Lighting Challenge #16: The Lighthouse

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  10 October 2008
Andycortes777`s post!

A friend of mine had some troubles uploading her image, so I did it for her. Her name is Andrea Cortes, just for the credit`s sake.
  10 October 2008
Thumbs up Lighthouse Storm

This is the same image that i posted before but in high resolution and better quality
  10 October 2008
Last entry

Corrections made... THANX For feedbacks the last time ! I´m very sorry i didn´t get at time.

Last edited by EN1GM4 : 10 October 2008 at 05:44 AM.
  10 October 2008

pls comment and guide..

  10 October 2008
@ScallyFox: thx for this compliment

@dpendzich: nice result with the shadow_transparency node! never tried this trick before too...

@EN1GM4: well done. the cabin looks too dark, compared to the tower. I missing bounce light there (maybe some of the blue light that already hits the tower)
  10 October 2008
Finally had some chance to work on my Lighthouse. Buildings are all textured now. On to the hard part, the terrain.

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  10 October 2008
Here is one of my finals. This has been fun. This is one of the few times that I really get to be creative with my lighting. Work is always fast track.

I was trying to achieve a rustic, mid-west look to my rendering. Kind of Mainish...even though I've never been there. This is what I imagine a lighthouse would look like in Maine. I decided to remove the car since it didn't really fit my intent.

All comments are welcomed.
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  10 October 2008
Second Image.

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  10 October 2008
Final post. Good luck to everyone. Amazing work.

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  10 October 2008
OOps...looks like I missed the deadline. Hope I can get some feedback anyways.


  11 November 2008
My improvisations on Light House

punytjoshi - Wonderfully stylized image! I like the ocean, but it's a
bit hard to tell the ocean from the mountains, they both look like
similar hard blue things. The lights illuminating the tower itself could
use some shadows or occlusion, just to make it a little more solid
looking. At the top of the lighthouse, the ladder looks completely
white, but parts of the lamp reflector look black. If there's a lot of
light bouncing around up there, I'd expect some illumination hitting all
the black parts, but maybe a little less pure white.)

Here is my Improvised work will be looking forward for comments and critics
  11 November 2008
lighthouse in Santorini final version

I am using max 2009 with mental ray.
I changed a little the angle of the camera again, also changed most of the shaders.
I changed the options in the volumetric light effect and added depth of field and glare.
I tried to put also mist lume but it was impossible to render even in low resolution.
This is my final result...

  11 November 2008
Waiting for a galary

There has been really nice works on this challange.
really eager to see the galary so, when is it coming up?????????????
  11 November 2008
The Gallery is On-Line

Great work, everyone!

The gallery is now on-line, so you can browse some of the amazing entries posted in this thread:

This thread is being closed to new posts, but Juan's fine models are still available for download for anyone else wants to try lighting the scene.

Jeremy Birn
Author, Digital Lighting & Rendering, 3rd Edition
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