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Old 10th Dec 2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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The nice thing about F3D being multi platform is that now I can comfortably post my Bryce artwork. This is an early piece done in Bryce 5 with no post work, I've posted this around on different forums and sites. Uses Daz3D's Millinium Dragon and Dragon's Lair. Posed in Poser 5, the skull is included in the Lightwave Package, I did use my own skull until I found this one going through my files. The shield is mine, the sword is from Questor, dragon's textures are done by me.
This is the second version for this idea, the dragons pose was inspired from a dragon statue my wife bought me for my birthday a few years ago.
Let me know what you think, it's a scene I love but would love to also improve on although I'm not sure how I can.. The scene file is nearly 650 mb's in size and pretty much taxes Bryce's abilities.
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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WOW. I like the pose you got it in, and the fact a dragon has a sword, is kinda clever.
The only thing i think you might put in to the scene, is shadows. Maybe under the dragon.
Anyway, it is a brilliant piece of work.
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I agree with the pose and I like the premise of the scene. I would like to see you take this to the next level though and do some extensive post work on the lava and rocks. The background is acceptable but would be so much cooler if those dragons looked like they were flying through clouds of sulfur.
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Nice work. Maybe a bit of haze or out of focus background...just to increase the depth of field and making figure separate more from the background.
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The composition is done nicely, I agree with the post processing needed to be done, that would make the work stand out a bit more . . . There is one thing tho that is gnawing at me . . .
The size ratio between the Dragon and the skulls . . according to your image the humans were as large as if not bigger than the Dragon, maybe you could adjust that . .
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Wow, thanks for the comments and crits. I had all but forgotten that I even posted this image here.

@hayling99 - I hadn't thought about adding some lights for shadows. Right now the scene has 59 lights all pointed up just above the lava field. I figured that because of the dark sky, most of the illumination for the scene would come from the lava below the dragon.

@bmckain - Your right about the clouds of sulfur, I am working on the scene just not on a day to day basis. I upped my computers memory and it did tons for Bryce 5, plus I just figured out how to import the scene into Bryce 6 which does a much better job with the rendering of the scene. I'm also adding some heat distortion off the lava as was suggested on another site. Keep pushing those idea's though, it'll help me achieve my goal for the final image.

@bjhaber - I had tried doing a depth of field render a couple of times, but they didn't come out the way I wanted. You couldn't make out the background dragons. I'm still learning how to use the camera features in Bryce.

@gpdesigner - That size you've picked up on is exactly what I was hoping to achieve. I want the dragon to be man size or slightly smaller. Kindof a Komodo Dragon feel to the scene.

What I have already worked on with it, added some textures to the skulls to make them feel a little more aged. They are suppose to be close to bone white because of being 'baked' clean of flesh from the dragons breath. Working on some heat distortion in the scene in Bryce 5, not because I want to be lazy with the post work. But because I was just recently told it is impossible to achieve within Bryce and I love proving people wrong about that program.
Changed a couple of the background dragons poses, to give more of a random flight between the background dragons feel.
I'll post another update here in a day or two.
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