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House Along the River
House Along the River
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Mishmash Mountain Sunset Rise
Mishmash Mountain Sunset Rise


Mishmash Mountain Sunset Rise
Description: A dicey bit of mix and matching. Horo's Sanetsch backdrop under prerendered - volumetric clouds mapped onto the inside of a sphere outside the masked mountains.

A Bryce generated HDRI boosts the sun as a backdrop and provides some ambient light - which in turn is backed up by a secondary light lined up with the visible sun.

Bryce terrain and a couple of stones in the foreground draw attention away from the 180 lighting wrong on the mountains - which are tinted using the ambient channel.

Does it work or is it a cobble job too far?

Modest render time in 7.1 pro of two minutes.
Added by: davidbrinnen
Keywords: davidbrinnen, Horo, HDRI, Sanetsch, sunset, experiment
Date: 04.07.2012 11:21
Hits: 3170
Downloads: 59
Rating: 5.00 (3 Vote(s))
File size: 273.6 KB
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Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4669

The backdrop got a bit flat, but it is not an issue. It gives this some surrealistic touch. The foreground is awsome. It reminds me of some paintins of Mars by Ludek Pesek. Just a bit more saturated orange here. Light and shadows are very dramatic. Full marks.
04.07.2012 11:40 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at

Join Date: 10.15.2010
Comments: 885

Fantastic colors! Reminiscent an extraterrestrial surrealistic landscape.
04.07.2012 19:25 Offline slepalex slepalex at

Join Date: 01.03.2004
Comments: 2227

Thanks Horo, Alexey. Yeah it's a funny one this, I still can't decide if I really like it or not.
04.07.2012 20:51 Offline davidbrinnen mail at

Join Date: 03.01.2011
Comments: 238

I like it !, the detail in the landscape looks great, i agree with Horo it has kind of Mars'ish look to it, the sun almost looks like an explosion on the other side of the hill as if mabey a meteor has just slammed into it.
04.09.2012 17:03 Offline STKydd dragonsbain at

Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2622

I looked at the image before I looked at the description. Yes, the mountains do seem to be lit the wrong way. still the image feels dramatic and plausible. You really make shadow catching look so easy.
04.11.2012 11:35 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at

Join Date: 01.03.2004
Comments: 2227

Thanks Stephen, Rashad, more dramatic than plausible then. Making the sun really bright is the trick, I'm going to cover this in a video and wrap it up in P36 along with this scene and a few others.
04.11.2012 15:05 Offline davidbrinnen mail at
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