nebula creation

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Re: nebula creation

#31 Post by Josh » 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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Re: nebula creation

#32 Post by MrV » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:51 pm

...


Holy sh....!

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


...wow. Just wow.

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Re: nebula creation

#33 Post by pd » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:20 pm

They are epic, well done. You are definitely getting the hang of this, ha :)

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#34 Post by Josh » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:45 pm

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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Re: nebula creation

#35 Post by pd » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:02 pm

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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Re: nebula creation

#36 Post by Tortanick » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:18 am

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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#37 Post by Josh » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:29 am

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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Re: nebula creation

#38 Post by smokedart » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:01 pm

Wow, that last one is really awesome.

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Re: nebula creation

#39 Post by M4lV » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:17 pm

holy molly that looks brilliant! 8)

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Re: nebula creation

#40 Post by Josh » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:06 pm

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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Re: nebula creation

#41 Post by Bigjoe5 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:19 pm

That last one is the sexiest nebula I've ever seen. Keep it up.
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Re: nebula creation

#42 Post by pd » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:29 pm

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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Re: nebula creation

#43 Post by Josh » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:25 pm

Nebula 16
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I shrunk it. It's actually bigger when I started...

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Re: nebula creation

#44 Post by Redcap » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:11 pm

That is just sick, I wish I could watch you paint...

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Re: nebula creation

#45 Post by jay » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:15 am

yes, please : )
Josh, would do a screencast for us?

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