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Just a test of a theory.

Post by Mike1158 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:14 pm

I have been thinking of 3d art for a while, in terms of wall hangings in particular.

This is a wall panel I downloaded and cleaned up. Once I had a big enough panel I imported a simple picture to map ont the topographic face. Reasonable result there but the elevation change is over about an inch and seems not that well defined, I think like the base of a skirting board it may need to be exaggerated The equivalent of raising the skirting board a quarter of an inch for example, to increase contrast for the shadow to define the geometry.

As an aside, any Fleetwood Mac fans here? No? Shocking. They released a new album last year and I am listening now. As good as ever, imho of course.

Stay well folks. :hat:
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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by tuna57 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:50 pm

Interesting study Mike. Guessing that a low relief piece of art would need some pretty creative light set ups to really make it “pop”. Multiple lights some at “grazing” angles to the piece ? :^:
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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by Mike1158 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:26 am

Thanks mate, I think you are spot on, unless the geometry is well oversize, it can be difficult to just 'see' it. Drawing board while I search for some race car vibes.

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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by Mike1158 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm

The geometry has been enlarged and lights (Recessed) added. Much closer to the intent.
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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by tuna57 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:32 pm

I think it’s a cool effect your shooting for. Almost needs to be the focal point with lighting adjusted to really make it pop. Unfortunately I suspect not every observer will “get” it. :^:
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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by Mike1158 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:17 pm

Thanks mate, I think this is the right way to go for the effect so will stop here. The only thing I might consider is both up AND down lighting to bring the geometry into more stark relief.

One light here rather than two.
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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by Fletch » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:38 am

That last image is looking pretty good! :^:

There is a red cast on the walls likely from some over-saturated textures/colors in the scene?


ps - regarding your Fleetwood Mac question... yes. :^:

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Re: Just a test of a theory.

Post by Mike1158 » Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:51 pm

Ta mate, oversaturated texture, yes I agree. Wood perhaps benefit from an adjustment or three. Punny too.

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