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03 March 2008, 11:17 AM
Hi people, I'm a new member and have never posted here before. Yet I have been following this forum for a while. Here is a little something I conjured up while trying to emulate a real scene. Any suggestions as to how to work on this image and make it look more realistic? (either than changing camera jiggle or fluidity)
I was debating or not to attemnt usage of final gathering and global illumination to get soft shadows yet rendering time skyrocketed with Mental-Ray.

Scene: 2 knives and some other objects, 3 second footage on Youtube.
Tool: Maya 8.5 (maya software render version)

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03 March 2008, 05:34 PM
Simple, but pretty. The reflection on the blade is perhaps a bit too mirrored.

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