/17/2011 11:37:36 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks again for the comments. Here's a slight update on the night shot. I've now put a bump on the water, dimmed the lighting down slightly, put a skimmer cover in, and a ladder at the end of the pool. Can't decide whether to show an overflow grate all the way round the pool, or just to leave it as it is.
As for caustics, i've looked about on the internet and can't find any images that show caustics on the ceiling so have decided to leave it off for now.


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6/17/2011 1:06:26 PM (last edit: 6/17/2011 1:06:26 PM)
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