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Default the lake - 02-17-2008, 09:49 AM

hi guys. this is m[img]y first post here. let me know what you think

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Default 02-17-2008, 11:45 AM

Your image is a no-show, I'm afraid. Might want to check the link?

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Default 02-17-2008, 12:37 PM

not sure what happened there. how bout now. I can see it on my pc
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Default 02-17-2008, 01:46 PM

Nothing for me either...
If you are trying to hotlink from CGsociety, i believe there are problems with that? Try using a different image host

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Default 02-17-2008, 01:52 PM

Hmmm... seems okay now, though it took a while to show up. There doesn't seem to any problem with the html code - maybe CGsociety doesn't like hotlinking that much, or something.

This is a nice image, if a little matte-painting cliche (that's not a criticism particularly, just an observation).

The water looks way out of scale, though - the whole image looks like a minature shot in a tank, 'captain scarlet'-style, which you might want to look at. I think it's probably too reflective, on top of that, and doesn't actually appear to be flat in the bottom left hand corner - it looks like the lake surface has a definite slope to it.

The luminist 'pools of dappled light' is another matte standby you've gone for - but I don't quite buy it. With the cloud formations you've painted (lit from the opposite direction to the mountain), that's not what would happen - and even if it did, there should be shadows on the water as well.

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Default 02-17-2008, 03:01 PM

I still can't see the image inline, but i did do a "view source" of this page,and found your link.
EDIT: I can see it now :shock:

I would have to agree with Alex on all points.

The dappled light on the mountains looks great, but it just doesn't work with the sky.personally, i would just replace the sky, or add more clouds to the right hand side

Also, there is a horizontal rectangle in the very top left hand corner. not sure what it is... looks like it is from a layer that didn't get color adjusted.
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Default 02-18-2008, 03:07 AM

thanks for the replies guys. sorry bout the image problems will try and sort out a better image host. I agree with what you gus have said. the main hills lighting doesnt match the sky. I wasn't really going for dappled light, but was trying to show light direction but its not very succesful. any hints how I can show light direction and formand still have it match the sky.
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Default 02-18-2008, 03:40 AM

If you have webspace, always use your own instead of hotlinking to another site. They might block this and you don't see any image :/

The image link: http://features-temp.cgsociety.org/gall ... _large.jpg
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Default 02-18-2008, 04:37 AM

sorted out some image hosting and made some of the suggested changes. let me know what you think.
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Default 02-18-2008, 06:51 AM

Looks nice, but watch out for obviously repeating elements (the tree line at the top of the cliffs on the right)

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