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Re: Old Downtown

Post by tuna57 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:49 pm

Fletch wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:50 am If you use an IES light, then it will be set to cast the simulated light from the fixture. If you put it behind the lampshade material that effect will be warped/modified by passing through the lampshade.
I had know idea it did this ! Thought the i.e.s. was just about perimeters of the bulb.Thanks for the info. :! :wall:

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Re: Old Downtown

Post by Fletch » Tue May 04, 2021 11:48 pm

Subject: Streelamp Streetlight Street Light / Lamp

This is not an example of a streetlight driven with IES, but I was just reminded that we had a streetlamp someplace on the forum, so here it is for fun. :lol:

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Re: Old Downtown

Post by tuna57 » Wed May 05, 2021 3:45 pm

Thanks :^:

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Re: Old Downtown

Post by tuna57 » Mon May 10, 2021 8:04 pm

Haven't "thrown in the towel" on this one yet. Still struggling with getting a night scene that I like.
That said I did come up with an early morning image I'm pretty happy with. Render it with a sunrise HDRI sky, Easy9. Post pro in Gimp. I did put the sky image in post pro the HDRI sky didn't look so great.
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Re: Old Downtown

Post by Fletch » Mon May 10, 2021 9:16 pm

Lighting is looking cool.

Perhaps the camera angle and the width:height aspect ratio of the rendering could solve some issues with the image being sort of "flat" or "not engaging".

Cutting off the top of the building while having wide-open empty foreground seems like an odd choice.
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Re: Old Downtown

Post by Fletch » Mon May 10, 2021 9:20 pm

Photoshop 2021's content aware fill is pretty amazing. :lol:
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Re: Old Downtown

Post by tuna57 » Tue May 11, 2021 3:11 am

Thanks for the input Fletch. Think the "flatness" of the image has more to do with the tone of the image overall from the sunrise hdri I tried out on this one. As for the "view" what can I say I'm just odd, ask anyone that knows me :rofl: .
Actually tried to maintain a normal "eye height" in the scene, I'm crossing the street to get some early morning "joe" don't you know :lol: . Run into the usual issues of maintaining the eye height and two point perspective without being way far away. The top of the building ends up getting chopped off ! I'm not looking up there anyway just thinking about breakfast. :whistle: . Figure I'll keep plugging away at this until I burn up the iMac or come up with something pretty spectacular. :hat:

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Re: Old Downtown

Post by tuna57 » Tue May 11, 2021 5:22 pm

Hey Fletch .... this one more to your liking ? :rofl: You can see the top of the darn building now :roll: . Seriously though it is a little easier to get "drama" when you have stronger light and shadows to play with. At least for me anyway ! Physical Sun_Sky , Rendered Easy 9, 100 passes . Put the sky in post pro, tweaked on colors and such. Gave the image a very light focus blur. Post pro in Gimp. Now I just need to get the night shot figured out :! .
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Re: Old Downtown

Post by Mike1158 » Tue May 11, 2021 8:54 pm

:hat: :clap: :rspkt: WOW.

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Re: Old Downtown

Post by ntxdave » Tue May 11, 2021 9:51 pm

Mike1158 wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 8:54 pm :hat: :clap: :rspkt: WOW.
AGREE! :rspkt: :whoot:

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