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Chess scene

Post by coryalantaylor » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:31 pm

80 hours.
2600 s/px

It's still rendering, I'm waiting for it to get to 5000 samples.
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Post by WytRaven » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:34 pm

Holy refractorino Batman! :)

Nice! I love glass chess sets.
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Post by Borgleader » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:46 pm

Very very nice chess set :)
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Post by OnoSendai » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:56 pm

nice stuff!

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Post by crojack » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:00 pm

Sweet!
very well done

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Post by SATtva_ » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:09 pm

Gush! O.o

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Post by suvakas » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:22 pm

Nice !!
My only crit would be, that the knight? piece (2nd piece from the first row) screams for better model. Otherwise very cool. 8)

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Post by Kram1032 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:29 am

white = too white
black = too black

else, it's GREAT! :D
Well done!

Hmmm, what's about a glass-chess-board (glossy transparent with exponentmap^^)
That might give interesting effects too :D

The king's cross has some normal-smoothing issues, I think.....

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Post by coryalantaylor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:45 am

Hey hey! Some great critique and good ideas. I'm trying a glass chess board now. @Kram yes I think that was some normal smoothing problem on the kings head. Unfortunately I didn't know that was there until I got to about 2000 samples/px :( Here is my glass board test.
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Post by suvakas » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:05 am

The Knight model is much better now 8)
I liked the black and white board better though.
The contrast between the glass pieces and the board was better with black and white i think.

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Post by coryalantaylor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:09 am

Ok, a friend suggested colored glass I'm experimenting with that too.

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Post by Pibuz » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:20 am

..and another friend suggests you post smaller images in jpeg format :wink:

Impressive scene, mate! Keep going!

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Post by Kram1032 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:34 am

quite nice :D
You know, not only coloured glass could enhance this, but also coloured lightsources....
One of the most efficient ones is a cool light and a hot one... (blue or high K blackbody and red or low k blackbody)

Also a true environment or an hdr (or both) would enhance it a lot I guess....

And if you want to do overkill, also try to use dispersion (cauchy b) or one of the schott glasses :) (lead-glass will give nice results, I guess...)

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Post by coryalantaylor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:43 am

@Kram I don't understand what "Cauchy B" does.

Does anyone know how to make the glass change the light color coming through it? The absortion color doesn't seem to do that.

Sorry about the file size, I was too lazy to compress it.

@Kram again, do you know where to got high res .HDR image probes? Debevec has good probes but there low res. I don't feel like modeling an environment.

@Suvakas, I agree on the contrast issue between glass peices and glass board, that bothered me too. I will either go black and white board or colored glass.

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Post by Kram1032 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:50 am

Image <- dispersion, or what cauchy b does ;)

Well, try a forum search on HDR: There are quite some posts about it in the forums :)

Absorption is size-dependend... so, there should be a multiplier/gain value to increase absorption over the 0-1 spectrum ;)

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