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grahamtuck
03-11-2004, 06:24 AM
Just finished this for a project I am working on. Any comments appreciated. Thanks.


http://homepage.mac.com/grahamtuck/portfolio/cutter.jpg

cathuria
03-11-2004, 08:01 AM
Your little boat is just terrific -- but the render style makes the water look real... greasy ... sailing on a toxic spill or something...:)

grahamtuck
03-11-2004, 08:10 AM
Thanks, That is what the water is like here, (Halifax N.S.) GREASY!
Just kidding. Thanks for the reply.

P.S. I love your work. Do you know the artist Bruce McCall.

http://www.jamesgoodmangallery.com/mccall/pages/exhibframez.html

He did a series on airplanes that was halirious.

---Graham

grahamtuck
03-11-2004, 08:17 AM
Here is another render
http://homepage.mac.com/grahamtuck/portfolio/cutter_2.jpg

---Graham

leafcutter
03-11-2004, 11:22 AM
interesting how the changing of the water's scale turns a model boat into the real thing. Second render is much nicer in my IMHO. Does the water look a little flat in the lower right hand corner?

Nice work,

John.

grahamtuck
03-11-2004, 11:33 AM
Thanks John,
Yes the water is a bit flat. There are only bump maps, no displacement maps. If you look along the edge of the boat you can see the water is flat. I will spend some more time on the water when I finish the ships (3 in all).
Thanks for the reply.


---Graham

leafcutter
03-11-2004, 03:23 PM
it's a nice texture for the water - so maybe use it as a displacement map for the sea rather than a bump.....

....but i'm guessing you thought of that allready.

best of luck,

John.

cathuria
03-11-2004, 07:54 PM
Thanks! And thanks for the link...
I have Bruce McCall's book, "Zany Afternoons" -- I just love stuff that kicks reality in the butt like that... and, obviously, it's provided me with some inspiration.

(back on topic) Although the texture in the second render is a little overdone, I like it better and it's nowhere near as distracting as the first one was.