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renegade10122
12-06-2008, 01:13 AM
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Title: End Of Days
Name: Pintu Chakraborty
Country: India
Software: 3ds max, mental ray, Photoshop

This is supposed to be a historical scene, although I have used my descretion. The character is St. Joan of Arc. Here she is offering her last prayers before being burned at the stake. She resembles a doll as I wanted to bring out the innocence in her. Comments and criticism are welcome.

leigh
12-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Errr... just a small note: Joan of Arc wasn't Jewish. That six pointed star you have there is the Star of David, a Jewish symbol. It wouldn't be found in a Christian church.

Vlada3d
12-06-2008, 02:58 PM
That character is very very very bad lighted!!

Kerem
12-08-2008, 12:46 PM
Reminds me my early works. Those are the steps we all took - we were all doing simple scenes with bad lighting. We all just on different levels of knowledge.

Yes the lighting is bad. Texture on the floor also look very low res to me. But pillars look good. The scene would be better with GI/Radiosity lighting. I'm not a character expert but this one looks simple (like a bad Poser render)

In the past when I was using a Celeron 1700 with 256 mb of ram - people on 3D forums suggesting GI/Radiosity lighting without knowing how slow my rig was :D So you can start with 3 point lighting and improve it.

I suggest a great tutorial about GI lighting without GI made by Jeremy Engleman - http://gnomonology.com/tutorial/82 he is one of the great mentors you can find out there.

Always consider yourself as a beginner. That’s keeping on the continuous learning level. That’s the best way to keep yourself up. Always try new things and always keep learning from books, from training DVDs, from other artists - from any source you can found. Always keep your mind open to the critiques, not matter how harsh they are. There’s always something to learn from everything. And never give up – remember what Thomas Edison said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.

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