Hey guys, as your new mod, and in an effort to get more image posting going on in this forum, I thought I’d ask everyone to share some of their lighting work.
Even if you don’t think you’re very good, you may get useful critique from others.
Okay, okay . . . I did this way back in '99, and it’s been around the net more times than that “badgerbadgerbadger” thing, but I’m still kind of proud of the lighting in it, as it represents the first time I’d really figured out how to fake radiosity. Compositionally, it leaves a lot to be desired. It was lit with six or eight raytraced lights in Animation:Master.
This is actually an incremental, unfinished version of “Alkali”, but I like the lighting in this one more than the final piece. Leaving your foreground in darkness can lend a ton of intrigue to a scene. Try it sometime . . . don’t be afraid to let interesting shapes fall into silhouette. Raytraced with no GI in A:M.
This set from X-Power is something I’m proud of because of how efficient it is. Because there’s no radiosity or GI, and only the sun lights cast shadows, it rendered in under two minutes a frame in Lightwave. I wish I’d spent a little more time and grounded the desk with negative lights, but otherwise, I’m pretty happy with it. Whaddaya want in two minutes a frame?
Anybody else want to share?