My current goal is to learn how to bring more realism and believability to a scene. So I searched the net for an image which isn’t to hard to remodel and choose this one here: http://luxoticworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/conrad-rangali-island-maldives-hotel-night.jpg
I started to remodel the scene and rendered using Cycles but switched to Internal as this renders much faster (attached image in 13min23, 1.7million faces). The image below is my current result. I don’t want to replicate the photo in too much detail, but want to reach the realism to a high degree. What can I do to increase the realism ? Most things look too “plastic” imho.
My next step is to port the scene back to Cycles and see if I get better results, but if someone has tips for BI, I will try to follow them !
Thanks for any tips.
The tree model is one of these, but I can’t remember which one I’ve chosen: http://archive3d.net/?tag=Tree&page=1