Thanks to Andrew Price’s sparks tutorial and everyone else who produces awesome tutorials.
I know the video is pretty dark. I didn’t realize until I was finished that the hammer was so poorly lit. I wanted it as shiny as the sword. I also may go back and make the “home services” lights look more like real light bulbs (or maybe neon). I did put emitters inside text with a glass material. I could go on about the details with which I’m dissatisfied but I’m happy with the overall composition. At any rate, it’s done for now :yes:
Too dark. I didn’t even know there was a hammer there until I read your post. And the name of the company is barely visible. It should be the most prominent thing in the vid.
I’d like to try something volumetric in the background, as far as lighting, but I apparently can’t do so with some major compositing of every frame…I think. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m getting a better video card here at work so there’s not much I can do with this now without rendering again for another week. Trying to light with a dark background seemed a pain. It was like nothing was getting enough light to be plainly visible. Frustrating.
Yeah, the hammer is a little dark… but I think mearly using curves in the video editor to brink up the colours will be enough. Volumetric lighting WILL need you to re-render eveerything, though, but it may make the scene too complicated.