Lighting Challenge #28: Captain's Log

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  10 October 2011
Originally Posted by kanooshka: CHRiTTeR: Nice start, hard to give feedback with such a small render, but I understand. If volumetrics are giving you long render times maybe try using particles or faking them in a composite mixed with a depth pass.

Hey thanks, sorry for the small render. Just wanted to post something since there seems to be so little submissions for such a nice scene. Im a bit amazed theres not more ppl posting.

Thats the way i usually do it (fog in post) but i wanted to take the oppurtunity to test drive vray's enviroment for a little and im really liking it. The extra render time in not a big problem (yet).

Anyway, heres a bigger version from this night's draft render.

Im really not liking how the water turned out and i seem to have some normal smoothing problems on it, so thats something ill work on next. I have some idea to try something special with it. Hopefully it'll turn out ok.

Also im probably going to make the lamp light inside the ship a bit less intense (i dont think that oil lamps and candles would produce such intense lighting, even though i think it looks cool).
Maybe i'll scale the ship up. 7m, as it is now, doesnt seem to be correct and that may also fix the light intensity (hopefully).

Last edited by ACiD80 : 10 October 2011 at 06:05 AM.
  10 October 2011
Thumbs up Captains Log

Fab, I'm in ...
  10 October 2011
Captain's Log

Thought I would post WIP to get some feedback on the shot.

[EDIT] forgot to mention the ocean was rendered using maya's ocean shader

Last edited by tarnishoar : 10 October 2011 at 02:08 AM.
  10 October 2011
Very nice challenge, Im in..
good luck to everyone!
  10 October 2011
seems interesting.. i think i am in...
yashovid tiwari
lighting artist
  10 October 2011
hi all..
here is my camera and composition.. i'll be going with the log book entry of may 12th. now its time to start the work on shaders and textures and basic lighting..
yashovid tiwari
lighting artist
  10 October 2011
Here is my wip.

  10 October 2011
Hi everyone,

after a long time just reading I will participate I love sailing.


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  10 October 2011
Hello everyone,

I've been following the Lighting Challenges for a couple of years and finally had the time to participate in one of them. This is my first WIP of Captain's Log May 12th. Critique is welcome on all aspects of the render. This is an early render and currently I only have three spotlights more or less randomly placed (oh ok, I did think about it a little bit, but still...). the ocean is aaOcean with mental ray's WaterSurface-shader + foam. No spray yet...


  10 October 2011
Here's my ebtry...just roughly blocked in for now.loads to do. C&Cs welcome.
  10 October 2011

haydehoo, this is a wip!
  10 October 2011
Thumbs up

Really nice perspective, the great waves are coming out very well, looks a bit like a mountain to me, I will be very interested in how you got that foam work in such a detail !

Really nice mood !
You can interpretate very much in your image, it actually looks like a final to me.
Just the light from the interior bursts out a bit too much for my taste.

I hope I´ll find some time to enter the challenge, too, it´s a very interesting subject with great submissions that far !
  10 October 2011
My first cut. I love this challenge

Last edited by skmkhan : 10 October 2011 at 11:44 AM.
  10 October 2011

another one with some silly text too
  10 October 2011

That looks amazing! I'm really impressed!

This is a great subject for a challenge so I'm definitely in!
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