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Yet another one.  I only have 273 more to go to complete all of my standard models......should be done around my retirement time.  Looking forward to the faster podium. 

 

Trying for a daylight scene.  This one still seems too dark, even after lightening it up post render.  Settings are light=3, dark = 20 date = 7/24, time = 2:30 pm.  render time was 4hr, 38 mins.

 

biebel, I agree with you.  Asphalt roofing textures have proven hard to find.  I may just grab the digital camera and go and create my own.  Can't do that for grass, however, we have too much snow on the ground at the moment.  I'll keep looking over the net in my "spare time"

 

I'm working on a winter scene next. 

 

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dear Shaky ,

i expect you to take this not as criticism, as we agreed before .

first, i know how hard exterior renders are, even when using more complex software than SU and Podium, but in MY opinion, you could get prettier results even with SU, by reconsidering your scene a bit...

let's have a look at biebel's work here. there is a car, that adds that pinch of realism, that we expect the detail to, but it's not a bright red glossy car. and, even though it's under a streetlight, it's not lit, and my guess, is that biebel did it on purpose. what i'm trying to say, is that maybe delicate a 2d image, instead of the (like someone here said 'fugly') green 3d motorcycle with a midget on it, would match the picture better?

once again, i wanna say that i LIKE the render generally, but some of those details need improvement. please do not take me seriously , let this be a friendly remark

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This is the last one for a while, everyone is most likely getting bored with these.  

 

This is an attempt at a winter scene, early in the morning with some more harsh sunlight.  Settings are light=0, dark = 30, time = 8:00am, date = Christmas Day.  I put the back ground color a little towards the yellow spectrum for this one, just to see if a more natural light would show. 

 

Have a nice weekend everyone.

 

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of course, we're not bored to look @ these renderings. I love this one the best.

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hey, shakyshack, i have a snow map here that helps your rendering looks better.


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Oh sure art, I plan to take a little break....I've been working hard on Podium since early November....,maybe design a couple of new models, and you go and tempt me by giving me a couple of wonderful textures to play with......lol, you know of course that I'm going to apply it and see how it works!  I'll let you know. 

 

I was afraid that the last scene was a little to bright and the snow was too undisturbed.  Of course I think of that after it is all rendered!    I might punch a few foot prints around the yard to simulate kids in the yard and maybe some areas around the snowman to show some further activity (I don't think that sucker just appeared there.)  Adding these textures will be just the ticket. 

 

Thanks again

 

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i like this one too. especially the melt snow on the road
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I think a night vision with some christmas-lights would be nice.

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Hmmm, Christmas lights might be nice.  Let me think about that one for a bit.   Render times would increase but it really would not be very difficult to model the lights, so long as all of the lights activated.  Podium still has a problem with omni lights not lighting at times.  Still too random for my taste

 

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I know, I know, it is still exactly 11 months until Christmas, but what the heck...  My credit card bill arrived yesterday so I'm in sort of a holiday spirt anyway  

 

Thanks Art for the snow texture, it does not show to the best effect on this render, but it did provide a subtle improvement over the simple white texture I used on the first attempt.

 

And thank you Waterloo for the idea of the Christmas lights:  I ended up using 1/4"x1/4" cubes, various colors applies and at 1 on the light scale.  There are around 175 of the little buggers on this print. 

 

All in all this render took 23 hours at about 33% quality and AA at a 2048 resolution.   

 

George

 


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Nice scene.

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Shaky..back in the house! Nice work....beyond the cool christmas lights, that is a really nice scene..nice render. love the reflection of the house in the ice on the street!

 

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Hey Shakyshack, I´m happy to see that you put my suggestion into practice.

Santa with his raindeers (Rudolph`s nose a LEM or a Omni ?) is missing anyway. 

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Some more efforts: 

 

 

A typical Northern Wisconsin Lakeside vacation home.  This is my first attempt at a render using a landscape created with Sandbox.  I started the render last Saturday afternoon at 5:00....lets see now it's Wednesday at 3:00 so that makes......oh heck, lets just say it took a damn long time.  Actually, the render is still running, still at 86% AA.  Sure glad I did not put ripples in the water or else I would be waiting until Valentine's day.

 

 

I remember someone asking how to get a window to reflect the landscape behind the camera.  Here is what I came up with:  take a similar jpg to the backdrop (in this case an autum scene), export it into SU and explode, size it a bit smaller than you normally would, set the opacity around 55 then paint it on the glass in the windows:  make sure you either use several different jpgs or at least reposition a texture so that the same reflection does not show in every window.  You can adjust the opacity of the material you used to allow a greater or lesser view into the home.  With some creativity you should be able to reflect just about anything, a city scape, a sun set, etc.

 

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oh..yea.. i want a house like that. nice rendering

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