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Walking with Fae by AdamTLS Walking with Fae by AdamTLS
So here it is, as mentioned in my my Journal. I'm extremely happy with how the plants and environment turned out in this render. I think it might be one of my best renders.

Centaur is about 9' if he's standing up straight. Horse body is standard Drafthorse size or so. The forest sprite is about 5' tall. :)

Please download to see it in its 1920x1200 size glory.
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Critique by NiniriAZ Apr 11, 2010, 2:51:10 PM
Ok...I promised you a critique, so here we go... :D

I know alot of work went into getting the natural scenery just right. And it paid off! You've got a very complex but realistic pathway with a rich mix of flora in place. Lighting is very well done and the shadows/direction of light and the distant/obscure background also are all in agreement. That's an important, as the human eye will pick up those details no matter if the viewer is fully conscious of them or not.

The pair of mythical beings are also well suited to the setting, a possible nymph or dryad in her 'native' environment and a centaur friend. The models are well lit and show a nice, naturalistic lighting mode. Their pose conveys a sense of old friends enjoying a quiet stroll together.

However, this brings me to the only criticism I have of the composition: The centaurs right arm appears to be at a peculiar angle that is a juxtaposition to the otherwise very natural stance and body posture. Otherwise, this is probably one of your best pieces to date, Adam.
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zzzcomics Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome work! What forest did you use?
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I built it using a variety of different products. :)
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Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, Adam, I like how this works. The lighting is well done, did you use UE2 lighting here for Area lighting? Besides that, I like how you use plants in this. Geeze, why does there have to be grass . . . I'm jealous of other 3D artists having grass. LOL!

This looks like an actual forest scene, very good job here.
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a composite piece of several renders. The main image was rendered with 3 distance lights and raytraced shadows, but NO ground. Then a render was made with deep shadow maps and a shadow catcher to create the shadows on the ground. Resulting shadow catcher image was used as a multiply layer over the ground texture for the path which is from CGTextures.com. Everything was layered up in Photoshop and the results are the image above, there's very little other post work. Just some touch up here and there.
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t0rquemada Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Great work!
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Its one of my favorite pieces too.
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Crazymeau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What fantastic work! I've never seen ground and grass done so well. Brilliant!
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I've really had a hard time ever matching it again. LOL.
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Crazymeau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I hate it when that happens!
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Tugpsx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Great work thanks for sharing
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet!
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hemi-426 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great scene with all the details. I found the squirrel!
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

Fwiw: There are two squirrels, 1 bluejay, 1 robin, 3 hares and a rattlesnake. :D
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Gothfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I found all but the rattle snake! Nice hidding them =)
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe, thanks. The snake's probably the hardest one to find. He's coiled up right in front of one of the rocks on the path, near where the path turns back behind the cliff face. He's very much in the shadow, but if you look careful you can see him and a bit of his underbelly where his tail rises up.
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Gothfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
:la: I squinted my eyes, I see him now!
Great picture btw
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hemi-426 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, then I need to look closer
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some of them are hard to see. Just like real life! LOL.

Using the download version will help though. ;)
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PeterRama Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Great work Adam! The environment is very well done!
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Peter!
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NeilV Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great image very nice work :-)
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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chellethecat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
I love this, seriously. And I have to agree, from what I've seen this is one of your best pieces and is very detailed. I don't think it needs to be changed, but a fun kind of experiment could have been some DoF settings so that the path behind them isn't maybe quite as in focus. Of course, this IS coming from a person that has YET to be able to set things like that up on purpose! :blush:
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AdamTLS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it. You might be surprised to know that I actually tried DoF first... but the render hit was enormous. That's a problem with plants in DS/Poser. There is so much transparency, adding something like DoF would've probably pushed this into a multi-day render (3 hours was 1% w/DoF, AO, and Raytracing compared to 3h5m to finish each pass for AO/Raytracing only). So ultimately, it came down to my impatience in leaving it out. ;)
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chellethecat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
LMAO Yeah, good point with the plants. I don't use them a lot so I always forget what they can do to a render.
Then again, DoF by itself can be a beast. Either way, the image is lovely as it stands, and I love their height difference; made me giggle. :D
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