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Andrew Boulton January 22nd, 2011 10:49 AM

Point and laugh time
 
One of my first renders, from back in 1998!

http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Gal...2/1_scout1.jpg

HG_B January 22nd, 2011 11:04 AM

I like the setting and composition. Pretty cool.

far-trader January 22nd, 2011 12:00 PM

<points>

:rofl:

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<turns around, looks at thread>

Oh, hey, nice pic Andrew, did you see the...

...never mind it's gone now.

Hey, this might be cool, maybe even fun for you. How about doing the exact same pic, with all your more developed and honed skill, for comparison. Might be a good exercise? If you have the time and interest.

HiverLord January 22nd, 2011 01:30 PM

Laugh? Me??
 
What? Laugh at something (even over a decade old) that's much better than I'll ever be able to do?
"Surely, you must be kidding."

I'll be the first to admit that I have no artistic (drawing/rendering/whatever) skill whatsoever...

It's obviously not equal to what you can do now, but still not bad at all. :D

I agree with far trader: see what you can do with it these days, if you've the time. Your work is very good.

navanod January 22nd, 2011 04:26 PM

Really not bad at all. What did you use for software?

I don't have anything going that far back (most of it was burned to protect the innocent), but I do have one dating about 2002, done with a freebie version of Truespace 3.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...andingBay1.jpg


EDIT: Heh, actually found one that is a year or two older than that. My first attempt at a Fer-de-lance Escort....

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...e/copperh2.jpg

FreeTrav January 22nd, 2011 06:36 PM

"Point and laugh" is something that I will never do with regards to renderart - unless the intent behind the original creation of the picture is to cause the viewer to laugh.

I cannot in good conscience deride people for alleged poor-quality work when it is far better than I could ever do.

Yes, I can see that your work has drastically improved since you created this pic; that doesn't mean that your early efforts are laughable - you had to start somewhere, and I'm a beneficiary of the progress you've made starting there.

Keklas Rekobah January 22nd, 2011 07:43 PM

I see nothing here worthy of any form of derision, especially laughter.

What I do see is evidence of great talent.

Keep pushing the event horizon!

Spinward Scout January 22nd, 2011 08:10 PM

Point and laugh?

I don't see a picture of me anywhere.

:oo:

:)

navanod January 22nd, 2011 09:37 PM

Actually, with regard to my older work, it is kind of amusing to see some of those first efforts with the benefit of hindsight. Valuable experience, but amusing nonetheless. At the time, everything seemed so hard; hard enough I started and stopped several times in the process. There weren't the resources available on the net today available, so I pretty much learned through experimentation and the manual/help file (most of which are far from great learning tools). But, they're proof that perseverence pays off.

One other thing for all of you that say you don't have any artistic talent - I used to be that guy. I can't draw worth a crap, I can't paint anything more complicated that than a room, and I've got the musical talent of a gnat. But if you learn the tools, cgi WILL give you a pretty good shot at letting you share your visions with the rest of the world. All it takes is time and persistence.

BTW - anybody know if there are any good Fer-de-lance deckplans out there? I might take a shot at far-traders challenge once I finish up a couple of projects.

Andrew Boulton January 23rd, 2011 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by navanod (Post 366746)
Really not bad at all. What did you use for software?

Back then it'll have been POV. Maybe via Moray.

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I don't have anything going that far back (most of it was burned to protect the innocent), but I do have one dating about 2002, done with a freebie version of Truespace 3.
That's not too bad.

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EDIT: Heh, actually found one that is a year or two older than that. My first attempt at a Fer-de-lance Escort....
*That* OTOH...:)


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