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Old 08-03-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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i did this a couple of months ago, couldnt sleep so i started tooling around, i forgot about it till i stumbled onto it today :x

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Old 08-03-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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pretty good render, especially nice shadows on the tabletop...

only thing i wouldn't mind seeing is some slight translucency on the candles... ya know, like a sub-surface scattering.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:48 PM   #3
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its funny cuz i remember thinking hmmm i should add some but i decided against it out of laziness lol. thx for the crit
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I am still a newbie in Maya, mayb its not in my place but I think your picture looks great. I do agree that some translucency would of made the image more believable , ... and the shine form outside is serious ,... So I think the outside should of dimmed or the room should of been brighter.

Dont take my word as gospel. Great piece, and welcome . I believe this is yyour first post of your work .... good work.


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Old 10-03-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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yeah - nice job - i tend to agree - i think the candles might need to be a bit darker - especially as the windows look so bright. i'm also not sure I am buying the weeds and ferns - they just seem a bit much or maybe a little too crisp compared to the candles.
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you know arran you're right, the plants in the back should be somewhat blurred (didnt occur to me). thanx for the crits guys.
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are those paint effects for the plants? if so, nice use of them.
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yeah those are paint fx, thx for the crits guys, this is helping alot yay ^^
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