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06-29-2006, 10:22 AM
This is a lighting study im doing.
Done in XSI and Mental Ray, comped in Fusion. No GI/FG.
Still needs more work. Needs more high frequency details. Lighting wise im quite happy.
Its based on the fantastic concept work of Gary Tonge.
Heres a link to his concept:
06-29-2006, 10:51 AM
Yep, very nice lighting (esp. for not using GI/FG). Maybe the blur (in post?) is a bit too much?
06-29-2006, 11:54 AM
Hey Dan -
That looks great! (That scene would actually make a good lighting challenge. ;) )
It sure doesn't look like it needs much work, I'd think just a few tweaks. I agree with gent_k that maybe the post glow could be reduced. If you want a glare to emphasize how bright the windows are, maybe the wall paint could be made a bit glossy instead?
I wonder if there's motivation to make the lighting a bit less symmetrical, with a window visible on one side of the hallway and the other side being under a stairwell? I mean, look at the end of the hall, back right corner, the way the back wall under the stairs is bright and the side wall next to it is dark, maybe that could be reversed so the wall facing the bright window went brighter?
For the lightbulb, I could imagine it being back-lit with light only at the edges, or more reflective or translucent, but going bright along the top where it screws into the cord and dark in the center doesn't entirely make sense.
The way that thin vertical board casts such a dense shadow all the way along the hallway is surprising for a room with several big windows. I'd focus on that, because that vertical shadow lines up so perfectly with one plank of the floor, and then the plank next to it does something Escher-like and goes from being a part of the floor to sitting on top of it, so that becomes the area that most traps the eye.
06-29-2006, 04:47 PM
Thanx for the crit guys. Will look into those changes.
Hay jeremy,I was actualy thinking of adding the room to lighting challenge list while i was modeling it. Its there if you want it, want to just ask the guy i used the concept of to make sure that would be ok. Congrats on the new book by the way, got mine a few weeks back. I didnt know our fruit bowl would be on the front though!
It's a good idea!
The image looks very nice, too.
I would suggest add some bright specular on floor, walls, arc to make it more interesting.
06-30-2006, 05:04 PM
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