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Aquarium
Aquarium

            

Aquarium
Description: Richter was right. Modelling is fun, too. The commode and fishtank were modelled in Bryce, the frame to the tank was added at the 16th version. The fishesess, seashell, seahorse, kelp and water weed are all from DAZ3D. The water surface is a terrain with high specularity and specular halo setting. The water is just a cube with my Calm Grey Water (available here). There are 10 radials with square falloff hidden in the cover above, along with 3 square spots with linear fallof. All lights have a caustic attached to them, which I generated with the Caustic Generator. The sand is a terrain and the more obvious terrain has David's Dry Grass and Moss material (available here as a free resource) applied.

Apart from the fish tank lights, there is the Bryce sun, too. No HDRI this time, none gave a satisfactory result. The wall in the back is just a 2D face. The air bubbles are spheres, they look like coins here, I don't know what happened to them. There are several small issues, but I thought it not worth to tackle them. I tried to render with soft shadows, but fish and vegetation are too near to the ground to make any difference. So it was a quickie to render, though not to setup.
Added by: Horo
Keywords: fish, tank, water, richter, davidbrinnen
Date: 06.07.2009 20:16
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bullit35744
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Join Date: 10.22.2008
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Nice job on the models and the colors on your fish.
06.08.2009 00:10 Offline bullit35744 https://sites.google.com/site/bullit35744
bullit35744
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I am confused about one thing I just noticed though the sand at the bottom of the tank doesn't seem to go all the way to the right or am I looking at it wrong
06.08.2009 00:13 Offline bullit35744 https://sites.google.com/site/bullit35744
Rebel64
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Join Date: 03.21.2009
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Cool Horo. I'm just wondering how big this would be in real life. Man, ya got "Blue Marlin" in there, lol. Excellent job.
06.08.2009 14:54 Offline Rebel64
Horo
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Trish - thank you. It was your underwater scenes that inspired me to give the fish tank a try. I think what you see is a shadow - that black squarle to the lower right. I'm not sure where it comes from and I consider this one of the issues there are.

Rebel62 - Thank you. Yes, the fish used are a bit out of place. I'd prefered neon fish or such. But I had to do with what I have - let's call it artists freedom ... Of course, you would notice.
06.08.2009 16:11 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at bluewin.ch https://www.horo.ch/
rashadcarter1
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Nice composition The caustics seem good. I found that I needed to blur the caustic images slightly to produce maximum believability.

Naturally, some of the fish here would never fit safely into a household tank. But artistic choice trumps any other considerations.

For me, the room itself seems very bright. The materials along the wall and the stand all appear very uniform in lighting. Maybe shadow intensity could be higher? I just feel tha there is depth missing from this presentation.
06.09.2009 03:29 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at aol.com
Rebel64
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Lol, Horo, just picking on you about the fish. I know that it is hard to find the right kind of fish, I've looked at many, many sites and could not find what I was looking for. It's the same way in real life. Sitting right next to me is a 55 Gallon Aquarium with only two fish in it. Course, one is an Oscar that is about 12" long and the other is one of those algae eaters and he is 18" long. They are both about 9 years old. I can't even put any artificial plants in. The Oscar has a large rock that he plays with, batting it all around. Then, of course, I've had a few showers from them and I don't mean just a couple of drops. They get a bit feisty and hit the plastic covers on top of the aquarium. One cover is glass and the top cover is plastic. I wanted to put a lot of the smaller type fish in, like Neons, etc. Nobody told me that Oscars grow this big, lol. I think the record is 18" long.
06.09.2009 15:09 Offline Rebel64
Horo
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Thank you all for your kind comments. Rebel, that's quite an aquarium, more than 200 litres and accordingly more than 200 kg, about the weight of a piano. I know what you mean with fish that grow larger than you think. We had a tank, about 25 gallons for turtles, one of the girls wanted. They grew quite large for that small tank and we had to give them away.

Rashad, this is my first try and there are a couple of things I'm not happy with. I will have to take up the theme again and see whether I can get a better result. The caustics ought to be smaller, I'm quite surprised how large they are. Another thing to experiment with.
06.09.2009 17:42 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at bluewin.ch https://www.horo.ch/
richter
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On my monitor looks good, Horo, really. My small suggestions are to raise the refractive index of the water, in your case you're maybe trying to be physically correct with 133 (in Bryce). But as my personal attempts often prove to me - "in Bryce physics are nothing, aesthetics are everything". So follow your instincts, see how far up can the refraction go and that which is later not phys.correct may look more real then imagined. The refraction of the glass tank should be the same as now I suppose.

The caustics are joy to the eye, in time I grew very fond of those, especially when not metalic but glassy/transparent surfaces are bending the light. Yours, as you mentioned, are larger then normal, then again the Caustic Generator produces tilable images you can tile in Photoshop and map the texture to the light again. To avoid the the pattern repetitions (as seen above the tank on the wall) simply rotate the texture or the lights themselves.

The dark rectangle on the low-right is really a shadow in my opinion. You have a fairly fast machine, you're not using any IBL whatsoever and not too many objects in scene. Why don't you try the Pro Render rules to see how will it affect the shadows and the whole scene actually.
06.11.2009 09:46 Offline richter richter at cold-may.com
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