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Author Topic: Beacon Towers  (Read 2253 times)

ronaldefarmer

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Beacon Towers
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:18:41 pm »

Beacon Towers: Experimenting with lights and shadows--feel free to comment.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2014, 05:20:12 pm by ronaldefarmer »
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 05:29:57 pm »

I read the title as bacon towers, now I'm hungry.

The only two things I have complaints about is the shadows aren't scattered when further away (soft) and also the horizontal beams supporting the tower (supposed to be metal or wood?) are thicker than the vertical ones.
Besides that it looks good.
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 10:01:54 am »

the lamps are the same size as the horses - i doubt you'd ever get a single bulb that big, so i'd suggest adding a bit of framing around them, to make it look more like a composite bulb-and-lenses structure.  maybe also de-saturate the colour of the grass, as colours don't tend to show that bold in low-light conditions.  just nitpicking though - i think generally the image works well =]
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 05:22:28 pm »

Cooldude234: I corrected the crossbeams in the towers a bit and tried to soften the shadows. I still don't like the shadows.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 05:26:42 pm by ronaldefarmer »
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 06:02:41 pm »

the lamps are the same size as the horses - i doubt you'd ever get a single bulb that big,

I think they would be, if it were a lighthouse or a Bonfire!

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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 07:15:34 am »

I defiantly think the cross beams look better now.
Still want that bacon though. Maybe one of those horses could suffice ;)
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 09:13:17 am »

the lamps are the same size as the horses - i doubt you'd ever get a single bulb that big,
I think they would be, if it were a lighthouse or a Bonfire!

if it was a bonfire, then it could easily be that big - i've seen bonfires a lot bigger than that!  8)  but the yellowy oval shapes in the renders look more electric-bulb-ish than bonfire-ish.  a lighthouse would need a very large bulb, yes, but the size of a horse?  i just don't think that'd be feasible to build/transport/install/etc - much more likely, you'd have a bulb the size of a football or thereabouts, possibly with a horse-sized lens mechanism surrounding it.  that's what they'd done at the last actual lighthouse i climbed up...
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 05:58:24 pm »

I was thinking that the light sources would be some sort of supernatural devices rather than modern light bulbs or simple flames, maybe a bit like that eye on Lord of the Rings. I have a somewhat better render that I will post later.
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 09:00:04 pm »

What about this one? Elements are rearranged, shadows are softer, light source looks a bit different. I meant to desaturate the terrain a bit, but I don't see a difference really.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2014, 09:07:48 pm by ronaldefarmer »
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Re: Beacon Towers
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 04:50:02 pm »

i think the new light source works well =]
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