XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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11-06-2008, 01:29 PM

Here is a test of needles of a pine tree done with FiberFX: http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=65436&d=1225679743

C&C please :)


11-13-2008, 10:14 AM
I think it looks great,

but it could look even greater :)
what if you made it look more like this, iow,..

-different light setup (hard to explain, the best thing is to experiment)
-more reflection on the branches (or glossy specular)
-less random pins if you can, (the pins on the branches are not quite random, only a little)
-try using a HDR image, just to see the effect of it, it should help also.
-more rounded shape in the front

I love the detail though, if you tweak this to look more realistic it could look really sweet :)

11-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Erikals: thanks for the suggestions. I've tried to achieve most of them: HDRI, reflections, less random (although this can still be improved), ...


11-18-2008, 12:22 AM
Looks much better, more clean and crisp :)

Work a bit on the brown bark, many ppl tend to focus on that area too.

(they look very different, depending on what tree is is,...)

takes quite long to get it right, a keyword here is patience :)

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