Christmas house

This is my entry for the Blenderguru Christmas competition. Any comments and critques are welcome. This is rendered in BI (not got enough cpu power for Cycles:().


its a good effort but some of the geo looks like it was thrown together. for instance, the humps of snow on the front porch have some rather dramatic edges. meaning that they just drop off and end. and you can notice in some parts (top right hand corner of the stairs) where the snow looks like a big cloth.

the pillars that hold up the front roof are dull and lifeless. add some more detail in the model instead of having elongated cubes.

lastly, i would re think the rendering. the lighitng is fairly plain. if you are wanting to have a chance at winning, you need to understand that you are going to be up against some extremely high quality cylces renders (because its now ubiquitous) and your lighting is going to let you down. so spend a decent amount of time re-doing your lighting then hit the compositor for some final touches.

i know this seems harsh but that competition will have some amazing entries. and so you want to do everything you can to make sure your at least on the finals list.

good luck.

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