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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Dictator-for-life » September 11th, 2009, 11:40 pm

Tomorrow?! Hope I can make it. It's only that school has started and my bullion of AP classes have siphened a bullion of time from me. Not to mention that I got my first job two days ago! I guess my Blender life will have to resume after school ends.. that, or late nights. 8-)
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby IrascibleOne » September 12th, 2009, 9:49 am

Dictator-for-life wrote:that, or late nights. 8-)


Meh, who needs sleep? :lol:
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Dictator-for-life » September 12th, 2009, 1:58 pm

OKay, I got my entry today. I call it, "Don't Touch the Red Button." It was a close call between "What Secret Military Base?" and "It wasn't Us." I whipped this up pretty quickly, so I'm not going for realism, but more for simplicity..

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I know there's some contrast problems with the color and clarity isn't very clear. C+C always welcome.

And yes, those are in fact tumbleweeds rolling around. :)
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Nismo » September 13th, 2009, 1:41 am

I like it, gotta sort of semi-real-toon thing going on :lol: the only thing i'd say is that the cacti are a bit too green
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Dictator-for-life » September 13th, 2009, 12:18 pm

Thanks.

Nismo wrote:the only thing i'd say is that the cacti are a bit too green

Like the wrong shade of green? Or the wrong brightness? Originally, I had the cacti dark green, but then the colors were really out of whack and you couldn't distinguish the cactus spines very well. Then I set it so they took in more light, but that still was too dark. So I even gave them some emit, and that's where they are now. I think I'll change the shade of them and repost this entry in a bit.
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby IrascibleOne » September 13th, 2009, 3:37 pm

Awesome, we got a 1-on-1 battle for this contest! I'll set up the voting now.
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Dictator-for-life » September 13th, 2009, 6:32 pm

@Nismo: How are you doing the textures on your image, esp. the rocky faces? I am guessing it's a UV Texture, but how do you get things to be so cleanly put together? Is it all just one image? I am in awe of people who actually have the know-how to plan ahead and put everything on one texture, I seem to have a problem fitting everything to a "T" when UV Mapping. :wall:
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Sazex » September 13th, 2009, 8:24 pm

well, i did plan to enter, but i was too late,
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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Dictator-for-life » September 14th, 2009, 3:31 pm

Well, if you had an entry, I'm sure we wouldn't mind if Irascible put it up.

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Re: Official Contest #11

Postby Nismo » September 15th, 2009, 1:18 am

Dictator-for-life wrote:@Nismo: How are you doing the textures on your image, esp. the rocky faces? I am guessing it's a UV Texture, but how do you get things to be so cleanly put together? Is it all just one image? I am in awe of people who actually have the know-how to plan ahead and put everything on one texture, I seem to have a problem fitting everything to a "T" when UV Mapping. :wall:


If i remember correctly it was relatively simple i projected the UV's from view and added a stone texture and a green cloud over the top for the grass/moss

Dictator-for-life wrote:Like the wrong shade of green? Or the wrong brightness? Originally, I had the cacti dark green, but then the colors were really out of whack and you couldn't distinguish the cactus spines very well. Then I set it so they took in more light, but that still was too dark. So I even gave them some emit, and that's where they are now. I think I'll change the shade of them and repost this entry in a bit.


I'm not sure, something about it just looks of, they seem a bit too vivid and draw the eye away from the cliffs to the edge of the picture. Maybe adding a very bright texture over the top to stop it looking so dark would do it. :think:
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