Attempt at combining photography and cgi. Very satisfying process. Choosing a place to shoot, imagining where the subject would be, focusing on the imaginary subject as if it was there, getting a glitchy 360 sphere with Google Street View app xd etc. Key thing learned from this is the importance of matching the colors and luminosity of the 360 sphere with your image/video. Masking out the out of focus leaves in the front was my biggest concern, but turned out not too bad I guess.


You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

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Appreciate it!

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Gorgeous and unique work

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I’m happy you think that!


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You get this for free with the right sources.

I. Freaking. Love it.

:laughing: I love sci-fi/fantasy looking characters like this. Great work, especially blending reality with CG.

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Appreciate it!

I’m not sure what you mean? Get what exactly?

I’m super happy you like it, thanks a lot!

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AMAZING WORK, i love the idea of combining photography and cgi

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Thanks a lot!

You get proper light transport from the photography for free if you start from the right place. It makes compositing CGI with photography a thousand times easier.

If I start what from the right place? Sorry I’m honestly not sure what you mean. I still have to manually correct the colors of the 360 sphere.

By “right place” I mean proper encoding from the camera. That is, one of two options:

  1. Camera raw encoding.
  2. Camera log encoding if supported.

Either of those two work fine. You wouldn’t need to “correct” anything further beyond exposure.

Ah yes I understand what you mean, the thing is I did the photo sphere with my phone using google street view app, as stated in the original post. So I have to correct it in that case. I only have a 52mm full frame equvelent and no tripod, so it’s much more convenient to take automated 360 sphere with my phone for now. But thanks for the suggestion!

I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!