19 degrees F here. But that’s why I choose to live here. I do like winter.
Garstor, Love what you’re doing there! I am not all that “Anything Glows” savvy. Can you add subtle lens flare to those? I’m sure you can - I think all Carrara lights can do that. Try using a scaled down warm glint, which is only using the halo, and making those colors amongst the warmer range - but you could leave one ring cool as that just helps the effect stand out and behave like a glint.
Also, just so you know, Distant lights don’t need to be placed anywhere special. They cast light in any direction you set them to from everywhere. So if you have a visible shroud (it is popular to use background-textured spheres that surround your scene with an image), you would have to exclude that from what the light affects or you won’t get the light. Again… just FYI.
Really like what you’re doing.
Head Wax, That is some awesome work, man.
BTW, has anyone seen Koutsuko (can’t remember how to spell her name) since the new forum started up? She always had those great Aiko renders. Really miss her around here, don’t you?
Man, everybody’s putting some great renders up here. Love the beverage can. I think that the crushed ice on the bottom may have too much reflection? Which may be why it casts the same color as the can. Instead of reflection, when you want a really shiny effect, try leaving those levels quite low - so you still have some. Then crank up the highlight channel (close to white, or 100%) and a fairly low shininess setting (between 0 and 20) to help to make it glisten. Depending on the bump and poly detail, you’ll see very different results regarding the shininess setting. 0 allows light to spread as evenly as it can. So increasing this number sharpens up the highlight focus - but larger numbers can totally remove the effect from the image.
Very cool work.
Love the Trees. Just a week ago, I was messing with the same idea (using a leafless, upside-down tree for the roots) and have been finding that the plant editor is actually a very powerful tool in its own right. Simply amazing what can be achieved. Gotta say, though… I like what you’ve done far better than my best attempt so far. It really looks good.