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Old 02-13-2008, 04:45 PM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

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Old 02-21-2008, 10:57 AM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

Well I posted my entry, but I'm not at all happy with the reflection.
anyone got a suggestion or tip?

thanks
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest - Retouching/Manipulation

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I Love It Saby! Very Eye Catching And Unique! :d
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Thank U Ashley
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:24 AM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

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Well I posted my entry, but I'm not at all happy with the reflection.
anyone got a suggestion or tip?

thanks
cathy
May be Ziaphra and LonK will tell us something about the secret of making reflections, I'm interested too
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: Reflections

I don't really know of any particular "secret" for fabricating convincing faux reflections. I do think it's imperative to have a good grasp of at least the basic physics and mathematics of reflections (ray tracing). In most cases there is much more to it than merely cutout, copy, flip and fit.

To learn how to visualize reflections, it is most helpful simply to grab a chunk of mirror (or other reflective surfaces) and really observe the actual reflections of various objects.

I would note however, that the reflection of a 3D object can be actually quite different than the view of the object itself due to the intrinsically different "point of view" of the reflection. The best one can do is manipulate a faked reflection to minimize (or disguise) these differences. Indeed, as in the case of 3D objects with obvious extreme depth, the differing POVs (angle of incidence) make it very difficult to virtually impossible to fabricate a convincing faux reflection from a singular view. In such cases, I believe it's best to avoid rather than produce an image that is visually incomprehensible or confusing.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:31 PM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

this is great principle tut LonK
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:57 PM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

Thanks for the explanation Lonk.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:52 PM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

thanx for all comments in the vote section about my picture, I felt good when read it, and I accept all judgement, but there is an interesting idea of Gezzunder: "being too graphic in nature" what I'd like to discuss -I'm not against the opinion- but I had a thought when I was watching the pictures some days ago: as a standalone picture my one seemed mutch graphic than picture to me too, but when I watched it among the other entries it was really realistic.

what is Ur opinion?
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:32 AM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

Nicely done everyone! We had a 3-way tie for first!

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The tie breaker is determined by who has the most first place votes. If it is a tie again, then we will look at who has the most second place votes and so on until a winner is determined.

And the winner is...LonK!

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Great job everyone!
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:54 AM
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Re: Feb 08 Contest Discussion

Congratulations, Lonnie! Well done and well deserved.
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