Space travellers Van

So I made this thing a while ago, but I didnt really feel confident uploading here, because its not really polished or properly rendered…

I created this scene starting with the bus, which is a very rough model I made for another project. I then detailed it, imagining what a person travelling through space might have attached to their vehicle. For this, I again used a few models I made for other purposes, but I also modeled quite a number of things soli for this project.

However, when I tried to render it, Blender repeatedly crashed, so I spent a stressful night trying to find a solution. Lowering the Tilesize to the minimum, I was finally able to render, but my poor Macbook didnt quite like it, so I rendered with a very low samplecount, which didnt make for a great result.
For postprocessing, I overlayed a few passes an then experimented with some colorgrading and other things

I would like to eventually revisit this project (maybe with eevee) and make a few proper renders.
I still like this project as a fun little experiment, but not as a thing for my portfolio (;

Cycles Raw render, general pass



I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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Thanks a lot! Didnt expect this (;

You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

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I definitely like this very detailed modeling, but I will observe that the lighting on the left side of the van, and basically of everything beside it, appears to my eye to be both underexposed and “bluish.” (Okay, I see that it might be winter.) The lighting really needs to match that of the backdrop – “mid-day sunlight, but sunlight nonetheless.” Everything should be as well-lit as the front of the van is. Plenty of sunlight will be bouncing into the area below the tarp from all angles. The light shining through the tarp would be only “a hint of color.”

Nonetheless: “well deserving to be #featured!”

The lighting could definetly be improved further, a few effects you mentioned were probably caused by my heavy postprocessing. Thanks for your reply and suggestions!