ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR. (29/12/15)

This is a little early but just in case the internet is a bit slow I'll post it now.
Have a wonderful year and let us hope for a peaceful one.


Once again it is what it is. The sky and river do move, the volcano looks more like a sparkler but there is so much to remember. One of the many things I should have done that I didn't was scale the landscape texture on the 'Z' axis. Then the computer refused to render using the GPU so I had to wait twenty hours for the blasted video to render at 150 samples. It could have done with twice as many.
It's the thought that counts and as the rain falls I'll try and do another one that looks a little more grown up.

42 comments:

  1. happy holidays Adrian and my best wishes for the New Year
    May all your dreams come true ....and Internet which works !!!!
    and peace all over the world !!

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    1. Thank you Marty. I look forward to another year of your composites.

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  2. Best wishes for 2016 Adrian.
    Looks good, especially with the moving sky.
    Sounds like the rendering time is longer than the experimentation time, especially if you have to wait before you can check how things are looking every now and then.

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    1. John, I have it set to a preview render of ten or twenty samples which if the GPU is doing the lifting is pretty much real time depending on the number of vertices and or particles being used.

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  3. Happy New Year! Happy experimenting and patience!

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  4. All the best to you too.

    I notice your sun is moving the Southern hemisphere - ids that for when GB goes back to NZ?

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    1. John, thank you. Sorry about that sun. I never gave it a thought when I key framed it.

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  5. I like your videos! This one is good too. Happy New year!

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    1. Thank you Linda.I enjoy doing them but wish I were a little more artistic.

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  6. Very pretty, Z axis notwithstanding. Have a very happy, peaceful and fulfilled new year, Adrian.

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    1. Frances, I am very trying. Thank you for your wish you have a good year.

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  7. In a proper world I'd be sharing a celebratory libation with you on New Year's Eve .... Good luck to us all.

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    1. Bill, I don't celebrate the old year but do look forward to the new one.

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  8. Happy New Year Adrian. May 2016 be a great year for you!

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    1. Thank you Lynda, may the rain in 2016 fall gently and frequently.

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  9. I hope you and the dogs have a good 2016 too, look forward to more of your
    post

    peter

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    1. Thank you Peter you have a good one.

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  10. I'd rather have sparkles than lava. :) Happy New Year to you and yours, Adrian.

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    1. Hilary, That's good to hear, this 3D malarkey is a bit hit and miss when I do it.

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  11. *:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*
    *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
    *:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*

    Great job and looking forward to more of your creations :)

    PS I deleted my original comment because I typed ooking instead of looking, and we don't want any ooking around here ;)

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    1. Glo, I never thought I would get this far with Blender. I have another one in the computer which is abut half finished. I have also started saving templates for bits of scenes so that once I work out how to do something I don't have to start from scratch.

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  12. Like it Adrian especially the sky, I think you've been influenced by your surroundings. I hope you're staying dry in this awful weather.
    Have a Happy New Year

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    1. Douglas, I suspect we missed the worst of it. It is wet but also very warm for the time of year.

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  13. Precioso Adrian!! Te deseo un buen año 2016....Feliz Año Nuevo ♥ Happy New Year!!
    Un abrazo.

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  14. I wish you a Happy New Year with good photo opportunities and successful film-making! :)

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    1. Thank you Monica. It will be grand when the rain stops.

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  15. Happy New Year!
    Be healthy and happy!
    My best wishes from Romania!


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    1. Thank you Daliana. You have a good year as well.

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  16. Envious of your sense of adventure viz. all things photographic. Happy New Year, Adrian. Looking forward to your posts in 2016. McGregor

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    1. McGregor, this is just numbers, like digital phpotography without the cost of a camera.

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  17. Have a beautiful new year 2016 Adrian.

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  18. All the best for 2016 Adrian, may your blender go from strength to strength and continue to whip up all manner of surprises for us to enjoy...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I am still trying to get to grips with it. It will soon be macro time again.

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  19. Happy New year Adrian!! Lovely video!

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    1. Bit dark Ruby but my sparks didn't show when I upped the gamma.

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  20. Wonderful stuff, Adrian - looks almost good enough to eat!

    Sorry to be so tardy with this note - have had a head full of cold for a week and suffering severe brain-fade.

    My very best wishes to you for 2016 - - Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard.
      I have another simulation almost ready. I suspect i know about half my way round Blender now. I musn't get disillusioned when the curve starts to become exponential.

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