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From: Robert McGregor
Subject: Zen Fountain
Date: 1 Apr 2021 18:00:00
Message: <web.60663fb09d59504d87570eabd4644d08@news.povray.org>
I took a break from my sci fi scenes and started playing around with Mantaflow
(which is pretty amazing) in Blender, ending up with this simple water flow
simulation. The results inspired me to build this Zen fountain scene in POV-Ray.

I modeled and UV mapped the rocks and bamboo tube (and baked water simulation)
in Blender. The flower is from xfrog. I converted everything to mesh2 via
PoseRay, positioned the meshes in the scene, and traced down some water
droplets. After a couple of days of fiddling with lighting, textures, focal blur
and scattering media, here is the final result.


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From: Norbert Kern
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 1 Apr 2021 18:45:00
Message: <web.60664bcffee81ec281e8d790b7ae6630@news.povray.org>
"Robert McGregor" <rob### [at] mcgregorfineartcom> wrote:
> I took a break from my sci fi scenes and started playing around with Mantaflow
> (which is pretty amazing) in Blender, ending up with this simple water flow
> simulation. The results inspired me to build this Zen fountain scene in POV-Ray.
>
> I modeled and UV mapped the rocks and bamboo tube (and baked water simulation)
> in Blender. The flower is from xfrog. I converted everything to mesh2 via
> PoseRay, positioned the meshes in the scene, and traced down some water
> droplets. After a couple of days of fiddling with lighting, textures, focal blur
> and scattering media, here is the final result.


Hi Robert,

what a beautifully composed image! It took 2 seconds to recognize your style -
thanks for it...

Of course I have some smaller remarks - for such a calm zen-like fountain the
wetness of the stones is too uniform and or the drops aren't fitting. Similar is
true for the bamboo pipe...

Otherwise a beautiful image - needed after the shock of the server crash.


Norbert


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From: Uncle Josh
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 1 Apr 2021 23:25:00
Message: <web.60668e4afee81ec297de287558a8620b@news.povray.org>
Beautiful. How did you get that lovely background?


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 2 Apr 2021 02:42:43
Message: <6066bce3$1@news.povray.org>
Op 01/04/2021 om 23:56 schreef Robert McGregor:
> I took a break from my sci fi scenes and started playing around with Mantaflow
> (which is pretty amazing) in Blender, ending up with this simple water flow
> simulation. The results inspired me to build this Zen fountain scene in POV-Ray.
> 
> I modeled and UV mapped the rocks and bamboo tube (and baked water simulation)
> in Blender. The flower is from xfrog. I converted everything to mesh2 via
> PoseRay, positioned the meshes in the scene, and traced down some water
> droplets. After a couple of days of fiddling with lighting, textures, focal blur
> and scattering media, here is the final result.
> 

Beautifully done! Way beyond my simple skills...

-- 
Thomas


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 2 Apr 2021 04:45:00
Message: <web.6066d8d8fee81ec279819d986cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Robert McGregor" <rob### [at] mcgregorfineartcom> wrote:
> I took a break from my sci fi scenes and started playing around with Mantaflow
> (which is pretty amazing) in Blender, ending up with this simple water flow
> simulation. The results inspired me to build this Zen fountain scene in POV-Ray.

the image has/creates a lovely "mood", v nice.

(shouldn't the water run off the stones?)


regards, jr.


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 2 Apr 2021 06:13:21
Message: <6066ee41$1@news.povray.org>
On 4/1/21 5:56 PM, Robert McGregor wrote:
> I took a break from my sci fi scenes and started playing around with Mantaflow
> (which is pretty amazing) in Blender, ending up with this simple water flow
> simulation. The results inspired me to build this Zen fountain scene in POV-Ray.
> 
> I modeled and UV mapped the rocks and bamboo tube (and baked water simulation)
> in Blender. The flower is from xfrog. I converted everything to mesh2 via
> PoseRay, positioned the meshes in the scene, and traced down some water
> droplets. After a couple of days of fiddling with lighting, textures, focal blur
> and scattering media, here is the final result.
> 

great use of focal blur... nicely done.

i got bored with my sci-fi scene as well. i struggle too often with 
landscape type scenes... i have better luck with still lifes


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From: Robert McGregor
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 2 Apr 2021 23:25:00
Message: <web.6067df52fee81ec287570eabd4644d08@news.povray.org>
"Norbert Kern" <nor### [at] t-onlinede> wrote:
> what a beautifully composed image! It took 2 seconds to recognize your style -
> thanks for it...

Thank you Norbert, I'm glad you like it :)

> Of course I have some smaller remarks - for such a calm zen-like fountain the
> wetness of the stones is too uniform and or the drops aren't fitting. Similar is
> true for the bamboo pipe...

After reading your remarks these things seemed obvious, so I revised several
things, including smaller droplets, improvements in the bamboo and rock
textures, and subtle adjustments to the lighting and mist. I think this version
is much better so thanks very much for your critique.


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From: MichaelJF
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 3 Apr 2021 11:31:30
Message: <60688a52$1@news.povray.org>
Am 03.04.2021 um 05:21 schrieb Robert McGregor:
> "Norbert Kern" <nor### [at] t-onlinede> wrote:
>> what a beautifully composed image! It took 2 seconds to recognize your style -
>> thanks for it...
> 
> Thank you Norbert, I'm glad you like it :)
> 
>> Of course I have some smaller remarks - for such a calm zen-like fountain the
>> wetness of the stones is too uniform and or the drops aren't fitting. Similar is
>> true for the bamboo pipe...
> 
> After reading your remarks these things seemed obvious, so I revised several
> things, including smaller droplets, improvements in the bamboo and rock
> textures, and subtle adjustments to the lighting and mist. I think this version
> is much better so thanks very much for your critique.
> 
Excellent image! The water seems to stream to the front as water should 
do. This is the best modelling of streaming water I noticed so far. I 
would use a little bit less dof at the background (HDRI-image?).

Best regards
Michael


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From: gibe
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 3 Apr 2021 15:50:00
Message: <web.6068c68bfee81ec229314c7464a53f21@news.povray.org>
"Robert McGregor" <rob### [at] mcgregorfineartcom> wrote:
> "Norbert Kern" <nor### [at] t-onlinede> wrote:
> > what a beautifully composed image! It took 2 seconds to recognize your style -
> > thanks for it...
>
> Thank you Norbert, I'm glad you like it :)
>
> > Of course I have some smaller remarks - for such a calm zen-like fountain the
> > wetness of the stones is too uniform and or the drops aren't fitting. Similar is
> > true for the bamboo pipe...
>
> After reading your remarks these things seemed obvious, so I revised several
> things, including smaller droplets, improvements in the bamboo and rock
> textures, and subtle adjustments to the lighting and mist. I think this version
> is much better so thanks very much for your critique.

Both the images are lovely!

Paolo


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Zen Fountain
Date: 7 Apr 2021 09:10:00
Message: <web.606daeebfee81ec2d98418916e066e29@news.povray.org>
"Robert McGregor" <rob### [at] mcgregorfineartcom> wrote:
> I think this version is much better...

Nice work! The overall look is very calming and peaceful, and everything just
looks... great. All the colors and textures blend into a really nice composition
too.

At first, I thought the water from the pipe looked a bit too 'thick and syrup-y'
where it cascades over the stone-- but even still-images of ocean waves look
somehow different from seeing them 'in motion.' And your water hasn't had time
to become turbulent anyway.

Excellent!


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