FXWARS Challenge: 36 - SEVEN TOWERS - Manja

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  09 September 2012
FXWARS Challenge: 36 - SEVEN TOWERS - Manja

hi folks.

i thought this project was not so much about VFX, but i think i'll put my other projects in standby and try to do this one even though i'm no matte painter, texturer, renderer and lighter at all! (yes, what am i gonna do! ... )
that'll be the occasion to do something else than explosions and stuff!
(should remind everybody that i should not do anything else than explosions! XD)
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  10 October 2012
hi.
After one week, this is what i got. (the tower is behind the trees! ^^)
if i've got enough time, i'll do rain, autumn leaves and snow.

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  10 October 2012
im not sure what this is so far

any other wips buddy?gonna keep my eye out for this one.
 
  10 October 2012


thanks.
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  10 October 2012
looking good manja
is there a camera move intended to reveal the tower?
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  10 October 2012
thx.
yes, i'll maybe post a gif like you did if i find a way to upload it somewhere.
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  10 October 2012
hi.
second week wip. i didn't spend as much time on this one as i did with the forest so there's still an awefull lot of work to do on this one.

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  10 October 2012
hi guys.
nothing new this week, i've been busy finishing that.

https://vimeo.com/52712653

now, let's work on that tower!
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Last edited by manja : 11 November 2012 at 11:00 AM.
 
  10 October 2012
This is a fantastic WIP please keep posting.
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  10 October 2012
thx.

i'm having huge flickering problems with mental ray on the forest. i've been trying all week to find what it is caused by. all i can tell so far is that it's not light or shadow related. must be an aliazing issue. i've tried to put the samples to 2 and 4 instead of 0 and 2, with the aa contrast to 0.01 and the filtering to mitchell. that just takes 54 minutes instead of 10 and still some flicker.
the best result i've got is by turning the primary renderer from scanline to raytracing, but then the time goes up also to 50 minutes.
i think i'm gonna have to render early at the end.
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  11 November 2012
Heads up

FXWars 7 Towers: One Month to GO.
I am looking forward seeing more of your entry.

-R
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  11 November 2012
so, finally, i decided to only do spring/summer time and no fall or winter since it's too much rendering and modelisation work for a vfx guy like me.

http://i.imgur.com/d9RaW.jpg

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  11 November 2012
Coming together nicely!

Only critique is the lighting doesn't look quite right. The scene seems a little too dark compared to the sky in the background.
Out of curiosity what did you use for the foliage?
 
  11 November 2012
thx. when you say too dark, do you mean that the shadows are too dark or that the whole lighting is not intense enough?

the trees, fern and nettles are made with the xfrog plugin for maya, the rest is paint effect.
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  11 November 2012
It's to dark in the shadows.
The right side of the tower looks nearly black on my screen.

Sven
 
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