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Shelton
I realized tonight that one of the sets I was working on last year when the "catastrophe" hit our house was the office set. I lost most of the set and models. So tonight I started over.

jason1025
looks good but if you beveled the edges it would increase the PR

really in real life do edges of objects go to a razor sharp edge.
Shelton
Thanks Jason, yep they are beveled. More of an issue with the texture.
robcat2075
the flat AO lighting may be subduing the bevels.
jason1025
QUOTE(Shelton @ Aug 17 2011, 09:21 PM) *
Thanks Jason, yep they are beveled. More of an issue with the texture.



Round off those corners before someone gets hurts and you find yourself with a lawsuit.
TheSpleen
looks great!
add a chair for Pete's sake!
Shelton
Gene chair added, Jason sharp edges off. Reset desk, now to the other items in the office
jason1025
awe much better
Shelton
While working on the office set I found a back up on my second server of the logo fo DDI I was creating. Happy to say that in that back up I found a WIP folder that had alot of Cupid's Sick Day files. Most are the beginnings or middle status of models that will be used. I am very pleased to find this folder and will take me a couple of nights just to go through it.

yay.gif

Steve
NancyGormezano
yayy! - looks great!
robcat2075
That's good news!
Shelton
Wow! What i found is how many splines i have on these models! Some will have to be remodeled, but some will just need to be cleaned up. Most of the characters are very raw.
itsjustme
Looks great, Steve! Finding those files should help quite a bit.
jason1025
QUOTE(Shelton @ Aug 30 2011, 07:05 PM) *
While working on the office set I found a back up on my second server of the logo fo DDI I was creating. Happy to say that in that back up I found a WIP folder that had alot of Cupid's Sick Day files. Most are the beginnings or middle status of models that will be used. I am very pleased to find this folder and will take me a couple of nights just to go through it.

yay.gif

Steve



Looks great. The lighting and rendering quality are superb. good choice with the glow.

Only suggestion. And its a big one I learned from a master. Put the camera in at least 5-10 different spots. vary hight, and angle.

A genius photographer told me that it is very rare that you with camera in hand are lucky enough to happen to stumble upon a subject and be at the perfect shooting position, hight, focal length and angle to get the best image for that subject.

Solution: Take about 5-10 shots and vary all those 4 aspects, don't stress yourself by putting thought into it, get on your knees, climb up a tree, pretend your a fly on the wall.

Now look at the 5-10 shots from very different positions, angles, focal lengths, and so on.

after your review there are bound to be a 1 or 3 shots that speak to you, that appeal to you. they may not be perfect yet but you will notice potential. You will also notice shots that don't look good at all.

Afte you identify the shots that appeal to you go back and refine 1 of them. take 5-10 shots in minutely varied positions near the shot that you liked. The sweet spot will most likely be in one of those refined pictures.



Even pros do this if they have the time and the subject is not going anywhere. After you have found the sweet spot on a stationary subject now think about different times of day to shoot it. long shadows like before sunset or after sunrise, are often good choices.

Now think of different times of year. Sometimes it takes patience to create the perfect shot.


In california near los angeles. I wait until after it rains to get specific planed shots because the smog is removed from my shots and the air is clean resulting in higher detail.

This is good advise. Ever since I learned this my work has gotten so much better. I used to stress about getting the perfect shot now I just fallow this advise.

NancyGormezano
QUOTE(jason1025 @ Sep 1 2011, 03:20 AM) *
Put the camera in at least 5-10 different spots. vary hight, and angle.

A genius photographer told me that it is very rare that you with camera in hand are lucky enough to happen to stumble upon a subject and be at the perfect shooting position, hight, focal length and angle to get the best image for that subject.

Solution: Take about 5-10 shots and vary all those 4 aspects, don't stress yourself by putting thought into it, get on your knees, climb up a tree, pretend your a fly on the wall.

Now look at the 5-10 shots from very different positions, angles, focal lengths, and so on.

after your review there are bound to be a 1 or 3 shots that speak to you, that appeal to you. they may not be perfect yet but you will notice potential. You will also notice shots that don't look good at all.

Afte you identify the shots that appeal to you go back and refine 1 of them. take 5-10 shots in minutely varied positions near the shot that you liked. The sweet spot will most likely be in one of those refined pictures.

Even pros do this if they have the time and the subject is not going anywhere. After you have found the sweet spot on a stationary subject now think about different times of day to shoot it. long shadows like before sunset or after sunrise, are often good choices.

Now think of different times of year. Sometimes it takes patience to create the perfect shot.


EXCELLENT advice for any creative effort!

It is very rare that the first idea is ever the best idea. The first idea is usually the easiest, most obvious, most common, the most cliché.
jason1025
good point
Shelton
Hey thanks Jason, good advice!

I created this in 2006 when there was no thought about Cupids Sick Day and I was doing video work.

The basic is this. You will see a hand throw the paint brush in the cup. and the camera will pan back to see the person walking away from the easel to reveal DDI. Inside the film strip a video will be playing. each offset by 1/24 frame. Anyway that is the basics of the shot.

Steve

Shelton
Finished the staff office furniture. Probable use some of the furniture from extra cd in the reception area.
Paul Forwood
Terrific models,Steve. smile.gif
Shelton
Thanks Paul.


just trying to add a few office details.
jason1025
looking good
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