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Old 02-03-2006, 10:06 PM   #31
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ok guys this is were im at, thanks for all the support, i used the ramp, which definatly adds to the model to look more 3d, however i wos struggling to get the brightness n contrast i wonted so i put the eccentricity to about 3 and took the spec roll off right down to give and also added a bit of glow like magicsy suggested, which brought the white out a bit more, I also used thePFX for clouds to create a fog effect were all the tenticles join the shell, cos i thought this looked kinda cool + i have no idea what is really there, i still have to add in some detail were the tenticles join (orange circle kinda things).
I also redid all the tenticles any applied some forces on em to make em flow up and around like the referece pic rather than down.
Also added a bit more detial in the shell. i saw some sort of spine in the ref pic n also some feathers comin down from the arches inside the shell. also some random twists n stray tenticles.
Im just gonna keep on workin on it and working so all c&c would be good, and helpful.
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:29 PM   #32
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WoW! very impressive! Good progress!
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:32 PM   #33
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Yeah I used a blinn, for the Jelly thang. With the spec color to halfway and the eccentricty about half way and the rolloff at Max.

I fed the ramp back thru the incandescance, and put glow to about .300

Try making the colors on the ramp more contrasty too that will help

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Old 03-03-2006, 12:12 AM   #34
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This is really nice, I can literally feel the electricity
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:54 AM   #35
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when i seen this thread in its early stages at the first post, looking at that reference picture, i gotta admit i was saying to myself "good luck dude, you're way outta your league" but now i see how the progress has made and im quite impressed you were able to get it as close as you did.

my hat is off to you
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:55 AM   #36
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hehe thanks guys, ill try using those settings u used jay see what they look like, i fed the ramp through the ambient colour thats prolly why i got different results.
I prolly wont be able to get as much work done over the weekend, hopefully on sunday i will have some time.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:27 PM   #37
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Really nice progress!

Next you'll have to do a peanut butter fish to swim along with him!
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Yeah - this is looking really good - well done jhubbard!
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