Lighting Challenge #13: Christmas


#516

Hi everyone. Time to finish my christmas.
Here are the last renderings. I moved the camera and changed some texures and stuff.
Also please check my xmas-card version with the original camera angle
to have more space to put those messsages.

http://www.seijimm.com/xmasTreeInFocus04.jpg
http://www.seijimm.com/xmasCard02.jpg
(Maya MentalRay: MIA_materials with AO, FG.
Photoshop for adding light effects and color correction.)

Thank you for the comments and this great challenge Jeremy!


#517

Terrific Stuff! This has been an amazing challenge, lots of great images right up to the end.

I am not going to lock this thread right away, but please be aware that tonight (January 31) is the deadline for any posts that will win a prize. Things posted after tonight will not be eligible for the prizes.

I will announce winners and have new galleries on-line within 10 days.

-jeremy


#518

wow! thanks for the compliment. i think i could play with this scene forever.
thanks JCBug. i really appreciate that.
now I just couldnt resist thisā€¦


By uday_kadkade


#519

i used 6 lights to light up the room.
One spot from the window to illuminate the rug, gift boxes and the tree and ornaments.
one to fill the left side of the room.
one to fill the wall behind the tree.
one to fill the wood floor.
one omni to light up the top jewel arear of the tree.
one omni to light up the inside of the fire place and a area spot to light up the floor.
then there were about 32 omnis to light up only the pine needles wharere the bulbs are.(these lights didnt illuminate anything else but the pines, and with no shadows, and only decay on it was done before i could finish a cigarette, which is about 5 mins for the health concsious ones)
all lights had inverse square fall off on, except the floor fill and the light coming through the back window.no lights were casting any shadows for this scene except the spot light from the fire place.

this is the render i got. with render elements activated.

Diffuse

specular

reflection

rendered out separate glare passes for the tree ornaments, bulbs and the treetop jewel.

bulb glare pass

also rendered an occlusion pass.

and a Z buffer pass

just plopping them together on top of each other gave me thisā€¦


but the poor tree looked really lame and that is unacceptable because its our ā€œhero elementā€
so i rendered a pass that would bring out the needles by using just one light from the right side. also a seperate render for the fire place got me some bump detail.


#520

that got me thisā€¦

looking much better now i think. but no fun to look at.still looked flat especially on the walls and what not.
so i rendered a shadow pass by sticking one mental ray area omni light in the center of the tree. and i got this.
(this is an inverted image as the render for the shadow pass looked black .)

added that as a multiplied layer and tweaked the transperancy and hue to get this.
this added some variation to the walls which looked too flat otherwise. also pasted the fire in the fire place .

Once i got this it was time to tweak the colors.so i flattened the image and made a layer copy of the same.
used pshops variations tool to add that gold illumination feel.
then i simply took a large eraser brush and painted the areas i didnt want to have gold effect. heres the layer. blue is where the transperancy of the layer is.

that brought out the orignal colors from the back layer and created a halo kinda feel to the over all tree area.
which got me thisā€¦

eventually i used the lens blur filter in photoshop and using the z buffer as a mask i blurred it ever so slightly to soften the foreground just a tad.cropped it for the postcardā€¦:slight_smile:

Thanks to Jeremy Birn for this great scene and to numerous others who have contributed to this challenge. and thanks for taking time to read this.

I think i am done now.:wise:


#521

Realy good renders from everyone, i like the ideas of each one :wink:

too bad i see this post too late. i hope i can get into next challenge, when is the next one ???

Good work people!


#522

tuffmutt1 Love the postcard you made out of that image :slight_smile:
Did you have to put that Light lister in my faceā€¦ damn I miss that thing ever since I stopped using Max.

-Mina


#523

congratulation to all it was one of the best challenge I partecipate :slight_smile:


#524

Thanks a lot Jeremy for the great challengeā€¦I really enjoyed working on it :slight_smile:


#525

Last but not least, I couldnā€™t resist too :


#526

Hi jeremy thanks a lot for the wonderful challengeā€¦each challenges are coming better and better each timeā€¦i did get much time to texture the setā€¦and here is my render with the basic texturesā€¦beauty,occlution and glow these are the passes i have takenā€¦

C&C are most welcomed even though i am too late here for this challengeā€¦


#527

Thanks very much for this challenge Jeremy. I got most of the scene textured and had moved onto lighting and rendering but it turns out my computer couldnā€™t even push out a test render so I am going to be getting a new computer soon that can handle the ā€œnewā€ stuff. I hope to be able to join in on a future one.

Great work guys!


#528

hi jeremy,
what happened,no result yet,did u finished with your judging and finalised the images appearing in the gallery.


#529

yeah, really, what about that gallery?


#530

hey ā€¦ who is winning . . ?!


#531

For me, the winner is giraffe3dā€¦ :slight_smile:


#532

Weā€™ll have to elect the winner ourselves, I guess.


#533

where are the winners announced?
I never saw.


#534

Sorry i am so so late to this beautifull challengeā€¦! I missed it but anyway waiting for your next challengeā€¦! I like all your rendersā€¦amazing camera angles and lighting moods! Let the next challenge be a great and interesting stuff for every oneā€¦! Waiting for the post!


#535

Jeremy we have been waiting for more than three months ,who is winning and where is the prizes.