Castelo

Hi guys

After reading the latest issue of Blender Magazine, decided to take the holidays to return to Blender.
The theme of the next edition will be “Epic Fantasy”, and I decided to take a pencil and draw a scene:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/castelo-desenhojpg.jpg

I still not sure if the lighting is night or day, but this angle will be there. My first steps in modeling and lighting were these:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_shot1.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_castelo1.jpghttp://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_castelo2.jpghttp://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_castelo3.jpghttp://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_castelo4.jpghttp://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_castelo5.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_castelo6.jpghttp://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Pauloup/Blender%203D/th_shot2.jpg

I hope to finish this project in a week. I have several unfinished projects (like all of you …), but this will be the third project I finalize.

Suggestions are very welcome :slight_smile: :smiley:

What you say !!

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Looking good. The moon is up in the drawing, so I guess it’s a night scene.

Ok, not all of you… :rolleyes:

Thank you. The moon is actually only a concept, it can be placed by a sun. But a bright castle with yellow lights in the windows would be cool, so I guess a night scene is better. What do you think?

Both are good. A night scene has bigger potential to convey a mood though.

Refreshing:
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I’m still work on it. I’ll try texturize the floor and towers top today.

(sorry my english)

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Looks nice, you may want to add a path or trees.

Great ideas, thank you!
For now, I’ve the floor (with one bit of bokeh… :D). The lighting is still all faked with textures, there’s only a sun to make shadows.

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This is going to become an awesome image…if i had that touch for texturing and lighting would be great for me…

i like the slight glow in the image, i also like that cartoony look the castle and pretty much the entire image has. Nodes?

Thanks. It’s a good begin look the lents and lights effetcs on films. They help us to be creative in a conceptual drawings (a very important thing, many times).

Thank you. Actually it has few scene nodes. The material was done using some blend textures and playing with X Y Z Map Input coordinates and the opition “uses normal vector as texture coordinates” (nor button). It’s very fast and gives this look slight glow, as fake ilumination.

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Hi everybody,

I have some stuff tgo show you. The process is finishing, I hope receive some feedback.:smiley:

Images:
1st: Just towels top and grass are texturized with images (some 6 days ago).
2st: First texture of castle and lents flare effect added. (5 days)
3st: Sky added, light setup fixed and texturized path added. (3 days)
4st: Grass field is now made with real textured strands (~250000) and white flowers added (yesterday/today)

All textures have normal maps themself and and the last image toke 40min to render in my Pentium4 2.0 (512 RAM) (veeeery old computer). All made in Blender render/composite nodes (except primary textures).

I hope you like it and comment.

(Sorry my bad english)

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That is very cool. I love the sky also.

Nice to see the work grow.

The rende is really Disney looking. We expect a princess claiming for help from in the top tower.
yeh, the sky is really amazing. I don’t like so much the left wall. All the pic is so charming, this wall on the left breaks a little bit the composition.
Maybe adding a big tree behind with his branches falling over the wall or something?
Amasing and dreaming work.
Congrats.

My only crit would be the clouds - there are those 4 illuminated bumps in the cloud all in a row below the moon. I think if you varied the line a bit that it would make the clouds more natural.

All in all, a pleasant and charming image.

This is turning out as good as I hoped. :slight_smile:

Maybe you could have a little less contrast in the wall texture on the castle.

That´s frontapage stuff…!!!

Thank you Matthew, Atom, Simonced, Klaatuteela, Mazui and Andrepazleal!

Simonced, the wall side is really something different in composition, I am thinking about covering it with white flowers and creepers. I will not have time (and knowledge) to create a tree of the same style. Thanks for the great idea.

Klaatuteela, The clouds are just a picture. I will try to change something in them. Thanks for the tip.

Mazui, thanks for the tip of the contrast.

Soon I’ll back with more Renders