Croutons Art Thread

Discussion in 'User Created Art' started by Crouton, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Crouton

    Crouton New Member

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    I'm still a little confused about this. Even if I spend the time to calibrate my own PC and Mac screens, won't everybody else who looks at it still see something different at their own PC and Macs at home?
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Technically yes, but you'll be able to work from a fixed and calibrated vantage point. Thus you'll be able to work with a constant style and output instead of variable outputs - which will help you significantly; especially so since you're working with two different systems.

    Once they both output the the same on the screen you'll not have to worry about them being different because they'll be the same.
     
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    Ugh this is all so confusing. Our Design teacher never taught us anything about this.
     
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    IT can be confusing - but keep it simple. Each screen you use to work with needs to have calibration by a machine and not your eyes* so that the screens will all output the same brightness, contrast and colours. This means that red on one screen will be the same red on another screen. This will allow you to work with confidence knowing that what you're screen is showing you is accurate.
    Ideally you want to keep the lighting of the screens the same as well so that your environment light sources are not affecting how your eyes read the light off the screen ( a good example is the difference in view you get between working in a shaded room and when you've sunlight glaring on the screen).

    Even if other people are not using calibrated setups the fact that you are allows you to set a firm and constant level of output. Recalibration every two weeks also helps prevent your screens from drifting (they will "drift" all the time) which means you won't get subtle changes to the screen display over time.



    *your eyes and brain (ie your vision) adapts to conditions too readily to provide a viable method to calibrate with
     
  5. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    As I mentioned before though, glass screens (macs and a few others) have much more contrast, so the shadows will be much deeper and darker.
    The simple fact of having a plastic screen vs. a glass screen can make a difference.
     
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    I increased the gamma on my mac and it helped a lot. It's not quite as dark now.
     
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    I think I need to sleep. Watch in 720p.


    Yes, I know the oven flickers, yes I know why it does it, and no I won't be fixing it. Fixing that would take another 3-4 days alone.
     
  8. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    It's a beautiful flicker. I wouldn't change it at all. :D

    Seriously though, I can appreciate why you would be exhausted after that.
     
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    Haha, there is NOTHING nice about that flicker. It's an error in the UV mapping.
     
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    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    It's mind blowing the amount of time and effort you've put into this though. Wouldn't it be simpler to just... oh, you know, draw and colour this sequence by hand? ;)
     
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    Lol, No! I like 2D, but right now I'm focusing on 3D. That would have been extremely hard to do in 2D.
     
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    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    Nice work :)
     
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    Thanks Alex! I wish you would post more of your own design work on here.
     
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    I know this is still crap. The lighting, blending, everything is just wrong, but I don't think I have the energy to keep working on this piece. It's more of a learning peice than anything, since this is only the 2nd time I've ever tried digital painting. Hopefully I will improve on the next one.

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    Also saving as a jpg and resizing it for this site made it look a bit different. It looks pretty different when I save it out as a png and don't resize it, but then it would be way to big to post here.
     
  15. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Much better than anything I could do, and I've only ever tried digital painting twice (only finished once :D)

    The sketch is amazing too! Is the next part to model that and then animate it? I would not want one of those creeping all over my screen.
     
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    I don't think it looks like crap at all!
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
  18. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I won't be doing much more until I hear what the doctor says about my wrists. I've booked an appointment for the 19th of July.
     
  20. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    One month? Hmm... you should learn mouth or foot painting then. :)
     
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