A lot of people have seen this in the WIP thread, but it’s done, so I’m posting the finished work here. Click the image for an 1152x864 wallpaper-sized image. Specs and info appear below the picture.
Over 2 millions verts at render time (with subsurfing, duplis, etc.). Lighting is AO with Sky Texturing and a single ray-shadowed sun lamp. Textures are either procedural (grass, leaves), painted in Photoshop (barn face, roof, silo), or made from other renders (background trees, background grass).
Mild depth effects and a slight bit of bloom were added in Photoshop in conjunction with a z-buffer image generated in a seperate render. I only did what color correction and sharpening, etc. that I’d normally do an a digital picture I received conventionally. I’ll be doing a Making Of kind of thing that’ll reside on my website, if we’re slow at work this week .
Although I had to crop the top and bottom since I run 1152X648 : it was a pain but I had to decide between that or resize and I couldn’t do that !
Not that it is perfect : it’s just that it is very, very good and heartwarming.