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Old 6th Feb 2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Military - Napoleonic Era Cannon.

I spent most of the day yesterday working on this mesh, and finally am ready to show off this render. I was reading Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester, and was inspired to create something from that era. I looked but was unable to find a decent cannon and or British frigate mesh that I could use in an animation, so I decided I'd have to build one.

Comments and criticism are both welcome and appreciated.

Note: all models in the scene were created by myself so no credit is needed, also the background image of the ship was found doing a simple Google search.
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Its a nice start but the lighting is making it look.... off. What I mean is that you have a nice strong key light coming straight in the cannon port. Looking at the shadow of it and the bottom edge of the port cover, the light would be about 20 deg in elevation and directly in line with the port. The grating light is about 90 deg to the key shining on the side of the cannon. The grill is a nice touch but it should be very soft edged. With it as hard edged as it is now, I would expect the grill to be visible in the shot. Its also screaming for some volumetric lighting since the interior looks nice and smokey.
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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thanks, I'll begin re-working this a bit. I wondered if anyone would suggest volumetric lighting, to be honest I'm a novice when it comes to using volumetric lighting, and so I try and not use it whenever possible; however, as you say this is one instance where such neglect shows. I'll try and see about fixing this up, thanks for the advice.
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