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Old 13th May 2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Landscapes - Recent Vue Experiments

I've been trying to get better at Vue recently, trying to play to its strengths of scale, landscapes, and volumetrics.

Here are some of the results.
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Old 13th May 2017, 12:31 PM   #2
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Impressive! What are the render times like for the volumetrics?
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Old 13th May 2017, 12:56 PM   #3
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Very elegant stuff...
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Old 13th May 2017, 01:43 PM   #4
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Impressive! What are the render times like for the volumetrics?
The worst for any of those was about 4 hours for 4k x 3k

You have to be careful you don't use uinessesary slow render options though...
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Old 13th May 2017, 01:44 PM   #5
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Very elegant stuff...
Coming from someone of your tallents, I take that as high praise indeed!
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WOW! Those are incredible! I can't decide which one is my favorite. I need to download Vue on my new PC.
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Old 19th May 2017, 09:43 AM   #7
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Thanks!

Some credit goes to the artist though, instead of the software!
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Seriously though, Vue can be great, but it's also very frustrating at time, and very hard to control,
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Terrific work Nick. Really very good.
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These are really lovely
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Great images.
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Man those are beautiful images. I don't think I can pick a favourite, they're all going in my desktop rotation. The buildings in the ringed-planet image - Stonemason? I only ask because they look so similar to a set of his I bought recently.
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Old 20th May 2017, 06:04 AM   #12
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Thanks All,
I think I have benefited from having a more focussed approach in my experiments this time around. As I said at the top of the thread, also trying to play to the strengths.

In the past I have found it way too tempting to just play with differing terrains and atmospheres.

One of the things I find it tricky to get used to is the way the atmosphere is a simulator. So if you decide you want stringer lower ground fog, the colour of the sky changes, Lower the Sun for more dramatic shadows and the light gets redder.

I'm also trying to think in terms of images having a subject, rtather than just creating scenery.

One final tip, buy products by Quadspinner. They are in a different league to other terrain, surface, and atmosphere products. And yes, those are Stonemason buildings, though I had to tweak the surfaces a lot.
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The big ship over the ocean is my favourite, followed by the astronaut on Mars. But they are all beautiful.

Too bad about the colour banding in the sky of the one image.
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Thanks Rigel - you are correct, and there are two things going on there.

1. I am sharing images at lower quality and resolution, which makes things worse.

2. Quite a few of these come out of Vue low contrast, and the banding gets worse when I stretch the contrast in PSE. I'm looking for a way to stretch contrast within Vue, but no luck so far.
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Those contrast issues have always been one of my pet peeves with image formats. Especially the colour red in the .jpg format.

If it can be resolved, I'm certain you'll find it. In the meantime, keep treating us to the lovely eye candy!

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