I wonder how many people will be around next week, during Christmas…
Anyway, here are some comments for those who made it!
purbosky: When I was a kid, I liked to imagine that electronics were actually some tiny cities. I guess LEDs would be the street lamps then! The variation in colour of the images nice. It could use some sort of background though.
RayVelcoro: I really liked the colours, very warm. The reflection on the water is also pretty, specially the fake “circles” from the bridge. It could be brighter though. Also, I’m not sure if the person helped in the composition. As the single human on the scene, it calls a lot of attention, yet the bridge is the interesting part.
unyxium: Nice long exposure picture. To make it more realistic, you could’ve made some areas brighter and others almost transparent. I also liked the variety in the buildings, but the plain yellow/white windows in the background look a bit fake.
beau11: Interesting atmosphere. Very mysterious. It also has a Noir vibe, as if the guy on the trench-coat were some kind of detective. My only tip would be to try to make the person stand out more from the surroundings, maybe by making the volumetrics denser.
joshwinkler3d: A pretty slice-of-life image, depicting love as it really is: This might not be a cinema, and the furniture is very simple, but the couple is enjoying each others company. The image might be noisy, but I think here the noise worked positively, giving it kinda of a painterly look. You could’ve played with contrast a bit more, maybe making the couple visible as a silhouette and making the film brighter.
caz747: The warehouse looks pretty big, and I like big stuff! The environment is nicely detailed, but there is nothing “going-on”. That catwalk is almost asking for something to happen on it
Btw, thanks for the video on rim light.
david.speer: I liked the variation on the buildings, they all seem to have some sort of “personality”, if that makes any sense. The car was also a nice touch to keep me interested. Also, nice usage of freestyle. My only critique is that there is no difference between the street and the sidewalk.
Ansaar13: Interesting idea: Graffiti that glows. The alley looks nice, but the fact that the graffiti is glowing is not very clear to me (the orange light could just be a lamp outside the frame). I think if the graffiti were in an otherwise dark alley the effect would be much clearer.
str11: Impressive detail, very well executed. The water reflections look pretty nice, and so do the lights. My main critique is that I can see a repeating pattern on the texture of the sidewalk (down right), which feels a bit strange. In case you don’t know, one trick is to use the “random” output from the object info node. With this, you can shift the UV coordinates and get a slightly different texture.
fcharr: That stairs look nice, and the symmetry is pretty: One window in each side, one building in each side, etc. The scene could be brighter though.
SpaceC: Nice usage of long exposure. The reflections of the building in the foreground looks very nice. Post processing looks a bit strange though: Many edges are jagged. Also, nice usage of the donuts tutorial from Blender Guru
skadoosh: Very beautiful colours. That umbrella helped to liven-up the scene. Also, that little lamp is very cute.
Helge: Haha, very surreal. A moth on top of a bokeh. Nice colours too. This would be a nice wallpaper.
OLG: I really liked the woman in the foreground (err… I mean visually). The contrast between dark and bright is really nice on her. The city is nicely detailed, but the lights seem to be sometimes above or beside the buildings, which is strange. Also, I get this strange feeling that there is a lot of post-processing going on: The window reflection feels “fishy” (the glass seems to lean inwards and does not reflect everything). Also, the reflection of the stars is different from the stars themselves!
RobertT: Nice positive message. The details on the lamps are pretty cool, and the colours are beautiful.
FuzzyPeachApple: The person on a boat in the foreground makes the picture very emotional and interesting. The water looks pretty cool (not sure if it realistic, but it looks nice). The city looks a bit homogeneous, with buildings of the same size and very similar trees.