Hey Rhom.....Boy - I wasn't expecting that BRIGHT red to jump out at me when the image loaded! I sure don't know where you get all those ideas for your images??? You should be in Mechanical Designing. Really great image the coloring is superb. I was trying to read the title at the top of the image, but alas - my eyes must be getting worse than I thought? That image looks like someone ordered a Lobster Dinner & it was served on a chrome colored bamboo place mat. Hahaha. Couldn't help it. As I said earlier, great looking image! Z'ya a little later..... Mark.
Thanx Kruzr-it is bright.I am still trying
to figure out my colors when I go into Photo
Paint to change the image to JPEG for shipment to the forum-one question maybe you can help-my images when compared to Southern's on a clarity(only)basis look like
mush-Southerns'are crisp and clean with good
definition throughout whereas mine have all the sharpness of a bowl of mud.Does anyone have the answer here.
Saving a file relies on a number of points...and it can also depend on preference.
Fireworks 3, or 4, Macromedia is the best for converting and saving file images that I have found, especially if resulting file size is a problem.
On this board I save a jpg at 200 dpi, don't use smoothing, or compression (as long as the file remains under 100Kb). Never resample your original file into something bigger, in fact it is better to do the opposite. It is still possible to have a clear image at 72dpi....as for size on screen 400pixels and above to max width of 720pixels.......and I never use any of the filters supplied by Art programmes. And, never save the same jpg file twice...as it is a lossy format. This all works for me.....others well we shall see.
Thanx Gurgler-I think I have an invitation
somewhere in my undeleted E-mails to download a trial version of fire works 4.Thankyou for the other info-good useful stuff that I'm sure I will use.I hope your Auntie is feeling better-was she sick or is she now sick-impressive nosehair!
Whoa! That looks more like a nightmare than any kind of dream. Nice work!
Hotter than a pepper sprout that dream is, great highlights, color and symmetry.
Great questions about saving jpegs, thanks for the tips Gurgler. I have found also that images look different in browsers than they do in Photoshop and they look different in Photoshop than they do in Zbrush.
Updated your Gallery
Rhom's Z-Place Gallery
this is a test to see what config uploads best to the forum from my machine.Kruzr you hit the nail with your head when you said
lobster-that thing is an alpha brush I
grabbed.Before I even colored it I saved it
under the name lobster brush.Digits and CD-
your comments are always appreciated.Anybody heard from Robo lately.I keep expecting an
animation to appear.Looks like an E-mail
is needed to get that boy back to the fold.
I don't know if the clarity of your test image has anything to do with what you tried but it is awesome! This is my favorite of yours so far, Zupper Dooper mon!
'Morning Rhom.....To answer your question about the sharpness of an image. - The two main factors are, when working on an image you want to work with a screen size as large as possible ( as memory permits ). The larger screen size ( image size ) provides you with a lot of pixol information & when it's reduced to a smaller size, everything in the image sharpens considerably! Example ( If you go into "Document / Modifiers" & look at the width & height boxes you'll see the default settings are - 640 by 480. If your were to change them by using the "Double" button, they change to 1280 by 960, thus doubling your working area & image size, then when you reduce the image in PhotoShop or which ever program your using you'll get a much sharper image. I usually work on my images at about 2560 by 1920 which is a VERY LARGE image file, I think about 14 or 15 mgs. But when I take it into PhotoShop to reduce the size all the edges are razor sharp. The only drawback to this is memory! It really taxes the system. I've just upgraded my ram from 256 to 1/2 gig. Ram was on sale at Office Max this week ( a 256 stick of SDRam 133 for $79.00 after a $15.00 mail-in rebate ). But I can see a BIG difference! The other factor has been noted by Gurgler.....You never want to enlarge a finished image for it will start blurring immediately. I hope this helps in some way?? Have Z good morning..... Mark.
Yeah, thanx Digits,that one didn't turn out to bad.
Kruzr I've been working at 1600x1200 but by golly I'm going to bump it up as I've got 640
megs of ram on an 900MHZ Athlon T-Bird with a 32megGeForce2 so my machine will handle it.I also went in and looked real close at the settings for JPEG and changed from 4/2
compression to 4/4 turned off smoothing and one other slider don't remember what it was.
It seems to have made a difference.Thanx for the tips.
Hi again Rhom.....One more thing I forgot to mention - all my posts are only 72 DPI, & they still turn out nice & clear. I think once you bump up your image size in ZBrush ( you've got plenty of memory & speed to do it ) & reduce to the posting size with the same 72 DPI - you'll see a BIG difference. Z'ya later..... Mark.
Hi rhom your fever dream is fantastic!