Hi. I am trying to set up a scene for a bench I have in mind (not the one in the render).
I am quite pleased with the results I got with cycles. No tweaking and already looks not that bad.
The scene its basically a box with openings in the roof. Although the light I am getting (I am using physical atmosphere) is really pleasant the room seemed to be a bit under exposed. I added to area lights on the sides with different intensity and I connected a blackbody node in order to pair the color temp to the sun. I did not want them to look like artificial lights from the sides…but more natural light.
I also added a portal over the roof openings cause I read in the manual it helps to lower the noise. The render got slower, but might be cause I did not decrease the sample values.
I am still not sure about the two lights on the side cause I still can see the visible fallof on the wall…getting darken towards the center…maybe if I could rise the light bounces from the sun within my scene I could get rid of those area lights?
Please feel free to critic or give suggestions about how to improve the lighting.
The times for the render were around 13 minutes.