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Old 09-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #91
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This is awesome! keep it up! very inspiring stuff.
I don't know if its been asked already, but what did you use to render your initial images?
Thank you

Indeed I have not mentioned, I develop my photos (RAW) with Lightroom
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #92
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Thank you

Indeed I have not mentioned, I develop my photos (RAW) with Lightroom
Sweet! How about your 3D model renderings? Did you use the built in renderer in 3DMax?

-- Sorry, didnt want to go a little off the topic, 3D modeling is just something I do all the time. lol.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #93
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Sweet! How about your 3D model renderings? Did you use the built in renderer in 3DMax?

-- Sorry, didnt want to go a little off the topic, 3D modeling is just something I do all the time. lol.
there in no problem I used VRAY for 3D renderings
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #94
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Total overhaul of the System of Rain and Gallery

The rain system that I crafted in July of last year, it did not prove fully effective and deserved to be completely redone. I hoped that this first test would conclude but that was not the case. I even amended again several times without major improvements. But this is no big deal, because I made the decision based on my results I got with the first prototype, entirely redo it and thought better.

I had already thought about improvements in the first implemented, so I was able apply.

It was worth it because the rain was not perfect, dripping too has some places and not at all to others ... The more so she could not run unattended, because of the drops accumulated on the rails and falling by ground within a few minutes.

I remind that rain is not simply "aesthetic or decorative", but especially in order to meet the real needs of plants that will be installed underneath.

The problems experienced with the previous prototype are now all resolved. The rain is now perfect on the entire surface of the project except for one detail...



The Disadvantage of rain (because nothing is ever perfect) are collaterals splashing on the windows ...
This is the price to pay, because you must know what you want, I wanted the rain, I've had it with what it means

But the droplets on the windows do not stay long, they gradually disappear with the activation of ventilation.



But past that little detail, the result is now there and the magic of the rain too.



The moisture percentage rises well when the rain is on.



Note that the rain is almost invisible on white background.
However it shines and lights up on the black background.



The water cycle is fully closed circuit, the water of paludarium that is reused for rain, no external supply of water is added.



The rain is not continuous function, like other systems, it alternates randomly varying and rebalance of humidity, temperature, etc ...


And finally, the video.

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Old 09-14-2013, 05:06 PM   #95
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Smile Re: Island Paludarium 360 A to Z - 185 Gal - Installing the Vegetation

Installing the Vegetation

These are the mosses which in this project will serve as a substrate for plants, replacing the artificial technique geotextile felt, usually used for some years in this discipline (this technique just took over the principle of nature to retain moisture).

The mosses resume the role they play in nature ie, provide root support for plants and maintenance of their water needs.

A completely natural and living substrate, it works so well for millions of years it did not need changing.

Plants benefit from the rain as in the wild. Looking more closely, nature is really well done because when they fall on the leaves, the drops are automatically channeled to the major branches dripping stems, all leading directly to the roots. The substrate thus receives water directly provided by plants, it is moistened and kept moist at least until the next automatic start of the rain.

As the water used is free of limestone, the leaves do not suffer from the rain.

The plants were mainly found online about Ben's Jungle, Karnivores and Le Jardin du Pic Vert.



















And finally, a 3D animation to better understand the volumes and relief.
Click the link below to view the animation.

http://clickerfou.free.fr/paludarium...60_079-3D.html

Next step : Detailed vegetation listing.

Following soon.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #96
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #97
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Smile Re: Island Paludarium 360 A to Z - 185 Gal - Listing Plants

Detailed listing of the Vegetation

The current vegetation consists of 25 different varieties of plants including :

Ferns :



Dryopteris atrata




European Fern(unnamed).




Blechnum spicant




Polypodium vulgare




Asplenium trichomanes


Mosses :



Java moss, seeded on aerial branches.




Lebermoos, located on the rocks at the water's edge.




Sagina subulata




and several other varieties of foams European type that serve as a substrate with Sphagnum Chile.


Creeping & climbing:



Helxine




Ficus pumila (repens)




Pyrrosia serpens


Different Orchids:

They find their places in epiphytic on aerial branches of driftwood. Their hydration is also ensured by the rain and humidity.




Vanilla planifolia is also climber likes to expand and colonize its support vines.




Haraella Ordorata




Angreacum didieri




Masdevallia Constricta x heathii




Ceratosylus retisquama syn. rubra




Psygmorchis Pusilla (it took a hit to warm before installation, I hope she will recover).




Pleurothallis Spec. Mittelamerika




Oncidium variegatum




And a mini-Phalaenopsis.


Not forgetting to mention the sweet and exhilarating white flowers Islands represented in this project by the Gardenia jasminoides.



(Not yet in bloom at the moment)





The "palm" type Chamaedorea elegans




A chlorophytum.


And finally, a Bromelia :



Vriesea splendens
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:09 AM   #98
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Mon ami, you are an artist of the highest degree. Good job!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:35 AM   #99
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This is freaking amazing. Wow!
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #100
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Next to your waterfall tank this is one of the most beautiful and thought out projects I have ever seen on this site. Amazing job!
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Thank you all

Mist in the Morning

This morning I could see before the start light, a ray of the rising sun, plunging through the vegetation and the morning mist.



When the freshness of the night made ​​up more moisture, you can see a misty morning scenery if foggers are running at that time. Phenomenon disappears when the light is gradually raise the temperature and slightly lower moisture (if the rain has not intervened).







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A truly stunning tank. You've done a fantastic job!
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:51 AM   #104
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Holy wow. This is incredible. You've got some serious talent
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This morning I could see before the start light, a ray of the rising sun, plunging through the vegetation and the morning mist.

This shot is fantastic! It put me down in a cave, with a small ray of light coming through an opening. It's cold, it's damp, and I'm not sure how to get out. That fact that this is in your planted tank is unreal.
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