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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pillars of Horn II

From rpg
Here's a fancier, full-rendered version of yesterday's image of the eerie platform supported by the four horn pillars. There's a few extra tidbits added to the scene, mainly the torches. It's kind of nifty the way the torches and the chains came out so well, despite the fact that they're pretty simple objects: the chains, for example, are just long, thin cylinders with a cage texture applied. They fit well with my Bob Ross approach to fantasy graphics. In contrast, I did a lot of hand-modeling of the hooks attached to the ring platform and the horn tips, but you can barely see them. Lots of effort for not much impact.

In retrospect, I probably should have modeled the stairs by hand as well. Instead, I used a height-field terrain. It does give a more eroded look to the stairs, but perhaps too much, and the stairs don't have the right proportion.

From rpg
And here is a black-and-white version of the same scene. I just desaturated it and applied some overlays and filters to give it some sharpness. Really, what I need to do is try the scene again in Sketchup instead of Bryce.

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