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Derekw

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Swan Bay Farm
« on: September 25, 2012, 02:39:25 am »
September 25, 2012, 02:39:25 am
Hi Everyone,

I have just finished this short animation for a project I've been working on for several weeks.
The terrain was imported from Google Earth and aerial images were added from Nearmaps.
The Sketchup model is about 180 Mb and there are 4,100 plants in the project. The HD movie took less than 3 hours to render. I hope you like it.

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Gilson Antunes

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 03:07:06 am »
September 25, 2012, 03:07:06 am
Hello Derekw

It's very good .... much work.
Landscapes pleasant.

The map of the floor was also very good.

Congratulations
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RAD

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 03:37:47 am »
September 25, 2012, 03:37:47 am
Really very BIG.  Wonderful.

Robert A. Christman

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 04:35:05 am »
September 25, 2012, 04:35:05 am
this is wonderful! great job all around. especially think the landscape seems very real. ive never heard of nearmap. thanks. im checking it out.

bob

Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 06:39:25 am »
September 25, 2012, 06:39:25 am
nearmaps? Could you explain?....

RAD

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 06:47:18 am »
September 25, 2012, 06:47:18 am

Derekw

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 06:51:10 am »
September 25, 2012, 06:51:10 am
Thank you all for your kind comments, much appreciated.

In relation to Nearmaps, I have provided another link below which may help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NearMap

Cheers
Derek

f8sf

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 07:21:56 am »
September 25, 2012, 07:21:56 am
very nice. i think green pond water is more realistic..

Michael Betke

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 08:41:37 am »
September 25, 2012, 08:41:37 am
Really nice lighting of the scene. Very natural.
How large is the terrain?

Two small things are the bricks of the buildings. They could use a normalmap and the pool is a bit too blue and saturated compared to the overall great scene. :)
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Derekw

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 09:58:32 am »
September 25, 2012, 09:58:32 am
Hi Michael,

Thanks for the feedback. Valid points. I did actually use a normal map on the pillar stone work, but it didn't work as well as usual. It's always hard to make texture maps work on sharp corners. Perhaps I should have rounded the edges a little.

In answer to your question, the main terrain model is about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) across, although the distant mountains on the other side of the bay are 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) from the house.

BABE™

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 11:08:37 am »
September 25, 2012, 11:08:37 am
Dear Derekw..

im Astounded at the cinematic landscape you created ........it is exceptional,
and Breaks the Conventional mold.

i so so so wish i could do this kind of thing, but it takes forever to add more imagery to sketchups  terrain .

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i don't understand what it is.....................is it a Big Photo ?

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Michael Betke

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 11:24:51 am »
September 25, 2012, 11:24:51 am
I think he used a satellite map. Maybe sebveral which got stitched together in photoshop. They came out very sharp. Mostly sat-maps are so blurry. even stiched togewther
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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 12:00:38 pm »
September 25, 2012, 12:00:38 pm
this is awesome!

 Can I ask a newbie question? Since the scene is so big (as Gilsons "the Farm" etc") are there other options to render/visualize these kinds of projects than with Lumion? Within the arch viz category that is. I try to monitor visualizations made from Revit, Autodesk and Graphisoft, to see how they are rendered in quality and size to get to know the market better.

And so far I rarely see larger scenes than a building in close up.

2nd question: What did your client say to this? Are they impressed or is it simply what they expected, or are they unhappy with anything?


Derekw

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 12:43:29 pm »
September 25, 2012, 12:43:29 pm
Hi Babe,

To answer your question, yes, I have basically used a very large photo and applied it as a texture in Sketchup. The photos were taken by 'Nearmaps' using a plane.
 
'Nearmaps' also offers some very clever (free) software called 'HyperTiles' which allows you to select large areas of photographic data, then stitches it all together for you in high resolution. No Photoshop required!

You simply import the image into Sketchup and align it (from above) with your Google Earth terrain model. You then 'explode' your image (this creates a projected texture) and apply it to the terrain.

The images always look sharper in Lumion than in Sketchup. Don't ask me why, but I have posted examples below.

And Truls, my clients are always super impressed with anything done in Lumion. They haven't seen the movie yet, just the stills shots.

I hope this helps.

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: Swan Bay Farm
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 01:15:44 pm »
September 25, 2012, 01:15:44 pm
The images always look sharper in Lumion than in Sketchup
Derek, I think that you can select or deselect the box to sharper the images.
Very nice work, according to Babe, this is one of the most accomplished cinematic landscape look.