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  Re: Light & Shadows  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 23 Apr 2020 07:04:06
Op 22/04/2020 om 20:24 schreef Norbert Kern:
> This idyllic (non-realistic) scene is the result of several months of work. It
> took that long because of an experiment.
> I was curious about what would happen when only looking long enough at each
> parts of the scene and so detecting not so good parts.
> In fact I detected one flaw after another for three long months.
> So I substituted, changed or retextured nearly all objects, some of them several
> times.

Absolutely gorgeous scene indeed. While your "experiment" contains the 
danger of never finishing scene building, it is absolutely essential for 
reaching any level of perfection. I do something less extreme than you 
myself, with the result that over the last couple of years my production 
has dramatically fallen ;-) There are other reasons too for this drop 
but those are coming from RL... Anyway, this is a landmark image.

> In the end the scene used 155 individual objects - by comparison my recent redo
> of "warm_up" only used 21 meshes.
> So the scene contains 31 animals (9 birds, 7 mammals, 11 insects, 3 frogs and 2
> fishes).
> Since some of them are nearly invisible, I downloaded a 8000*4500 pixel version
> (
> ).
> Rendering this version took more than 9 days and 43 GB of RAM were used.

I suppose continuous render or did you interrupt and continue (+c) a 
couple of times?

> I worked several weeks on an atmosphere alone, but in the end all I did was
> adding a subtle fog effect.

I recognise that. ;-)

> The chief motiv of the image is the contrast of light and shadows as it is
> important in impressionistic painting or gothic architecture.
> I'll explore this topic in my next images more.

Cant wait...

> Beside this philosophical reasons it was important for me in a more technical
> sense as it is the first image since 15 years developed with assumed_gamma 1.
> I think, I'll stay at this since it is obviously possible to realize strong
> contrasts with assumed_gamma 1...

I can only approve.

> Happy rendering in difficult times,
> Norbert

Thanks! My thoughts go to the numerous who are threatened of losing 
their livelihood because of covid19.


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