Very nice modeling. I’d say try to smooth out the background a bit, maybe increase the radius of curve on your backdrop to alleviate the transition from floor to backdrop. the brownish lighting on the bottom contrasts a bit much. just my 2 cents.
Well, I don’t really see any way to improve this. It’s pretty much good to go as is. Modeling and materials are top notch. I would upload this to the finished projects gallery.
I guess if I had to say anything it would be that the scene actually seems to bright to me. The first shot is good but the other two seem like the background is to similar in tone to the light areas of tape machine. It also looks like you have a light coming from or near the camera?
I think all in all, these are really nice renders and I feel out of place giving advice.
that mirror reflection is gross add some roughness to soften it up.
i like that it is whirring away whilst not being plugged in ;D
either the tape is blank or the needles are stuck. are the Db gauges just a texture? i hope not as some movement of the needles will add to the image. ( well, the ones that are supposed to be playing anyway)
aluminium reels dont look right to me, i only ever have seen plastic reels. thats not to say they dont exist, clearly you have modelled from a reference.
While I agree that the reflection is a bit much, I think the rest of the machine is spot on. Aluminum reels are classic. You would never see a Studer with plastic reals. Those where the most expensive tape machines back in the day. People still use 2 inch tape Studer’s to record on now a days.
@ small troll and Indy_Logic- yes the reflection isn’t great. If I understood the compositor better I’m sure I could improve it. For the moment I’ve made it almost mirror like to help visualise the form. The db guages are modelled. I’ve rotated them. Yep the reels are aluminium.
I’m going to move this into the finished projects forum now but might tweak it later.
fantasic detail that even the guages are modeled!, i honestly thought they were going to be just textures! please find out about reflections to fix the floor mirror before you make it a finished project! some roughness or something ( i know too little about cycles to properly advise, sorry)