Chilnualna Hunters by mtdana ()
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This is something new for me, the surface terrain for this scene was generated from a series of photos I took at the top of Chilnualna Falls in Yosemite. I learned getting a good set of photos takes practice and I made some mistakes. Fortunately, all was not lost and several photo sets worked out, with this one giving the best results.
I used the program Photoscan by AgiSoft to create the meshes (there is also free software that will do the same thing). Then I used another program called XNormal (it's free) to transfer the details from the ultra high resolution mesh onto a normal map. In this scene you see a lower res mesh and a normal map.
In case you are wondering I don't have a drone :) The rocks are only 6 feet long and the mesh is replicated 4 times to cover a larger area.
The name Chilnualna (pronounced Chilnoo-al-na) is a Native American Piute Indian name, its meaning has probably been lost to time, but several sources say the old timers claimed its meaning is "leaping waters” or "many rocks". Either interpretation would describe this interesting terrain.
Thank you for visiting and for your comments on previous posts - I appreciate and very much enjoy reading them.
Have a great day!
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Niko for V4 - DAZ Original (DAZ)
Lena Outfit by Rhiannon(RMP)
Wolf 2 by AM (DAZ)
Bristlecone pine by Dinoraul (RMP)
Bark texture by mtdana (using photos from the White Mountain Bristlecone Pine Forest).
Terrain by mtdana (generated with AgiSoft Photoscan using photos from Chilnualna Falls, Yosemite).
Image Comments (42)
rajib () 3:07AM | Sun, 02 July 2017
That is wonderful ! I did not know about those programs. Thank you for the info.
soffy () 3:07AM | Sun, 02 July 2017
wow awesome view and work,my friend,love what you've done with your photos :))*********
Jean_C () Online Now! 3:10AM | Sun, 02 July 2017
Wow! What a fantastic decor for this awesome hunting scene! Very realistic light and atmo, wonderful work, my friend!
Leije () Online Now! 9:12AM | Sun, 02 July 2017
Fabulous work on the terrain, and lovely duo of hunters, wonderful image, my friend !
Navi () 11:05AM | Sun, 02 July 2017
Well worth a zoom indeed :) , but even in the preview, she has a lot of presence in the scene, despite the scene being so huge, which means it was very well done ! :)
Freethinker56 () 5:54AM | Mon, 03 July 2017
You have done a fabulous job on this photo.Absolutely stunning!
Richardphotos () Online Now! 6:52PM | Mon, 03 July 2017
stellar work using the foto for this scene. I would like to see in person and maybe she would be there? all 3 times I was in Yosemite, I was pressed for time. I need to go back and get a motel and just explore for 2-3 days