The trees and sky are images.
Looking forward to your helpful critiques!
- Principled BSDF for every shader.
- Used Filmic color
- Modelled everything else except the trees and sky.
- Using HDRI and Sun Lamp.
- The smoke is generated by smoke simulation.
- Hand-painted rust mask.
- Full HD resolution
- 150 Samples
About the Train: Relatively new. Reference from different locomotive types were used. I basically took my imagination and filled the chassis space with pipes and wires going on. I have no knowledge about train parts.
The smoke at the bottom is actually white (steam smoke), But after compositing, it got yellow, and I don’t know how to correct this.
I am not sure if this compositing is good or bad.
This is a work-in-progress, so all critique is welcomed.
I agree, the lighting looks dim.
For anyone wondering, my first big project was the Forest render (https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?432965-Forest&highlight=), which I will be updating very seen.