View Full Version : Environment: Dark Alley(Paramnesia)

11 November 2003, 10:31 AM
Here are some images from my reel which I made couple months ago, just recently decide to post them up to get some feedbacks.

The images were created in XSI and photoshop.

C&C are welcome.

11 November 2003, 04:23 PM
I know it's supposed to be a dark alley, but it seems to be a little too dark... can't really make out much of anything, and I think that detracts from the scene itself...

11 November 2003, 05:39 PM abit dark and it cause the scene look flat....

try to but some ambients light to light up some of the object to make it stand out...

and there is no direction light....

good start:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 08:26 PM
Yeah, it's _really_ dark alley. I can't see anything with my LCD panel, have to boost gamma :(

Textures are a bit blurry, everything else seems to be ok.

- Entropia

11 November 2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by horoXhoro
try to but some ambients light to light up some of the object to make it stand out...

Just ambient would only make the picture look washed out. I never use ambient, it's unnatural. I'd go for direction light and maybe volumetric light.

I also see some stretching.

11 November 2003, 10:40 PM
paramnesia, doing lighting for night scenes can be a bit tricky sometimes. Even though at night it is usually quite dark in real life, for years TV and film have been imprinting a certain type of lighting in to us, to give the impression of a night scene.
More often than not, there is usually a big, bright kicker light just off the screen that gives a rim light to the objects in the scene. Rim lighting is very important for night scenes, as it's usually the only way to define shapes in the dark. The human mind is very good at making out an object with seeing just the outline.

Then having a soft light from the front which fades out a over a short distance can help too.

Check out a few night time scenes from the X-Files TV series or from the movie ET (in the forest) to see what I mean about the huge kicker light.

Keep it up!

11 November 2003, 11:06 PM
thanx for the feedbacks guys.

ya i thought the images might be kinda dark on computer monitors, as the lighting were originally set up according to TV screens, it would automatically make the images brighter after putting onto TV.
I tried to turn up the ambient too, but it just seemed to flatten out the images and take away some of the realism to it.
and maybe that my LCD panel was set up more close to TV screen, the images don't seem "too" dark on my screen, therefore I just left it at that. :shrug:

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