Thanks for your critiques, I appreciate it!
I did struggle with the lighting, my idea was to make it look like dusk/dawn hence the red colours. I wanted the boys shadow to be visible (lower right) to get that human presence. No light seemed to do that well, the sun lighted the whole scene with no clear shadows. Here I used a plane which i cranked up to 5000 in strength and finally got that shadow I was looking for, i gave the light a reddish color but it’s so bright that the reflections in the scene are white. Then I added HDRI lighting but just 0,1 in strength, and also made the background image emissive a bit.
Not sure how to get that shadow but without lighting everything, “this layer only” option isn’t available in Cycles, any ideas?
The trashcans shoult not be equally specular all over, look at the right lid, the rust isn’t shiny but you can se some gloss around it.
I have posted a screenshot of the material on my WIP thread if you wish to take a look. I think I’ve done it right
This is my first project, I’ve been watching tutorials (and following them:) ) for the past four months. Thought I’d give this contest a try.
I have still much to learn so any advice is appreciated!
Thanks again, where can I see your animation?