Something for the weekend - Part 98 - Old flame!

Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 19, 2020

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Hi,

Thanks to all that took part in last weekend's mobile phone challenge. There were some great ideas.

 

This week I thought we should get away from our phones and move outdoors. So, I've created a campfire scene using Blender 3D for modelling, physics simulation (for the fire and smoke)  and rendering, with texturing stage using Adobe Substance. It should be a good challenge for matching the lighting which is predominantly from the fire itself.

 

There is the scene, what will you do with it?

 

The “rules”:

  • Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc.
  • Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert.
  • There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

To download the image below at 3000 x 2000 pixels with an embedded ICC colour profile (sRGB), hover over the image and click on the circle with the arrows at the top right. Then, when the image opens in its own window, right click and choose “Save Image As/Save Target As” (or similar depending on your browser).

 

SFTW98Campfire.jpg

 

Have fun, don't get burnt!

 

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Guy Fawkes.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Now that does take me back Trevor, you've captured the spirit of Bonfire Night.

For those wondering, in the UK, Bonfire Night (November 5th) was always a great night for kids. Fireworks and the burning of a 'guy', which was an effigy made by kids representing Guy Fawkes who plotted to blow up parliament in 1605. A bit grisly, maybe, but to us kids it was just a great fun night.  It is still celebrated but these days it tends to be organised firework displays.

 

Dave

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Engaged ,
Jun 20, 2020

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A little R&R for the evening.

K

SFTW 98_Flame.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Excellent - the lighting on the bear is spot on.

Dave

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Engaged ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Dave, you are very kind.

I do not work with 3D.

RE: The shadows and highlights are simply painted in with various custom brushes/settings I made.

Both on separate layers with Opacity and Blend modes.

K

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Jun 20, 2020

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<LOL> Yeah, been there, done that <LMAO>! Nice work!!

Glenn (Rain Lake Graphics)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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So whenever the granddaughter joins in, something has to happen!

 

SFTW98Campfire05Zuschauer.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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It's great to see your granddaughter getting involved again Hans. I love the imagination she brings to it.

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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... by the way, she insisted to set the blond youngster into the scene! 😉

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Has anyone else noticed the twilight to dusk timelapse (the fire strangely dying out rather than getting brighter) on hovering, reversed on unhovering?

 

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 20, 2020

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I noticed that all posted images darken when hovered on - except yours! But I have not seen any timelapses.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Rafael,

 

I see a gradual deepening of the dusk, corresponding to maybe half an hour, over a second or so.

 

As always I post a live link, the live part reduced to the allowed width. That was the only way in the old days (which ended more than a decade ago, and I never change my ways/mind/whatever without good reason; the recent loss of 75% of all threads (including any uploaded images) proves there was (very) good reason to stick with the old way.

 

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Jacob, yes, there is a darkening of the images, but that is common to all images posted in this forum in embedded form (not just this week's SFTW thread). And, now I understand why yours doesn't do that, as it is a live link and not an embedded image, thanks for clarifying that.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Rafael,

 

It may be owing to computer slowness or something, but for me the darkening is gradual over a second or so, rather than instant.

 

So when hovering over the starter image here in order to be able to save it, I simply saw the (rather fast) dwindling of the light, rather realistically (apart from the flames which ought to get brighter unless they were dying out just as fast).

 

I hovered/unhovered quite a few times just to enjoy it, before I pulled myself together and saved the image

 

Afterwards, I have enjoyed it in the same way with the images by the rest of yous, before enlarging.

 

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Jacob,

 

I understand. The effect does take about a second, is not instantaneous, and it works very well with this week's theme! Almost like it was made just for us, isn't it?

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Indeed, Rafael, now that you say it.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2020

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Aww, look at the cute, little kitten. He just wants to be held...

Hold me.Hold me.

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