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Creek at Sunset
Creek at Sunset


Creek at Sunset
Description: The trees are the special ones by Foleypro, the leaf material is translucent following a suggestion by Rashad, a terrain with David's Bluebell material hovers over the main terrain, the HDRI is Sunset and comes with the Bryce Mentoring DVD. With all these transparencies, one should not be surprised Obscure Lighting took 1-1/2 day to render. The sun and soft shadows didn't add a lot anymore.
Added by: Horo
Keywords: trees, translucent, HDRI, Sunset, David Brinnen, Foleypro, Rashad Carter, Obscure Light
Date: 04.05.2013 18:32
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Join Date: 01.03.2004
Comments: 2227

The colour choices and the nice translucent leaves effect fit very well with the HDRI backdrop. There is hardly anything to be critical of in this scene, the whole image is lush and vibrant. You would not mistake it for a photograph that is true, but in this case it is better than real, it is hyper-real. A gloriously rich fantasy landscape like something out of LOTR's.
04.06.2013 12:29 Offline davidbrinnen mail at

Join Date: 10.15.2010
Comments: 866

Good warm and romantic picture!
Though, has to notice that the needles can't translucent so strongly.
And why roots of a forward tree so strongly got out of the earth. :)
04.07.2013 07:04 Offline slepalex slepalex at

Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4581

Thank you for your kind comments. Alexey, these are not needles but yew leaves (Taxus baccata). For cornifers, that would be different, as you say.
04.11.2013 18:28 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at

Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2622

Thanks for this test Horo, I am very curious about how OL applies to more varied situations, and a sunset type of scene is a good test. So far so good!

A couple of things jump out at me. First, I love how well the backdrop fits with the scene in the foreground. I can honestly say there is no disconnect, it takes me a while to realize the backdrop isnt part of the rendered scene. This render combined two effects which I have found to be broken when combined so I am curious what you think of this. For me, when I use translucent leaves but also apply soft shadows from the sun in the sky lab, the shading on the leaves starts to fail such that they can appear to stop casting shadows at all. Or should I say, the result is very different to that attained when the leaves are lit with a light dome. Soft shadows ticked sunlight creates a hyper-translucency, one that extends into the realm of surrealism. I consider it to be a bug, but like always you have made clever use of a bug!
04.12.2013 08:14 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at

Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4581

Thank you Rashad. In fact, I haven't realised that there may be an issue with the combination of translucent leaves and sun soft shadows. Yes, I agree that this render has turned out somewhat over-realistic as David pointed out, but I'm pleased with the result. That translucency/sun soft shadow thingie needs to be looked at in detail. Thank you for pointing this out.
04.12.2013 08:38 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at

Join Date: 02.17.2013
Comments: 28

A wonderfully dreamy image. Glorious light and a total fairytale scene.
04.12.2013 17:21 Offline Drachenlord
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