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some tests with vray render and post in photoshop


Hi there,

These are few frames from an animated short called “Hooked” for which i did the lighting,shading,rendering and 80% of the overall shots’s compositing.

I had alot of fun trying to come up with an underwater look that will also fit our render budget, the challenge was healthy!

I use Lightwave 3d 9.6 , Fusion 6 and Photoshop.

Cheers guys!


Nice piece Troy.
Other than the mug, everything looks very “used” and re-cleaned. I like that

I’m so happy this thread is still going, despite now being a little embarrassed by the ancient pieces I posted to kick it off. :slight_smile:


Hi all!

this is my last test-render on a scene modeled by myself in Maya. And I am trying hard to make it a nice job to get an award from any good galleries such as cgs or 3d total.

Rendering process was done by mental ray and post pro by Photoshop.

I strongly need your nice words to critique on me and show me my problems. thank you very much.

Here is the render before post procssing:

And after post pro by Photoshop(adding some brightness, contrast and grains):

And here’s my only reference to model and render this scene:


reduce refln on floor .


reduce refln on floor .

I assume you meant, “Try to reduce the reflection on the floor.” But I must disagree entirely. If you look at the reference photo, it’s actually MORE reflective, quite a bit more. On the left, you can clearly see the details of the sliding shoji doors in the floor’s reflection of them, for example.

@RasoulValli: I think you’ve done a great job here! Not precisely like your reference, but in some ways it’s even better. And at a glance, I find your postworked render to be as near photorealistic as your reference, really! Good work, keep it up.



this is my very first modell, made nealry 1,5 years ago, i just refreshed it with a new lightning, it is also my first “serious” lightning work. I am not completely satisfied with it but iam intrested in your oppinoions. I would like to get more details in the reflection, the highlights are very strong fron vray lights, but the reflection of the hdri seems lost.

whatever here it is: video on youtube

awaiting for your critics


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Hi … I would like to have some feedback on my render. I am learning lighting and would like some guidance on what is wrong in the render and how I can fix it . … Plz help me … Thank you … :slight_smile:


That image is really cool, the mood is just fantastic, only thing i would add to it is some volumes passing through the trees and maybe some floor fog. other than that i really dig it.


hey man … thanx for the feedback … I will look in to that … thanks alot … cheers … :slight_smile:


I’m a student and this is my first attempt at cinematic lighting, enjoy!
I consider it final, but I always like critics! :slight_smile:

edit: Made for the CG Lighting Challenge #16.
I did the lighting/Rendering/compositing, and some minor modeling.


which is cg? This is a match to live project I did in school. Any critique would be appreciated. The full breakdown is in my reel: website listed below.


the one on the right?


Hi all, Im used some old stuff for studies if mentalray for Live Action, follow some studies I hope you like it.


Hi all another piece, hope you like! Thx.


That is good zartan, I like the colors of this work


Hi miras, thx you!!! :slight_smile:


Hello everyone! I’ve seen so many wonderful works in this thread!

This is my first attempt to Lighting, what do you guys think about?


Here is the link were u guys can have a look to my works