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frayo
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Post by frayo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Hi guys,

This my very first post with my first decent Indigo render. After seeing all the great images in this forum, I decided to jump in test drive Indigo myself.

It took 48 hours to render this image on a dual Opteron 2.0Ghz PC (2 single cores). It was the best wait in my life thus far....

The model was done by Jeremy Birn in one of his Lighting Challenges. I added the room walls, ceiling, and openings. I used Maxigo 1.09.6 to export and Indigo 1.1.5 to render. Photoshop was used to adjust exposure, color correction, a bit of glow and grain to even out the image since I couldn't wait any longer and there was still some noise present. Finally, I sized-down the image to smooth out the noise.

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http://www.red-filament.com/images/comm ... 24x768.jpg

My goal was to produce an image that would look and feel like a photo. I'd be glad to hear what you guys think about this work.

----Edit-----
I just added the link above.
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Post by palawat » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:23 pm

The wood bump is too strong for my taste. Everything else is far beyond my league.

good job.
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CTZn
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Post by CTZn » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:41 pm

Yep, further than this one :mrgreen:

Ok blurryness is what distracts me, specially the background. Also vertical lines are strictly parallel wich is odd in refractions; to work this around quick and easy you can apply a low frequency, wavy bumpmap on the glass material (must be extremly faint bumps tho). It's best to curve (or bend) glass sufaces, a few milimeters have a noticeable impact on refractions and reflections.

To put it all together my two crits are background resolution and cg modeling (or texturing if you choose the bumpmap way).

If I may:

http://www.worldparallelftp.com/adam/me ... cal_01.jpg

Here the sides are slightly incurved, you can notice how that nicely impacts refractions. Ah, early Indigo bidir (0.7t5 or something) test ;)

I hope this is not too intrusing...
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Post by suvakas » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:19 pm

Hey frayo,

I like the image. I think it looks great.
The bump idea from CTZn would be a nice extra step though.
But the overall look is very photo real already.

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Post by Pibuz » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:43 pm

Yeah, for me too! Congratulations mate! very well done!

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Post by frayo » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:33 am

palawat: thanks i agree the wood bump is a bit strong...but i kinda liked it that way.

CTZn: I didn't realize my sense of composition is that predictable. its almost the same angle as the one on the link you provided. And same scene! I hope it doesn't make this work cheap in any way. As for the blurry background...I think its supposed to be that, because of the DOF. But you are correct about the low frequency bumps on the glass shader that should be there. It never crossed my mind until you mentioned it. And thank you for providing an example. I really appreciate that.

suvakas: thank you for your kind words.

Pibuz: thanks mate.


Although I don't see my self spending another 48 hrs for a re-render...i'll difinitely be apply the CC's in the next project.

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Post by Kram1032 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:31 am

:shock: I don't see any image :(
(Well, I see the sample image of CTZn but none of frayo...)

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CTZn
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Post by CTZn » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:25 am

It's a link now, since frayo was nice with me I lowered the intrusion level jk

No, in no way cheap, rendering with Indigo is a personal experience ;)

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Kram1032
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Post by Kram1032 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:07 am

Oh, there was an other pic linked by you? xD thx for linking^^
Well, fayo's is still invisible to me...
I wonder what causes this... happened before already... though the last time lies over a year in the past, I think...

frayo
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Post by frayo » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:22 am

Kram1032: I added the link in the first post for you so you may just paste it in your browser.

CTZn: I didn't really mind :D . Besides, that was helpful. Thanks

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Kram1032
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Post by Kram1032 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:27 am

Ah, thanks :D

I'm not sure if it's just the refracted darkness or if I see some normal errors on the second bottle from left....

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Post by frayo » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:39 am

hhmmm...it could well be some normal error

what really bothers me is the cork. :wink:

oh well, there is a great lesson here. I should make sure that ALL the details are accounted for. The next time, I will be starting with a WIP. Funny...even though it takes so much time to render, I still look forward to next thing i'm gonna do with Indigo.

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Post by Kosmokrator » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:41 am

keep it up man...u are strong (indi)user as i see...
looking forward for future images...

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Post by frayo » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:08 pm

thanks Kosmokrator! :)

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