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Sean Kennedy
March 28th, 2003, 10:37 AM
A new render of an old model...this time with Global Illumination

http://www.seansgallery.com/newpics/traintest.jpg

Besides being too dark, with not enough contrast, does anyone have any suggestions?
Maybe some additional items to make the scene more realistic?

Comments are always welcome. :)

General Phoenix
March 28th, 2003, 10:48 AM
I would imagine that there would be at least a couple street lamps in there, but aside from that, I'll hold off comment until I can actually see more of the scene. :)

I think you've got a good start, though. And this is a setting we don't see much here, so I'm very interested to see your updates.

skyhawk223
March 31st, 2003, 05:36 AM
Baggage carts, news stands, the aforementioned lamps, boxes, clocks, schedule boards.

Thor
March 31st, 2003, 08:40 AM
Looking good so far! :)

Maybe you could add some bases to the 'scaffolding' on the floor.

And what Skyhawk said, maybe a few signs here and there. Oh and maybe some warning lines on the platform (Do not cross this line etc..)

skyhawk223
April 1st, 2003, 05:19 AM
Mind the gap?

Chris B
April 1st, 2003, 09:02 AM
skyhawk: :laugh:

did they have such lines back then?

Sean Kennedy
April 1st, 2003, 09:46 AM
This mesh was actually based on a turn of the century (19-20th :) ) train station in Philidelphia I beleve it was....

Chris B
April 1st, 2003, 01:44 PM
i figured so, that's why i was wondering. don't think they thought much of passenger safety

Sean Kennedy
April 1st, 2003, 01:49 PM
At the turn of the century they were more interested in creating giant ironwork structures than they were in passenger safety.... Look at Titanic.....

Bernardo Ratto
April 1st, 2003, 02:09 PM
Whoa, Sean Kennedy. Just because the Titanic sunk does not mean it was unsafe. They might might have overestimated its safety, but unsafe it wasn't.

Otherwise, great train station.

Sean Kennedy
April 1st, 2003, 03:45 PM
Okay. I'll give you that one Bernardo... :)

This is from the industrial age when bigger was better and mankind challenged God and the elements to knock down what they had build. God and the elements usually won.

Some of the few things left from that age: the Eifel Tower, The Statue of Liberty, etc...

I really love things from the late Victorian / early Art Nuveau age... :D

Chris B
April 1st, 2003, 04:41 PM
la tour d'eiffel and the statue of liberty...both french...hmpf

Sean Kennedy
April 1st, 2003, 05:00 PM
OK... How about the Brooklyn Bridge? :D
same era....not quite as pretty.....

Those are two of the most famous still standing....

Chris B
April 3rd, 2003, 04:44 AM
yeah, i know ;)

i could dig up some others now, like that glass-mall
but who cares anyways? ;)

Sean Kennedy
April 3rd, 2003, 10:11 AM
LOL :)