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adrian
07-10-2011, 04:42 AM
I decided to transform my "Summer Garden Render" (http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110511&highlight=garden)into a winter scene. Don't think I'll be able to animate this as the trees in the background take way too long to render. I tried using pictures of real trees and masking them but the results were far from satisfactory.

I've never done a snow scene before so lots of learning curves, and I'm sure there's heaps that can be improved so comments/crits much appreciated :D

Exception
07-10-2011, 10:26 AM
Looks nice, Adrian. Snow is difficult, I think you've done a great job.

I think the grass underneath the snow might not be so green in Winter... more like a brown/grey.
The patch of snow on top of the ivy on the left kinda seems off. Perhaps getting rid of it will save you the pain of trying to adapt it to that geometry. Otherwise, perhaps texturing the leaves is a better choice than a geometrical approach for those leaves.

adrian
07-11-2011, 05:02 AM
Thanks. I think it does look better without the snow on top of the ivy and I've made the grass a little less green.

abdelkarim
07-11-2011, 02:07 PM
do u acticate radiosity ??? i think your shadow is to dark then light cast on your small city.

good work . think a lot about your lighting its essential for 3d. all its 3d Render.

bye .

abdelkarim
07-11-2011, 02:10 PM
i mean when u done this great detail and texturing . u need many test renders to acheive your work. i dont know if u understand me or not ?

u need to use other lighting setup .

adrian
07-12-2011, 03:04 AM
Hi, yes I have used radiosity - Image World with an HDR image plus 3 area lights, 2 fills and 1 "sun" light.

I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean other than my lighting setup is not very good. Are you saying I should not have such dark shadows, ie the lighting should be more even?