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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:52 am 
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This is the same as the last one, but slightly modified.... maybe you can't tell... but that's okay...

1024x1024, 24bit.jpeg, Stage1, hand-painted.
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First stage, Hand-painted, not quite finished, tight render. I would say only the right side is close to finished, but it's taking FOREVER because

1) I use a mouse :)
2) It's mostly hand painted, rather than stitching fractal generated clouds together.

What do you think? Better or worse than the last ones?

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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:51 pm 
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Holy sh....!

And you're saying you're hand-painting this. With a mouse, no less.


...wow. Just wow.


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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:20 pm 
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They are epic, well done. You are definitely getting the hang of this, ha :)


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This one is also not finished, but finally have 3D related question:

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This nebula is about 4x wider than it is tall (2048x512), and is built so that it can revolve completely around the viewer in a continuous loop, such as when it's wrapped across the inside of a 3D sphere or box.
The problem is that right now, when wrapped the border glares at you, and it's quite hideous. Does anybody know how to make the left and right edges of this picture seamless? Is there a special technique I'm missing?

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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:02 pm 
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For a texture to fit on a sphere is only needs to be 2 times as wide as high. To solve the seam problem you can use the offset filter(filter - other - offset) and then paint it away, perhaps using the clone brush. Your layers should be collapsed for this to work, so that you don't move just individual layers around. Alternatively you can also do this on each layer of course, if you think it's worth the effort.


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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:18 am 
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Sweet! Josh those are utterly amazing!

Josh wrote:
1024x1024, 24bit.jpeg, Stage1, hand-painted.

I really like the single star at the centre, it reminds me of the nebular from The Mote in Gods eye. Amazing book.


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 Post subject: Updated
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The offset function works perfectly, pd. It was a big help.

Stage 2 (3?)
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Not much changed here. It might be necessary to do a stage 3.

Here's a tutorial that I followed on how to make it. Nebula Tutorial
I didn't follow it verbatim, and I took a lot of liberties with the procedure.

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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
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Wow, that last one is really awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
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holy molly that looks brilliant! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Hi!

I have recently accumulated some leftover stock nebulae if anyone's interested.

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No I didn't paint them, I just removed the stars and applied noise reduction filters.

No you may not use them either. Just kidding :) go ahead, knock yourself out, take as many as you need.

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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:19 pm 
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That last one is the sexiest nebula I've ever seen. Keep it up.

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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
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Josh wrote:
I have recently accumulated some leftover stock nebulae if anyone's interested.


Thanks, that went right to my reference folders. Nice work.


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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
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Nebula 16
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I shrunk it. It's actually bigger when I started...

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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
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That is just sick, I wish I could watch you paint...


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 Post subject: Re: nebula creation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:15 am 
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yes, please : )
Josh, would do a screencast for us?


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