@KayPoprawe: Thanks for your comments on my image. Your project “Frozen” is definitely inspiring – thanks for that. By transition, do you mean the refraction through the icicles or the transition from the ice to the roof surface? I figured out a problem with the refraction – I have it set to 1.5 now, but it doesn’t work because the scene models are extremely miniaturized. That’s why my icicles look like dark plastic, I guess. Your images are great, also one of my favorites. I actually liked the stars better before you increased their brightness. I agree there should be no stars around the moon, though – all the moonlight would make you unable to see any stars within the entire halo.
@toinsawyer: Nice color and texture. In your day version, the clouds seem very regular, like each cloud was placed individually. The tree trunk looks kind of strange, especially with the stump in the foreground that matches the environment a lot better.
@tuovni: I also agree with KayPoprawe, and the perfectionist in me wants to fix all that but my internal scheduler says I don’t have enough time Oh well, I’ll do as much as I can before the deadline. Your image is one of my favorites. I agree with previous comments about the back mountains – I can seen the sky through them, like they are transparent.
@Redsand1080: Thanks for the comments on my image. I agree, I think the wood texture on my cabin is a little too orange, so I might change it to match the porch a little better. Icicles are using mia_x_passes with glossy refr and refl, no translucency so I might play with that. I do like your image – for some reason, it looks like a scene in a zombie movie to me, like the walking dead are going to start coming out of the fog in the background. One thing, is that moonlight creating the kick on the rocking chair? And on the window sills? It seems pretty strong, almost like set lighting – maybe that’s why it feels like a movie to me.
@ pyuupyuu: the colors of your image look great. The blue light, however, seems artificial because the moonlight should be hitting the back face of the cabin, not the side. The shadows from the lamp are a bit stark, especially on the two metal containers (what are they called?) on the wall. Some stars might be nice as well.
@jujut: your image is looking pretty good coming out of a render, the compositing will definitely help. There seems to be a lot of detail that is getting lost in scale? Hopefully your final will be larger so we can see all the detail. The white and medium brown texture on the front wall of the cabin looks kind of strange – it’s hard to figure out what’s happening with the texture. Looks like you are taking the bump from I’m guessing the red or green channel of your color pass – be careful with that, as it may introduce bump where you don’t really want it (say, that black stripe across the chimney).