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RyanVII
02-16-2006, 06:22 PM
I need some crits. I'm trying to bring this photo to life. I need some advice. It just doesn't look right. I'm thinking the skyscraper lights need something.

Any help is appreciated.


heres the link

http://media.putfile.com/skyline65

m|3
02-16-2006, 07:20 PM
I'd suggest you turn it into a 2.5D effect to bring "life" to it as you say.

Seperate the buildings from the sky and water... turn all into 3d objects in AE...do some kind of camera dolly....

Also I think you can get away with making the movements in the water more obvious. Perhaps a larger comped boat slowly moving throught the water as weill may help.

DLangley
02-16-2006, 08:29 PM
Check this link http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=318916 I did this camera move on a photo separated into layers in photoshop with alot od cloning and painting to add to the image for parralax. Set them up in 3D space with an AE camera. It is still a WIP but you can get the idea of how it works.

beenyweenies
02-16-2006, 09:35 PM
I need some crits. I'm trying to bring this photo to life. I need some advice. It just doesn't look right. I'm thinking the skyscraper lights need something.

Any help is appreciated.


heres the link

http://media.putfile.com/skyline65

It's good but here's what I would say:

1. The water movement is too subtle. It should be more noticeable closer to camera, especially.
2. The blinking lights on the buildings are a good touch. If this were a real video shot from that distance, you would see some heat ripple distortion on all the lights, especially the smaller ones like the windows. This would be easy to do with some noise as a displacement map.
3. The sky feels dead and for some reason makes it immediately feel fake. I would add a fake bird flying way off in the distance if you can pull it off, or even give the clouds some motion.

Good work overall, though

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