yep, 1000 samples was overkill, 50 does the same job
and yes, the rendering engine used was eevee.
Thanks for the feedback. I contemplated adding a texture to the wall or something like that.
I also struggle with lighting, but I do think I’ll revisit this blend at a later date and play around with it a little more. I’d like to add proper laces to the gloves and also play with the texture and material a bit more.
Thanks @icyou520 - at least I got enough done to get the general idea across
@FlyingBanana You’re in Australia too?
Nope, the land down under in the US …… Florida.
I’ve always associated OZ with Australia - I didn’t know the US has a down-under
LOL its like a training course for Aus. Killer bugs, deadly sea creatures, and poison snakes. Not sure the rest of the states think of us here as down under though.
The funny thing about all that is Magpies would go on that list too, at least you don’t have drop bears.
Thanks @icyou520 for the comments! Indeed the weak effects made this maybe the most subtlest space battle ever existed. If some dialogues or conversations ever took place, it may sounded like this:
Ship 1 : “Pew! Pew!”
Ship 2 : “Ah! It tickles!”
Me : * facepalm * "CUUUT!!!"
Seriously, I’m itching to turn those two into scraps. Okay, just kidding, I’ve planned to revisit this work later on and dump more warheads on the scene. Anyway, thanks again, giving feedback to 20+ entries is a great job, wonder if this break your commenting record.
Funny. The calculator is very similar to the original photography, the abacus, not so much.
Congrats on this tight win, MatthewK! Though i did not vote for you it sure is a respected winning entry! Keep 'em coming.
Thx for your vote&kind words icyou520!
I used this very very nice hdr https://hdrihaven.com/hdri/?h=small_hangar_02 combined with a soft area lamp to get rid of some unwanted dark shadowed areas.
About the glass shader, I used a very sophisticated setup (*pun intended) what I am willing to share right here:
What gave me this result (1500ish samples + D-NOISE add-on);
Bringing back/tweaking the colors + clarity adjustments done with Camera Raw Filter within PS.
About the shaders; the background is a mix of a white Principled Shader + a black Emission Shader (with checker texture as factor). I think the black Emission Shader really does the trick here. When i first uses black Principled the composition didn’t came back half as strong as it does now.
Oh wow, i didnt know that you can make glass in principled shader :o great to know. Thank you!
When using it, play around with IOR * Index of refraction
Can do great things for your (glass) render.
I love the idea of using a black emission shader. I’ll have to remember that one for the future!
@didierv, Numberfile fan?
If I told you it was made with metaballs, would you believe me?
I used the technique presented by Gleb Alexandrov in this video:
Thanks for the comment!
Congrats on ur runner-up position, Millani. Also well deserved!
I spend some time with the .exr u provided. Gave it some slight color corrections, amped-up the saturation, gave it bit more contrast, and added some lens distortion to track the eye to the centre of the image. Hope you like it a bit
Thanks everyone, this week was so great. I’m super proud to be doing these with ya’ll. A great bunch of talent here and I love seeing what everyone comes up with each week. Thanks again.
What will be the new theme, Matthew?
now it’s Portuguese