Any tips on improving ma sushi?

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  05 May 2013

Well I finally got round to working this again. I opened up again the other day and was suddenly really unhappy with it so that was motivation enough for me to keep going.

I thought the lighting looked too green and bright and the sushi just looked so lame and shriveled in the last one. This is my attempt to fix those things. I completely remodeled the salmon. I tried putting displacement on it but it took for ever to render and didn't seem to work too well with the SSS shader.

I was reading the Pixar article about food and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it. I think if I split the render up into passes, there's a few tips in there that I could try in Nuke.
3D Reel, Photography and Blog
  05 May 2013
Hey man,

That was a great article from Pixar, and it inspired me to play around with using volume shaders for really translucent materials a while back. Mental Ray has a pretty niffy one that will pick up GI and FG, and can give a decent result if you layer it in with a beauty pass.

What software are you using?

  05 May 2013
I'm using VRay for rendering. It has quite a useful selection of passes. It has separate GI, SSS, etc.

Things I want to try after reading the article:

- Render out a separate pass with self illuminated texture for the salmon (effectively another diffuse pass) but this time have the texture a bit blurred.

- Use the raw lighting pass to alter how much of either the diffuse or SSS is used. Darker bits for more SSS.

- Blurring the raw light pass, I think the shadows from the bump look too hard.

I've had another go at displacement using the same map as what I'm using for the bump but it just looks terrible.
3D Reel, Photography and Blog
  05 May 2013
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