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Roger me sideways...this is seriously amazing!

Discussion in 'The Meadow' started by mrsparky, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. mrsparky

    mrsparky Member


    OK, not my piccy, that's rubbish:). But here's the rub, it took literally minutes to create this scene.

    The amazing bit is the background, it was made using a new bit of 3d/landscape software called Flowscape.
    Trying not to sound like an advert, I have no connection to the makers, just think this is seriously cool with loads of features. Easy to set day/night, camera focal etc. Or add animals, rocks, plants, trees etc and all for $10.

    Only downside for us poser/studio users is there's no export. But you can save pictures and that's where this is useful for us. We can use these as background images or (as shown here) add them to things like the cyclorama, the RNDA infinity cove or VP's DSU.

    Oh, there is one other downside ....it's addictive and once other people -especially non 3d folks - start playing you won't get your computer back for hours :)

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  2. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    looks fun :flower02:
  3. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    if you love butterflies then this is it... lol

    anyways.. I got it and used the pic in Carrara for a test :)

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  4. robert952

    robert952 Eager

    Looks like fun..I'll give it a serious look-see later.
    Thanks for posting.
  5. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

  6. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    Yes that looks like a lot of fun for only $10.
  7. mrsparky

    mrsparky Member

    Well I think it says something when it gets people in my house off facebook for more than 10 minutes :)

    Seriously though, as my pc is tad old, I also wondered how well it would do on something with more power.
    So I borrowed a mates top end surface pro (she's minted ;)) and it worked beautifully once the keyboard attached.
  8. mrsparky

    mrsparky Member

    hey stezza - just needs a giant ape now :)
  9. Faery_Light

    Faery_Light Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    I bookmarked it for when I get some cash flow. :)
  10. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    lol.. yep..

    for Aussies, cost is $15AU but worth it just to sit there and drop sticks lol :rolleyes: :sneaky:

    I have the latest image I did as my wallpaper now....
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  11. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    WOW, this really looks like fun. I can't draw/paint to save my life, but this looks soooo easy.
  12. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    yep, I found it a bit tricky to start with, working out the keyboard and mouse but once I got it it was relatively easy.

    it's just over 1gig for the download, it's loaded with props and stuff.. but you can't export anything only save as a jpg image.
  13. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    This looks like Cyclorama, which I quite so often use in my renders. It's the lightest way to produce a backdrop, except when it has a lot of transparency that slows renders down.
  14. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I used to use the Cyclorama, and sometimes the Infinity Cove, when I first got them. Now-a-days I use Bagginsbill's EnvSphere, or if I want to use a HDRi, SnarlyGribbly's EZDome script which utilizes the EnvSphere.
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  15. robert952

    robert952 Eager

    To be clear, yes, it is the ever so useful Cyclorama in mrsparky's post. I find it still useful for some occasions. But the background image used there was a screen shot of output from FlowScape. I have used a few of my own photos as the background for Cyclorama.

    Apologies if i missed your point though.

    Drat, MissB beat me to the punch, sort of. But some other alternatives she lists are good resources.

    As Stezza pointed out FlowScape takes a bit of getting used to with the camera movements. However, it is fun to drop things. I like watching rocks fall (I may be more destructive than Stezza). To me the 'beauty' is the manipulation of objects. Drop some rocks, pick them up, turn them around stack them the way you want or even make a rock wall or stone lined path. That's what I playing with last night before I went to bed. The real intent of FlowScape is to be a 'game' to create a world and populate the world. The side benefit is a nice backdrop useful for 3D and other 2D manipulations.
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  16. robert952

    robert952 Eager

    My fourth real try with FlowScape. Probably could use another happy tree. ;) Enjoy.
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  17. sapat

    sapat Adventurous QAV-BEE

    Several yr ago I bought a product by Nerd3D. It was like an Infinity Cove thing with a curved bg and a separate foreground. You could use you own photos. The only recommendation was to leave a fair amount of foreground I believe. It came out decent enough. You could add bushes, grass and such to disguise a lot of gaps where the forground/background came together. Hadn't used or thought about it for a long time.

    Am going to look into this product though, because the images here are quite stunning!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Ok, I just went to the website and am drooling over what it can do! Dropping in logs, animals, etc. Kind of like Vue Ecosystems populating, but easier and way less expensive. This is amazing and $10 is a steal.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2019
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  18. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    looks nice but probably not for mac users! :(
  19. mrsparky

    mrsparky Member

    sapat & robert952 - yep simple as that.
    Render out the image in Fluidscape and use that as the background image on "tools" like Cyclorama or Nerds background.
    Or even just as a background image within poser or studio.

    sapat - yea hiding the foreground/background join can be tricky.

    That's why I use ground "plane" style things like the one included with RNDA's infinity cove.
    With that you can raise part of the ground at the back area.

    What you can also do is export out these "tools" for rendering in other apps.
    Say for instance, you wanted to render in something stupidly expensive and high end, like Keyshot.
    Just export the whole scene as an .OBJ file, tweak the materials and set the camera angle/focal so only the scene is visible.
  20. mrsparky

    mrsparky Member

    carmen - can macs run virtual machines like windows?
    Might be possible to run it that way.

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