DISCLAIMER: I UPDATE(D) THE VIDEO, LINK STAYED THE SAME. SOME CRITIQUE MAY NOT APPLY, BUT SOME POINTS ARE STILL VALID AND MAY BE USEFUL TO OTHERS.
I want to use the scenes in the video in a show reel, but I’m not happy with how they look. I was wondering what I could do to improve these. I seem to have more success with still renders than animations.
I’m not asking about the 2D video aspects like montage, just what works in particular 3D scenes and what doesn’t; should I use less denoising, does the light look okay, do models even look good enough? I see so much incredible art around that I wonder how far I still have to go.
Also, most of these were made in the past month, but the water-pillar thing was made in 2014. Is it reasonable to use something that old?
For example, the planet-girl-falling thing looks okay at the initial frame, but once it is in video the contrasts lower, the dress doesn’t grab enough attention and the planet just looks ugly. I don’t know what to do about the stars, and the whole thing just feels like something is wrong. Uncanny valley?