You could say it’s a view from a roof. I made it tonight and I’m kind of happy with how it turned out
It’s 4,13 mb, so try it out!
Might give you a good look of how the dutch streets look like
P.S. roddy is my real-life nickname :-?
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I’m finding it hard to comment on something… I can’t say the movement of the spark is unnatural…
The street lamp visible light never seems to get drowned out… it seems to be quite dominant… not sure how you would tweak it…
Second, the shadows look maybe a little sharp when the spark is off screen… as the spark comes closer the street gets filled with light… but only until it stops hovering over the furthest building tops…
it’s an OK animation, but I’d like to see something more pleasing.
Mhm. Greatest problem so far, in my opinion, is the halo of the lamp. Turn it down a little. If you have such a halo, that means, there is some sort of fog around. But there obviously isn’t.
Next, the lamp a the beginning is so bright, yet noting is lighted by it. So it seems almost like postprocessed in. Maybe add a spot light at the base of the halo (meaning on the ground) lighting to the sky with a huge SpotSI (about 170). Dim the energy down a lot. This is some sort of radiosity fake. Hope you understand my poor english!
Add beveling. Everything in that street is quite sharp at the moment. If you add beveling at least the outlines of the thinks could be seen at the beginning. I think, this might look very good!
Only my 2 cent. Good start…
here’s an update there’s much I can comment on myself, but I’m out of time for now… for one, the spark is still too bright, i focused on the rest today … gotta learn to make textures myself :x
(C&C always welcome!)
Some tweaking of the textures & lighting resulted in this:
The street looks far more dutch now yaay
I retouched the lantern and made a lantern-only scene, which i liked so well that i spontaneously made an avatar out of it. Tell me what you think…
the little green thing is grass, growing out of the cracks
Wow i LIKE THE GRASS MON HOW YOU DID THAT j/k
the lantarenpaal (lamp) is nice, but i dont like the street…