Early Winter on the Prairie

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marcel wrote:this wip become a SMC. i hope tahnoak appreciate it. :D
Very much so marcel.. nice to know folks are interested enough to share their opinions.

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theuns wrote:Wow! Coming along VERY nicely, haven't checked in for a while :)

If you want to make a tractor for this scene, it should be very easy and low detail because you are not focusing on it in the foreground and can get by with a low poly model and a good texture... you should give it a try, it is a great learning experience opportunity ;)
Thanks theuns... as you can tell the scene has come a long way from a couple of fence posts and some wire (back to the original scene). Steinie provided me with a tractor for the scene though I do hope to some day tackle a car/truck/tractor.. etc.. my problem is patience. I have so little time on the computer to do stuff that I hate to "waste" it learning something. I would rather be doing something.

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It would probably be a plow blade in the back, something like this.

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interesting. I might be able to tackle that and just make it rusty and snow covered...thanks!!

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Still tinkering with the atmosphere... thanks for all the awesome suggestions and examples.

Will try some post processing stuff too..
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It's coming along nicely. My comment is that the snow looks a little powdery to me. I think the shadows are to harsh making it look less like snow. Maybe a little bit of glow to smooth it out a little bit.
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When the snow is not thick the ligth can pass through. You can simulate that with a very small quantity of luminance on the model side shader to do a softer effect. But that's fine if the snow starts to melt. ;)
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clintonman wrote:It's coming along nicely. My comment is that the snow looks a little powdery to me. I think the shadows are to harsh making it look less like snow. Maybe a little bit of glow to smooth it out a little bit.
I am struggling with that as well clintonman.. some versions I find too much "gray" in the snow so I brighten it and then the scene looks washed out.. this is honestly the hardest time I have had with lighting a scene.. :D

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ya, snow would be better with less sharp bump. usually snow smooth shapes
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clintonman wrote:It's coming along nicely. My comment is that the snow looks a little powdery to me. I think the shadows are to harsh making it look less like snow. Maybe a little bit of glow to smooth it out a little bit.
Good point, although the main difference between powder and snow is water and ice contained in snow. This cause snow to reflect the ambient light. Therefore shadows which we can see on the snow have always the color component of the sky. This can be observed on good winter landscape shots, but will be never seen on the photos of chalk or flour.

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