1749 comments given:
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Ory says:

Congrats on getting first and second!

(5 years and 1155 days ago)

Ullapool
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Wow, great stuff, perfect.

(5 years and 1231 days ago)

!mpossible WaterFall
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Ory says:

Superb! Looks awesome.

(5 years and 1317 days ago)

Question
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Ory says:

haha, made me smile author. Very good work to. Looks realistic, the blending is excellent.

(5 years and 1415 days ago)

Train for Short People
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Ory says:

Looks cool. I think you have softened the overall image a little too much. It takes a little away from the final image. I understand you did it to blend it better but I do think you went to far and could have left it a little shaper.

(5 years and 1415 days ago)

Standing By...
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Ory says:

Funny entry author. What I would really liked to have seen would be a realistic version on this. It looks like a filter has been applied over the final image in order to blend it a little better. It would have been very very cool as an ultra realistic entry.

(5 years and 1415 days ago)

King Potato Head & Sir Squeak
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Ory says:

I love the ivy, I am going to try and use it myself soon. The tap could be a little better but the whole scene looks good.

(5 years and 1415 days ago)

Hidden Valve
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Ory says:

Nice. I would love a full set of these cards. Would look awesome. Couldn't play poker with them tho.

(5 years and 1447 days ago)

The glass card
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Nice shot, very sharp and a nice DOF

(5 years and 1449 days ago)

Moody Mouse Macro
avatar Ory
Ory says:

You could improve this a lot with a simple scene around it. A floor, couple walls. Texture them. Add a sunlight (or your programs equivalent) with shadows on.

(5 years and 1449 days ago)

dump trike
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Good work! I am glad someone made an entry for this contest.

(5 years and 1452 days ago)

Green dragon U
avatar Ory
Ory says:

haha, very cute. Good picture.

(5 years and 1535 days ago)

May Queen
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Ory says:

You might find a free and good texture here:
http://www.mayang.com/textures/Nature/html/Fur%20and%20Skin/index.html
I find that rather than trying to paint textures or use procedurals, shaders, etc it is better to use good pictures of the real thing.

(5 years and 1536 days ago)

Hands
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Ory says:

The modelling of the hands is really excellent they look great in the SBS. Somehow however the final render loses a lot of the good work. I would say that you need to try and find a better texture or to paint a more detailed one. Then maybe a background and some GI and more of a scene. Also, great work on the rigging.

(5 years and 1536 days ago)

Hands
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Ory says:

Excellent work! I had the same idea, you really pulled it off.

(5 years and 1551 days ago)

Under Glass
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Ory says:

Wow, this is really good! Well done, I really need to learn Z-Brush for contests like this.

(5 years and 1552 days ago)

Confused Tim
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Ory says:

Very nice work, great image.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

Isolated Church
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Ory says:

Good work matching the HDR of the image to the other images.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

farm
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Ory says:

Nice image, I should go back to the same spot and get a full 360deg version for this.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

panarama planet
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Ory says:

haha, this is cool. Good one.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

winter landscaping
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Good work thinking out the box.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

very far-sighted
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Very cool. Good work.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

Europa
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Cool. I really like this concept. I think I might do it with the actual picture.

(5 years and 1628 days ago)

girl
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Ory says:

Change the wooden material on the door, and also change the projection method. Add a rim to the mat and displacement to the bricks. Also try making the bike yourself if its in your scene. Those are just my suggestions to make this a better entry.

(5 years and 1634 days ago)

kid
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Ory says:

Great shot, very good representation of the theme. Good work.

(5 years and 1635 days ago)

Mine...all mine...my precious
avatar Ory
Ory says:

haha, definitely sloth! Very nice

(5 years and 1637 days ago)

Sloth
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Ory says:

I get the feeling a few people will choose this one for their model. Mostly this is accurate and a good job

(5 years and 1682 days ago)

Red Pencil Mimic
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Ory says:

A Little hint for you buddy, with Anonymity rules in place you need to remove that part of your description and do the same for the SBS. Otherwise this will get pulled. Regarding the work, Its very nice. I like it.

(5 years and 1686 days ago)

Fractal Beauty
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Ory says:

Isometric Camera, is that why I failed everytime I tried to do one of these?

(5 years and 1746 days ago)

Triangle Squares Illusion
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Ory says:

cepti. Very cool.

(5 years and 1747 days ago)

In*****on
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Ory says:

haha, I found the same image as the one posted by MAD, possibly your inspiration. When you google "impossible" its on like the 2nd page. Good work.

(5 years and 1748 days ago)

Oh My Wine
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Stunning! I just wish the high res was a little higher res, would love to see more detail.

(5 years and 1750 days ago)

Top of the Burj
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Ory says:

This is really nice. What I would have done if I were you would be to lay a pencil down with the message and add it to the other contest. A much better chance of winning in that one.

(5 years and 1763 days ago)

i think i love you...
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Hey, I was wondering, why was this removed the first time?

EDIT: Okay I read the contest chatter and figured it out.

(5 years and 1763 days ago)

chopper
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Ory says:

Hey Missy, good to see you making an entry, its always great to see your work.

(5 years and 1770 days ago)

Red Betty
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Ory says:

This is really excellent R1k3r! congrats, excellent work.

(5 years and 1770 days ago)

MiPhone
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Ory says:

I agree with Rumi, you are one of the best on the site here, plus since you use c4d its a good learning experience for me to see your stuff. You should participate more. Well done genuine!

(5 years and 1770 days ago)

IP4
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Ory says:

Two sides to this one, its an excellent concept with the cards in action. However, as far as the staging, that leaves a bit to be desired. If you could re-shoot with a black background and with the guy without a backpack, would be a really good shot.

(5 years and 1781 days ago)

Anyone want to play cards?
avatar Ory
Ory says:

I really love this entry, but you are also totally off theme, metaballs are not simple cubes/rectangles.

You could just take that out and do just the icecubes but not sure how good that would look.

(5 years and 1796 days ago)

Cool Cubes
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Really Love it!

(5 years and 1797 days ago)

Dino
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Ory says:

haha really excellent, which I had thought of this. Just remember that each step in the SBS needs to have a short sentence descriptions explaining what is being shown.

(5 years and 1797 days ago)

Game Over
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Ory says:

Hrm, as an ex removal man I have shifted a few pools tables before. I can say that those tiny little legs would in no way hold up the table. Even if they were solid steel then the floor would be dented in very much.

That is my only criticism however since this is excellent work!

(5 years and 1799 days ago)

Gentlemen Club
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Ory says:

Hrm, very interesting genuine!!! Looks like the author has been caught out cheating!
If this is true than I really have no respect for you at all author.

(5 years and 1800 days ago)

water pool table
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Hrm, how would the balls go down the holes if they are floating?

(5 years and 1803 days ago)

water pool table
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Excellent shot, but you need to read the rules and regs for pxleyes. No frames are allowed in the photography competitions.

(5 years and 1805 days ago)

Cave of Fire
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Ory says:

I like the photo a lot, I also think you did some good editing which enhances it a lot. However I wish you had help up a royal flush rather than the 3 cards.

(5 years and 1805 days ago)

Royalty
avatar Ory
Ory says:

Yeah that is much better, good work!

(5 years and 1816 days ago)

eye love pxl
avatar Ory
Ory says:

This shot has so much potential, I love the shape of the letters and using the fake eye things. But... The framing is totally off, You should have the whole PXL showing, maybe is you can do the same again with a portrait shot instead. A little contrast wouldn't hurt either.

EDIT: hrm just remembered that this was probably because of the aspect ratio necessary. In which case... Dunno, Zoom out more. I don't think the contest description means it has to be in portrait rather than landscape?

EDIT AGAIN: It does say portrait

(5 years and 1817 days ago)

eye love pxl
avatar Ory
Ory says:

I agree with k5683, the light placed where it is makes it look the like battery is floating which adds to the effect a lot.

On another note, the high res makes the shot look better when you can see the close up apposed to the standard picture and an even higher res would look totally awesome. Either way I think this is an excellent shot and nice creative thinking.

(5 years and 1828 days ago)

The Illusionist
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Ory says:

Congratulations!!! Have a cookie!

note: cookie is purely hypothetical.

(5 years and 1834 days ago)

PURPLE