Hi, @ patrickrowan
Thanks for the links. I especially like the rim effect on the cute girl. I try to punch out some nice reflection, let me know it it works. Otherwise, I will look into try out more HDR images to try to get a good reflection.
I try to punch out more rim, but the effect seems quite subtle. Like I said before, I try to see if I can use snow as a way to divide the character & background.
Hi @ Kzin,
Good question, I believed I have rendered in simple material, but it was done ages ago, with old lighting setup.
I try to reduce the effect of FG, & I think the tonal level (less flat lighting) have improve a little. But let me know.
The snow is done in Maya snow simulation emitter. I add some motion burred to the rendering effect to get a camera perspective snow effect (as oppose to what you would be able to see with your eyes), like the snowing effect you would capture with a normal camera.
I hope to achieve a separation if the background and character, but not too much to the point of feeling they are from different images. I hope it works, but let me know.
I worked also on the hair, but sad to say, its heavily post work. But I think it looks better now.
As usual, please open in new window for full size
By the way, anyone know a good image upload site, let me know, Photobucket keep resizing my image smaller, & lower quality. I wanted at least 1920x1080 which is the original size of my image.
I also havce a problem, I run 2 monitor setup, & one show the image being too dark, the other too bright. Is it dark or bright on your screen. How to calibrate to get a accurate brightness display level?
Oh, & just to be clear, I am not making a young Kate Middleton.