Landscape and forest

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by druitre » 15 Mar 2015, 17:31

Hi and thanks, sirdavid and Caveman!
sirdavid32 wrote:Hi druitre! This is outstanding. How are you getting DOF, via camera or compositing by pass?
I´d like to know more about your compositing this masterpiece.
Looking sharp. Those rocks really grabbed my attention. You mention: procedurals for displacement?
On redshift I assume you´re using redshift displacement.
Could you tell more about your redshift settings. By far, I think it´s the best renderer for us Indie ppl.

Everything you see is straight out of Redshift, no post whatsoever. DOF is Redshift Bokeh and I'm using exposure adjustment - mainly black crunch and vignette are quite high. A lot of my aestethic decisions are to do with the artificial look I'm trying to achieve, the miniature look with everything being sculpted out of foamboard or clay but at the same time in the hands of someone who would know how to make those miniatures look as if they were the real thing. You could say I want it to be uncanny, kind of.

The rocks are explained in one of my earlier posts, I use fractal scalar and twiddled about with its settings until I had something that imitates what a miniature sculptor would do - smear plaster on foam and paint that with highlights/deepwashes. In effect, what I do is (Redshift) displacement mix two layers of fractal scalar with the mix being decided by a third fractal scalar and an ambient occlusion set to inverse (the dirtshading trick). Then use some of that same fractal to drive color, with also an incidence to have the tops of the rocks be mossy green broken up by the small noise fractals. Can't get to it now but if you want I can upload an example of it sometime next month when I'm back in my studio.

And yeah, I'm a fan of Redshift too!! :)

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by mirkoj » 17 Mar 2015, 00:17

looking great man.
btw if you need any help rendering out final movie I would be glad to jump in and help you out with rendering.
Got 4xTitan, 5x970 and an 780 here. Would be glad to help if you need any.

Great work

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by druitre » 25 Jan 2016, 21:43


I did this music video over the last six weeks - borrowing heavily from all the stuff in this thread - which in this case is okay since the musician responsible for the song is the same guy who is slated as the composer for the short this thread is all about. Hope you like it!

I saw Oli already put me in the 'great work done with softimage'-thread, which is so cool! Thanks Oli!
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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by Bullit » 26 Jan 2016, 06:17

Very good and very emotive. Congratulations.

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by Rork » 26 Jan 2016, 11:03


very nice work Jasper!!! :-bd

Was this still all Redshift, or a little bit of Clarisse as well?

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by Hirazi Blue » 26 Jan 2016, 17:03

Brilliant work!!! :ymapplause:

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by sant0s » 26 Jan 2016, 18:44

lovely! :ymapplause:

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by druitre » 26 Jan 2016, 20:32

Thanks guys! Rob: no Clarisse here, 100% Redshift.


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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by Alen » 31 Jan 2016, 19:23

Fantastic work, really like it!

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by El Burritoh » 09 Feb 2016, 20:53

That really is quite poignant! Super work!
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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by blaxxun » 12 Feb 2016, 11:50

Nice one!! I like it!

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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by Daniel Brassard » 17 Feb 2016, 01:30

Great work Druitre.

Do you intend to use the characters further as the women is seen very briefly in the video but you obviously develop her in more details, based on this thread.
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Re: Landscape and forest

Post by druitre » 23 Feb 2016, 23:36

Thanks people! Daniel: yes, I still intend to do what I originally modeled the characters for (a 5 minute short, which in itself is a spinoff to a 10 min short I also still want to finish) - but this opportunity came along and I figured I could do it in one or two months.