First off, thanks everybody for the comments.
@Jeeps: ha, actually, didnt notice till you said that, but you’re right!
@blenditall: Thanks so much man. I have been laying low lately, helping re-arrange my house so we can out it on the market(moving to LA in january).
The border is fairly intrusive on the scene, but that was purposeful. Sort of to increase the feeling of the dirtiness closing in on him, or that he’s barely keeping it at bay(but still manages a smile).
As for the lighting, it took a while to nail, but Im really happy with it. Its one of the first lighting rigs that Im really happy with(as it retains a pretty good look without AO)
@StompinTom: thanks so much! Perhaps it doesnt look great, but I lo-fi’ed the image slightly to make for a light digital-video effect(hence the camera reference in my first post)
@Cuby: Thanks! Again, very proud of this lighting setup. The top may be a bit bright, but thats probably because I did a bit of exposure editing to the image(to dirty up the ‘quality’)
As for the textures: I love open texture resources
@Star Weaver: Ha, Ive been there man, Ive been there…
@musk: hmm, perhaps Irony isnt the right word? It refers to the bot’s strange happiness despite his obviously awful, situation.
@redbyte: Thanks! I guess the border may be too much, but I enjoy the effect(and when I make it mywallpaper on my PC, it melds perfectly with the black background…).
Your 4 *s are much appreciated!
@Smoking_mirror: Ha, The room was inspired by my best friends pad
And I suppose the bot is pretty simple, i dont know if hes actually abstract per se…
As for the baking of AO, I just have a problem with the fact that you wont get the actual interaction with scene elements(since its baked of course), which can make the lighting look kinda fake and not quite right.
But Im all up for trying
@garuhhh: Closet, cupboard, what ever I did have it lit more, but I felt like it messed with the focal point.
@otto riis: Oh, there certainly is! But yeah, purposeful, a crappy quality video effect. Thanks for the praise, man.
@djotaku: Thanks! Title: Reference to the bot’s happiness despite negative environment, and the fact that he just looks a bit out of place.
Thanks for all the great critiques and comments! You guys help so much.