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11-17-2002, 09:01 AM
After I made this selection I applied to this chair a shadow.
I would like to hear some critics or opinions for my shadow effect. Thanks.
my shadow effect (http://strange.home.ro/picture.htm)
[Edited on 17-11-2002 by cocoalex]
11-17-2002, 03:02 PM
It seems to me that the shadow should be behind the chair and not under it but it depends on what I'm looking at, the shadow of the leg looks like it belongs to the leg in the back, which has more of a curve, should be at the back of the chair.
Does that make any sense?
11-17-2002, 07:14 PM
Thanks Pete. You are so right.
What do you think about THIS (http://strange.home.ro/picture.htm)
11-17-2002, 07:24 PM
I am wondering where the chair sits is it took look like a cut out the chair to place abouve above a white area or is it to be a real chair? In a white room? If so it must be right up against the wall or the shadow would have to be down on the ground…What is the end effect that you are going for?
[Edited on 17-11-2002 by Demise]
11-18-2002, 08:05 AM
This is the effect I'm trying to get.
click here (http://www.mobexpert.ro/office/detaliu.php?id=289)
But I was trying to change things a little bit.
11-18-2002, 08:16 AM
And here is what I come out with.
What do you think about this second one?
click here (http://strange.home.ro/picture.htm)
11-18-2002, 03:30 PM
On the first one: watch your hotspot. This picture is assuming the the back of the chair is pushing outwards instead of cradling inwards, so it doesn't look very comfortable. That's because you have some highlights just left of center. Highlights will be left of center if the lightsource is to the right and the surface is concave, or the lightsource is to the left and the surface is convex. So your shadow, in other words, is on the wrong side.
In regards to the second: I like the first one better, but obviously your shadow is being cast against a wall rather than on the floor. The mobexpert one is not well planned or executed IMHO. If the legs are catching light from the front right, the chair should not cast a shadow directly underneath. If there's two lightsources casting shadows, the rightmost leg's shadow should blend with the radial gradient shadow. Colin has a great shadow tut on the PSC tuts section. Give it a try, you'll probably get better results.
11-19-2002, 07:00 AM
I made some changes. It THIS (http://strange.home.ro/picture.htm) looks better?
11-20-2002, 03:37 PM
I don't know cocoalex it looks as if if someone went to sit down on the chair they would fall on their duffus, the rear leg to the right looks like it was chopped off or am I seeing things again.
11-20-2002, 03:40 PM
But the shadow does look more consistent for the object. :)
11-20-2002, 04:08 PM
Quote: the rear leg to the right looks like it was chopped off.
You are right. But the picture after I made my selection looked like this. This is not my fault.
What about the shadow???? Forget about that leg. Tell me what you think about the shadow.
Thanks Phil. I need that.
11-20-2002, 05:36 PM
It does look better.
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