This is my very first render using Bryce, and Hexagon for the Sub & Boat. I was just curious if anyone has any tips to make it look just a bit better. I was promised by and Admin that you guys don’t bite, so go easy on me, I’m still a rookie lol. Any helpful tips would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
No, we don’t bite. If this is your first Bryce render, you did well. The models look great at this size. The foam about the sub looks very good.
The sky can be improved. This is the default sky, use a custom sky and set the colour more naturally, blueish-grey instead of pinkish. Unless you went for an overcast day, elaborate a bit on the clouds. The haze line can be dissolved. This is not straight forward. Increase the cumulus cloud height. If you don’t use them, switch them on, move the cloud height up, then switch the cumulus clouds off again.
If you used gamma correction for rendering, switch it off. In all, except a very few cases, it spoils the render. Set the Sky Dome colour to black. It is a radial at the zenith that doesn’t cast shadows. Increase the sun’s intensity instead. Also, set shadow intensity to max, or at least nearly so. Do not use Ambience on the materials and if you must, use it very carefully. It tends to make the parts in the shadow appear flat. If the shadows are too dark, use a radial light and switch off shadow casting to brighten things up a bit.
I think that’s enough for a start. Keep going, you made a good debut already.