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    The Secret Garden - Challenge 2016

    Hi everyone,

    I sketched all the past days and now I'm ready to move it into 3d

    what is my concept?
    well, it's a magic garden combining together all the unreal secret plots&scenes I've seen this past few years in Avatar&Fantastic Beasts. these are top inspirations
    most important is what this secret garden keeps hiding. I'll reveal as I WIP

    final entry : Click image for larger version. 

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    concept
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    a few ideas on one paper
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    here are my first tests:
    I wasn't ok with my first fog. tried some combination between volume and environment fog. finally I set it to environment fog. brought it closer, 15m, heght about 5m, etc


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    new update

    now I'm modeling my central piece, a honeycomb plant
    also there's an update for leaves material. they look more reflective, more wet

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    I removed the fall tree on the right for a better composition
    new updates tomorrow, following detailing for main plant
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    I'm building in growfx the main plant
    I will be back with a rendered version
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    rendered the new plant. much simplier and natural look
    all those light bulbs gonna have more light
    testing some glow effects

    gonna add some fireflies and some lightened branches on the ground
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    added some bloom&glare
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    here are two new updates

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    starting to get closer to the original idea

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    next up. improvement on render quality and materials
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    trying some charactersClick image for larger version. 

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    new update:
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    hey everyone,
    this is my current status
    I;m making a skin material. working on it for over 10h
    just trying to get rid of the light flakes. due to some bad welding on geometry
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    these are my lastests updates for what i've tested, modeled
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    up next, I'll include in my render the two objects

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    My final entry:
    For me my secret garden has to offer some real secret things or feelings. So I thought that there has to be a tree of life or an Eden garden that keeps and raises childs and souls.
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    Last edited by laur2007laur; 2017-01-17 at 11:54 PM.
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    credits:
    I used general large trees from evermotion
    HDRI from peter guthrie
    butterfly: 3dsky
    main tree I made it with growfx
    leafs scatter with itoo
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    congrats to the first two winners, shows finess with theirs skills and love the images really really great! since the deadline I knew that one of the two will get the first place
    but some of the awarded images are so much predictable. would have expected to agree more on the concept of a secret garden. rarely and only in competitions we can build concepts that clients rarely approach
    anyway, thanks Evermotion for the opportunity and congrats to all
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