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Passing Storm (ver. 1)
Passing Storm (ver. 1)
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Fires in the wood
Fires in the wood


Fires in the wood
Description: AKA will o' the wisp MKII

A simiar set up to the previous image with respect to mirrors and light masking.

I took the dead tree from bryce and increased the resolution of the model in wings with smoothing. I also grew some more "shaggier" ivy on it. Took a long time, seems the ivy growing is affected by the complexity of the model on which it is grown? Maybe. Instead of the wisp, I chose a fire effect, just so I could indulge myself with the DTE. And placed a cluster of colured lightsrouces over the fire to break up the harsh shadows that would have resulted from a single source. The hdr (horo's test card) remains the same but to speed up the render I've lowered the quality to 16. As with the previous image this has been filtered in post production. It is intentionally a very dark image, but hopefully, not a sinister one.
Added by: davidbrinnen
Keywords: davidbrinnen, bryce6, IBL, horo, hdr, fire, trees, wood, ivy, generator
Date: 04.15.2007 22:23
Hits: 2327
Downloads: 102
Rating: 5.00 (2 Vote(s))
File size: 229.0 KB
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Join Date: 12.21.2006
Comments: 667
very cool

I think this looks just as good as the first one. One thing maybe to apply a 1.5 bump map to the mirror in order to give it a DOF affect to get rid of repetition, however I am not sure if it will work on this scene.
04.15.2007 23:56 Offline gat brshkv at

Join Date: 02.02.2007
Comments: 6

The dead trees and ivy give it an eerie feeling. The multiple fires make me wonder what or who made them. Very nice image.
04.16.2007 00:14 Offline jrdesigns jrdesigns at

Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2622

Lovely, but creepy none the less. I think the image is stunning and feels very cinematic. 5/5 without saying. This ivy generator does lend a very organic feel to a scene. Your lighting choices could not be better.

The image has a touch of creepy because all of the vegetation is dead. It seems to have once been very much alive and lush but is now suddenly desolate and dry.

Okay, so your fire is outstanding! The shapes of the meshes are not too obvious. The layers within the fire are very nice. Beautiful!
04.16.2007 04:10 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at

Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4476

Not exactly sinister but it certainly has a creepy touch to it. Fires from the charburners or hobgoblins? The near fire plays a trick to my eyes. There appears to be a wooden hut behind it, but there's none. A fairy tale place. Great work, 5/5 for sure.
04.16.2007 08:55 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at

Join Date: 05.18.2007
Comments: 130

I'm not sure why you say it's not exactly sinister because when I look at it, the first thing I think of is just that, sinister. The way the tree branches are, they almost look alive, like they might try to grab you or something. Perhaps you could add faces to some of the trunks.

Just curious, why do you have other smaller fires placed further out in the forest. It makes the forest look like it's catching on fire.

I love the way you placed the debris along the ground, and the foreground fire is extremely realistic and well done. Great job on this one.
05.19.2007 01:44 Offline icecreamman jtemple032 at

Join Date: 05.18.2007
Comments: 130

How were you able to export the bryce tree into an obj format that the ivy grower would understand? I'm trying to grow some tree ivy, but I don't think it's possibly to export the Bryce preset trees.

Just wondering...
05.19.2007 18:05 Offline icecreamman jtemple032 at
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