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PD Artist Review #3
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:35:51 PM »
Thought I'd best get back on this and show a little of what I've 'wrought' in PD Artist.
Yes, I've been going in and playing with it when I get a chance, but really I'm mostly experimenting to see what I can get using random images I generate in PShop as a black and white base. Whatever your base image looks like, the terraform generated from it looks vaguely similar, but from an overhead view and not from a horizontal perspective. Unfortunately, I don't have all my base images that I used, but I do have a couple.

Here, I'm just going to show what I started with, when I can and what I got from it after playing in both Photoshop and PD Artist with the landscapes I made. Then, I'm going to conclude with a few observations, pro and con.


This first one is a pattern I generated in Filter Forge. I was sort of hoping it would create something like a gradually rising landscape with towers but what I got instead looked more like a fortress on a mountainside.

So here's the original pattern, a 'wall' I made with it, and the landscape I made from it. Understand here that the pattern has been modified in Photoshop to use in PDA, as I want to use a greyscale image for this.


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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 05:38:54 PM »
This is my second image here, with the original where I used one of mystickel's mountain brushes and just threw a shape in there for grins to see if it would make a bridge. Lol.  It didn't make a bridge, but that's okay ;)

In this one, I did a considerable amount of painting in PDA and some in PShop. I also used several 'tubes' for the ruins, tree and flowers in the foreground.

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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 05:40:16 PM »
Like the last one...looks great.....   :thumb_up:
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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 05:41:46 PM »
Thank you! :D

Not done quite yet...there's more!

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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 05:43:02 PM »
 :woohoo:
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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 05:43:44 PM »
These are a couple I don't have the base image I used for them. I must have saved over them somehow. Oh, well :smiley:

These are painted both in PDA and in PShop, but mostly Pshop.

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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 05:51:59 PM »
Really, for what you can do with PD Artist as far as adding little touches to renders or PShop images, to creating landscapes (though not quite as well as Howler creates them...or maybe it's just my pc isn't beefy enough...) PD Artist is a pretty cool little tool to have handy - especially for the price.

It has it's little issues but nothing you can't work around. I've previously stated them in my first review, but I have one more to add:

I don't know if it's possible to make it easy to change the size of the particle brushes with the slider as you can some of the other brushes. That to me is an issue, because sometimes you want your foliage to be small - especially in a landscape that includes hills and mountains. Other than that, the particle brushes are great fun to use!

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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 05:58:07 PM »
They all came out great.....  And it sounds like you enjoyed it.    :thumb_up:
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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2015, 11:29:46 AM »
 :woohoo: You make gorgeous renders  :thumb_up: I want become an adult in 3D world too  :soapy: :psycho: Perhaps for this i must  :shock: to activate neurons :psycho:
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Re: PD Artist Review #3
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2015, 02:08:11 PM »
Hmmm, well there's a thought because I did :shock: myself more than once as a child playing with electricity and blew out the fuses in the fuse box. (My dad was not happy with me.) I was close enough to a lightning strike once to feel the hairs on my arms and head stand up a little.

But you really don't want to do that, Aelin. I'm sure you'll do just fine ;)

 

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