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(Helge) #14

I noticed that as well. :wink: I just hope it will not stop anyone from going on in that direction.

(Bhuvaneshwaran) #15

what is the perfect meaning for nefarious.

(Helge) #16

That is a little hard to tell as meanings may differ and each of them is valid, nevertheless.
[I had to look it up, too. ;-)]

I like this one:

The wiktionary definition is also very helpful:

Sinful, villainous, criminal, or wicked, especially when noteworthy or notorious for such characteristics.

(Bhuvaneshwaran) #17

ohh ok i thought nefarious means evil, deadly, like that…

(Helge) #18

To me, this doesn’t seem to be wrong. I guess, it depends on the circumstances. Which is one of the nice aspects of this theme - there are so many possibilities. The hard part is to decide which way to go. :slight_smile:

(Marc) #19

Pure Cycles (2.79)

First contest I joined ever! (Doing blender for a maybe a quarter)

Im not an english motherspeaker, so i had to look nefarious up, i found out thats its like a synonym for bad, so here is one nefarious thing everybody had done !

Take it with humour!

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(Bhuvaneshwaran) #20

omg; really nefrarious

(FlyingBanana) #21

Now that is picking a winner to a whole new level.

(Bhuvaneshwaran) #22

Burning nefarious skull:

Pure Cycles (2.79).
Skull - Blender modelling (4 hrs).
Flame&smoke - fire+smoke simulation.
Embers - particle system.
Samples. - 350.
Resolution - 1080x1080.

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(Millani) #23

In my opinion, this:

(Marc) #24

I see what you did there :smirk:

(Midnightcpu) #25

ill be out of the WC for a little while have a project I started on and going to finish, ill post the tutorial when I get done with it but, here is what it looks like right now


Medusa : Beware of her eye. They will turn you into stone.

Ok, after recommendation I will go with Pure entry. I used an image from internet for the scales of the skin. Everything else (mesh and all) is new, made in Cycles by myself.
I was inspired by the myth of Medusa and Perseus. The gorgone was seen as a representation of terror and was fixed on the aegis worn by Athena to scare and terrorize her enemies.

PS: I solve the noise problem, thanks to @FlyingBanana

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(FlyingBanana) #27

Are you using denoise? It looks like most of the noise is coming from the snakes and there isn’t much noise so denoise should work good. Another thing to try is different lighting. What type of lighting are you using right now?


I am using 3 spot lights (right, left at 45 degrees and behind). Normally I use planes with emission material for the right and left.

Where can I find the denoise tool? I wasn’t able to find it in the interface.

(FlyingBanana) #29

I’m not at my laptop at the moment to just give a quick snapshot of the denoise location.


Found it! Thanks.

(Bhuvaneshwaran) #31

Maybe you can use denoiser. For this problem.

(purbosky) #32

Mass Depopulator

Pure entry. Cycles 256 samples + denoising. Using procedural textures, some effects and finishing done with GIMP. Been wanting to do a planetkilling scene for a while, gotta grab the chance while it’s still hot.

Render result before post-pro :

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(FlyingBanana) #34

@Felixzs you can edit your original post to add this info to it by going to that post and clicking the pencil looking icon at the bottom right of the post.