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Offline bdesign

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Clawfish
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:51:44 am »
Underwater scene created with several of the great new KeyShot 8 features. Scattering Medium (volumetrics), Spotlights (one for key light, one with water caustics stencil), Displacement (ocean floor), and Photographic Image Style (Tone Mapping, Curve, Color, Bloom, Vignette, Layers ["Use Frontplate" for initial layer of particulate matter]). Additional particulate matter, color grading, and grain added in Photoshop. Clawfish modeled in Rhino with T-Splines.

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Eric

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 05:11:10 am »
Great stuff Eric, it really does give the impression of an underwater scene. The caustics seal the deal IMO

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 05:20:37 am »
Looks cool, Eric!
This looks like some crazy sea monster from the Cambrian...

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 01:07:56 pm »
Great stuff Eric, it really does give the impression of an underwater scene. The caustics seal the deal IMO

Thanks very much, John. Happy to know it's convincing to your discerning eye  ;)

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Eric

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 01:09:40 pm »
Looks cool, Eric!
This looks like some crazy sea monster from the Cambrian...

Dries

Thanks, Dries! I like your Cambrian reference  8)

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Eric

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Re: Clawfish (+New: Version 2)
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 08:47:20 pm »
A softer, more organic look to the clawfish, with a Translucent (Advanced) material. More pronounced Displacement on the ocean floor. Adjustments to Photographic Image Style. Same general post processing as to the original version.

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Eric
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 08:58:30 pm by bdesign »

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Re: Clawfish (+New: Version 3)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 10:43:53 pm »
Decided I wasn't so happy with version 2 above, so gave it one more go. I wanted the lighting mood of the original, but also an organic feel to the clawfish. This time I used the Plastic (Cloudy) material, and I think it looks much better, especially with the semi-transparent membrane areas. I also applied a subtle Displacement to the creature to give it a fleshier, sort of octopus skin look. Also reduced the ocean floor Displacement Height back to the original. Photographic Image Style set back to the original as well, except for a slight reduction in the Bloom intensity. Same general post processing as the others.

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Eric
« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 10:48:30 pm by bdesign »

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Re: Clawfish (Final)
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 11:04:42 am »
Okay...calling it done with this one...for now :)

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Eric
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 10:23:01 am by bdesign »

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2018, 12:13:16 pm »
Hi Eric,

Looks already great. Just some thoughts...
Maybe the scene could benefit from some details, like plants or some mussels on the ground? The creature could have some more texture details too. Did you try to work with the curvature texture on it? Or how about to brake one claw with the cutaway feature, to bring more variation? If it's possible in this scene and the cutaway mesh doesn't create some artifacts.

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Eugen

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2018, 03:17:39 pm »
Gorgeous Eric!


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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 10:12:43 am »
Hi Eric,

Looks already great. Just some thoughts...
Maybe the scene could benefit from some details, like plants or some mussels on the ground? The creature could have some more texture details too. Did you try to work with the curvature texture on it? Or how about to brake one claw with the cutaway feature, to bring more variation? If it's possible in this scene and the cutaway mesh doesn't create some artifacts.

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Eugen

Hi Eugen-

Thanks very much for your kind words. I am for sure a "detail freak" and agree that this scene can be pushed much further. It was basically a matter of time restraints. To be continued...hopefully :)

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Eric

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 10:13:35 am »
Gorgeous Eric!



Thanks very much, David!

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Eric

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 03:21:54 am »
So awesome! Really convincing as an underwater scene indeed. +1 to the caustics.

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2018, 09:43:00 am »
Fun stuff! I always like seeing someone give an image a few passes. Progression is great.

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Re: Clawfish
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 06:28:55 pm »
So awesome! Really convincing as an underwater scene indeed. +1 to the caustics.
Fun stuff! I always like seeing someone give an image a few passes. Progression is great.

Sorry I'm just now seeing your comments, Magnus and Will. Thanks very much for the kind words guys :)

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Eric