Let's celebrate the latest version of Raylectron

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GateGirl86 used to post great renders, but now it seems like only Okwa, BKilburn, Mike, and Alienizer are active on the forum. However, Support, don't be discouraged. Others will find their way here because AI will feel unnatural to them. Don't give up.
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TaylorBaird wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:59 am AI has made impressive strides in generating art and music, but it's unlikely to replace human ingenuity. Human art is deeply connected to personal experiences and emotions, which AI can't authentically replicate. True innovation often involves breaking conventions and thinking outside the box, something AI struggles with because it relies on existing patterns. Art reflects cultural and social contexts that require a human understanding, making it more than just a product of algorithms.

Creative works also involve moral choices and a sense of authenticity tied to the creator's identity, aspects that AI lacks. Many artistic achievements result from human collaboration, where diverse perspectives and ideas come together in dynamic and unpredictable ways. Moreover, creating art provides personal satisfaction and growth, which is intrinsic to the human experience. While AI can enhance creativity, it won't fully replace the unique qualities of human artistic expression.

That's how I see it, AI don't have a soul, we do.
:o That makes perfect sense!
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TaylorBaird wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 1:03 am GateGirl86 used to post great renders, but now it seems like only Okwa, BKilburn, Mike, and Alienizer are active on the forum. However, Support, don't be discouraged. Others will find their way here because AI will feel unnatural to them. Don't give up.
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement :salute
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Support wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 1:06 am Thank you for your kind words of encouragement :salute
You are welcome :salute
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@BKilburn Brilliant work. It really looks like something out of "The Martian" with Matt Damon. BTW, be careful what you wish for: "I wish somebody paid me for my work." For a few weeks now, I've been getting "order requests" via DA. "Very serious requests"! :evil: :twisted: :evil:

@Mike Many thanks. The new version is simply good enough to kneel on.

Btw, To Gategirl's credit, as the person who brought her to the AI images, I have to say that it has nothing to do with a preference for AI. It's purely practical and time-related reasons. For family reasons, she simply no longer has the time for modeling and rendering. Especially for modeling, which frustrates her a lot. Ask Michael what she was like in her posts a few months ago. Almost depressed because she no longer had the time to tell her stories. And AI is simply an option to continue telling their stories with quickly created images, thus saving time. :D Even though I would also prefer it if she would post some of her models again. :D
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@Support @Alienizer @BKilburn @Mike

Spurred on by the successful rendering of this scene, I ironed out two more mistakes:
1. two of the Jaffa ships should actually also have engine jets. Corrected!
2. Somehow projectiles are missing. It's a space battle. :lol: Corrected!

Result: 99 light sources compared to 81 before. Has this Raylectron slowed down? 2 min 35 sec rendering time. First image: 35 samples rendered. Second image: 28 samples rendered. Well, I don't think so. At least not much. :salute
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@Okwa It was already super nice, now it feels like it's heavy, something is about to explode :lol: Love it :salute
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@Okwa Alienizer beat me at it :D I was about to say the same thing :salute
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@Alienizer @Support Many Thanks.

:?: Explosion? :!: I think I can still optimize it a bit! :lol:
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@Alienizer @Support My attempt to insert something explosive into the image. :lol:
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@Okwa Not exactly what I had in mind tho, I was thinking of a ship exploding :D Maybe Support can make an "Exploder" plugin that can explode an object into pieces :lol: :D :D
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@Okwa My thoughts exactly, exploding ships :lol:

@Alienizer hmmmm, I'm going to think about that :salute
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@Alienizer @Support Many thanks. :salute

That would be cool. Creating decent debris really sucks in Sketchup.
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Okwa wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:30 am @Alienizer @Support Many thanks. :salute

That would be cool. Creating decent debris really sucks in Sketchup.
I'm working on that but not sure how to make it work. I can easily make it explode by its groups and components, or, by its triangles. By triangles, it looks bad. By groups/components, looks really sharp as parts are flying out, but you need to make a lot of groups/components, and, for a starship, you'll need to divide the main body into many parts of different shape and size suitable for the "explosion". Not really a good alternative either.
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Support wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:31 am
Okwa wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:30 am @Alienizer @Support Many thanks. :salute

That would be cool. Creating decent debris really sucks in Sketchup.
I'm working on that but not sure how to make it work. I can easily make it explode by its groups and components, or, by its triangles. By triangles, it looks bad. By groups/components, looks really sharp as parts are flying out, but you need to make a lot of groups/components, and, for a starship, you'll need to divide the main body into many parts of different shape and size suitable for the "explosion". Not really a good alternative either.
I seem to remember you trying to create an "explosion" tool before. Last year, when I created an animation in which one of my spaceships found a debris field. And I had created the debris more badly than well by hand. We had already talked about whether a tool like that was possible. And you mentioned the same difficulties.
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Okwa wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:12 am I seem to remember you trying to create an "explosion" tool before. Last year, when I created an animation in which one of my spaceships found a debris field. And I had created the debris more badly than well by hand. We had already talked about whether a tool like that was possible. And you mentioned the same difficulties.
oh, that was the Assets, using rocks and confine them into a tight area, then each rock would fly out like an asteroid got fired on. That was an illusion, it had a few hundred rocks put together as a big asteroid, so there were no geometry changes, only positions (away from the center) and rotation/size so each rock doesn't look the same.
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